Destination Hikes is now available for pre-order at local bookstores

Wedgemount Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui
Wedgemount Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui

The release of Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia is six months away.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the book — or if you want to give someone a delayed-action gift — it’s now available for pre-order.

Independent bookstores taking pre-orders for Destination Hikes include Massy Books in Vancouver, Armchair Books in Whistler, Galiano Island Books in Sturdies Bay, and Munro’s Books in Victoria. Support your local bookstore!

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Book trailer: Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia

Even seen a trailer for a hiking guidebook? Well, there’s a first time for everything.

Without further ado, I’d like to present the official book trailer for Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia: Swimming Holes, Mountain Peaks, Waterfalls, and More.

A quick book teaser is also available for those with shorter attention spans.

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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:

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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.

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Book giveaway: Win a copy of 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia

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

Update: The contest is now closed. Congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks for entering.

My new book, 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, which includes trails in northern Washington, has a publication date of May 26.

Before 105 Hikes hits bookstores everywhere, you have (at least) three chances to win a free copy. Greystone Books and I are giving away print copies on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

You can enter on all three platforms (one entry per person per platform). Just find the contest posts on my social media accounts and follow the instructions.

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