Posts by BRMB Team

12 Wildlife Viewing Hotspots in the Spokane Area

From rare birds to big mammals like grizzly bears and wolves, wildlife viewers in Washington State can see it all. One of the best regions of Washington for spotting wild animals is in the northeast – here is a list of the best places to view wildlife within easy driving distance of Spokane.

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Washington’s Top 10 Paddling Routes

Whether on the ocean, on a lake or in a river or creek, canoers and kayakers have a lot of incredible paddling routes to choose from in Washington State. To get you acquainted with your options, here are 10 great paddles in Washington!

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WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE!

PRESS RELEASE – Backroad Mapbooks, the Canadian publishing company best known nationwide for its backcountry, fishing and GPS maps and guides announced today that it has officially launched a new website and corporate identity (www.backroadmapbooks.com). According to Russell Mussio, the company’s president and co-founder, the new website and brand refresh are more closely aligned with the company’s strategic vision for …

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BRMB is proud to announce the addition of our ATV and Snowmobile Trail Overlays for the Gaia GPS app!

For decades, ATVers and snowmobilers across Canada have trusted Backroad Mapbooks to provide them with the most comprehensive, detailed and up-to-date trail coverage available on the market. BRMB is here to keep you on track during your ATV or snowmobile adventure. We show you over 110,000 km (68,000 mi) of ATV/OHV trails and close to 145,000 km (90,000 mi) of snowmobile trails from coast to coast, and you can now access this entire trail database via the Gaia GPS app.

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The Ultimate Backcountry Navigation Experience

Backroad Mapbooks is pleased to announce that our Canada-wide catalogue of Backroad GPS Maps is now available for the Garmin 66i. Combining the latest in handheld GPS technology with the most detailed recreation maps available for the country, there has never been a better tool for exploring the backcountry. Whether you are deep in the bush for days on end …

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6 Of The Best Hiking Areas In BC

When it comes to hiking areas, residents of and visitors to British Columbia are spoiled for choice.  Strewn with picturesque mountain ranges, undisturbed waterways like rivers and lakes, and beautifully surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, it’s not surprising that people in British Columbia tend to list hiking and camping as two of their favourite pastimes. (You can find all kinds …

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Canoe Tripping With the BRMB Crew

  Found to the east of the small, gold-rush era towns of Wells and Barkerville, the Bowron Lakes offer a legendary canoe trip that, while celebrated among paddlers, can be quite daunting to those not used to extended lake travel. Covering 118 km (73 mi), including 10 km (6.2 mi) of portages, the circuit can test the mettle of any …

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A Day Trip Through Scout Valley

BY COLIN HUGHES – A beautiful Sunday, one of the first in a long time, had me looking at my Cottage Country Backroad Mapbook for a trail for my daughter and I to explore. We settled on Scout Valley near Orillia. Once through Orillia, we parked at the north trailhead off Old Barrie Road. Dropping into the forest, the canopy …

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