Hiking Vancouver Island

Hiking Vancouver Island : A Guide to Vancouver Island's Greatest Hiking Adventures

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Outdoor enthusiasts Shannon and Lissa Cowan share their intimate knowledge of the best-loved hikes on Vancouver Island. Featuring more than 50 trails on Canada's west coast, this one-stop guide to hiking Vancouver Island takes hikers from the rugged wind-swept coast of Cape Scott Provincial Park to the urban wonder trails of Victoria's Galloping Goose to the ancient and silent forests of the island's interior. For the experienced backpacker or the novice day-tripper, Hiking Vancouver Island provides insider information to make the hiking trip informed and memorable, including GPS-quality maps, clear directions from major access points, up-to-date road information, photographs, highlights, summaries, regional tips, historical tidbits, and resource information.
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 154.18 x 230.12 x 14.22mm | 344.73g
  • Falcon Guides
  • Guilford, CT, United States
  • English
  • 0762723505
  • 9780762723508
  • 1,345,338

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Lace up your boots and sample more than fifty trails on Canada's beautiful west coast. From the rugged windswept shores of Cape Scott Provincial Park to the urban trails of Victoria's Galloping Goose and the ancient and silent forests of the island's interior, Hiking Vancouver Island has memorable routes to please hikers of every stripe. Outdoor explorers, writers, and sisters Shannon and Lissa Cowan describe more than fifty trails that vary in length, from easy one-hour outings ideal for children and beginning hikers to more challenging backpacking treks in the backcountry.
Inside you'll find: up-to-date trail information; clear directions from major access points; difficulty ratings for each hike; detailed trail maps; tips on navigation, equipment, first aid, and hiking with children.
Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout Vancouver Island.
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About Shannon Cowan

Shannon Cowan is a novelist and freelance writer who has published her first novel, "Leaving Winter" (Oolichan Books, 2000), and written for Canadian and U.S. periodicals.
Lissa Cowan is a writer, translator, and senior communications coordinator who has written for Canadian newspapers and periodicals, published translations from French, and written about Pacific forests.
Both have explored the far reaches of Vancouver Island on foot, bicycle, kayak, and canoe and share a sisterly interest in protecting the pristine areas of their island home.
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