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8 enchanting B.C. trails in my new Destination Hikes book

Wedgemount Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui
Wedgemount Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui

Hiking season is upon us! My new guidebook, Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, will help you make the most of summer.

Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia
#1 B.C. bestseller

Destination Hikes describes 55 hiking trips within weekend range of Vancouver, B.C. — including select trails in northern Washington (see the table of contents). These trails visit towering waterfalls, ancient forest giants, colourful wildflower meadows, sparkling swimming holes, and exhilarating viewpoints. Inside the book, you’ll find detailed trail descriptions, colour photographs, topographic maps, and points of interest.

Here are eight enchanting hikes featured in my new guide — published by Greystone Books.

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Event: Destination Hikes book signing & Wanderung picnic at Trout Lake (July 7)

Book signing event

Mark your calendars! On July 7, you’re invited to my outdoor book signing — and Wanderung’s annual picnic — in East Vancouver.

Come say hello, get your copies of Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia and 105 Hikes autographed, and chat about summer hiking.

I’ll have fresh copies of Destination Hikes for sale ($22 each — cash or Interac e-transfer). Or, pick up a copy beforehand at your local bookstore.

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

Destination Hikes = #1 B.C. bestseller

Thank you to everyone who is enthusiastically supporting the release of my new book! I appreciate you.

I’m elated to report that Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia (Greystone Books) has reached the peak of the B.C. Bestseller List. Does that mean it’s all downhill from here?

Destination Hikes debuted at #12 (for the week ending May 1) and climbed to #5 (May 8) and #2 (May 15). It lands the #1 spot (for the week ending May 22) after four weeks on the list.

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Event: The changing nature of hiking in B.C. (May 25)

New trails: The changing nature of hiking in British Columbia
From left to right: Stephen Hui, Judith Kasiama, Tori Ball, Andrea Ross.

Two weeks after publication day for Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, the Vancouver Public Library is presenting a lunchtime panel discussion on hiking culture.

I’ll be joined by compelling speakers from Colour the Trails, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (B.C. chapter), and CBC News to talk about the issues.

Register for the event and RSVP on Facebook.

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Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia is now in bookstores!

Destination Hikes is available now
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It’s time for the main event of the 2021 hiking season (okay, just mine!) — publication day for Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia: Swimming Holes, Mountain Peaks, Waterfalls, and More.

My new guidebook is now available in bookstores everywhere — local and online. Destination Hikes has been three years in the making, so I’m really excited about its release. It’s already #5 on the B.C. Bestseller List! (Can you help share the book?)

Published by Greystone Books, Destination Hikes describes 55 hikes near Vancouver, Canada. It spans 272 pages and covers the North Shore, Sea to Sky, Fraser Valley, Coquihalla, Manning Park, Sunshine Coast, Gulf Islands, Nanaimo, Bellingham, Mount Baker, and other regions.

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