109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland by Mary Macaree, David Macaree, Alice Purdey, John Halliday

By Mary Macaree, David Macaree, Alice Purdey, John Halliday

From trails to surprising waterfalls close to Squamish and ancient city forests in South Surrey, coastal headlands in Howe Sound and ridgetop meadows within the Fraser Valley, 109 Walks bargains a path for everybody who loves to be outdoors.

In this revised 7th variation are 109 of the region’s top walks of 4 hours or much less to fit each style, no matter if you’re a customer to town or life-long resident, occasional recreationalist or avid walker. the paths were reorganized from north to south, west to east, and the publication contains fourteen all-new walks besides one other twelve which were considerably changed or revived from earlier volumes. lots of the classics stay and their path instructions and maps were thoroughly up-to-date with GPS coordinates to make route-finding easier.

Unchanged are the great indexes that aid make certain a path that’s correct for the season, the time-frame and the health point of the crowd; the pictures and notes approximately issues of ordinary or ancient curiosity plus anticipated climbing instances and distances; and the sincerely written, rigorously designated course descriptions. exact, authoritative and hugely cheap, 109 Walks is an quintessential advisor for exploring British Columbia’s decrease Mainland in all seasons.

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It is immaterial whether you go round the lake to left or right, though right is shorter; the trails rejoin on the lake’s south side. There, turn south onto South Creek Trail, which leads through a fine stretch of forest. Now, approaching the settled part of the park, go first left, then right, with one more dog-leg left to take you past the rose garden and on towards the underpass of Stanley Park Causeway. Now you may go along either shore of Lost Lagoon, home of myriad waterfowl, crossing the meadow on its west side to reach the park road and your starting point.

Walking—British Columbia—Lower Mainland—Guidebooks. 2. Trails—British Columbia—Lower Mainland—Guidebooks. 3. )—Guidebooks. I. Macaree, David II. Title. III. Title: One hundred and nine walks in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. S. by Publishers Group West Printed on acid-free paper that is forest friendly (100% post-consumer recycled paper) and has been processed chlorine free. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia through the Book Publishing Tax Credit and the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program (BPIDP) for our publishing activities.

One suggestion is to turn south off East 49th Avenue a short distance west of Boundary Road onto Arlington Street and to park alongside Sparwood Park, where a track heads off east between the Champlain Villas and a line of trees. Next, cut across the grass past Champlain Heights Elementary School, turn right briefly on Frontenac, then go right again on Hurst, a cul-de-sac to the south of the school. From here, a path veers left, crossing Matheson Crescent to the beginning of Red Alder Walk, your route through this little urban maze, the trail names telling you something of the present tree cover.

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