Backroad Mapbooks

Backroad Mapbooks & Fishing Mapbooks

CANADA’S PREMIER BACKCOUNTRY MAPS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION GUIDES

Our Backroad Mapbooks recreation guidebook series is the country’s most trusted resource for hikers, anglers, hunters, campers, paddlers, snowmobilers, ATVers and more. Featuring the most up-to-date outdoor recreation information plus the most comprehensive road and trail coverage on the market, there is no better guide to Canada’s outdoors. Additionally, we offer Fishing Mapbooks designed specifically for anglers with detailed river maps, bathymetric lake (depth) charts and more.


British Columbia Backcountry Maps

Choose from BC Mapbooks including Vancouver Island, Vancouver Coast & Mountains, Thompson Okanagan, Kootenay Rockies, Cariboo Chilcotin and Northern BC, plus Fishing Mapbooks specifically for anglers.

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Alberta & Prairies Backcountry Maps

For the map junkie, outdoor enthusiast, and lover of all things Canada, the Canadian Prairie guidebooks have it all, from Alberta to Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Ontario Backcountry Maps

Our Ontario guidebooks cover the entire province including Southern Ontario, Cottage Country, Northeastern Ontario and Northwestern Ontario. We also offer Fishing Mapbooks specifically for anglers.

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Ontario Fishing Mapbooks »
Atlantic Canada Backroad Maps

Covering all of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and PEI, these recreation guidebooks keep you on track without batteries or cell coverage.


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BACKROAD MAPBOOKS

Our Backroad Mapbooks feature industry-leading topographic maps and are jam-packed with outdoor recreation information including thousands of Adventure write-ups, service directories and an easy-to-use index. These heavy-duty, spiral-bound guidebooks are also available in PDF format for use on any PDF reader or e-book that supports colour PDFs, allowing you to easily transport several guidebooks at once, zoom into the maps for easier reading, use a reference search and easily navigate between pages.

FISHING MAPBOOKS

Our Fishing Mapbooks feature industry-leading river maps and bathymetric lake (depth) charts that also show you road access, water features, boat launches and campsites. Included with each lake or river is a detailed description outlining information on species, stocking, regulations and more. We also provide you with each lake’s elevation, depth and surface area, plus tips on identifying fish and angling techniques. These heavy-duty, spiral-bound guidebooks are also available in PDF format for use on any PDF reader.

Backroad Mapbooks

  • Complete area topographic map coverage at 150,000 - 250,000 scales (province and region dependent)
  • Extensive logging, industry and bush road coverage with unparalleled road system detail
  • Labeled backcountry roads and recreational features
  • Trail systems, including ATV, snowmobile & multi-use trails
  • Paddling routes with access points and portages
  • Parks and protected and natural areas with clearly labeled activities and amenities
  • Recreation sites, conservation areas and regional park systems
  • Wildlife Management Unit boundaries for anglers and hunters
  • Elevation relief shading with labeled contours highlighting mountains and river valleys
  • UTM grids and latitude and longitude bearings
  • Crown and private/restricted land delineated
  • Alberta and Manitoba township grids
  • Informative descriptions of backroad attractions; fishing lakes, streams and ocean areas; hunting spots; paddling routes on lakes, rivers and ocean; parks and recreation sites; trails for hiking, biking, ATV and multi-use; wildlife viewing; and winter recreation, e.g. cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling
  • And much, much more!
 
 
 

Our British Columbia Backroad Mapbooks feature up-to-date forest service roads and trail systems, along with BC’s best spots and outdoor attractions like recreation sites, natural hot springs, big trees, and ocean recreational activities. BC map areas include Vancouver Island, Cariboo Chilcotin, the Kootenay Rockies, Northern BC, Thompson Okanagan and Vancouver Coast.

The Alberta and Prairies Backroad Mapbooks showcase detailed oil and gas roads and trail systems, along with special features like off-highway vehicle (OHV) areas for ATVing and snowmobiling, Alberta recreation spots, and those famed national parks. Alberta map areas include the Canadian Rockies, Central Alberta, Northern Alberta and Southern Alberta. The Prairie maps include all of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Heading east, our Ontario Backroad Mapbooks feature numerous forestry roads, trail systems, visitor centres, and provincial attractions like snowmobile routes and Ontario Conservation Areas. Ontario map areas include Cottage Country, Eastern Ontario, Northeastern Ontario, Northwestern Ontario, Southern Ontario and Southwestern Ontario. Our Quebec Backroad Mapbooks include Southwestern Quebec and Montreal/Laurentians, with plenty of outdoor recreation activities and access points.

Finally, our Atlantic Canada map books guide you through unique trails, Maritime beaches and the best ocean fishing spots, with maps for all of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI and Nova Scotia.

BC & Ontario Fishing Mapbooks

  • Bathymetric Lake (Depth) Charts – With surrounding road and recreation features
  • River & Stream Maps – Show hot spots, access points and surrounding road and recreation features
  • Directions & Access – Directions and area indicators are included for each lake, river or stream
  • Facility Information – Boat launches, camping or resorts, and nearby communities detailed
  • Stocking Information – For each stocked lake, river or stream
  • Physical Attributes/Lake Definitions – Includes proximity to nearest centre, lake elevation, size of lake or length of river or stream, mean and maximum lake depth, and waypoint or geographic location of the waterbody
  • Fishing Information – Includes fish species, local lures and flies, and preferred fishing methods on each lake, river or stream
  • Fish Species – Descriptions on main fish species per region
  • Tips & Techniques – How to fish using various lake, river and stream techniques
  • Fishing Regulations – Includes regional regulations and exceptions, including salmon fishing regulations and BC Freshwater Fishing Resorts with locations and amenities
  • Cooperation – Updated regularly and developed in cooperation with local agencies (government, parks, fisheries, forestry, and tourism organizations, local municipalities, non-profit outdoor groups and clubs, consumers, and more) to ensure accuracy

 

Backroad Mapbooks’ BC and Ontario fishing map books take you into the best fishing hot spots and beyond for more than a great day of fishing. The Vancouver Island BC fishing map book takes you through Region 1 (Vancouver Island), including such fishing gems as Alice Lake and Shawnigan Lake. On the mainland, three fishing map books guide anglers through Regions 2 (Lower Mainland), 3 (Thompson Nicola), 4 (Kootenay), 5 (Cariboo), 6 (Skeena), 7 (Omineca and Peace) and 8 (Okanagan) for some of BC’s finest fishing destinations.

The Central Ontario Fishing Mapbook covers Fishing Zone 15, with such abundant fishing spots as Algonquin Park lakes and the waterways of Parry Sound. The Eastern Ontario Fishing Mapbook spans Fishing Zones 17, 18 and 20, including fishing highlights from Peterborough to Ottawa and the backcountry beyond. The Ice Fishing Ontario mapbook travels the wintry landscape of Ontario to detail the best ice fishing locations and how to fish them. For the Ontario angler, no other resource guide provides as detailed information as Backroad Mapbooks’ series of Ontario fishing map books.

The PDF book version of Backroad Mapbooks’ recreation guidebooks includes everything you will find in the printed mapbook. It comes in a digital file that can be read on any PDF reader or e-book that supports colour PDF documents. The ability to transport several map books at once, zoom into the maps or writing for easier reading, the reference search functionality, and easy navigation between pages make this a popular alternative.

Additionally, all of our Fishing Mapbooks can be viewed in PDF format, bringing the ancient sport of fishing into the digital age and offering all of the features listed above.

Note that these PDF map books are not printable or geo-referenced. See Backroad Digital Maps for geo-referenced versions of our maps.

The PDF map book price is based on a Single User License. If you would like for more than one person to look at this map book, then an Extended License or Server Extended License is required. Please contact info@backroadmapbooks.com for more information and pricing on these options.

Printed Mapbooks

Backroad Mapbooks

  • Complete area topographic map coverage at 150,000 - 250,000 scales (province and region dependent)
  • Extensive logging, industry and bush road coverage with unparalleled road system detail
  • Labeled backcountry roads and recreational features
  • Trail systems, including ATV, snowmobile & multi-use trails
  • Paddling routes with access points and portages
  • Parks and protected and natural areas with clearly labeled activities and amenities
  • Recreation sites, conservation areas and regional park systems
  • Wildlife Management Unit boundaries for anglers and hunters
  • Elevation relief shading with labeled contours highlighting mountains and river valleys
  • UTM grids and latitude and longitude bearings
  • Crown and private/restricted land delineated
  • Alberta and Manitoba township grids
  • Informative descriptions of backroad attractions; fishing lakes, streams and ocean areas; hunting spots; paddling routes on lakes, rivers and ocean; parks and recreation sites; trails for hiking, biking, ATV and multi-use; wildlife viewing; and winter recreation, e.g. cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling
  • And much, much more!
 
 
 

Our British Columbia Backroad Mapbooks feature up-to-date forest service roads and trail systems, along with BC’s best spots and outdoor attractions like recreation sites, natural hot springs, big trees, and ocean recreational activities. BC map areas include Vancouver Island, Cariboo Chilcotin, the Kootenay Rockies, Northern BC, Thompson Okanagan and Vancouver Coast.

The Alberta and Prairies Backroad Mapbooks showcase detailed oil and gas roads and trail systems, along with special features like off-highway vehicle (OHV) areas for ATVing and snowmobiling, Alberta recreation spots, and those famed national parks. Alberta map areas include the Canadian Rockies, Central Alberta, Northern Alberta and Southern Alberta. The Prairie maps include all of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Heading east, our Ontario Backroad Mapbooks feature numerous forestry roads, trail systems, visitor centres, and provincial attractions like snowmobile routes and Ontario Conservation Areas. Ontario map areas include Cottage Country, Eastern Ontario, Northeastern Ontario, Northwestern Ontario, Southern Ontario and Southwestern Ontario. Our Quebec Backroad Mapbooks include Southwestern Quebec and Montreal/Laurentians, with plenty of outdoor recreation activities and access points.

Finally, our Atlantic Canada map books guide you through unique trails, Maritime beaches and the best ocean fishing spots, with maps for all of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI and Nova Scotia.

BC & Ontario Fishing Mapbooks

  • Bathymetric Lake (Depth) Charts – With surrounding road and recreation features
  • River & Stream Maps – Show hot spots, access points and surrounding road and recreation features
  • Directions & Access – Directions and area indicators are included for each lake, river or stream
  • Facility Information – Boat launches, camping or resorts, and nearby communities detailed
  • Stocking Information – For each stocked lake, river or stream
  • Physical Attributes/Lake Definitions – Includes proximity to nearest centre, lake elevation, size of lake or length of river or stream, mean and maximum lake depth, and waypoint or geographic location of the waterbody
  • Fishing Information – Includes fish species, local lures and flies, and preferred fishing methods on each lake, river or stream
  • Fish Species – Descriptions on main fish species per region
  • Tips & Techniques – How to fish using various lake, river and stream techniques
  • Fishing Regulations – Includes regional regulations and exceptions, including salmon fishing regulations and BC Freshwater Fishing Resorts with locations and amenities
  • Cooperation – Updated regularly and developed in cooperation with local agencies (government, parks, fisheries, forestry, and tourism organizations, local municipalities, non-profit outdoor groups and clubs, consumers, and more) to ensure accuracy

 

Backroad Mapbooks’ BC and Ontario fishing map books take you into the best fishing hot spots and beyond for more than a great day of fishing. The Vancouver Island BC fishing map book takes you through Region 1 (Vancouver Island), including such fishing gems as Alice Lake and Shawnigan Lake. On the mainland, three fishing map books guide anglers through Regions 2 (Lower Mainland), 3 (Thompson Nicola), 4 (Kootenay), 5 (Cariboo), 6 (Skeena), 7 (Omineca and Peace) and 8 (Okanagan) for some of BC’s finest fishing destinations.

The Central Ontario Fishing Mapbook covers Fishing Zone 15, with such abundant fishing spots as Algonquin Park lakes and the waterways of Parry Sound. The Eastern Ontario Fishing Mapbook spans Fishing Zones 17, 18 and 20, including fishing highlights from Peterborough to Ottawa and the backcountry beyond. The Ice Fishing Ontario mapbook travels the wintry landscape of Ontario to detail the best ice fishing locations and how to fish them. For the Ontario angler, no other resource guide provides as detailed information as Backroad Mapbooks’ series of Ontario fishing map books.

PDF Mapbooks

The PDF book version of Backroad Mapbooks’ recreation guidebooks includes everything you will find in the printed mapbook. It comes in a digital file that can be read on any PDF reader or e-book that supports colour PDF documents. The ability to transport several map books at once, zoom into the maps or writing for easier reading, the reference search functionality, and easy navigation between pages make this a popular alternative.

Additionally, all of our Fishing Mapbooks can be viewed in PDF format, bringing the ancient sport of fishing into the digital age and offering all of the features listed above.

Note that these PDF map books are not printable or geo-referenced. See Backroad Digital Maps for geo-referenced versions of our maps.

The PDF map book price is based on a Single User License. If you would like for more than one person to look at this map book, then an Extended License or Server Extended License is required. Please contact info@backroadmapbooks.com for more information and pricing on these options.