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category: Travel
published: May 2014
ISBN:9781771600095
publisher: RMB | Rocky Mountain Books

Popular Day Hikes 4

Vancouver Island

by Theo Dombrowski

tagged: western provinces, hiking, hikes & walks
Description

Popular Day Hikes is a series of books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas. These factual, attractive guides feature detailed maps and colour photographs to whet the appetite.

Famed worldwide for its natural beauty, Vancouver Island is blessed with towering mountains, thundering waterfalls and rich forests. Many of the most beautiful parts of the island, however, can be enjoyed only by those who explore its wilderness trails.

This unique and colourful guidebook sorts through all of various possibilities and selects for the reader the very best day hikes. Ranging from 6 km to 25 km and from easy to challenging, these hikes are all accessible from generally reliable roads. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions and full-colour photographs.

Dotted around central and southern Vancouver Island, these hikes are varied in the opportunities they give for multi-season adventures. While some lead to spectacular peaks and alpine meadows accessible only during the summer, many others take the hiker along low ridges or past rivers and lakes accessible throughout most of the year.

About the Author

Theo Dombrowski

A writer, photographer and artist, Theo Dombrowski studied drawing and painting at the Banff School of Fine Arts and in the Fine Arts Department of the University of Victoria. Before retiring, he was a teacher in international education, primarily at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific near Victoria, BC. Theo donates some of his proceeds from the Secret Beaches books to the BC environmental group the Georgia Strait Alliance and to the international humanitarian support group Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. He lives near Nanaimo, BC.

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