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Snowmobiling is easily one of the most exciting winter sports to enjoy in Canada, but it’s also one of the most dangerous. Follow these simple safety tips to stay safe and have fun on your sled this winter!More Info >
The northern lights, or Aurora borealis, are one of the most impressive natural phenomena that you can lay your eyes upon. Here is our list of 10 great places to view the northern lights across the country.More Info >
Tucked away in the southeast corner of BC is one of the world’s most incredible skiing and snowboarding destinations. Here is our quick guide to the Powder Highway, legendary for its steep terrain and generous dumps of champagne powder.More Info >
From coast to coast, winter presents some unique opportunities for viewing wildlife. To get you started on your winter wildlife viewing adventure, we’ve put together the following list.More Info >
The team at Adventure Smart have put together the Hug a Tree and Survive program for kids who may find themselves in an emergency situation in the wilderness. Here is a brief overview for kids and adults to get you acquainted with what do in case you get lost.More Info >
Here at Backroad Mapbooks we know that the eastern half of our country is a gold mine of epic outdoor adventures. That is why we have released the latest version of our Eastern Canada *GPS Maps*. Covering all of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, these GPS Maps put our popular Backroad Mapbooks series right in the palm of your hand.More Info >
Canada is full of one-of-a-kind adventures from coast to coast. No matter which type of adventurer you are, there are some places that you just have to see. To fill you in on a few of them, here is our list of Canadian bucket list adventures.More Info >
From the slopes of the Rocky Mountains to the wide-open prairies, Alberta has no shortage of sledding terrain to explore once the snow hits. Here are a few of our top picks for Alberta snowmobile adventures.More Info >
As the ice thickens on Ontario’s lakes, anglers are eagerly preparing for ice-fishing season. And for residents of the GTA, that perfect angling hot spot may be closer than you think. Here is our list of Southern Ontario’s best ice fishing destinations.More Info >
2018 is just around the corner, and what better way to ring in the new year than with an outdoor adventure? From backcountry camping in a national park to steaming and soaking in a hot spring, here are our top picks for outdoor adventure across Canada this New Year’s Eve.More Info >
Although it may sound crazy, thousands of sound-minded Canadians choose to ring in the new year by taking a Polar Bear Dip on January 1st. Plunging into freezing waters from coast to coast, Polar Bear Dips are not only the most refreshing way to ring in the new year, they also raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. Here is where to find a Polar Bear Dip near you.More Info >
President and co-founder of Backroad Mapbooks, Russell Mussio, knows a thing or two about building your own rink. Having grown up in Trail, BC and raising a family out in the Okanagan, he has mastered the art of winter sports. Here are his tips to get you started on building your own backyard ice rink!More Info >
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