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Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia

The Essential Guide to Overnight Hiking Trips

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  • ISBN: 9781771646680
  • Tags: Sports & Recreation,
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
  • Published On: 5/11/2021
  • 272 Pages

Available May 11, 2021!

A one-stop resource for backpackers that covers all the essentials: including choosing a route, obtaining permits, selecting a campsite, minimizing environmental impact, and expert tips for novice and advanced hikers.

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia features 40 backpacking routes from the North Shore up to Pemberton and Lytton and from the Sunshine Coast out to the Similkameen Valley. Taryn Eyton’s sound advice will help backpackers make the most of their overnight hiking adventures––including beautiful photographs of what you’ll see along the way: mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls, old-growth forests, and more. Experienced backpacker, blogger, and Leave No Trace Master Educator Taryn Eyton promotes fun experiences that minimize environmental damage. Every featured backpacking trip includes:

  • Elevation, distance, and time information
  • Route descriptions and trail maps
  • Points of cultural and natural history
  • Tips on where to camp and where to find water 
  • Pre-planning hints about fees, permits, and reservations
  • Suggested side trips and points of particular interest 

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia also shares options for extending an overnight excursion to several nights or a week, and for selecting campsites that match your timeline and fitness level.

TARYN EYTON is a hiker, adventure traveler, and Leave No Trace Master Educator. She left a career in law to pursue her passion for the outdoors, and spent six years researching and writing about outdoor gear for MEC. As a freelance writer and speaker, she provides advice on gear choice, wilderness skills, and ethics for hikers. She blogs at