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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 5283
2 Lighthouse Park Brian Grover 6596
3 Capilano Canyon Brian Grover 8585
4 Bowen Island: Dorman Point Trail Brian Grover 18772
5 Bowen Island: Intro and Access Brian Grover 6653
6 Bowen Island: Killarney Lake Brian Grover 10506
7 Buntzen Lake: Lindsay Lake Loop Brian Grover 7207
8 Bowen Island: Mount Gardner Trail Brian Grover 14742
9 Buntzen Lake: Energy Trail Brian Grover 4084
10 Buntzen Lake Trail Brian Grover 5866
11 Buntzen Lake: Diez Vistas Trail Brian Grover 6302
12 Gambier Island: Gambier Lake Brian Grover 12613
13 Gambier Island: West Bay Amble Brian Grover 6763
14 Buntzen Lake: Swan Falls Loop Brian Grover 6660
15 Buntzen Lake: Dilly Dally Loop Brian Grover 6836
16 Buntzen Lake: Lakeview Trail Brian Grover 4933
17 Buntzen Lake: Academy Trail Brian Grover 5036
18 Old Buntzen Lake Trail Brian Grover 4662
19 Buntzen Lake: Miscellaneous Brian Grover 3479
20 Lynn Headwaters: Access & Map Brian Grover 5579
21 Rice Lake Brian Grover 5487
22 Lynn Loop Brian Grover 5448
23 Norvan Falls Brian Grover 5598
24 Lynn Headwaters and Grouse Mountain Brian Grover 5969
25 Lynn Peak Brian Grover 4138
26 Mosquito Creek Brian Grover 5276
27 Mount Fromme Brian Grover 10575
28 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail Brian Grover 33050
29 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail: Horseshoe Bay to Cypress Provincial Park Brian Grover 23979
30 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:Cypress Provincial Park to British Properties Brian Grover 11050
31 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:British Properties to Grouse Mountain Brian Grover 14692
32 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:Grouse Mountain to Lynn Valley Road Brian Grover 11624
33 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:Lynn Canyon to Hyannis Drive Brian Grover 8585
34 Baden-Powell Centennial Trail:Hyannis Drive to Deep Cove Brian Grover 10070
35 Deeks Bluffs Trail Brian Grover 5955
36 Deeks Lake Trail Brian Grover 10490
37 Phyllis Creek Brian Grover 7991
38 Mount Capilano Brian Grover 5692
39 Petgill Lake Brian Grover 5762
40 The Chief & Squaw Brian Grover 7259
41 Shannon Falls Brian Grover 5699
42 Cal-Cheak Trail Brian Grover 8999
43 Brew Lake Brian Grover 7291
44 Wedgemount Lake Brian Grover 5332
45 Buntzen Lake Introduction Brian Grover 5804

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