Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia

A tent pitched on top of amountain with more mountains in the background - just one of the trips in the book Backpacking in British Columbia

My first book, Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia: The Essential Guide to Overnight Hiking Trails comes out on May 11, 2021!

The front cover of the book Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia by Taryn Eyton. It shows a tent near mountains and a starry sky.

A one-stop resource for backpackers in beautiful British Columbia.

Planning your next backpacking adventure? This book covers all the essentials––including the many different routes that BC has to offer; packing and permitting ; advice for where to set up camp and find water once you arrive at your destination; and tips for minimizing your environmental impact using Leave No Trace principles.

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia features 40 backpacking routes from the North Shore up to Pemberton and Lytton and from the Sunshine Coast out to the Similkameen Valley. The book’s beautiful photographs showcase what you’ll see along the way: mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls, old-growth forests, and more. 

Every featured backpacking trip includes:

  • Elevation, distance, and time information
  • Route descriptions and trail maps
  • Points of cultural and natural history
  • Tips on where to camp and where to find water 
  • Pre-planning hints about fees, permits, and reservations
  • Suggested side trips and points of particular interest 

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia also shares options for extending an overnight excursion to several nights or a week, and for selecting campsites that match your timeline and fitness level.

Where to Buy

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Amazon Canada


Greystone Books

Amazon USA

Thank-you so much for your support!

Book Updates

Mother Nature changes our trails and access roads every year. All info in the book was accurate at the time of writing, but of course is subject to change.

Visit my Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia Book Updates page for the latest information on trail conditions and road access.

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