Ontario Outdoor Adventures


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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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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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Best Hikes to See Fall Foliage

September 20, 2016

Before this short season slips away from you, make sure you head out to enjoy these 15 fantastic spots for fall hiking so you too can take in the best fall foliage views.









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September 20, 2016
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Labour day is just around the corner and many Ontarians are gearing up to get out camping and squeeze every last drop out of Summer. But with paid campsites heavily booked in advance, it’s getting harder than ever to find that perfect campsite.





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August 24, 2016
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With 33,505 hectares of lush green forests and rugged backcountry trails, Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park is the second largest park in southern Ontario, aside from Algonquin Park. Check out what makes it one of the least disturbed areas in Central Ontario and a truly incredible place to head out for a genuine backcountry experience.





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August 23, 2016
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Algonquin Park not only offers a chance to view some of the most iconic and beautiful scenery you can find anywhere in Canada, but also to see some of the many wild creatures that call this stunning landscape home. The park is home to over 40 species of mammals, more than 30 kinds of reptiles and amphibians, as well as 130 bird species.





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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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All across the world, Algonquin Park is recognized as a premier canoeing destination. With numerous routes and a variety of difficulty levels to choose from, paddling in Algonquin Park is fun for everyone. The routes are well maintained and many of them feature campsites with fire pits, pit toilets and managed portages to make your trip even more enjoyable and relaxing. 



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July 15, 2016
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Situated among the austere white pines and ashen shores of the world’s largest freshwater archipelago lies Georgian Bay Island National Park, part of the world famous Thousand Islands, which stretch between Canada and the U.S. No adventure is hard to find, at any time of the year, among the diverse terrain of the Canadian Shield. 



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July 14, 2016
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