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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.”

105 Hikes is the #1 B.C. bestseller!

South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park. Photo: Stephen Hui
South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park. Photo: Stephen Hui

We’ve reached the top — of the B.C. Bestseller List!

The list for the week ending June 16 is out, and 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia is ranked #1. It’s the guidebook’s fourth consecutive week on the list, which is compiled by the Association of Book Publishers of B.C. and appears in the Vancouver Sun. Continue reading “105 Hikes is the #1 B.C. bestseller!”

Event: 105 Hikes book signing at MEC North Vancouver on June 23

Cheam Peak. Photo: Stephen Hui
Cheam Peak. Photo: Stephen Hui

Due to popular demand, Mountain Equipment Co-operative (MEC) is hosting a second book signing for 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. This time, the event takes place at the North Vancouver store.

Fun fact: MEC North Vancouver lies along the route described in Hike 3 — within the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Here are the details:

Please let us know if you plan to attend by RSVPing on Facebook. Continue reading “Event: 105 Hikes book signing at MEC North Vancouver on June 23”