Family Walks and Hikes on Greater Vancouver’s North Shore

ISBN 9781771604291
Softcover | Publication Date: May 26, 2020
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
192 Pages

About the Book

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(s)

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.


“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

“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

“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