Book trailer: Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia

Even seen a trailer for a hiking guidebook? Well, there’s a first time for everything.

Without further ado, I’d like to present the official book trailer for Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia: Waterfalls, Mountain Peaks, Swimming Holes, and More.

A quick book teaser is also available for those with shorter attention spans.

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Destination Hikes: My next B.C. guidebook lands May 2021

Gott Peak
Gott Peak. Photo: Stephen Hui

Two years ago, I was so excited to launch 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. Since then, I’ve been hard at work on a second guidebook.

I’m thrilled to announce Greystone Books is publishing Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia: Waterfalls, Mountain Peaks, Swimming Holes, and More. The publication date is May 11, 2021.

Here’s the publisher’s description of the book:

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105 Hikes makes 2019 B.C. bestseller list

Twin Lakes. Photo: Stephen Hui
Twin Lakes. Photo: Stephen Hui

A year ago, I was thrilled to see 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia snag the #4 spot on the Top 20 B.C. Bestsellers of 2018 list. I’m pleased as punch to learn my book was a bestselling book in 2019 too.

105 Hikes squeaked onto the 2019 B.C. Bestsellers (All Publication Dates) list, taking the #20 spot. The B.C. Bestseller List is compiled by the Association of Book Publishers of B.C.

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Event: 105 Hikes book signing at Indigo Langley on September 6

San Juan Island. Photo: Stephen Hui
San Juan Island. Photo: Stephen Hui

Towards the end of the summer of 2019, Indigo Books & Music will host a book signing for 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia in Langley.

On Friday, September 6, I’ll be at Indigo Langley (115–20015 Langley Bypass) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

If you’re planning to attend, please let us know by RSVPing on Facebook.

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A year of 105 Hikes — by the numbers

Barkley Valley. Photo: Stephen Hui
Barkley Valley. Photo: Stephen Hui

One year ago, 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia landed in bookstores and on bookshelves. As a first-time author, I’ve greatly appreciated the overwhelmingly warm reception received by the book.

From friends to future hiking partners, many people have gone out of their way to support and spread the word about 105 Hikes. Readers have sent notes of encouragement and thoughtful feedback. (In particular, the sea star photo on page 209 garnered a few thumbs-down reviews.)

Like any trek, writing and promoting 105 Hikes has had its ups and downs — and led to no small measure of personal growth. To mark its bookaversary (is that even a word?) on May 26, here’s a numerical look back at 105 Hikes’ journey so far.

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