British Columbia’s Coast Mountains boast some of the world’s most scenic trails, and local author Stephen Hui has hiked most of them. To celebrate the release of his new guidebook, Destination Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia, we’re hosting a conversation on the many ways that hiking is changing in B.C.
Our guest panelists will explore how the rising popularity of hiking is changing the culture and environments where we hike. Is the increase in hikers creating challenges for trail access and conservation? Are people taking more risks or what’s behind the recent increase in calls to search and rescue? And is outdoor culture becoming more accessible and welcoming to communities who have been excluded or not represented before?
Come hear from:
Tori Ball is a conservationist and campaigner for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
Judith Kasiama is a fellow at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. She is the founder of Colour the Trails, a community group that focuses on getting Black, Indigenous and People of Colour out in nature.
Stephen Hui has been hiking British Columbia’s Coast Mountains for more than 25 years. He is the author of the bestselling 105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia.
Moderated by Andrea Ross, senior digital producer at CBC British Columbia, avid hiker and skier who is passionate about exploring our beautiful province.