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Wild Rose
This budding celebrity is popular enough to have been immortalized on license plates in four American states and one Canadian province, Alberta. Even before the Euro-invasion wild roses and their fruit, called "hips," were a mainstay in the medicine chests of nearly every nation on the continent. Whether a cure-all or just sound nutrition, rose hips are indeed generously endowed with vitamin C as well as beta-carotene, vitamins E, B and K. While rose hips are widely available as commercial herbal teas and jams, the tough outer rind can be chewed as is at trailside. Just peel and separate from the seeds, prior to chomping. Add wild rose petals to outback salad for both colour and delicate flavour.
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For the day hiker with bus fare you'll find a double dozen destinations in coastal British Columbia. The Day Hiking section features a range of levels from easy to demanding in both urban and wilderness settings. The hikes featured in BC Car-Free: Exploring Southwestern British Columbia Without a Car are as close as North Vancouver and as far away as the Whistler - Squamish corridor and the Gulf Islands.

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Lighthouse Park with Mount Gardner on Bowen Island in the background bristling with telecommunications hardware.
Lighthouse Park with Mount Gardner on Bowen Island in background.

Novices will appreciate the handy hiking checklist that opens the hiking section. Complete bus and ferry schedule information is included, making BC Car-Free an ideal resource for newcomers and visitors from out-of-town who want to sample some of British Columbia's legendary wilderness.

1 Hiking Checklist Brian Grover 5548
2 Lighthouse Park Brian Grover 6909
3 Capilano Canyon Brian Grover 8843
4 Bowen Island: Dorman Point Trail Brian Grover 19468
5 Bowen Island: Intro and Access Brian Grover 6857
6 Bowen Island: Killarney Lake Brian Grover 10755
7 Buntzen Lake: Lindsay Lake Loop Brian Grover 7463
8 Bowen Island: Mount Gardner Trail Brian Grover 15174
9 Buntzen Lake: Energy Trail Brian Grover 4288
10 Buntzen Lake Trail Brian Grover 6057
11 Buntzen Lake: Diez Vistas Trail Brian Grover 6470
12 Gambier Island: Gambier Lake Brian Grover 13030
13 Gambier Island: West Bay Amble Brian Grover 7014
14 Buntzen Lake: Swan Falls Loop Brian Grover 6817
15 Buntzen Lake: Dilly Dally Loop Brian Grover 7024
16 Buntzen Lake: Lakeview Trail Brian Grover 5123
17 Buntzen Lake: Academy Trail Brian Grover 5211
18 Old Buntzen Lake Trail Brian Grover 4852
19 Buntzen Lake: Miscellaneous Brian Grover 3645
20 Lynn Headwaters: Access & Map Brian Grover 5747
21 Rice Lake Brian Grover 5664
22 Lynn Loop Brian Grover 5674
23 Norvan Falls Brian Grover 5868
24 Lynn Headwaters and Grouse Mountain Brian Grover 6192
25 Lynn Peak Brian Grover 4315
26 Mosquito Creek Brian Grover 5616
27 Mount Fromme Brian Grover 10970
28 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail Brian Grover 34036
29 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail: Horseshoe Bay to Cypress Provincial Park Brian Grover 25168
30 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:Cypress Provincial Park to British Properties Brian Grover 11275
31 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:British Properties to Grouse Mountain Brian Grover 14897
32 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:Grouse Mountain to Lynn Valley Road Brian Grover 11999
33 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:Lynn Canyon to Hyannis Drive Brian Grover 8840
34 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:Hyannis Drive to Deep Cove Brian Grover 10362
35 Deeks Bluffs Trail Brian Grover 6179
36 Deeks Lake Trail Brian Grover 10802
37 Phyllis Creek Brian Grover 8381
38 Mount Capilano Brian Grover 5961
39 Petgill Lake Brian Grover 6050
40 The Chief & Squaw Brian Grover 7493
41 Shannon Falls Brian Grover 5940
42 Cal-Cheak Trail Brian Grover 9362
43 Brew Lake Brian Grover 7570
44 Wedgemount Lake Brian Grover 5604
45 Buntzen Lake Introduction Brian Grover 6023

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