Camping in BC


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Whether you are suffering from cabin fever, or just really want to try something new, winter camping is just the thing. Though it is not as free-spirited and lazily planned as summer camping can be, taking a trip for a night in the winter backcountry is equally as fun – if not more. Check out our tips to keep you safe and cozy while camping this winter!

 

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January 16, 2017
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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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January 4, 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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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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December 20, 2016
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Eager to find the hottest winter adventures? Look no further! We’ve put together a list of the hottest hot springs in Western Canada, so kick back, relax and let the adventures soothe you.





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November 9, 2016
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When Animals Attack

October 21, 2016

The Backroad Mapbooks team knows that wildlife can be one of the major hazards encountered in the outdoors. We’ve put together a list of wildlife species to watch out for, how to avoid encounters and what to do if attacked.

 




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October 21, 2016
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A mother and Backroad Mapbooks employee had the scare of a lifetime on a local hiking trail. Here is an account of her run-in with an aggressive black bear, as well as some tips and pointers on how to stay safe in the woods.  



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October 11, 2016
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The days of fast and light summer camping are gone with the wind and it's time to embrace the beauty of the changing season. Instead of packing up your camping gear, pack up some essential items to keep you camping comfortably right until the first snowfall. Here we’ve got a list of ideal essentials to bring on your fall camping trip this year!

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September 28, 2016
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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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September 14, 2016
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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! 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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August 24, 2016
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Cache us if you can!

August 16, 2016

This Saturday, August 20th, 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 16, 2016
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Any good Canadian adventurer should know the difference between a grizzly and a black bear. Not only is it handy to keep a working knowledge of nature’s beasts in your back pocket, but when it comes to bears this knowledge could save your life. There are a few easy ways to spot the difference between grizzlies and black bears, so read on to get informed!



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July 18, 2016
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