Having been founded by Trail, BC natives Russell and Wesley Mussio, Backroad Mapbooks is no stranger to the amazing outdoor recreation opportunities of the West Kootenays, from the hundreds of fishing hotspots found along the region’s lakes and rivers to the snow-covered slopes of the Kootenays’ many ski resorts. That is why we have released the second edition of our West Kootenay BC Waterproof Map. With extensive updates and expanded coverage from our last edition, this waterproof map puts all of the detail of our popular Backroad Mapbooks right in your front pocket.

 

From the towering mountains of Glacier National Park to the inviting waters of Christina Lake, our West Kootenay Waterproof Map is an indispensable tool for getting you exactly where you need to go, including all the spectacular wilderness around Nelson, Nakusp, Golden, Revelstoke, Slocan, Castlegar, Creston and beyond. This map is jam packed with information, featuring countless Points of Interest for everything from natural landmarks such as waterfalls and scenic lookouts to more hiking, biking, ATVing and snowmobiling trails than you can explore in a lifetime. With 20,000 + km² (7,700 mi²) of new map coverage since our last edition, there is no better guide to outdoor adventure in the West Kootenays. To get you better acquainted with our latest waterproof map, we have put together a list of highlights:

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Easy to Read and Use

This large format 1:185,000 scale map is derived from our Backroad Mapbooks, giving you the industry-leading cartographic detail and topographic relief shading you have come to expect from our products. The dual-sided map combines numerous pages from our Backroad Mapbooks into a seamless format and is printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant paper allowing you to easily navigate the Kootenay backcountry no matter the weather.

 

Unparalleled Road Coverage

The 2nd Edition West Kootenay BC Waterproof Map shows over 43,000 km (26,700 mi) of roads including highways, city roads, paved rural roads and logging and resource roads. All of the roads are colour-coded, and our enhanced road classification allows you to easily distinguish between each type of road so you can choose the route that best suits your vehicle, whether you are in search of that Gerard rainbow hotspot, secluded campsite or scenic roadside turnoff.

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Endless Trails

No other recreation map shows as many trails as this one. In our 2nd edition West Kootenay BC Waterproof Map you will find over 4,100 km (2,550 mi) of multi-use trails for hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, horseback riders and more, complete with trailheads and symbols for appropriate usage. We also show close to 4,000 km (2,500 mi) of motorized trails for ATVers and snowmobilers, including staging areas, as well as 420 km (260 mi) of paddling routes for canoers and kayakers complete with boat launches, campsites, put-ins and take-outs. Whether you are charging the mountainsides around Revelstoke on your snowmobile or quietly exploring the shores of Arrow Lake in a kayak, we’ve got you covered.

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Extensive Updates

The 2nd Edition West Kootenay BC Waterproof Map features numerous updates and expanded coverage from our last edition. Featuring an additional 20,000 + km² (7,700 mi²) of land, this map now shows the area around Golden, Kinbasket Lake and all the way north to Saskatchewan River Crossing, as well as Grand Forks, Granby Provincial Park and the upper reaches of Lake Revelstoke to the west. We have also added private leased land to keep you in bounds while exploring the wilderness, as well as marked fish species for lakes and rivers. Additionally, we have included a detailed list of all the best hot springs, backcountry huts and cabins to visit in the West Kootenays.

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Angling and Hunting

This waterproof map shows you over 60 stocked and 180 unstocked fishing lakes and rivers with species marked on the map. We also show clearly defined Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) as well as private leased land to help you follow the correct rules and regulations for the area you are in. Whether you are fishing for rainbow trout in Slocan Lake or hunting bighorn sheep along the Kootenay Pass, this map will give you an unequivocal advantage.

 


 

Of course, the only way to fully appreciate everything we have included in our latest West Kootenay BC Waterproof Map you will have to pick up a copy for yourself. You can easily order one online or use our store locator to find an official Backroad Mapbooks retailer near you. We are confident that the 2nd Edition West Kootenay BC Waterproof Map will help you get outdoors and explore this wonderful area with ease!

 

Click here to check out the NEW West Kootenay Waterproof Map today!