Sometimes you don't have the time or the energy to spend all day on the trail. What you really want is a terrific destination that your kids-and maybe their grandparents too-can enjoy. This guide covers many kilometres of gentle trails that are easily accessible and feature magnificent mountain vistas, rushing rivers, jewel-coloured lakes, tumbling waterfalls, spectacular beaches and headlands, and fascinating wildlife and regional folklore.
Longtime hiking columnist and outdoor writer Dawn Hanna takes you and your family on 50 of the best year-round hikes within easy reach of downtown Vancouver.
You'll find trail and access information, difficulty ratings geared for families with child backpacks and strollers, maps, colour photos and illustrations with each hike, kid-friendly features showcasing the birds, plants and animals as well as local history and native folklore, dams, bridges, waterways and other engineering marvels.
Whether you're taking a stroll with a toddler, a teen or an active senior, you'll be able to find the perfect hike in this book.