105 Hikes is the #1 B.C. bestseller!

South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park. Photo: Stephen Hui
South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park. Photo: Stephen Hui

We’ve reached the top — of the B.C. Bestseller List!

The list for the week ending June 16 is out, and 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia is ranked #1. It’s the guidebook’s fourth consecutive week on the list, which is compiled by the Association of Book Publishers of B.C. and appears in the Vancouver Sun. Continue reading “105 Hikes is the #1 B.C. bestseller!”

Event: 105 Hikes book signing at MEC North Vancouver on June 23

Cheam Peak. Photo: Stephen Hui
Cheam Peak. Photo: Stephen Hui

Due to popular demand, Mountain Equipment Co-operative (MEC) is hosting a second book signing for 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. This time, the event takes place at the North Vancouver store.

Fun fact: MEC North Vancouver lies along the route described in Hike 3 — within the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Here are the details:

Please let us know if you plan to attend by RSVPing on Facebook. Continue reading “Event: 105 Hikes book signing at MEC North Vancouver on June 23”

105 Hikes climbs the B.C. Bestseller List

Yellow Aster Butte Trail. Photo: Stephen Hui
Yellow Aster Butte Trail. Photo: Stephen Hui

It’s official: 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia is a bestselling book!

On its May 26 publication date, 105 Hikes debuted on the B.C. Bestseller List at #11. The book rose to #5 on June 2 and #3 on June 9. The list is compiled by the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia. Continue reading “105 Hikes climbs the B.C. Bestseller List”

105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern B.C. is now in bookstores!

Lightning Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui
Lightning Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for (okay, that I’ve been waiting for) — publication day for 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. That means B.C.’s newest hiking guide, which also includes trails in northern Washington, is now available in bookstores everywhere.

105 Hikes is the all-new, expanded follow-up to Mary and David Macaree’s iconic guidebook 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia. A portion of the revenue from sales of 105 Hikes will benefit the B.C. Mountaineering Club (BCMC).

In the coming days and weeks, I’ll participate in a series of events in the Vancouver area — in the territories of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh), and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓il̓wətaʔɬ) First Nations — to launch the book: Continue reading “105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern B.C. is now in bookstores!”

9 sublime B.C. trails in the new 105 Hikes book

Upper Twin Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui
Upper Twin Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui

Can you feel the excitement? There are just two weeks left until the launch of 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. The publication date for my debut hiking guidebook is May 26.

105 Hikes is an all-new, expanded follow-up to Mary and David Macaree’s venerable 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia. The B.C. Mountaineering Club and The Mountaineers of Seattle originally published 103 Hikes in 1973, and Jack Bryceland authored the sixth and last edition in 2008.

Offering a selection of trails in northern Washington, colour photographs and maps, kid-friendly options, and rainy-day recommendations, 105 Hikes is not an update of the previous guide; it’s a completely new book. The first edition introduces features such as an at-a-glance summary of all the hikes, a rating system for quality and difficulty, and shorter or longer options for many outings. Continue reading “9 sublime B.C. trails in the new 105 Hikes book”