The Great Hikes of Vancouver includes a hand-picked selection of the top ten must-do hikes for your next adventure in Southwest British Columbia’s impressive wilderness. Covering a wide variety of hikes, these are the classics of Vancouver hiking that you don't want to miss.
The guide for each hike contains:
- Overview and turn-by-turn description
- Difficulty rating and distance
- Elevation gain, and highest point
- Time needed Directions to the trailhead
- Further resources & more
Safety, wildlife, and gear guidelines are provided to help you make the most of your trips. Each hike has photos, camping information and additional resources so you have all the details you need - because your time should be spent enjoying the amazing scenery, not researching.
Having thoroughly explored the area’s vast hiking trails over the past decade, author Karl Woll brings an intimate knowledge of the hikes you must see. Whether you’re visiting Vancouver for the weekend or a long-time resident, this guidebook will get you out enjoying the most rewarding hikes Vancouver has to offer.
Hikes included are: Joffre Lakes, The Stawamus Chief, Garibaldi Lake, Panorama Ridge, Crown Mountain, Norvan Falls, Coliseum Mountain, Mount Seymour, Sendero Diez Vistas and the Howe Sound Crest Trail (which covers St. Marks Summit, the Lions, Mount Brunswick, Deeks Lake, etc).
The hikes in this book range from moderate to difficult. Sorry, there are no easy walks in here!
2nd Ed., Revised for 2017
Karl Woll, born and raised in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, has been passionately exploring the area’s local mountains over the last decade.
Beyond hiking, Karl fulfills his desire to be in the outdoors by kayaking, cycling, scuba diving, snowboarding, and most frequently, trail running in the same mountains highlighted in his eBooks. An avid runner, Karl spends most weekends exploring endless North Vancouver trails with his running shoes and a bottle full of coconut water. Karl also runs many of the local races, ranging from 10km to 50mile ultra running events.
In this inspiring memoir, Aspen chronicles her journey, a five-month trek that was ambitious, dangerous, and transformative. A nineteen-year-old girl alone and lost, she conquered desolate mountain passes and met rattlesnakes, bears, and fellow desert pilgrims. Exhausted after each thirty-mile day, at times on the verge of starvation, Aspen was forced to confront her numbness, coming to terms with the sexual assault and her parents' disappointing reaction. On the trail and on her own, she found that survival is predicated on persistent self-reliance. She found her strength. After a thousand miles of solitude, she found a man who helped her learn to love and trust again—and heal.
Told with elegance and suspense, Girl in the Woods is a beautifully rendered story of eroding emotional and physical boundaries to reveal the truths that lie beyond the edges of the map.