105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern B.C. is now in bookstores!

Lightning Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui
Lightning Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for (okay, that I’ve been waiting for) — publication day for 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. That means B.C.’s newest hiking guide, which also includes trails in northern Washington, is now available in bookstores everywhere.

105 Hikes is the all-new, expanded follow-up to Mary and David Macaree’s iconic guidebook 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia. A portion of the revenue from sales of 105 Hikes will benefit the B.C. Mountaineering Club (BCMC).

In the coming days and weeks, I’ll participate in a series of events in the Vancouver area — in the territories of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh), and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓il̓wətaʔɬ) First Nations — to launch the book: Continue reading “105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern B.C. is now in bookstores!”

Event: 105 Hikes at Lynn Valley Library on June 27

Holmes Peak. Photo: Stephen Hui
Holmes Peak. Photo: Stephen Hui

Our 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia talk at the Parkgate Library filled up more than five weeks in advance of the event.

Accordingly, the North Vancouver District Public Library has added a second event — on June 27 at the Lynn Valley Library (1277 Lynn Valley Road). Continue reading “Event: 105 Hikes at Lynn Valley Library on June 27”

9 sublime B.C. trails in the new 105 Hikes book

Upper Twin Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui
Upper Twin Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui

Can you feel the excitement? There are just two weeks left until the launch of 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. The publication date for my debut hiking guidebook is May 26.

105 Hikes is an all-new, expanded follow-up to Mary and David Macaree’s venerable 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia. The B.C. Mountaineering Club and The Mountaineers of Seattle originally published 103 Hikes in 1973, and Jack Bryceland authored the sixth and last edition in 2008.

Offering a selection of trails in northern Washington, colour photographs and maps, kid-friendly options, and rainy-day recommendations, 105 Hikes is not an update of the previous guide; it’s a completely new book. The first edition introduces features such as an at-a-glance summary of all the hikes, a rating system for quality and difficulty, and shorter or longer options for many outings. Continue reading “9 sublime B.C. trails in the new 105 Hikes book”

Book giveaway: Win a copy of 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia

Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area. Photo: Stephen Hui
The Flatiron. Photo: Stephen Hui

My new book, 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, which includes trails in northern Washington, has a publication date of May 26.

Before 105 Hikes hits bookstores everywhere, you have (at least) three chances to win a free copy. Greystone Books and I are giving away print copies on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

You can enter on all three platforms (one entry per person per platform). Just find the contest posts on my social media accounts and follow the instructions. Continue reading “Book giveaway: Win a copy of 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia”

Event: 105 Hikes at B.C. Mountaineering Club social on June 12

Panther Peak. Photo: Stephen Hui
Panther Peak. Photo: Stephen Hui

Founded in 1907 as the Vancouver Mountaineering Club, the British Columbia Mountaineering Club is one of the province’s oldest outdoor recreation clubs. In 1973, the BCMC originally published (with The Mountaineers of Seattle) Mary and David Macaree’s beloved guidebook 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia, which went on to sell more than 120,000 copies over six editions.

It’s only fitting that 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, an all-new follow-up to 103 Hikes, should maintain a formal connection with the BCMC. A portion of the revenue from sales of the guide, which comes out May 26 from Greystone Books, will benefit the club.

The BCMC has kindly invited me to present a 105 Hikes slideshow at its June social at the ANZA Club (3 West 8th Avenue) in Vancouver — Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories. The event is open to both members and non-members. RSVP on Facebook. Continue reading “Event: 105 Hikes at B.C. Mountaineering Club social on June 12”