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Celebration of SFU Authors spotlights 105 Hikes and other books

Mount McGuire. Photo: Stephen Hui
Mount McGuire. Photo: Stephen Hui

My writing career’s formative years unfolded at Simon Fraser University — specifically at the Peak, SFU’s student newspaper. So, it’s neat that 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia is one of the books set to be highlighted at the 13th annual Celebration of SFU Authors.

According to the SFU library, the Celebration of SFU Authors “publicly acknowledges and honours our faculty, students, staff, alumni and retired university community members who have authored or co-authored a publication, or its equivalent, within the past year.” The reception for 2018 publications will take place on March 14 (3:30–4 p.m.) in the W.A.C. Bennett Library (Special Collections and Rare Books) at SFU’s Burnaby campus.

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105 Hikes is the #4 bestselling B.C. book of 2018

Chain Lakes Trail. Photo: Stephen Hui
Chain Lakes Trail. Photo: Stephen Hui

Holy schist!

105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia is #4 on the list of the Top 20 B.C. Bestsellers of 2018. Huge thanks to all the folks at Greystone Books, contributors, booksellers, interviewers, reviewers, supporters, and readers who made this happen. Continue reading “105 Hikes is the #4 bestselling B.C. book of 2018”

Hiking the East Beach Trail on Haida Gwaii

East Beach. Photo: Stephen Hui
East Beach. Photo: Stephen Hui

I often say that my most memorable backpacking trip was the 10 days I spent on the 178-kilometre Sunshine Coast Trail in B.C.

The East Beach Trail, which is found in Naikoon Provincial Park on Haida Gwaii, is second on the list. Running from Tlell (Tllaal) to Tow Hill (Taaw) via the East Beach (GaahllsGagas), Rose Spit (Nee Kun), and North Beach (Gaatguusd), this remote coastal route covers 89 kilometres on Graham Island in Haida Nation territory.

Our hike lasted six days. We camped at Cape Ball River (MaaGan Gandlaay), East Beach lumber pile, Oeanda River (Xuuya Gandlee), Cape Fife (Sk’aw Gandalaa), and North Beach. Continue reading “Hiking the East Beach Trail on Haida Gwaii”

Hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail in B.C.

Tin Hat Mountain. Photo: Stephen Hui
Tin Hat Mountain. Photo: Stephen Hui

The Sunshine Coast Trail extends 178 kilometres from Sarah Point to Saltery Bay, via Powell River, in Tla’amin Nation territory.

Four sections of the SCT are highlighted in my new guidebook, 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia: Fairview Bay (Hike 86), Walt Hill (Hike 87), Confederation Lake (Hike 88), and Manzanita Bluff (Hike 89). Continue reading “Hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail in B.C.”

Hiking the Hudson’s Bay Company (1849) Heritage Trail in B.C.

Mount Davis. Photo: Stephen Hui
Mount Davis. Photo: Stephen Hui

Crossing the Cascade Mountains, the Hudson’s Bay Company (1849) Heritage Trail extends 74 km (46 mi) between Hope and Tulameen, in the territories of the Nlaka’pamux, Stó:lō, and Upper Similkameen peoples.

Three sections of the HBC Trail are featured in my new guidebook, 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia: Manson’s Ridge (Hike 69), Palmer’s Pond (Hike 70), and Podunk Creek (Hike 73). Continue reading “Hiking the Hudson’s Bay Company (1849) Heritage Trail in B.C.”