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

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Foreword by T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss 13
A Tribute to Mary and David Macaree 15
Introduction 17
Being Prepared by Michael Coyle 20
Ethical Hiking by Jaime Adams 23
How to Use This Guide 25
Key to Map Symbols 27
Overview Map 28
Hikes at a Glance 30

Hikes North of Vancouver

North Vancouver

  • 1 Mount Seymour 38
  • 2 Mount Elsay 40
  • 3 Lynn Creek 42
  • 4 Lynn Peak Lookout 44
  • 5 Norvan Falls 46
  • 6 Mount Burwell 48
  • 7 Lower Mount Fromme 50
  • 8 Mount Fromme 52
  • 9 Goat Mountain 54
  • 10 Crown Mountain 56

West Vancouver

  • 11 Capilano Pacific Trail 58
  • 12 Hollyburn Mountain 60
  • 13 Mount Strachan 62
  • 14 Unnecessary Mountain 64
  • 15 Black Mountain 66
  • 16 West Knob 68

Lions Bay to Britannia Beach

  • 17 Mount Harvey 70
  • 18 Brunswick Mountain 72
  • 19 Tunnel Bluff 74

Squamish

  • 20 Sea to Summit Trail 76
  • 21 Al’s Habrich Ridge Trail 78
  • 22 Stawamus Chief Mountain 80
  • 23 Watersprite Lake 82
  • 24 Mount Crumpit 84
  • 25 Elfin Lakes 86
  • 26 The Gargoyles 88
  • 27 Tantalus View Lookout 90

Cheakamus River

  • 28 Garibaldi Lake 92
  • 29 Mount Price 94
  • 30 Panorama Ridge 96
  • 31 The Black Tusk 98
  • 32 Brew Lake 100
  • 33 Brandywine Mountain 102
  • 34 Conflict Lake 104

Whistler

  • 35 Crater Rim Trail 106
  • 36 Half Note Trail 108
  • 37 Flute Summit 110
  • 38 Blackcomb Burn 112
  • 39 Decker Tarn 114
  • 40 Rainbow Pass 116
  • 41 Skywalk South 118
  • 42 Skywalk North 120

Pemberton to Lillooet

  • 43 Mount Currie Trail 122
  • 44 Tenquille Lake 124
  • 45 Camel Pass 126
  • 46 Cool Creek Canyon 128
  • 47 Twin Lakes 130
  • 48 Joffre Lakes 132
  • 49 Mount Rohr 134
  • 50 Anniversary Glacier 136

Hikes East of Vancouver

Belcarra to Coquitlam

  • 51 Lakeview Trail 138
  • 52 Mount Beautiful 140
  • 53 Coquitlam Lake View Trail 142
  • 54 High Knoll 144

Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge

  • 55 Alouette Mountain 146
  • 56 Evans Peak 148
  • 57 Golden Ears 150
  • 58 Gold Creek 152

Mission to Harrison Hot Springs

  • 59 Mount St. Benedict 154
  • 60 Campbell Lake 156
  • 61 Bear Mountain 158

Abbotsford and Chilliwack

  • 62 Teapot Hill 160
  • 63 Cheam Peak 162
  • 64 Mount Thurston 164

Hope and Fraser Canyon

  • 65 Hope Lookout Trail 166
  • 66 Hope Mountain 168
  • 67 Hope-Nicola Valley Trail 170
  • 68 Tikwalus Heritage Trail 172

Coquihalla Pass to Tulameen River

  • 69 Manson’s Ridge 174
  • 70 Palmer’s Pond 176
  • 71 The Flatiron 178
  • 72 Illal Mountain 180
  • 73 Podunk Creek 182

Manning Provincial Park

  • 74 Skagit River Trail 184
  • 75 Windy Joe Mountain 186
  • 76 Frosty Mountain 188
  • 77 Lightning Lakes 190
  • 78 Snow Camp Mountain 192
  • 79 Three Brothers Mountain 194

Hikes West of Vancouver

Howe Sound

  • 80 Mount Gardner 196
  • 81 Lookout Peak 198

Sunshine Coast

  • 82 Chapman Lake 200
  • 83 Mount Steele 202
  • 84 Triangle Lake 204
  • 85 Mount Daniel 206
  • 86 Fairview Bay 208
  • 87 Walt Hill 210
  • 88 Confederation Lake 212
  • 89 Manzanita Bluff 214

Gulf Islands

  • 90 Mount Erskine 216
  • 91 Mount Maxwell 218

Victoria

  • 92 Mount Work 220
  • 93 Jocelyn Hill 222
  • 94 Mount Finlayson 224

Hikes South of Vancouver

Bellingham to Mount Vernon

  • 95 Fragrance Lake 226
  • 96 Oyster Dome 228
  • 97 Pine and Cedar Lakes Trail 230

Anacortes and San Juan Islands

  • 98 Mount Erie 232
  • 99 Hoypus Hill 234
  • 100 Cattle Point 236
  • 101 Turtlehead 238
  • 102 Mount Constitution 240

Mount Baker

  • 103 Skyline Divide 242
  • 104 Yellow Aster Butte 244
  • 105 Chain Lakes Trail 246

Acknowledgements 248
Index 250
About the Author and Photographer 256


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