WESTERN CANADA BACKCOUNTRY GPS MAPS
Spanning the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, these GPS Maps cover a vast and diverse outdoor recreation playground. From the lush rainforest of the coastal mountains to the inland desert of the Okanagan, to the iconic peaks of the Rockies and the rolling Alberta foothills, to the fields, ranchlands and meandering rivers of the prairies, Western Canada is a land of boundless adventure. Whether you prefer hiking, biking, camping, paddling, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ATVing, wildlife viewing, hunting or just relaxing and taking in the sights and sounds of one of the most incredible places on the planet, there is an adventure waiting just for you, and our Western Canada GPS Maps are the perfect tool for getting the most out of this spectacular region. To help you navigate this part of Canada even better, we have added extensive updates to the latest edition of our Western Canada GPS Maps, including optimizing oil and gas resource facility and Grid Reference searchability.
Backroad Mapbooks’ industry-leading, Garmin-licensed Western Canada GPS Maps are the most detailed, comprehensive and up-to-date GPS maps available on the market. These are the maps of choice for recreation, industry and search-and-rescue, with 3D views, shaded relief and countless geographic and activity based points-of-interest. Updated annually, these GPS maps are Garmin licensed for compatibility with Garmin GPS and Garmin Basecamp. Available in Micro SD format, these Western Canada GPS Maps bring you all of the detail of our wildly popular Backroad Mapbook series directly to your GPS device or computer. Keep your adventure rolling with the latest topographic data, routable roads, oil and gas data, Wildlife Management Units, trails, rec sites, paddling routes, scenic viewpoints and so much more. With the latest edition of our Western Canada GPS Maps in hand, your options for adventure are limitless.
Western Canada GPS Maps Product Features
New Product Features
- 8,000,000+ searchable Legal Subdivision Sections, Quarter Sections and full LSD grid locations. Includes Quarter Section boundaries.
- Close to 86,000+ KM of improvements to our backroads network.
- New addition of Lake Bathymetry depth contours for 2,250+ fishing lakes, rivers and streams.
- New addition of private leased lands for hunters and anglers.
- New mountain biking and cross-country ski trail networks.
- Close to 8,000 KM of additional paddling routes. Includes close to 150+ additional paddling routes and access locations.
- Close to 9,000 KM of additional multi-use, mountain biking, cross-country ski and Trans-Canada Trails. Includes 1,000+ additional trailheads.
- Over 7,000+ KM of additional motorized trails for ATV-OHVs and Snowmobiles. Includes 225 additional trailheads and staging areas.
- Over 200+ additional fishing lakes, rivers and streams with stocking and species information. Includes 175+ additional boat launches and marinas.
- Over 200+ additional national, provincial and urban parks. Includes over 675 additional campsites, day-use/picnic areas, backcountry/canoe campsites, recreation sites and huts in major parks and recreation areas.
- Close to 175 additional wildlife viewing areas.
- 100+ additional winter recreation activities.
- Close to 6,500 additional public services.
- 10,000+ new wellsite locations.
- Garmin GPS™, Basecamp™, MapSource™ and RoadTrip™ compatible
- 1:20,000 / 1:50,000 base scale topographic maps
- Detailed shaded relief for all of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
- 3D perspective on select Garmin GPS units and Basecamp™
- The most complete Resource, Industry and Logging road coverage available for Western Canada
- Routable City, Resource and Industry Roads
- Tens of thousands of kilometers of trail systems, including defined ATV, Paddling, Snowmobile, Long distance & multi-use trails
- Smart background & Searchable (WMUs/WMZs/GHAs) for hunters
- National, Provincial and Private Parks & Campsites
- Lake & Stream Fishing information with boat launches
- Searchable Backroad recreation information for fishing, paddling, parks, trails and more
- Boat launches, campsites, paddling access points, ski areas and more
- Find that worksite with Searchable Oil and Gas LSD Grid Locations, PNG Grid Locations, Township Quarter Section Grid Locations, Compressor Stations, Gas Plants, Wellsites and other Resource Facilities
- Tens of thousands of Searchable cities, Geographic Land and Water features
- and much more!
Western Canada Backcountry GPS Map Features
Note: All standard Garmin GPS map features such as: seamless topographic maps; ‘Find’ tool to locate nearby city; water or recreation features; 50,000 scale geographic points; and city navigation are part of the Backroad Western Canada GPS Maps package.
Unique to the Backroad GPS Maps are our enhanced road classifications that help you distinguish the highways from the logging roads and the main roads from the side roads. This extra level of road classification helps you to know which roads can be driven in a car and which ones should be left to a four-wheel drive vehicle or ATV. In addition, we offer more recreational points and symbols than any other map source. From RV accessible to backcountry campsites, hiking to snowmobiling trailheads, fishing to paddling access points, we have your adventure covered. Our area classifications include mines and gravel pits, conservation and restricted areas, and a host of other features that help you to see where you can play.
More Roads and Trails
No other GPS map source has as many roads or trails as the Backroad GPS Maps, and we have the statistics to prove it. In addition, you will find we offer better road classifications to help you distinguish main industrial or logging roads from those rarely travelled side or unclassified roads. Further, we separate trails into multi-use for hikers, bikers, horseback riders, cross-country skiers and more, as well as ATV/motorized trails and snowmobile trails. This information is continually updated, expanded and refined, so be sure to take advantage of our update program.
Western Canada Road and Trail Highlights:
- Over 830,000 kilometres of Routable Roads connecting MB to BC including city roads, rural roads, and 3 levels of Logging Roads (Industrial, Resource and Winter Access Roads)
- Over 620,000 kilometres of non-routable roads including Old Logging Roads, Unclassified Roads, Alleyways, Leased and Private Roads and more
- Over 50,000 kilometres of Trails for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, cross-country skiers, including 45,000 kilometres of Multi-use Trails and 5,385 kilometres of the Trans Canada Trail
- Over 22,500 kilometres of ATV/Motorized Trails
- Over 40,000 kilometres of Paddling Routes
- Close to 45,000 kilometres of Snowmobile Trails
Point of Interest (POI)
Unique to the Backroad Western Canada GPS Maps are our Custom or Backroad POI sets. Within Western Canada we have over 5.5 million searchable points including Oil and Gas LSD Grid Locations, PNG Grid Locations, Township Quarter Section Grid Locations, Compressor Stations, Gas Plants, Wellsites, other Resource Facilities and Backroad POI sets. Oil and Gas Resource Facilities can be searched by selecting Where To/Find > Cities and then by entering the full Grid reference for Facilities. For Alberta facilities enter the full LSD Grid Reference (ex: 6-14-36-20-W4). For BC facilities enter the PNG Grid Reference (ex: D-83-I-94-J-10). For Saskatchewan or Manitoba facilities enter the Township Quarter Section Grid Reference (ex: NE-07-124-23-3, SE-27-24-15-W). Backroad POIs can be searched by selecting the Where To/Find > Extras and then Go! option, or read what each site offers through the More option. This added feature to our GPS Maps gives you the descriptions or write-ups of most recreation sites that have been geo-referenced from the popular Backroad Mapbook guidebook series.
Western Canada Custom POI Highlights
- 8 million searchable Oil and Gas LSD Grid Locations, PNG Grid Locations and Township Quarter Section Grid Locations
- Over 6,400 Compressor Stations
- Over 800 Gas Plants
- Over 59,000 Resource Facilities
- Over 43,000 Wellsites
- Close to 425 Wildlife Management Units in BC and AB, over 80 Wildlife Management Zones in SK and over 60 Game Hunting Areas in MB for hunters
- Fishing Lakes and Rivers with over 5,350 locations with descriptions and fish species
- Close to 1,150 Boat Launch locations
- Over 5,000 Trails with front country and backcountry locations and descriptions
- ATV Trails with over 500 trailhead locations and descriptions
- Snowmobile Trails with close to 700 trailhead locations and descriptions
- Parks with over 4,000 National, Provincial and Regional Park locations and descriptions
- Recreation Areas with over 1,500 locations and descriptions
- Close to 1,200 Backcountry campsites
- Close to 1,600 Campground and Picnic locations
- Paddling with over 4,300 paddling route access points descriptions and portage locations
- Wildlife Viewing with over 900 locations and descriptions
- Over 700 Winter Recreation Sites and Downhill Ski Areas
- Over 9,600 City, Town and Community locations
- Over 100,000 searchable land and water geographic features
Backroad Extras are where you find all the POI information specific to our Backroad GPS Maps.
Western Canada Categories:
- Access Locations
- Backroad Attractions
- ATV-OHV Trails
- Backcountry Camps
- Boat Launches
- Compressor Stations (found under city search)
- Fishing Lakes, Rivers, Streams
- Fishing Resorts-Outfitters
- Gas Plants (found under city search)
- Golf Courses
- Hot Springs
- Hunting Areas
- Land Features
- Oil and Gas LSD Grid Locations, PNG Grid Locations and Township Quarter Section Grid Locations (found under city search)
- Paddling Routes
- Parks – Provincial – National - Urban
- Picnic Areas
- Portage Locations
- Public Services
- Recreation Sites
- Resource Facilities
- Rivers and Creeks
- Ski Areas
- Snowmobile Routes
- Transportation Services
- Visitor Centres
- Water Features
- Wildlife Viewing
- Winter Recreation