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Kootenay Rockies BC - 7th Edition

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Released: 2017-05-17

UPC: 6-22098-00141-9

ISBN #: 978-1-897225-72-1

Pages: 232

Dimensions: 21.5cm x 28cm (8.5" x 11")

Map Scale: 51 maps @ 1:200,000 + 12 bonus Park Maps

Regional Cities/Parks: Creston, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Invermere, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Trail, & more

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Welcome to the 7th Edition of our Kootenay Rockies Mapbook!

Tucked into the southeast corner of BC, the Kootenay Rockies are a hidden paradise for outdoor recreation. As you move westwards from the world-famous peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the crowds get smaller, the communities more colourful and the opportunities for adventure more numerous. From fishing for the famous Gerrard rainbow trout in secluded sun-filled valleys to ripping along some of the world’s best mountain bike trails, the Kootenays have something for everyone. Hunters can take advantage of some of the most abundant deer populations in BC, while mountaineers have enough peaks to summit to last a lifetime. In the winter, local skiers and snowboarders enjoy one of Canada’s best kept secrets – generous dumps of Kootenay champagne powder.

To help you take advantage of this incredible region, the latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook features extensive updates and upgrades from our last publication. We have added private land areas, fish species and countless new trails, along with refining and expanding the region’s backroads. Our Adventure sections have been greatly expanded, including doubling the Backroads, ATV and Wildlife Viewing sections. Additionally, we have added fish stocking charts and trail charts for hiking and backcountry skiing.

Kootenay Rockies Mapbook Features:

Topographic Maps

In your durable, heavy-duty, spiral-bound 21.5 cm x 28 cm (8.5" x 11") Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find 51 detailed topographic maps spanning the region, complete with labeled recreation sites, amenities, highways, backcountry roads, trails and other points-of-interest. Not only are these maps user-friendly, but they boast a level of cartographic sophistication unparalleled even by government resources – making them the maps of choice for search-and-rescue.

Service Directory

In addition to our maps, we list Kootenay Rockies accommodations, services, tours, and amenities.

Adventures

Our detailed adventure section is one of the features that makes your Backroad Mapbook so much more than just a map of the Kootenay Rockies. From hiking to hunting, ATVing, paddling, wildlife viewing and beyond, our team of writers and researchers have come up with the most comprehensive adventure information you will find anywhere. New to this edition, our Adventures section now includes Provincial and National Park Reference Maps!

Index

New to this edition, our Index is divided into Map and Adventure sections to make it even easier to use. You will find page numbers and map coordinates for each activity and location, plus important numbers, distance charts and an advertiser list for easy referencing.

Adventures

Backroad Adventures

In the latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 70 listings for the best things to see and do while traveling along the region’s highways, city roads and backroads. From forgotten ghost towns to remote hots springs and breathtaking waterfalls, there is something to see in every direction.

Fishing Adventures

The Kootenay Rockies offer abundant fish populations in a spectacularly scenic setting, including the famous Gerrard rainbow trout as well as landlocked salmon and some of the best bass fishing in BC. In your Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find over 300 listings for the best lake and stream fishing in the region, complete with stocking charts.

Hunting Adventures

The Kootenay Rockies offer an abundance of big game and game bird hunting opportunities, including white-tailed and mule deer, moose and wild turkey. In the latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find detailed descriptions for the region’s main hunting species as well as descriptions of the area’s Wildlife Management Units.

Paddling Adventures

With an abundance of crystal-clear rivers and lakes of all shapes and sizes, there is plenty to explore in a canoe or kayak in the Kootenay Rockies. The latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook contains 60 detailed listings for the best places to paddle in the region, complete with put-ins and take-outs, difficulty, length, highlights and more.

Park Adventures

The Kootenay Rockies are blessed with a vast network of National, Provincial and Regional Parks that protect some of BC’s most stunning natural landscapes. In the latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find over 100 detailed listings for the region’s parks, complete with easy-to-read activity symbols, information on camping reservations, access and more.

Rec Site Adventures

Your Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook is your ultimate guide to the region’s remote and rustic camping and day-use rec sites. With 175 detailed rec site listings, we cover the best off-the-grid sites in the Kootenays, from America Creek to Wragge Beach.

Trail Adventures

­­From epic multi-day treks through the Rocky Mountains to leisurely strolls along riverbanks and to easy-access lookouts, the Kootenays offer a wide range of hiking adventures. In the latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 500 multi-use trail adventures for hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers, complete with distance, elevation gain, difficulty, access, highlights and more.

ATV Adventures

With a sprawling network of logging and mining roads and a ton of designated ATV areas to explore, the Kootenays offer some of the most exciting ATVing in the country. In the latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 100 detailed listings for the best places to ride your ATV or dirt bike in the region.

Snowmobile Adventures

From the remote Flathead region to the endless alpine around Revelstoke, the Kootenays offer world-class snowmobiling. In the latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 70 detailed listings for the best places to snowmobile in the area, complete with staging areas, distance, highlights and more.

Wildlife Adventures

From large mammals such as bear, deer and elk to hundreds of species of common and rare birds that populate the region’s lowlands, the Kootenays are a wildlife watcher’s paradise. In the latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find over 70 detailed listings for wildlife viewing areas, complete with access, species and more.

Winter Adventures

The Kootenays’ already majestic scenery becomes even more impressive in winter, with a generous snowfall that can last from November well into April in some areas. Cross-country skiers and snowshoers have fantastic trail networks to explore in virtually every corner of the Kootenays, and the region offers some of the best downhill skiing and snowboarding in the world. In the latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find over 80 detailed listings for the best places to get out and explore the Kootenay Rockies during the winter.

Updates

We are always looking for ways to improve our products. Whether it is map updates, new trails, or road closures, we welcome any new information and feedback.

To submit a map update, you will need the following information:

  • Publication Year
  • Type of Update (map detail and/or correction to writing)
  • Page Number
  • Map Coordinate (if applicable)
  • Your comments regarding the suggested change

Map Updates

Map Number Coordinate Comment Publication Year Update Date
34 F2 No Dirt biking or ATVing on Frisby Ridge Trail
The Frisby Ridge Trail is designated as a non-motorized trail in the summer so ATV’s and dirt bikes are not permitted here. However, riders will find the Revy Riders Recreation Trail dirt bike network in the area. It is only used for dirt biking, no hiking, mountain biking or snowmobile use.
2017 2017-05-18
40 E5 There is no camping or boat launch along Lake Revelstoke by Mars Creek. This is posted private property. Please respect the rights of private land owners. 2014 2017-04-20

Writing Updates

Page Number Comment Publication Year Update Date
139 Updated information
Diana Lake Trail (Map 38/D6)
The Pinnacle FSR continues beyond the old Diana Lake trailhead. Hikers should still use the original trailhead (at km 24) as there is no parking further along. Visitors can also visit the Diana Lake Lodge, which is found just past the lake and offers accommodations, snacks and refreshments.
2017 2017-07-17
147 Updated Trail info
La Forme Creek Trail (Map 40/G7-41/A7)
LaForme Creek Trail is an old road bed that is completely grown in with alders. There are tentative plans to upgrade the trail to an adaptive non-motorized trail.
2017 2017-05-18
179 Updated Trail info
Revelstoke Area: Frisby Ridge Trail (Map 34/F2)
The Frisby Ridge Trail is designated as a non-motorized trail in the summer so ATV’s and dirt bikes are not permitted here. However, riders will find the Revy Riders Recreation Trail dirt bike network in the area. It is only used for dirt biking, no hiking, mountain biking or snowmobile use.
2017 2017-05-18
205 Updated contact information and added information on new cabin in area.
Ripple Ridge Cabins (Map 4/A7)
Maintained by the Ripple Ridge Recreation Association, the Ripple Ridge Cabin has room for up to six people and is used for backcountry hiking, ski touring and snowshoeing. The area is restricted against snowmobiles and dogs (in winter) due to mountain caribou. A new cabin has been added in the area, only 50 metres from the original. Known as Lightning Strike Cabin, it has room for 8 people. Both cabins are about a 45 minute hike from the parking lot at Kootenay Pass on Highway 3. Reservations are required for overnight use and can be made at www.rippleridge.ca.
2017 2017-07-06

Product Questions

Can I order bigger maps from the mapbook?
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Is the PDF option georeferenced?
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Hi there,
If I buy the print edition, can I get a copy of the PDF included? The print makes sense for planning while the PDF would be useful on the road.

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