EMILY & KODA
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Emily Iverson is a Vancouver Island-based explorer, photographer and dog mom. On any given weekend you can find her and her pup Koda hunting for hidden waterfalls, trail running along the Pacific coast, summiting a panoramic peak, kayaking to a secluded cove or spending the night amongst the stars during each season. Together, Emily and Koda use their Backroad Mapbooks to guide them to all sorts of amazing backcountry destinations.
Emily has been exploring the outdoors since she was a young child, and her sense of adventure has only grown. And since rescuing Koda, she has become even more inspired about finding the most photogenic bits of nature that Canada has to offer, trekking deep into the wilderness with her furry friend in tow.
You can follow Emily and Koda’s adventures by clicking the links below.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Shayd is a freelance photographer specializing in editorial, lifestyle and travel work. He has been featured in the New York Times for photographing a hockey game at 6000 feet in the mountains by helicopter with NHL players, has shot portraits of celebrities such as Nick Offerman, Cheech & Chong and Diplo to name a few and has done many assignments for Destination British Columbia.
When he is not on assignment, he spends time exploring in his 1985 Toyota Landcruiser BJ60 named "Charlie" which has taken him through the western United States, The Rockies and many trips back and forth to the west coast of Vancouver Island. His most notable event was a few years ago when him and his 3 friends had a close encounter with a Sasquatch in the Garibaldi Wilderness area.... True story.
STANDING IN MOTION / STEPHEN LAM
Vancouver, British Columbia
Stephen Lam is an photographer & an outdoor enthusiast. He has spent the last eight years traveling all over the world, while basing himself out of Vancouver, Canada. Over the last four years Stephen has been actively hiking and photographing landscapes to traveling to beautiful cultures throughout the world, including the Moai statues of Easter Island, the metropolitan city life in Asia-Pacific, the remote corners of the Himalaya, the oldest geological table top mountains with the highest waterfall on Earth in South America, the annual red crab migration at Christmas Island, the famous ruins of Peru and Egypt, and chasing bluebird days throughout the incredible Canadian Rockies. Working as a freelance adventure, travel and landscape photographer, Stephen volunteers guiding with local outdoor organizations to organize hikes and recreational outings in British Columbia, meeting new friends, and creating lasting memories.
Stephen considers himself to be a purist; his approach is to capture untouched natural beauty with his camera. He does not believe in any manipulation of his images. To capture the images, Stephen travels to remote locations around the world and sometimes visits locations year after year to capture just the right light, often waiting long periods for the rain to stop, the wind to still, the fog to lift.
Stephen’s imagery transports the viewer behind his lens of his camera to explore remote and inaccessible regions through his eyes, awakening a sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world.
Lumby, British Columbia
Dave Allcock is the man behind Summit Overland, a documentary series following his family of four as they journey among Canada’s most beautiful backroad destinations. With no itinerary, no set schedule and a passion for seeking out the extraordinary, Dave rallies his trusty jeep over some of the country’s most rugged terrain to reach its most breathtaking locations. With a background in Search and Rescue and the latest Backroad Mapbooks within arm's reach, Dave leads his wife Sara and their two children on one adventure after another. BRMB is thrilled to partner with Dave and his family as they navigate the Canadian road trip experience of a lifetime. Where they will end up next is anyone's guess.
You can follow Dave and Summit Overland’s adventures by clicking the links below.
Mark Jinks is a full time freelance photographer based in Edmonton, Alberta. He specializes in landscape and nature photography, often using a long exposure technique in his images to create an ethereal art like effect.
Mark can often be found in the Rocky Mountains, looking for new scenes to photograph, and returning to familiar ones in different seasons. He uses Backroad mapbooks to explore not just the rockies, but all over the province of Alberta and beyond, preferring to rely on paper maps, especially in areas where GPS signals are non existent.
Mark's work can be found here:
AMANDA LYNN MAYHEW
Amanda Lynn is a rugged, tough, outdoorswoman from Northern Ontario. With her energetic personality and passion for the outdoors, Amanda Lynn has led herself to become one of the most popular faces of the outdoors. Amanda Lynn is a sponsor for CFMOTO Windzone and WILD TV, Official Ambassador & Host of the Great Outdoors Stage at the Toronto Sportsman Show, and now, BRMB!
Born in small town Manitouwadge, Amanda Lynn was raised to love the outdoors, and has devoted her life and work to engaging and educating younger generations, and women, about hunting and all things outdoor. Not only is Amanda Lynn a popular face, but this driven woman is also the host of her own TV show, Just Hunt on WILD TV and is recognized as one of the top female hunters in the industry.
As a BRMB Ambassador, you can expect to see Amanda Lynn showing off her BRMB gear at various events and even on her show! We provide her with the maps and information she needs for successful hunting trips in the backcountry, and she brings back amazing photos, write ups and stories about her adventures.
You can follow Amanda’s adventures by clicking the links below.
Jake Graham is a Canadian adventurer who is not afraid to explore our country’s most rugged terrain, from remote Yukon mountains to the fjords of Newfoundland & Labrador. A talented photographer, Jake likes to put the extra effort into finding those difficult-to-reach vantage points, and this determination is clearly apparent in his work.
Jake’s captivating photographs have gained a following on Instagram, and many of the locations he has shot have been found with the help of our Backroad Mapbooks and TOPO Maps. Wherever he is exploring from coast to coast, Jake’s photos manage to capture the essence of the Canadian backcountry.
You can follow Jake’s adventures by clicking the links below.
St. John’s, Newfoundland
John Lundrigan is from St. John’s, Newfoundland and spends most of his free time atop his 850 XMR, which he uses to explore some of the hardest-to-reach parts of The Rock. Whether bogging through some serious mud, ripping along a winding trail or breaking tracks through deep snow, John never backs down from a challenge.
He is also an avid hunter and uses any opportunity he can to get out in the woods. If he’s not sending it atop his quad, you can likely find him cooking a delicious campfire meal.
You can follow John’s adventures by clicking the link below.
Kaila Walton is a photographer, hiker and explorer based in the Northwest Territories who has years of experience travelling around Northern BC’s backcountry in her Jeep, searching out Mother Nature’s hidden treasures with the help of our Backroad Mapbooks. Through her social media presence Kaila aims to inspire anyone and everyone to get outside and explore, no matter where they come from.
Kaila is passionate about preserving our forests, rivers and lakes for future generations to enjoy and uses her photography as a tool showcase just how beautiful Canada’s wilderness is. Always opting for the path less travelled, Kaila can be found anywhere from mountaintop to creek bed as she checks another natural wonder off of her bucket list.
You can follow Kaila’s adventures by clicking the links below.
Here at Backroad Mapbooks, we are always looking for people who love to share and be a part of the #brmblife. That’s why we recently introduced the BRMB Ambassador Program. A BRMB Ambassador is someone who proudly represents the Backroad Mapbooks brand, wherever their adventures may take them. They spread the love of BRMB through their websites, social media profiles, videos, on their cars, on their clothes and by word of mouth. Wherever they go, BRMB goes with them! Would you like to be part of the team? Apply as BRMB Ambassador!