Posts by BRMB Team

Hitting the Trails at the High Lonesome Nature Reserve

  A great series of hiking trails with a micro-brewery close by for refreshment? It doesn’t get any better than that. And even the threat of rain couldn’t keep us from heading out to explore High Lonesome Nature Reserve, a short distance from the hamlet of Pakenham.   Donated to the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust in 2012, this 81 hectare …

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Exploring Ontario’s Egan Chutes

  As you walk along the sandy trail from the parking area, the calm York River gives no preview to what’s ahead. But the closer you get to the chutes, the more the sound of rushing water grows, assaulting your ears with its volume.   Egan Chutes is a non-operating Ontario Park and unless you know where you are heading, …

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Ten Must See Attractions in Ontario’s Cottage Country

  Because of its close proximity to large urban centres such as Toronto, Kingston, North Bay and Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and Cottage Country destinations require less driving and feature some impressive day trip locations. Even though this part of Ontario is heavily populated, major expressways leading to winding backcountry roads allow explorers to quickly get away from the crowds and …

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Fall Turkey Hunting in Manitoba

Thanksgiving is almost here, and what better way to celebrate Manitoba’s outdoors than to serve up a wild turkey at this year’s dinner table? The Backroads Mapbook team have put together some tips and pointers to help you have a successful Thanksgiving turkey hunt.

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Get set for the Hunting Season!

With the British Columbia hunting season getting into full swing, Backroad Mapbooks is pleased to offer a variety of tips to help make the next hunting season your most successful one ever. Plus, we’ve hand-picked our most popular products to help increase your chances of success.  From the lush rainforests of BC’s coast to the arid inland desert of the …

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Culinary Adventures in the Canadian Backcountry

With summer heating right up, outdoor explorers from coast to coast are heading into the Canadian backcountry for a night (or two, or more) of camping. Undoubtedly, enjoying a nice meal under the open sky is one of the highlights of any camping trip, and while it is easy to keep it simple and stick to hot dogs and s’mores, …

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Canadian Adventures to be Thankful For

Before you dive into that stuffed Thanksgiving turkey, it’s time to have a toast and give thanks to the incredible opportunities we have here in Canada. Not only are we a diverse, welcoming and peaceful country, but we are also home to some of the best adventures in the entire world. With over 9.9 million km2 (3.8 million mi2 ) of breathtaking …

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SOS: Safety on Snowmobiles

There’s no question that snowmobiling is one of Canada’s most popular outdoor sports come wintertime. With fresh powder covering many local slopes and hundreds of thousands of kilometres of trails to explore, there’s no shortage of space to play. Unfortunately, as the amount of people getting involved in the sport grows, so does the amount of accidents and deaths caused …

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Exploring Haida Gwaii With Backroad Mapbooks

From hot springs to hiking trails, rare birds, whales, ancient villages and hidden beaches, Haida Gwaii is an outdoor explorer’s paradise. We’ve put together a short list of our favourite things to see and do on the islands, but you can find many more on our latest edition Haida Gwaii Waterproof Map.

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EXPLORING THE EAST KOOTENAYS WITH BACKROAD MAPBOOKS

From trout fishing in a secluded stream to racing your mountain bike down a winding single track, to snowmobiling in the high alpine or camping under the stars, the East Kootenays are full of incredible adventure opportunities, and the latest edition of our East Kootenay Waterproof Map is your ultimate guide to exploring the area!

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BRMB’s Top 11 Saskatchewan Paddling Adventures

Saskatchewan is famous for its epic paddling routes, particularly in the north. However, paddlers all across the province have a variety of exciting waterways to explore. Here are our picks for the top 11 paddling routes to check out across Saskatchewan.

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Backpacker Bartending – Drinks on the Go

Although staying hydrated is the number one important rule when traveling long distances on the trail, sometimes a celebratory drink when you reach camp can really hit the spot. After all, nothing is more satisfying than taking a sip of a cool refreshment after a long and hard day on the trail. However, nothing is worse than having to carry …

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Awesome ATV Trails Across Ontario

The province of Ontario offers ATVers every type of adventure, from adrenaline-pumping backcountry rides over rugged, challenging terrain to leisurely sightseeing tours perfect for beginner riders. Many trails follow old logging roads and railroad beds, and some of the best riding areas often contain fishing and camping opportunities as well. To give you an overview of the province’s amazing ATVing …

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Frostbite and Hypothermia 101

Outdoor adventurers in Canada know how to make the most out of winter. Whether exploring remote mountain ranges on a snowmobile, skis or snowshoes, lacing up a pair skates and heading out to the local pond or lake or catching some turns on that secret line at the local ski hill, we do not let a little snow and ice …

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