Posts by BRMB Team

The Top 10 FREE Camping Spots in Ontario

A new year is just around the corner and many Ontarians are gearing up to get out camping. But with paid campsites heavily booked in advance, it’s getting harder than ever to find that perfect campsite.

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Warm Up With These Winter Camping Tips!

Whether you are ringing in the New Year with friends surrounded by fabulous scenery, travelling on a budget, or planning a multi-day backcountry adventure, camping during winter can be just as comfortable and enjoyable as any other season! Instead of packing up your camping gear for the season, pack up a few essential items and get ready for some awesome …

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Create Custom Printed Maps with BRMBmaps.com

One of the unique features of the BRMB Maps Web Map is the ability to print custom topo maps, either of a particular map that coincides with a page in any of our mapbooks or a custom scaled map. Covering all of Canada with high detailed topographic features, in combination with over 100 BRMB Adventure Layer options available, you can …

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The Best Vancouver Island Fishing Lakes & Streams

Hugging the coast of British Columbia, Vancouver Island features spectacular scenery, old growth rainforests, towering mountain peaks and exceptional fishing. The laidback culture of the Island, along with a population infused with a love of the natural world, makes this place an angler’s dream. Here you will find world-class salmon and steelhead bearing rivers along with lakes teaming with a …

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The Best Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Fishing Lakes & Streams

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is well-known for its many great fishing options. The region offers a plethora of spectacular locations from the Highway 24 and Quesnel areas in the Cariboo, the higher elevation lakes of the Chilcotin Plateau, offering fishing right through the summer to Bella Coola and the coast where anglers will find some amazing stream fishing. Here’s a …

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Camping Alternatives in Ontario

If you think it seems impossible to get a campsite at an Ontario Provincial Park this year, you are not alone. With folks wanting to get out into nature due to COVID restrictions, parks are getting slammed with campers, many exploring this activity for the first time. Even the National Parks and Conservation Areas are booked up as well. What’s …

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Exploring the Rocky Mountains Backcountry

While the National Parks; Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho, steal all the glory when it comes to tourist destinations, those looking to get well off the beaten path and explore nature at its finest will find plenty of exciting destinations in the provincial parks which make their way along the Great Divide. It is time to give these other parks …

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The Ultimate Northern BC Road Trip

Northern British Columbia is a vast and rugged part of the province. Two main highways make their way through this landscape. Separating at Prince George, Highway 16 heads west to Prince Rupert, meeting Highway 37, which winds its way up the western interior while Highway 97 travels the eastern interior, visiting Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Fort Nelson on …

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The Ultimate Rocky Mountain Road Trip

The Rocky Mountains are by far the most popular destination for visitors, both from and to Canada. The National Parks that straddle these majestic peaks; Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho are considered the Crown Jewels of the Parks Canada park system. With so much to see and do, where do you begin? Here are a few useful hints and trip …

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NEW BRMB Algonquin Park App – Your Offline Map & Guide for Algonquin Park

Interested in exploring one of Canada’s greatest treasures with the confidence of a good map that works deep in the backcountry? Then look no further! Backroad Mapbooks has just launched a new app specific to Algonquin Park and the surrounding area. Available for both IOS and Android users, the Algonquin Park Adventure Map app shows all the paddling routes, campsites, …

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Trout Fishing in Algonquin Park

With trout fishing season in full swing in Algonquin Park, anglers are already hitting some of the park’s famous fishing lakes. Here is a quick guide to making the most of your time in this world-famous trout fishing hot spot.

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Ultimate Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Road Trip

World famous canoe routes, cattle ranching, Gold Rush trails, rainforests and spirit bears, the diverse makeup of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is an explorer’s dream. For its vast area, there are few main highways or paved roads running through the region. However, thousands of kilometres of backroads abound and it would be easy to lose yourself for days, or even months, discovering this unique part of British Columbia.

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Exploring Northwestern Ontario

Northwestern Ontario is a vast landscape, home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the entire province. While roads travel as far north as Pickle Lake, over 60% of Northwestern Ontario has no road access! Highway 11 and 17 make their way into Northwestern Ontario from the east, merging from Nipigon through to Thunder Bay. Separating at Thunder Bay, …

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Must-Fish Lakes in Southern Alberta

Southern Alberta is home to countless lakes offering some pretty spectacular fishing. While some are well-known and popular destinations, others are hidden gems, just waiting to be discovered. Some offer easy access and can be quite busy, others require a hike and often in these instances, an angler will find they have a lake all to themselves. Here is a …

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