My new guidebook, Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, spotlights 55 hiking trips near Vancouver, with an emphasis on particularly scenic or intriguing destinations.
Here’s what people are saying about Destination Hikes.
“You need to go pick this book up, maybe go on a hike this weekend. There’s 55 incredible hikes in here and great graphs of levels of difficulty. Just go get it, okay?— Jason Manning, host, 102.7 The Peak
“Some things that I love about the new [book]:
• Focus on recognizing traditional Indigenous territories, history & cultures
• Swimming & waterfall key
• Lots of safety and trip planning info
“Very excited for this book to be hitting shelves in a summer when more people than ever will be looking to get outside.”— Tori Ball, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (B.C. chapter)
“This book is a great addition to your library and will fill hours as you sit inside on a rainy day and dream out your upcoming adventures.”— Steve van der Woerd, founder, Wanderung Outdoor Recreation Society
“This is everything you want from a guidebook — with all the ease of use & accessibility & gorgeous pictures — but with the insight and sensitivity that make it a real, caring work of art rather than just a practical collection of maps & data for the glove compartment. Clear, unpretentious language, helpful info, & fantastic images. The author knows and loves these trails.”— Charles Demers, author, Vancouver Special
“While I liked Stephen’s first guide book, Destination Hikes is even better since in this book is free from the strict two page format required in the 103/105 Hikes series. As always, his books are well written and researched with easy to read maps and beautiful photos. I really liked the ‘destination’ angle of this book as it allows hikers to do a hike and also visit a viewpoint, historical site, nature reserve, etc. in the same area — it’s a day trip book designed for hikers.”— Taryn Eyton, author, Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia
“As an active hiker in BC, I’m always searching for new and interesting hikes. This book doesn’t disappoint. So many great hikes I’ve never heard of before. With the detailed information and additional information on each hike and area, this will be my go to book for the foreseeable future.”— Hiker Steve
“It’s a great book for anybody that is already a hiker, who wants to get back out and to get hiking.”— Jill Bennett, host, The Jill Bennett Show, 980 CKNW
“As a guide, [Stephen] Hui is difficult to match, warning us about summer’s crop of migrating toadlets and advising us to appreciate tiger’s eye mushrooms as you follow Village Lake Trail on the path to Dennett Lake.”— Tri-Cities Dispatch