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The Map and the Poppy

November 9, 2017

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!Read More >
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November 9, 2017
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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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November 9, 2017
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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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November 7, 2017
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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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November 1, 2017
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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.Read More >
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October 26, 2017
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Hauntings in the Prairies

October 19, 2017

With Halloween only days away, the BRMB team’s exploration of Canadian hauntings leads us into the heart of Canada. From haunted hotels to the very creepy backcountry encounters, these hauntings in the prairies are sure to send shivers up your spine.

 




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October 19, 2017
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Fall fishing season is upon us and what better way to get out for a day on the lake or the river with your favourite fishing buddy, take in the awesome colours of the autumn leaves and… SHOW US YOUR BIG ONE! And by that we mean… JUST FISH people! Learn more about our INSTAGRAM Contest!Read More >
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October 5, 2017
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At Backroad Mapbooks, we get to know the backcountry of Canada pretty well. Everyday we print off our Backroad Topos and the names that come out of some of the places across Canada give us the giggles! We occasionally come across some, um, eyebrow-raising names. Here's the beginnings of a list of our favourites so far. And yes they are all real.Read More >
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September 26, 2017
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The 2,232 km (1,387 mi) Alaska Highway was constructed during WWII to counter the threat of Japanese attack on the west coast of North America. A joint effort between the US and Canada, the Highway was a tremendous feat of road building, making its way through some of the most remote and barren land on the continent....Read More >
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September 18, 2017
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Algonquin Day Hiking Trails

September 15, 2017

The expansive landscape of Algonquin Park offers plenty of opportunities for all kinds of adventures. One of the most popular ways to explore the diverse terrain and catch a glimpse of the abundant wildlife in the park is by going one of the many available day hikes. Trails lead up mountains, along cliffs and deep into the lush forests. 

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September 15, 2017
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Cache us if you can!

August 9, 2017

Saturday, August 19th, 2017, the world celebrates International Geocaching Day. Many veteran geocachers use this day to find and swap souvenirs, track and log caches or attend the many designated geocaching events, but for beginners, it’s also a great day to try it out for the first time.





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August 9, 2017
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Thinking about taking an Island vacation to escape the dreary BC Weather? Why not embrace the wet coast spring with an exhilarating paddling trip on Vancouver Island! Whether you sea kayak, lake canoe, or ride river rapids, here's 10 Spring Paddling Routes you'll love!Read More >
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April 6, 2017
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