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 is an artist, writer, kayaker, hiker, mountain biker and skier. He worked in international education for most of his career, primarily at Lester Pearson College, near Victoria, BC. Along with two guidebooks published by RMB | Rocky Mountain Books, Popular Day Hikes 4: Vancouver Island and Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island, he has also worked with Heritage House Publishing as the author of the Secret Beaches series of guidebooks and as the illustrator for two children's books, Quests for Fire: Tales from Many Lands and A Book of Tricksters: Tales from Many Lands. He donates some of the profits from his book projects to charity, principally the Georgia Strait Alliance and Médecins sans frontières (MSF) International. He lives in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.
Other titles by Theo Dombrowski
Popular Day Hikes: Vancouver Island — Revised & Updated
Vancouver Island - Revised & Updated
Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island — Volume 2: Nanaimo North to Strathcona Park
Streams, Lakes, and Hills from Nanaimo North to Strathcona Park
Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island — Volume 1: Victoria to Nanaimo
Streams, Lakes, and Hills from Victoria to Nanaimo
Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island
Quests for Fire
Tales from Many Lands
Secret Beaches of the Salish Sea
The Northern Gulf Islands
Secret Beaches of Central Vancouver Island
Campbell River to Qualicum
Secret Beaches of Greater Victoria
View Royal to Sidney
Secret Beaches of Southern Vancouver Island
Qualicum to the Malahat