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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Event: Stories of Diamond Head, featuring Destination Hikes (April 27)

Nch’ḵay̓. Photo: Stephen Hui
Nch’ḵay̓. Photo: Stephen Hui

The Vancouver section of the Alpine Club of Canada is hosting a very interesting event on April 27.

The focus of the Tuesday evening virtual social is the Diamond Head area of Garibaldi Provincial Park. This well-loved area, which includes Elfin Lakes and Paul Ridge, is featured in my first book, 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia.

I’ve accepted ACC Vancouver’s kind invitation to give a brief presentation about my new book, Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, as part of the event. Published by Greystone Books, this guide to 55 new hikes is due out May 11 in paperback and ebook.

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Event: Destination Hikes & Backpacking in Southwestern B.C. (June 1)

Destination Hikes & Backpacking in Southwestern B.C.

It’s time to announce my first scheduled event of the hiking book season!

On June 1, North Vancouver District Public Library hosts a double book event, Destination Hikes & Backpacking in Southwestern B.C., featuring myself and fellow guidebook author Taryn Eyton. Of course, it’ll be a virtual happening, via the magic of Zoom video conferencing.

I’ll introduce my second book, Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, which features 55 new hikes. Taryn will discuss her first book, Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia. Our books actually have the same publication date — May 11.

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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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Celebration of SFU Authors spotlights 105 Hikes and other books

Mount McGuire. Photo: Stephen Hui
Mount McGuire. Photo: Stephen Hui

My writing career’s formative years unfolded at Simon Fraser University — specifically at the Peak, SFU’s student newspaper. So, it’s neat that 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia is one of the books set to be highlighted at the 13th annual Celebration of SFU Authors.

According to the SFU library, the Celebration of SFU Authors “publicly acknowledges and honours our faculty, students, staff, alumni and retired university community members who have authored or co-authored a publication, or its equivalent, within the past year.” The reception for 2018 publications will take place on March 14 (3:30–4 p.m.) in the W.A.C. Bennett Library (Special Collections and Rare Books) at SFU’s Burnaby campus.

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