BACKROAD MAPBOOKS

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British Columbia Backcountry Maps

Choose from backcountry maps across BC, from Vancouver Island, to Vancouver and BC’s coast, to the Okanagan, Northern BC, and beyond.

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Alberta & Prairies Backcountry Maps

For the map junkie, outdoor enthusiast, and lover of all things Canada, the Canadian Prairie backcountry maps have it all, from Alberta to Saskatchewan.

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Ontario Backcountry Maps

The province of Ontario boasts a dense outdoor playground ripe for exploring – and our Ontario backcountry map books chart it all.

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Atlantic Canada Backroad Maps

Get Atlantic Canada backcountry map books for Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and PEI.


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Backroad Mapbooks

CANADA’S PREMIER BACKCOUNTRY MAPS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION GUIDES

The Backroad Mapbooks series is the go-to source for user-friendly topographic maps and outdoor adventure information. Our popular map books contain the most detailed maps in Canada, plus extensive trails and regional information on hiking, camping, angling, snowmobiling, hunting, skiing, paddling, ATVing and much, much more. In addition to durable, heavy-duty print map books, we produce foldable waterproof maps, custom TOPO maps, digital maps, PDF maps and GPS maps.

  • Complete area topographic map coverage at 150,000 - 250,000 scales (province and region dependent)
  • Extensive logging, industry and bush road coverage with unparalleled road system detail
  • Labeled backcountry roads and recreational features
  • Trail systems, including ATV, snowmobile & multi-use trails
  • Paddling routes with access points and portages
  • Parks and protected and natural areas with clearly labeled activities and amenities
  • Recreation sites, conservation areas and regional park systems
  • Wildlife Management Unit boundaries for anglers and hunters
  • Elevation relief shading with labeled contours highlighting mountains and river valleys
  • UTM grids and latitude and longitude bearings
  • Crown and private/restricted land delineated
  • Alberta and Manitoba township grids
  • Informative descriptions of backroad attractions; fishing lakes, streams and ocean areas; hunting spots; paddling routes on lakes, rivers and ocean; parks and recreation sites; trails for hiking, biking, ATV and multi-use; wildlife viewing; and winter recreation, e.g. cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling
  • And much, much more!
 
 
 

Our British Columbia Backroad Mapbooks feature up-to-date forest service roads and trail systems, along with BC’s best spots and outdoor attractions like recreation sites, natural hot springs, big trees, and ocean recreational activities. BC map areas include Vancouver Island, Cariboo Chilcotin, the Kootenay Rockies, Northern BC, Thompson Okanagan and Vancouver Coast.

The Alberta and Prairies Backroad Mapbooks showcase detailed oil and gas roads and trail systems, along with special features like off-highway vehicle (OHV) areas for ATVing and snowmobiling, Alberta recreation spots, and those famed national parks. Alberta map areas include the Canadian Rockies, Central Alberta, Northern Alberta and Southern Alberta. The Prairie maps include all of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Heading east, our Ontario Backroad Mapbooks feature numerous forestry roads, trail systems, visitor centres, and provincial attractions like snowmobile routes and Ontario Conservation Areas. Ontario map areas include Cottage Country, Eastern Ontario, Northeastern Ontario, Northwestern Ontario, Southern Ontario and Southwestern Ontario. Our Quebec Backroad Mapbooks include Southwestern Quebec and Montreal/Laurentians, with plenty of outdoor recreation activities and access points.

Finally, our Atlantic Canada map books guide you through unique trails, Maritime beaches and the best ocean fishing spots, with maps for all of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI and Nova Scotia.

The PDF book version of Backroad Mapbooks’ map books includes everything you will find in the printed map book. It comes in a digital file that can be read on any PDF reader or e-book that supports colour PDF documents. The ability to transport several map books at once, zoom into the maps or writing for easier reading, the reference search functionality, and easy navigation between pages make this a popular alternative.

Note that these PDF map books are not printable or geo-referenced. See Backroad Digital Maps for geo-referenced versions of our maps.

The PDF map book price is based on a Single User License. If you would like for more than one person to look at this map book, then an Extended License or Server Extended License is required. Please contact info@backroadmapbooks.com for more information and pricing on these options.

Get detailed, up-to-date Backroad Mapbook maps in a geo-referenced digital format! Explore maps on your computer, load maps onto an iPhone or iPad, or transfer tracks and waypoints to and from a GPS. Buy maps individually (see custom TOPO maps) or get the entire map book with our Digital Edition DVDs.

The multiple file formats allow you to use the maps with GPS-compatible software programs like OziExplorer and Memory Map, Google Earth and even an iPhone or iPad (Backroad Digital Maps Version 3 only). You can track your location on an iPad, load tracks and waypoints onto your GPS, add 3D and more!

Digital Map Highlights:

  • For use on your computer, in Google Earth or on an iPhone/iPad
  • Available individually by Backroad Mapsheet, or by Region or Province
  • Multiple geo-referenced file formats allow you to choose the program or map delivery method
  • Compatible with leading GPS software, such as OziExplorer, Fugawi, Memory Map and MacGPS Pro
  • Track yourself while driving with GPS software or on an iPhone
  • Route plan using GPS software or Google Earth
  • Easily zoom in and out of the maps to improve readability and create larger scale maps
  • Overlay the maps in Google Earth to add 3D viewing and satellite imagery
  • Seamless maps when used in OziExplorer
  • Detailed Backroad Mapbook writing included
  • Map book index and map key also included

 

Note: Backroad Digital Maps do not load directly into any GPS unit. For Garmin-compatible GPS maps, see Backroad GPS Maps.

Digital Map File Options:

TOPO PDF (geo-referenced PDF)

For use on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, this version of the maps can be loaded into Avenza's PDF Maps or similar app on smart phones. Once loaded, you can track your location, zoom in and out of the maps and even mark your own waypoint. Most apps allow you to toggle between Google Maps and our maps to view the satellite or terrain imagery. Note that these TOPO PDF maps are not printable.

JPR

For use in Memory Map or Fugawi, you get all of the benefits of a GPS (tracking, route planning, etc.) with the added features of our unique topographic maps. You can easily zoom in and out of maps, navigate between maps and transfer routes and waypoints to your GPS. Both Memory Map and Fugawi have iPhone versions of their software, allowing you to use our maps on your phone.

KMZ

For use in Google Earth, this is perhaps the most popular file extension of the bunch. When overlaid in Google Earth, our maps add a whole new dimension to the satellite and terrain imagery by helping to identify features. View the maps in 3D, fly through remote valleys, plan your route of travel and so much more. The KMZ version can also be loaded into GPS units that support KMZ files.

MAP

For use in OziExplorer and MacGPS Pro, you get all of the benefits of a GPS (tracking, route planning, etc.) with the added features of our map book. You can easily zoom in and out of maps, navigate between maps and transfer routes and waypoints to your GPS. OziExplorer has the added benefit of seamless maps to allow for easier navigation between maps.

Note:

Our various Backroad Digital Edition DVDs provide the whole region or province with all of the above digital formats. The maps can also be bought individually through the TOPO Map page on our Online Store. Each file extension is sold separately, allowing for a low cost digital map.

If you are looking for a digital version of our map book to simply view on the computer, tablet or other PDF reader, a PDF book version of the Backroad Mapbooks and Fishing Mapbooks is also available. The PDF book version is not geo-referenced like the above map files but still allows easy navigation between pages, zooming into maps and a whole lot more.

Digital Edition Maps are not for use directly on a GPS unit. Please see Backroad GPS Maps for maps designed to work specifically with Garmin GPS devices.

Printed Mapbooks
  • Complete area topographic map coverage at 150,000 - 250,000 scales (province and region dependent)
  • Extensive logging, industry and bush road coverage with unparalleled road system detail
  • Labeled backcountry roads and recreational features
  • Trail systems, including ATV, snowmobile & multi-use trails
  • Paddling routes with access points and portages
  • Parks and protected and natural areas with clearly labeled activities and amenities
  • Recreation sites, conservation areas and regional park systems
  • Wildlife Management Unit boundaries for anglers and hunters
  • Elevation relief shading with labeled contours highlighting mountains and river valleys
  • UTM grids and latitude and longitude bearings
  • Crown and private/restricted land delineated
  • Alberta and Manitoba township grids
  • Informative descriptions of backroad attractions; fishing lakes, streams and ocean areas; hunting spots; paddling routes on lakes, rivers and ocean; parks and recreation sites; trails for hiking, biking, ATV and multi-use; wildlife viewing; and winter recreation, e.g. cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling
  • And much, much more!
 
 
 

Our British Columbia Backroad Mapbooks feature up-to-date forest service roads and trail systems, along with BC’s best spots and outdoor attractions like recreation sites, natural hot springs, big trees, and ocean recreational activities. BC map areas include Vancouver Island, Cariboo Chilcotin, the Kootenay Rockies, Northern BC, Thompson Okanagan and Vancouver Coast.

The Alberta and Prairies Backroad Mapbooks showcase detailed oil and gas roads and trail systems, along with special features like off-highway vehicle (OHV) areas for ATVing and snowmobiling, Alberta recreation spots, and those famed national parks. Alberta map areas include the Canadian Rockies, Central Alberta, Northern Alberta and Southern Alberta. The Prairie maps include all of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Heading east, our Ontario Backroad Mapbooks feature numerous forestry roads, trail systems, visitor centres, and provincial attractions like snowmobile routes and Ontario Conservation Areas. Ontario map areas include Cottage Country, Eastern Ontario, Northeastern Ontario, Northwestern Ontario, Southern Ontario and Southwestern Ontario. Our Quebec Backroad Mapbooks include Southwestern Quebec and Montreal/Laurentians, with plenty of outdoor recreation activities and access points.

Finally, our Atlantic Canada map books guide you through unique trails, Maritime beaches and the best ocean fishing spots, with maps for all of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI and Nova Scotia.

PDF Mapbooks

The PDF book version of Backroad Mapbooks’ map books includes everything you will find in the printed map book. It comes in a digital file that can be read on any PDF reader or e-book that supports colour PDF documents. The ability to transport several map books at once, zoom into the maps or writing for easier reading, the reference search functionality, and easy navigation between pages make this a popular alternative.

Note that these PDF map books are not printable or geo-referenced. See Backroad Digital Maps for geo-referenced versions of our maps.

The PDF map book price is based on a Single User License. If you would like for more than one person to look at this map book, then an Extended License or Server Extended License is required. Please contact info@backroadmapbooks.com for more information and pricing on these options.

Digital DVDs

Get detailed, up-to-date Backroad Mapbook maps in a geo-referenced digital format! Explore maps on your computer, load maps onto an iPhone or iPad, or transfer tracks and waypoints to and from a GPS. Buy maps individually (see custom TOPO maps) or get the entire map book with our Digital Edition DVDs.

The multiple file formats allow you to use the maps with GPS-compatible software programs like OziExplorer and Memory Map, Google Earth and even an iPhone or iPad (Backroad Digital Maps Version 3 only). You can track your location on an iPad, load tracks and waypoints onto your GPS, add 3D and more!

Digital Map Highlights:

  • For use on your computer, in Google Earth or on an iPhone/iPad
  • Available individually by Backroad Mapsheet, or by Region or Province
  • Multiple geo-referenced file formats allow you to choose the program or map delivery method
  • Compatible with leading GPS software, such as OziExplorer, Fugawi, Memory Map and MacGPS Pro
  • Track yourself while driving with GPS software or on an iPhone
  • Route plan using GPS software or Google Earth
  • Easily zoom in and out of the maps to improve readability and create larger scale maps
  • Overlay the maps in Google Earth to add 3D viewing and satellite imagery
  • Seamless maps when used in OziExplorer
  • Detailed Backroad Mapbook writing included
  • Map book index and map key also included

 

Note: Backroad Digital Maps do not load directly into any GPS unit. For Garmin-compatible GPS maps, see Backroad GPS Maps.

Digital Map File Options:

TOPO PDF (geo-referenced PDF)

For use on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, this version of the maps can be loaded into Avenza's PDF Maps or similar app on smart phones. Once loaded, you can track your location, zoom in and out of the maps and even mark your own waypoint. Most apps allow you to toggle between Google Maps and our maps to view the satellite or terrain imagery. Note that these TOPO PDF maps are not printable.

JPR

For use in Memory Map or Fugawi, you get all of the benefits of a GPS (tracking, route planning, etc.) with the added features of our unique topographic maps. You can easily zoom in and out of maps, navigate between maps and transfer routes and waypoints to your GPS. Both Memory Map and Fugawi have iPhone versions of their software, allowing you to use our maps on your phone.

KMZ

For use in Google Earth, this is perhaps the most popular file extension of the bunch. When overlaid in Google Earth, our maps add a whole new dimension to the satellite and terrain imagery by helping to identify features. View the maps in 3D, fly through remote valleys, plan your route of travel and so much more. The KMZ version can also be loaded into GPS units that support KMZ files.

MAP

For use in OziExplorer and MacGPS Pro, you get all of the benefits of a GPS (tracking, route planning, etc.) with the added features of our map book. You can easily zoom in and out of maps, navigate between maps and transfer routes and waypoints to your GPS. OziExplorer has the added benefit of seamless maps to allow for easier navigation between maps.

Note:

Our various Backroad Digital Edition DVDs provide the whole region or province with all of the above digital formats. The maps can also be bought individually through the TOPO Map page on our Online Store. Each file extension is sold separately, allowing for a low cost digital map.

If you are looking for a digital version of our map book to simply view on the computer, tablet or other PDF reader, a PDF book version of the Backroad Mapbooks and Fishing Mapbooks is also available. The PDF book version is not geo-referenced like the above map files but still allows easy navigation between pages, zooming into maps and a whole lot more.

Digital Edition Maps are not for use directly on a GPS unit. Please see Backroad GPS Maps for maps designed to work specifically with Garmin GPS devices.

Canadian Rockies Backroad Mapbook

Southern Ontario Backroad Mapbook - Map Key

 

Southern Ontario Backroad Mapbook - Map 47

 

Southern Ontario Backroad Mapbook - Parks