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Get ready to get outdoors, Nova Scotia! Backroad Mapbooks’ latest edition of our Nova Scotia Backroad Mapbook - now including all of Prince Edward Island - is about to hit stores near you!

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With the 2016/17 hunting season well underway, The BRMB Team have put together an overview of what makes Alberta one of the top hunting destinations in Canada. Read more about the many animal species that make Alberta a diverse and abundant hunting destination.

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Many Canucks will attest that the beauty and experience of Fall Hiking across Canada  is second to none when it comes to the most breathtaking views of turning foliage. Trails are less packed with tourists and bugs, snow has not quite begun to blanket the mountains yet and the vibrant, views of colourful Canadian foliage are abundant all around. Before this short season slips away from you, make sure you head out to enjoy these 15 fantastic spots for fall hiking so you too can take in the best fall foliage views.

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Between the turquoise waters of Joffre Lakes to the panoramic view of the sea to sky corridor from the Stawamus Chief, these, and many other local Vancouver hikes, have become very popular due to social media. Both captivating locations have been tagged and geotagged on Instagram tens of thousands of times, so with this kind of traffic online you can only imagine the traffic when hiking these spots is even busier.

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Summer may be drawing to a close, but hunting season is in full swing and many Saskatchewan residents aren’t slowing down when it comes to outdoor recreation. To celebrate the intense beauty of the Saskatchewan autumn, we’ve put together some handy tips and links for eating well in the backcountry.

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To celebrate the start of the 2016 hunting season in BC, we’ve compiled a list of our Top 5 Handy Tips that will give you the ultimate advantage during your time hunting in the BC backcountry.  

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The 2016/17 hunting season is upon us, and Backroad Mapbooks offers a wide range of products to make sure you have the most productive hunting season possible. With Backroad GPS Maps, Waterproof Maps and our classic Mapbooks, you won’t find a better hunting buddy than a Backroad Mapbooks product, no matter if you are looking for bear, deer, moose, waterfowl or hare.

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This past weekend, the BRMB team was very fortunate to experience the luxury and adventure of Shuswap Lake on one of the many incredible Waterway Houseboats. We spent our time on the water doing what we do best – having fun!

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With Labour Day coming up, the best way to make the most of the season could be planning a quick backcountry getaway, but with such last minute timing it’s hard to find things something that is inexpensive, and not booked up! That’s why, for your convenience, we have put together a list of 15 free campsites you can enjoy this Labour Day weekend, and many more long weekends to come!

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Labour day is just around the corner and many Ontarians are gearing up to get out camping and squeeze every last drop out of Summer. But with paid campsites heavily booked in advance, it’s getting harder than ever to find that perfect campsite.

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At only 240 square kilometers in size, you may think that Hamber Provincial Park is one you can skip out on during your trip through the Rockies, but think again! Well known for its incredible scenery and impressive geological features, Hamber Provincial Park is a “must do” for the true backcountry explorer.

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With 33,505 hectares of lush green forests and rugged backcountry trails, Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park is the second largest park in southern Ontario, aside from Algonquin Park. While it is a recognized, and popular, provincial park, it is considered ‘non-operating’ meaning there are no actual facilities or amenities there. The lack of development though makes Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park, one of the least disturbed areas in Central Ontario and a truly incredible place to head out for a genuine backcountry experience.

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