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Explore Canada's British Columbia with a Cicerone Guidebook

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1 Jun 2002
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
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British Columbia

A walking guide

by Janna Wilson
Book published by Cicerone Press

A guidebook to walking routes in British Columbia, from long mountain trails in true wilderness to shorter, accessible walks. The routes cover many of British Columbia's provincial and national parks, including Vancouver and Queen Charlotte Islands, Whistler, Manning Provincial Park, Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks and the Rockies.

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This guidebook explores 50 walking routes in Canada's British Columbia. The guide has a combination of long, multi-day expeditions through wild and mountains areas, as well as shorter, scenic day walks, many of which explore ares defined by native culture. British Columbia is full of National Parks and protected areas, and the walks in this guide venture into dozens. The guide is divided into sections which include: Vancouver Island, the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haidi Gwaii), Whistler and Squamish, Manning Provincial Park, Stein Valley Nlaka'Pamux Heritage Park, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, the Kootenays and the British Colombia Rockies.

The trails in this guide balance coastal and mountain regions. In an area so vast - four times the size of the UK, with only 3.5 million people, most of them in Vancouver - they can only offer a taste of what British Columbia has to offer.

The guideboook also includes plenty of practical advice on camping and hiking in the area, as well as survival tips for exploring the Canadian Wilderness, and plenty of background information on places of interest on the trail. With 637 provincial parks, six national parks, wide regions of protected land and age-old forests, wild mountain rivers, grizzly bears and sockeye salmon, British Columbia is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast, and this guidebook is an ideal companion to exploring its mountains, forests and trails.

  • Seasons
    Some trails open year-round, but mainly from May/June until October, as snow can be severe in the Rockies. Each trail clearly shows best time.
  • Centres
    Vancouver, Whistler, Kamloops, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Kelowna, Penticton and Manning Park.
  • Difficulty
    Routes of all grades, length and difficulty.
  • Must See
    Remote wilderness, mountains, endless beaches, wildlife - but don’t get too close to the bears!
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Getting There
Staying in British Columbia
How to Use This Guide

ON THE TRAIL: Practical Information for Hiking and Camping

Protected Areas – National and Provincial Parks
Surviving in the Wild


Juan de Fuca Provincial Park
    Trail 1 – Juan de Fuca Marine Trail
East Sooke Regional Park
    Trail 2 – East Sooke Coast Trail
Strathcona Park
    Trail 3 – Della Falls Trail
Pacific Rim National Park
    Trail 4 – West Coast Trail
    Trail 5 – Wickaninnish Trail
    Trail 6 – Schooner Trail
    Trail 7 – Willowbrae Trail
Flores Island
    Trail 8 – The Ahousaht Wild Side Heritage Trail
Cape Scott Provincial Park
    Trail 9 – Cape Scott Trail

    Trail 10 – Spirit Lake Trail
    Trail 11 – Sleeping Beauty
    Trail 12 – Riley Creek and Rennell Sound
Naikoon Provincial Park
    Trail 13 – Pesuta Trail
    Trail 14 – East Beach: Tlell River to Rose Spit
    Trail 15 – Tow Hill/Blow Hole
    Trail 16 – Cape Fife Trail
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve/Haida Heritage Site

    Trail 17 – Stawamus Chief
    Trail 18 – Black Tusk/Garibaldi Lake
    Trail 19 – Brandywine Falls
    Trail 20 – Shadow Lake
    Trail 21 – Nairn Falls

    Trail 22 – Heather Trail (to First Brother)
    Trail 23 – Skyline 1 Trail
    Trail 24 – Pacific Crest Trail/Castle Creek/
                    Monument 78 Loop
    Trail 25 – Lightning Lake Loop

    Trail 26 – Lower Stein Valley

Mount Revelstoke National Park
    Trail 27 – Summit Trail
    Trail 28 – Eva Lake Trail
    Trail 29 – Jade Lakes Trail
    Trail 30 – Giant Cedars Trail
Glacier National Park
    Trail 31 – Asulkan Valley Trail
    Trail 32 – Glacier Crest Trail
    Trail 33 – Avalanche Crest Trail
    Trail 34 – Abbott Ridge
    Trail 35 – Hermit Trail

    Trail 36 – Pulpit Rock Hike
Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park
    Trail 37 – Gibson Lake to Slocan Chief Cabin
Purcell Wilderness Conservancy
    Trail 38 – Earl Grey Pass Trail
    Trail 39 – Lake of the Hanging Glacier Recreation Trail

Kootenay National Park
    Trail 40 – Rockwall Trail
    Trail 41 – Kaufmann Lake Trail
    Trail 42 – Stanley Glacier Trail
    Trail 43 – Paint Pots
Yoho National Park
    Trail 44 – Iceline Trail
    Trail 45 – Emerald Lake Circuit
    Trail 46 – Yoho Glacier Moraine
    Trail 47 – Yoho Pass
    Trail 48 – Hoodoo Trail
Mount Robson Provincial Park
    Trail 49 – Berg Lake Trail
    Trail 50 – Mount Fitzwilliam Trail

A. Vancouver
B. Northwest Coast Native Cultures
C. Useful Addresses
D. Trail Table

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