Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island — Revised Edition: Volume 1 — Victoria to Nanaimo

ISBN 9781771604031
Softcover | Publication Date: April 16, 2024
192 Pages

About the Book

Family Walks and Hikes is a bestselling series of guidebooks written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. These accurate, attractive guides feature curated routes, informative maps, and colour photographs.


The first volume in the Vancouver Island two-volume set assembles an impressive variety of walks and hikes for visitors and locals looking for unique, guided wanderings in the area between Victoria and Nanaimo, including:

  • Millstone Falls
  • Westwood Lake
  • Colliery Dam Park
  • Nanaimo River
  • Yellow Point Park
  • Chemainus Lake
  • Mount Tzouhalem
  • Spectacle Lake Provincial Park
  • Niagara Falls and Goldstream Trestle Bridge
  • Tod Inlet
  • Mount Work
  • Beaver Lake
  • Mount Douglas
  • Devonian Park
  • Avatar Grove
  • Lizard Lake

Ranging from charmingly easy to moderately challenging, these hikes are all 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(s)

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. Theo is the author of numerous bestselling guidebooks published by RMB, including Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island – Revised Edition, Popular Day Hikes: Vancouver Island – Revised Edition, Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island – Volume 1: Victoria to Nanaimo – Revised Edition, and Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island – Volume 2: Nanaimo North to Strathcona Park. He donates some of the profits from his book projects to charity, principally the Georgia Strait Alliance and Médecins Sans Frontières. He lives in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.