Camping in the Prairies


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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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Hauntings in the Prairies

October 27, 2016

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 27, 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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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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September 14, 2016
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Hamber Provincial Park

August 24, 2016

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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August 24, 2016
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Covering 54,170 hectares of land, right along the border of British Columbia and Alberta, the Height of the Rockies Provincial Park should be at the top of your “to do” list when traveling through the Canadian Rockies. The park features incredible biodiversity and an array of views along every trail and lake.





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August 4, 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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