Celebrate people, land and stories on the Sunshine Coast Trail

EMMA LEVEZ LAROCQUE will share the story of the Sunshine Coast Trail this Saturday at the Laughing Oyster Bookshop.

Nature enthusiast, writer and photographer Emma Levez Larocque will present her tribute to the Sunshine Coast Trail with A Dream of Giants at the Laughing Oyster Bookshop this Saturday at 2 p.m.

Arriving in Powell River 12 years ago, Emma immediately set out to discover the local hiking trails. She came upon this amazing story of one man’s dream that grew to become the vision for a community.

The dream of a trail through old-growth forest became a 180-kilometre hiking trail, complete with hikers’ huts, that stretches from Sarah Point northwest of Lund to Saltery Bay.

Larocque’s book is not a trail guide but rather a celebration of the people, the land and the stories. Photographs provide inspiration to explore the trail, stories tell of the people and their work to build it and to protect the land for future generations.

Meet Larocque, check out her book and learn more about the story of the Sunshine Coast Trail. The Laughing Oyster Bookshop is located at 286 Fifth St. in downtown Courtenay. For information, call 250-334-2511.

— Laughing Oyster Bookshop