Purchase your copy of “Blisters and Bliss” now!

If you wish to order your copy of Blisters and Bliss by using PayPal, choose from the links below.  For other means of payment (e-transfer, cheques, or cash), please contact us directly at:

Phone: (250) 477-0366, or email us: wtaitken@shaw.ca

Canadians use this Link:

Blisters and Bliss 10th Edition

Blisters and Bliss 10th Edition


Other Nationalities use this Link:

Blisters and Bliss 10th Edition

Blisters and Bliss 10th Edition


If you want to order a book outside North America or want to pay by cheque, please email us here.

Books usually reach their destination within 10 days.

A book destined within Canada (including taxes and postage) costs $25 CDN. and includes postage and GST.

A book to the USA is $30 USD. Orders from Europe are welcome but the price is variable, depending on the destination. Email us and we will let you know the amount to send.

Commercial dealers can order directly from us, or our associate publisher, Heritage Books.

Amazon.com and Amazon.ca have the Kindle edition available.

NOTE: The 10th edition of Blisters and Bliss is now available.



Book Reviews:

“Hiking the West Coast Trail gave me a sense of accomplishment I hope I never feel again.  Couldn’t have done it without Blisters and Bliss. It was like the Bible, only with fewer locusts and better maps.”…Jack Knox, 2016 and 2017 Stephen Leacock Award Nominee, for Humour Writing”

“No Fuddy-duddies, authors Foster and Aitken provide solid information to hiking the West Coast Trail.  Spiced with humorous anecdotes that only years of trail slogging could produce.  The illustrations by Nelson Dewey are a delight.”  …Backpacker Magazine

“The West Coast Trail. It’s a bucket-lister for hikers from all over the globe.
The West Coast Trail is open to hikers from May 1 to September 30 each year. The trail is unsafe to hike the remainder of the year due to heavy storms. Permits must be secured to hike the trail, and the best dates sell out quickly in January when reservations open. If the WCT hiking season is almost over, why are we looking at this book now, you ask? Well, because if you want any chance of doing this hike in 2019,  you better start preparing now. And Blisters and Bliss is a terrific book to help you do just that. At 145 pages, the book is thin enough to not be intimidating, but packs enough valuable information to be well worth the investment. There are route descriptions for every segment of the trail, and campsite recommendations for different treks lasting 5, 6, and 7 nights (north-to-south and vise-versa). And maybe best of all, the entire book is hilariously illustrated. Blisters and Bliss has been a WCT preparation favorite for over 30 years (it is currently in it’s 10th edition (2022).” Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter Book of the Month August 2018

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