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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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Event: Destination Hikes & Nature Vancouver (June 10)

Destination Hikes: An evening with the author

Nature Vancouver, formerly known as the Vancouver Natural History Society, is known for — among other things — regularly hosting evening presentations on birding, botany, marine biology, and other interesting topics.

On June 10, I’m going to be the presenter. The focus will be my then-one-month-old book, Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, featuring 55 hiking trips.

I’m looking forward to spending the evening on Zoom with Nature Vancouver members and non-members. Bring your questions.

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Event: Destination Hikes book launch (May 11)

Destination Hikes book launch

It’s my favourite time of year — hiking book season!

On May 11, my new guidebook — Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia: Swimming Holes, Mountain Peaks, Waterfalls, and More — arrives in bookstores everywhere with 55 new hikes. That evening, the British Columbia Mountaineering Club (BCMC) hosts a virtual social, headlined by the Destination Hikes book launch.

What follows are the details for the Zoom event (and Clubhouse afterparty). Everyone is welcome, and there’s no need to register. Just add the event to your calendar, click the Zoom link that evening, and join us!

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