Book trailer: 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia

Every prospective bestseller needs a trailer — or so I hear.

Accordingly, I present the official teaser for 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, my forthcoming hiking guidebook.

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Event: 105 Hikes book signing at MEC Vancouver on June 2

Watersprite Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui
Watersprite Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui

The publication date for 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia is less than two months away. With book design and proofreading nearing completion, plans for launch events are coming together nicely too.

As a long-time member, I’m excited to announce that Mountain Equipment Co-operative (MEC) will host me for a book signing event in Vancouver, within the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Here are the essential details:

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Announcing the 105 Hikes book launch in Vancouver

Brandywine Mountain. Photo: Stephen Hui
Brandywine Mountain. Photo: Stephen Hui

On May 26, Greystone Books will publish 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. A few days later, we’ll mark the occasion with an outdoor book launch in the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

The launch will be held in conjunction with the Wanderung Outdoor Recreation Society’s annual picnic. Everyone is welcome. Here are the key details:

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Snowshoeing safety tips (as seen on CBC News)

Paul Ridge. Photo: Stephen Hui
Paul Ridge. Photo: Stephen Hui

Snowshoeing season is in full swing — and that’s keeping search and rescue teams busy. After North Shore Rescue reported a hectic Family Day, CBC News invited me to share some tips for staying safe on snowshoes.

We headed up to Hollyburn Mountain in Cypress Provincial Park for the interview, which aired on TV (CBC News Vancouver at 6) and radio (The Early Edition). The resulting CBC News article also quotes Coquitlam Search and Rescue’s Michael Coyle, a contributor to 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. Here’s an excerpt: Continue reading “Snowshoeing safety tips (as seen on CBC News)”

Meet 105 Hikes’ cast of contributors

Illal Meadows. Photo: Stephen Hui/105 Hikes
Illal Meadows. Photo: Stephen Hui

The manuscript is submitted, and the editing process has begun. This seems like an opportune time to mention the other writers whose work will appear in the first edition of 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia.

First of all, I’m honoured that the book will open with a foreword by T’uy’t’tanat—Cease Wyss. Cease (who identifies as Sḵwx̱wú7mesh/Stó:lō/Métis/Hawaiian/Swiss) is an interdisciplinary artist and a Coast Salish ethnobotanist. She recently has returned to a textile arts practice through learning Coast Salish weaving techniques in wool and cedar. Cease is a member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast and lives in East Vancouver. Basically, she’s amazing.

When asked to contribute a section on outdoor safety, Michael Coyle readily agreed. Perhaps you’ve seen Michael quoted in various news stories as a search and rescue manager with Coquitlam Search and Rescue. The volunteer-run SAR team is responsible for the area bounded by Indian Arm on the west, Pitt Lake on the east, Garibaldi Provincial Park to the north, and the Fraser River to the south. Michael also regularly shares his thoughts on SAR issues on his blog, Oplopanax Horridus. Continue reading “Meet 105 Hikes’ cast of contributors”