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Have you ever wanted to ski the freshly powdered mountains of Whistler, take a dip in the natural healing pools at Harrison Hot Springs, or fish the rich lakes of Merritt? With our brand new Squamish, Chilliwack & Merritt Waterproof Map, we’ll get you to all of those adventures - and much more!

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It is always a good idea to be prepared when heading out for a backcountry adventure, but it is a requirement when exploring in the winter. Check out our 6 simple safety tips to help you keep trekking on your winter wonderland expeditions!





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To celebrate one of our favourite winter activities, we have put together a list of some of the best places to cross-country ski across Canada, from British Columbia to the Maritimes!

 





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Most hunters know that the winter season offers some incredible opportunities all across Canada, despite the cold weather. We have put together a list of the top species to target this winter, along with some tips and tricks to make the most of your winter hunting adventure!

 



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Although the camping season has not quite yet begun in many Provincial Parks across Canada, it’s almost (or already) time to start planning and reserving your spots for the summer! We’ve provided links and information to how you can reserve your camping spot for the provincial parks across Canada, so you can ensure you camp happy.

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Not only does the new year mean new resolutions and goals, but a new year also means fresh opportunity to plan some amazing new adventures! With the celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, along with free admission to all National Parks in Canada, there has never been a better time to start adding some of these places to your Backcountry Bucket List! The BRMB Team has rounded up 20 unbelievable adventures to get you started on your Backcountry Bucket List in Canada for 2017.

 

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Before you head out on your backcountry winter adventures, print off our Winter Travel Checklist to to ensure you pack everything you need for a safe and exciting bucket list adventure this season!

 









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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.





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The latest edition of our New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Mapbook is about to hit stores! We have put together an overview of what you can expect to find in this expanded and updated edition, including a collection of our favourite adventures featured in the Mapbook.







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2017 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.





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Our brand new Kamloops & Interlakes BC Waterproof Map is hitting stores! To celebrate, we have put together an overview of what to expect from this ultimate guide to outdoor adventure.

 





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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!



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