Best Hikes and Nature Walks With Kids: New B.C. guidebook coming May 2022

Coming May 2022

My third hiking guidebook has a title, a cover, and a release date. Might as well have a book trailer too!

Best Hikes and Nature Walks With Kids In and Around Southwestern British Columbia (published by Greystone Books) is coming to bookstores on May 17, 2022. It’s now available for pre-order.

Best Hikes and Nature Walks With Kids was a delight to put together. The book features 55 hikes of the shorter and easier variety near Vancouver, including several in Washington. (It’s worth noting the selection of hikes is totally different than my other books, 105 Hikes and Destination Hikes.)

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Event: Indigenous place names and hiking in the Fraser Valley (July 13)

Indigenous Place Names and Hiking in the Fraser Valley

Taking a hike in southwestern B.C. entails travelling in the Indigenous territories of the Coast Salish, Nlaka’pamux, St’át’imc, and Syilx peoples.

Whether hikers know it or not, this often means visiting sites of cultural, historical, and spiritual importance to First Nations — places with long-standing names in Indigenous languages, such as the Halq’eméylem dialect of the Stó:lō people. I’ve included many such toponyms in my new book, Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, alongside place names of colonial origin.

What does it mean to hike in Indigenous territories? I’m honoured that the University of the Fraser Valley’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre has invited me to speak at its upcoming Peace Talks panel discussion, which will explore this question.

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Event: Survive Outside with Destination Hikes & AdventureSmart (June 21)

Survive Outside with AdventureSmart

Going hiking? Did you remember to leave a trip plan and pack the essentials?

To help you enjoy the trips and trails in Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia as safely as possible, I’ve teamed up with AdventureSmart to present a free webinar on hiking safety.

I’ll present some safety tips, and we’ll hear from Sandra Riches, executive director of B.C. AdventureSmart, a program funded by the B.C. Search and Rescue Association. Thanks for your outdoor safety leadership, AdventureSmart!

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Reddit AMA: Destination Hikes (June 10)

Mount Elphinstone. Photo: Stephen Hui
Mount Elphinstone. Photo: Stephen Hui

Got questions about Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia?

Take part in my Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Thursday, June 10 (12 p.m.–3 p.m. PDT), and I’ll try my best to answer them.

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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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