Laurie Carter’s unique take on Okanagan trails, wildflower excursions, wine tasting, farm tours, family attractions, historic sites, cultural pursuits, mine tours, jumping off mountains and her favourite subject—food—suggest this book should be called: Grandma Wears Hiking Boots and Sneakers, Snowshoes and Skis, Flip-flops and Terminally Gorgeous Heels. Carter’s zippy style and self-inflicted humour make this collection of anecdotes, observations and recommendations a lively page-turner for armchair travellers and serious Okanagan explorers.


  • Quick reference guides
  • Restaurant reviews
  • Colour photos
  • Detailed maps

What people are saying…

“The book looks terrific (presentation) and the contents are delicious – bright, original, humorous.” ~ Melody Hessing, Author, Up Chute Creek: An Okanagan Idyll 

“This book is going to get me off the couch… While beautifully illustrated and packed with photos, Grandma Wears Hiking Boots is no trail guide. Sure the facts are there, but Carter tucks them into an easy-to-read sidebar saving the page space for what reads like a novel – just as the title promises… Carter is an exquisite storyteller… Tantalizing and full of surprising diversity (like our Valley) Carter’s book is a gift to us all.” ~ Okanagan Life


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In bookstores     $24.95

272 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9812451-0-2
Grandma Wears Hiking Boots is distributed by Heritage Group Distribution.

eBook     $9.95

ISBN: 978-0-9812451-1-9
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