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Travel Hikes & Walks

Family Walks and Hikes on Greater Vancouver’s North Shore

by (author) Harrison (Harry) Crerar

RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Initial publish date
May 2020
Hikes & Walks, Western Provinces, Family
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2020
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2020
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Family Walks and Hikes is an exciting new series of books written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. These accurate, attractive guides feature expertly curated routes, informative maps, and colour photographs.

The Lower Mainland’s first entry in the series introduces readers to a wide range of trails that North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and the Howe Sound Islands have to offer. With routes ranging from neighbourhood walks to backcountry adventures to rugged mountain vistas, Family Walks and Hikes of Greater Vancouver’s North Shore has something for everyone. Trails include:


Mount Artaban


Kennedy Falls/Big Cedar


Lynn Canyon Park


Whyte Lake


Goat Ridge


De Pencier Bluffs


Lower MacKay Creek


Mount Seymour


Yew Lake


Eagle Bluffs


Hollyburn Mountain


Goat Mountain


Maplewood Flats


Lighthouse Park


Cypress Falls


Ranging from charmingly easy to moderately challenging, all of these hikes are accessible from reliable roads and popular staging areas. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions, and full-colour photographs. Each route includes:


detailed directions to trailheads


colour maps and photographs


seasonal information


round-trip distances


trail commentary


difficulty ratings

About the author

Harrison Crerar grew up exploring the trails, creeks, and mountains of his hometown, North Vancouver. With 3 younger siblings, he has lots of experience hiking with kids of all ages on many different trails. He is also an avid runner, and loves travel and adventures, whether hiking, on skis, or in a kayak or canoe. With David Crerar and Bill Maurer, he is the co-author of The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore (2018). He is currently studying biology at McGill University.

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Editorial Reviews

"Still a teen himself, author Harrison Crerar has brought a unique perspective to his new book Family Walks and Hikes on Greater Vancouver's North Shore." - Lynn Valley Life

"The book is geared towards families, and Crerar gives a rating for each one describing the difficulty of each as well as listing some specific challenges or dangers that might be encountered on the trail." - North Shore News

"Pick any front porch on the entire North Shore, and chances are you are just a few blocks away from a wild and wonderful walk." – North Shore News

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