Backpacking on Vancouver Island by Taryn Eyton

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Discover 35 of Vancouver Island’s best day hikes and overnight trips.

Vancouver Island is home to legendary backpacking routes, and this expertly researched book takes you to the best of the best, whether you’re looking for a weekend trip to a mountain peak, a multi-day adventure to a secluded beach, or an easy day trip to a waterfall. The author, Taryn Eyton, is an experienced backpacker and Leave No Trace Master Educator. In addition to sharing the best backpacking routes on the Island, she provides practical advice to promote fun wilderness experiences and minimize your environmental impact.

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 
  • Information about fees, permits, and reservations

Taryn Eyton is a hiker and Leave No Trace Master Educator. She is the founder of the hiking and adventure travel website Happiest Outdoors, author of Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia, and the president of the Friends of Garibaldi Park Society.

Steven Recalma (Məlidas) is Kwakwaka'wakw from the Qualicum First Nation with matrilineal links to the Musqueam. He's an ambassador for NativesOutdoors.

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