Waterproof Maps


BC waterproof maps

Backroad Mapbooks’ series of waterproof topographic maps of BC get you exploring the backcountry of British Columbia with confidence. These foldable, GPS-compatible BC maps are waterproof and tear-resistant, designed to fit right in your pocket or pack as you get down and dirty in BC’s wilderness playground.

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Ontario Waterproof Map

Backroad Mapbooks’ series of waterproof topographic Ontario maps include Algonquin Provincial Park and Bancroft District Crown Land. From Ontario parks, to the backcountry, to urban trails in well-known spots like Haliburton and Bobcaygeon, Ontario leaves no shortage of things to do for the outdoor adventurer.

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The provinces of BC and Ontario boast some of Canada’s most prolific outdoor recreation hot spots. From Harrison Hot Springs to the historic gold rush trails of 100 Mile House, to the mystical sites of Haida Gwaii, BC scintillates with opportunities for backcountry adventure. To the east, Ontario contains attractions such as the famous Algonquin Park, and recreation areas like Bobcaygeon and Haliburton. Backroad Mapbooks puts it all on the map with a series of waterproof adventure maps for BC and Ontario.


These tear-resistant, waterproof, large format adventure maps of BC and Ontario highlight popular recreational areas with industry-leading topographical maps showing hunting management units, logging roads or bush road systems, trails, parks, boat launches, ATV and snowmobile routes, and more. Designed to get you outside to play, these waterproof maps of BC and Ontario lead the way into the backcountry and beyond.



BC and Ontario Waterproof Map Highlights:

Tear-resistant and waterproof

  • » Printed on tear-resistant and waterproof large format (70 cm x 100 cm/24" x 32") paper


Detailed and compact

  • » Larger scale maps allow for easier readability of text
  • » The most up-to-date topographic maps available in Canada
  • » Colour road classifications distinguishing paved roads from logging roads
  • » Elevation relief shading with labeled contours to highlight mountains and river valleys
  • » UTM Grids along with latitude and longitude bearings
  • » Ontario Crown and private/restricted land identified
  • » Fish species for lakes and rivers
  • » Labeled roads, trails and recreational features
  • » Trail systems, including defined ATV, snowmobile & multi-use trail systems
  • » Park and backcountry campsites
  • » Paddling routes including access points and portages
  • » Wildlife Management boundaries for anglers and hunters
  • » Wildlife viewing sites


The most complete maps of BC and Ontario

  • » Local retailers and service providers
  • » And much, much more!


BC Waterproof Maps

Backroad Mapbooks’ BC waterproof maps cover areas similar to those covered by the BC Forest Service Maps, with more detail including more forest service roads, trails, up-to-date rec sites, fish species, paddling routes, wildlife viewing areas and more.


In BC, these waterproof topographic maps take you from Bulkley-Nechako to Smithers and Vanderhoof, covering the heart of the Nadina and Vanderhoof Forest Districts; the Cariboo region around 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel; and Chilliwack Merritt, covering the heart of the Chilliwack and Cascades Forest Districts.


Heading north, the maps cover Haida Gwaii, or the former Queen Charlotte Islands; then east to Kamloops Interlakes, including the famed Fishing Highway; Okanagan Valley stretching from Osoyoos past Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon; Prince George Mackenzie, which covers parts of the Prince George, Mackenzie and Fort St James Forest Districts; and West Kootenay and the area north from Castlegar and Nelson past Nakusp to Revelstoke.


New in 2016, the waterproof map series now covers all of Vancouver Island, BC, from Cape Scott to Tofino to Victoria, with 2 great maps (south and north). We have also recently added an East Kootenay waterproof map, covering the outdoor playground around Golden, Fernie, Cranbrook and Invermere. Additionally, we now offer a waterproof map for Northeastern BC, covering the vast wildlands that surround Fort Nelson, Tumbler Ridge, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and more!  .


Ontario Waterproof Maps

In Ontario, waterproof adventure maps are available for Algonquin Park and the Bancroft District. Backroad Mapbooks’ industry-leading, waterproof Algonquin Park map offers more detail and durability than other Algonquin Park maps.


In addition to its tear-resistant, waterproof format, this Algonquin Park map includes fish species, topographic features including relief elevation and contours, canoe routes with portages and access points, trails, campsites and more. We have expanded our Algonquin Park map to include two maps in one, with one side covering the entire Park and the other focusing on the Highway 60 corridor. We have also included a canoe route chart with distance and difficulty, trails chart, expanded campsite details, stocked fish chart and more. No other Algonquin Park map covers the entire park with as much easy-to-read recreational detail as the Backroad Algonquin Park map.


The Bancroft District Crown Land Map is a joint effort with the Ministry of Natural Resources. Although it is still a topographic map, the notable difference with this map is the Crown land areas and concession numbers as well as the fish species listed in the lakes and rivers.


Also included are the popular Outdoor Recreation features of the Cottage Country and Eastern Ontario Backroad Mapbooks like forest roads, trails, campsites, paddling routes, Wildlife Management Units, and much more.


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