Chloe Ernst has hiked in amazing places across Canada and in Boiiva, Spain and the UK, but she believes that the backcountry around Vancouver is perhaps only rivalled by the wilderness of Alaska.
Ernst is the 30 year old author 'Best Hikes Near Vancouver' which is a wonderful guidebook that hightlights 41 day hikes and walks within an hours drive of the city. These hikes range from easy hour long strolls to more difficult hikes lasting 6 to 8 hours.
For each hike, the book features a brief summary, statistics, trailhead directions, a description, route details and distances, photo's, and a full-page map. Also you will find information about nearby events and restaurants.
Chloe is also the author of 'Day Trips from Seattle' and 'Scenic Driving Atlantic Canada' and coauthor of 'Frommers Best Hiking Trails in British Columbia. 'Best Hikes Near Vancouver' took just over a year to complete. It' sounds like great reading and a wonderful guide.