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Hiking
Backpacking
Cycle Touring
Weekend Getaways
Horseback Riding
Whale Watching
Bird Watching
Salmon Watching
Cave Exploring
River Rafting
Sea Kayaking
Canoeing
Appendix: Getting There
Ramblings
Seasons in the Sun
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This unique succulent prefers dry rocky outcrops or shelves suited to few other plants. The crisp, young leaves of stone crop can be eaten raw or steamed. Being well-adapted to retaining moisture, the leaves can be an emergency source of water as well. Mashed, stone crop is valued as a burn or wound treatment as well.
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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 5336
2 Lighthouse Park Brian Grover 6662
3 Capilano Canyon Brian Grover 8634
4 Bowen Island: Dorman Point Trail Brian Grover 18883
5 Bowen Island: Intro and Access Brian Grover 6689
6 Bowen Island: Killarney Lake Brian Grover 10549
7 Buntzen Lake: Lindsay Lake Loop Brian Grover 7256
8 Bowen Island: Mount Gardner Trail Brian Grover 14821
9 Buntzen Lake: Energy Trail Brian Grover 4119
10 Buntzen Lake Trail Brian Grover 5907
11 Buntzen Lake: Diez Vistas Trail Brian Grover 6338
12 Gambier Island: Gambier Lake Brian Grover 12679
13 Gambier Island: West Bay Amble Brian Grover 6809
14 Buntzen Lake: Swan Falls Loop Brian Grover 6685
15 Buntzen Lake: Dilly Dally Loop Brian Grover 6873
16 Buntzen Lake: Lakeview Trail Brian Grover 4963
17 Buntzen Lake: Academy Trail Brian Grover 5066
18 Old Buntzen Lake Trail Brian Grover 4699
19 Buntzen Lake: Miscellaneous Brian Grover 3508
20 Lynn Headwaters: Access & Map Brian Grover 5608
21 Rice Lake Brian Grover 5529
22 Lynn Loop Brian Grover 5494
23 Norvan Falls Brian Grover 5661
24 Lynn Headwaters and Grouse Mountain Brian Grover 6018
25 Lynn Peak Brian Grover 4168
26 Mosquito Creek Brian Grover 5347
27 Mount Fromme Brian Grover 10642
28 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail Brian Grover 33234
29 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail: Horseshoe Bay to Cypress Provincial Park Brian Grover 24140
30 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:Cypress Provincial Park to British Properties Brian Grover 11089
31 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:British Properties to Grouse Mountain Brian Grover 14740
32 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:Grouse Mountain to Lynn Valley Road Brian Grover 11675
33 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:Lynn Canyon to Hyannis Drive Brian Grover 8626
34 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:Hyannis Drive to Deep Cove Brian Grover 10144
35 Deeks Bluffs Trail Brian Grover 5996
36 Deeks Lake Trail Brian Grover 10540
37 Phyllis Creek Brian Grover 8060
38 Mount Capilano Brian Grover 5753
39 Petgill Lake Brian Grover 5821
40 The Chief & Squaw Brian Grover 7288
41 Shannon Falls Brian Grover 5747
42 Cal-Cheak Trail Brian Grover 9060
43 Brew Lake Brian Grover 7348
44 Wedgemount Lake Brian Grover 5381
45 Buntzen Lake Introduction Brian Grover 5850
 

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