Wrote 105 Hikes in and around Southwestern British Columbia (Greystone 2018). The publisher acknowledges that it was the writers Mary and David Macaree who started the tradition of "Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia" in 1973 and that Stephen Hui is continuing in their footsteps.

An avid hiker of more than 25 years, Hui's writing and photography have appeared in the Georgia Straight, the Toronto Sun, Vancouver is Awesome and Wild Coast. He works for an environmental organization and is a director of the Wanderung Outdoor Recreation Society.


105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia by Stephen Hui; foreword by T?uy?t?tanat Cease Wyss (Greystone $24.95)

Way back when, Mary Macaree and David Macaree co-wrote 103 Hikes in Southwestern B.C. (Mountaineers Books/B.C. Mountaineering Club), a classic regional title that has reputedly sold more than 120,000 copies since 1973. The couple?s often whimsical and beguiling text accounted for much of the book?s appeal. As members of the British Columbia Mountaineering Club since 1964, they also wrote 109 Walks in B.C.?s Lower Mainland (D&M 1980).

In 1972, there was a predecessor to the Macaree?s book, Mountain Trail Guide for the South West Mainland Area of B.C., published by the Federation of Mountain Clubs of B.C. A version of the Macaree?s book, titled 103 Hikes in Southwestern B.C.: Revised and Updated by Jack Bryceland, listing Mary and David Macaree as co-authors, appeared on the BC Top Ten Bestseller list in 2008.

In 2014, Greystone Books published 109 Walks in British Columbia?s Lower Mainland, credited to the Macarees with Alice Purdey.
Now Stephen Hui has carried on the Macaree?s legacy in 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, an expanded follow-up version with an additional selection of trails on the islands and in Washington?s North Cascades. 105 Hikes covers a wider area and wider range of abilities than its predecessor.

Lest we forget: David Macaree was an English professor at UBC and Mary Macaree was a librarian at UBC. Both were born in Scotland, in 1919 and 1922 respectively. During the Second World War he served with the Royal Marines from 1940 to 1946, first in the Mediterranean Sea, then the Indian Ocean and later with the Commandos in continental Europe. David married Mary Watson in 1949, and in 1955 they immigrated to Prince George, first teaching in northern British Columbia before moving to Vancouver.
Mary went back to school, graduated from UBC and became head librarian at the MacMillan Library at UBC. David joined the UBC Department of English as a lecturer, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1965, and taught as an associate professor of English at UBC from 1970 to 1985. He died on Dec 9, 1998. In 2003, the David Macaree Award for Improved Dementia Care, worth $500, from the Alzheimer?s Society, was created by Mary in honour of David, who had dementia. Mary died on July 31, 2008 due to complications from a stroke. 9781771642866


105 Hikes in and around Southwestern British Columbia (Greystone 2018) $24.95 978-1-77164-286-6

[BCBW 2018]