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Taryn Eyton

Taryn Eyton is a Squamish-based hiking and adventure travel writer. Her website, HappiestOutdoors.ca, receives over 1.5 million visitors per year. Her book, Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia: The Essential Guide to Overnight Hiking Trails (Greystone Books, 2021) was on the BC Bestseller’s list for over 20 weeks. Her second book, Backpacking on Vancouver Island: The Essential Guide to the Best Multi-Day Trips and Day Hikes, will be released on April 2, 2024. She is also a certified Leave No Trace Master Educator, the President of the Friends of Garibaldi Park Society, a member of the Board of Directors of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, and a Fellow of the Canadian Geographic Society.

Her next book, Backpacking on Vancouver Island, will be published in April, 2024.

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From Shoreline to Alpine: Hiking on Vancouver Island

Join local author Taryn Eyton as she celebrates the launch of her new hiking guidebook, Backpacking on Vancouver Island. Hear stories of the adventures and challenges Taryn faced while exploring and documenting Vancouver Island’s stunning trails and insight into a guidebook’s journey from nebulous idea to physical book. As a long-time Leave No Trace Canada volunteer, Taryn will also discuss the sometimes complicated intersection of responsible recreation, reconciliation, gatekeeping, and outdoor writing. Don’t miss the chance to get your book signed and chat with Taryn after the presentation.


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