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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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A friend of mine approached my wife, Penny Mussio, and myself about participating in the CMH Heli-hiking adventure in the Bugaboos, close to the Rocky Mountains. My first thoughts, being an avid outdoorsman and co-founder of Backroad Mapbooks, were that this would be some commercialized, watered-down sightseeing adventure for tourists. After all, two years ago, I summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and I have every intention to hike some of the highest peaks in the world in the coming years.More Info >
With Remembrance Day upon us, we have taken some time to explore some of this holiday's symbolism, as well as the relationship between mapmaking and our military heritage. As it turns out, the two are very closely related!More Info >

At Backroad Mapbooks, we are immensely grateful for the freedom to go out and explore our beautiful outdoors. With this in mind, we have put together a list of some of Canada’s most spectacular and lesser known monuments to our esteemed veterans.




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With fall just around the corner, it’s time to start planning that first big hunting adventure of the season. And our Backroad GPS Maps are the perfect hunting buddy to bring along – here’s why!More Info >

If you are looking for something to warm you up from the inside out and want to experience a true soldier’s drink on Remembrance Day, put your poppy on, make some hot rum and toast to the Canadian Veterans young and old who sacrificed their lives and wellbeing to make this amazing country what it is today.



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Fall is in full swing and, all across the country, hunters are heading out into the bush for the start of the deer season. While our Backroad Mapbooks have been a favourite navigational tool for hunters since we published our first title in 1994, our Backroad Navigator App offers a next-level advantage for outdoor explorers. With all of the cartographic detail of our tried and true Backroad Mapbooks, plus a host of special features and tools, the Backroad Navigator App needs to be next on your list of must-try deer hunting apps.More Info >

While winter presents all sorts of exciting adventure opportunities in Canada, it also poses unique risks and challenges. Two of the most common, and avoidable, medical emergencies that occur outdoors in winter are frostbite and hypothermia. Here is our introductory guide to recognizing, treating and preventing frostbite and hypothermia.



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With only 6 weeks remaining until our new store opens up in November, my wife, Jenna, and I decided it was our last chance to get out of the city for quite a while! Seizing the opportunity, we decided to head for the Sunshine Coast, an area that we had only been able to explore once before, and only for a couple of days. We geared up our Tacoma and hit the road aiming for Horseshoe Bay.More Info >
ATVers in Ontario are blessed with a variety of riding opportunities all across the province, ranging from remote logging roads to maintained trails. To give you an overview of where to ride, here is our list of some of Ontario’s best ATV trails.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 >

In the spirit of Halloween and combining our love of the outdoors and freekishly spooky and disturbing movies we bring you BRMB's Top 10 Backroad / Road Trip Horror Movies, straight from the folks at Backroad Mapbooks HQ.

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