Scenic Drives


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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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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.Read More >
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October 30, 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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Travelling the Fundy Shore

October 26, 2016

BRMB’s East Coast Outdoor Writer, Colin Hughes recaps his trip of a lifetime to the Fundy Shore in Fundy National Park, New Brunswick. One of the 7 wonders of North America - if visiting Fundy National Park is on your bucket list — this must read travel blog gives you everything you’ll need to know about this magical destination.



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October 26, 2016
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Nova Scotia contains some of the most scenic driving routes you can find anywhere in Canada, complete with charming museums, picturesque lighthouses, unforgettable cuisine and more. To celebrate Nova Scotia’s incredible road trip opportunities, the Backroad Mapbooks team has put together a list of our favourite scenic drives of Nova Scotia.

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September 29, 2016
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Situated in the vast wild land of Canada’s westernmost territory is a playground of endless adventures. Featuring towering mountains, rushing rivers, dense forests and lush wetlands, the Yukon is the ideal destination for anyone looking for a true backcountry experience.






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July 7, 2016
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Kootenay National Park

June 14, 2016

Though not the biggest National park in the Canadian Rockies, Kootenay National Park may have the most diverse landscape. Along the Continental Divide you will find everything from frosty glacier-peaked mountains to grasslands featuring dessert cactuses along the Rocky Mountain Trench.








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June 14, 2016
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Jasper National Park

June 8, 2016


It would be a big mistake if you visited the Canadian Rockies and didn’t make a stop in Jasper, the largest National Park in the Rockies. The 10,878 km² area is home to thousands of things to do and sights to see.  Drive up from Banff on the Icefields Parkway and continue your adventure in the Canadian Rockies with views of the stunning Columbia Icefields.





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June 8, 2016
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Banff National Park

June 1, 2016

Discovered by accident by three Canadian Pacific Railway workers, way back in 1883, Banff was the first ever National Park to be named in Canada and the third in the world. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, this crown jewel of in the Canadian Rockies’ National Parks system has become one of the most desired adventure destinations nationwide. 





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June 1, 2016
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