109 Walks in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland

John Halliday, Alice Purdey


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A fully updated edition of the Lower Mainland’s bestselling walking guidebook, featuring a wider range of trails than ever before.

Since its first edition in 1976, 109 Walks has guided more than 100,000 locals and visitors alike to the best viewpoints, urban forests, and coastal headlands of British Columbia’s stunning Lower Mainland. This latest edition continues and builds on the legacy of its beloved predecessor with more than twenty completely new trails, a striking selection of photographs, and updated directions that include GPS coordinates for easier route-finding. True to its origins, the book includes clearly written, carefully detailed route descriptions for each walk, along with helpful personal notes about points of natural and historical interest to visit along the way. This edition also features more options in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Surrey, and the Fraser Valley—as well as walks that take less than three hours to complete—making it more accessible and expansive than ever before.

Still accurate, authoritative, and highly affordable, 109 Walks is an indispensable insider’s guide for exploring British Columbia’s Lower Mainland in all seasons.

The Royal Museum Shop is operated by the Royal BC Museum Foundation. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise go directly towards supporting the many fine programs and special events at the Royal BC Museum.

2019, PB, 256 pages

ISBN 9781771644310


Mary and David Macaree were longtime members of the British Columbia Mountaineering Club, under whose auspices they originated six editions of this volume. The club continues to support this book, and current authors John Halliday and Alice Purdey are both active members. Halliday and Purdey are based, respectively, in Langley and Burnaby, BC.

Founded in 1907, the British Columbia Mountaineering Club (BCMC) brings together mountaineers, rock climbers, and backcountry skiers through organized trips throughout the year. The club also represents the interests of mountaineers and backcountry skiers in British Columbia.

The BCMC dedicates the royalties received from sales of this book to conservation efforts in the Lower Mainland.


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