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Backroad Mapbooks is famous for our trail coverage, and for good reason. Whether you are exploring the rainforests of the wild west coast of British Columbia, trekking among the majestic, towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains, navigating the rolling terrain of Saskatchewan's Cypress Hills, heading deep into the forest of Ontario's Cottage Country or soaking in the ocean views from the Cape Breton Highlands, you can count on BRMB to provide you with the most up-to-date and detailed trail information available on the market. We chart thousands of trails from coast to coast, from hiking to mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and multi-use trails. This includes the Trans-Canada Trail, the longest recreational multi-use trail in the world.More Info >
Backroad Mapbooks is pleased to announce that our BC & Ontario Recreation Maps are now available for download via the ViewRanger app for Apple iOS and Android! Trusted by outdoor adventurers around the world, ViewRanger is jam-packed with handy features – learn more below!More Info >

Have your holiday treats and burn them off too, all while enjoying the outdoors! This winter, pick up a new-found skill: snowshoeing! With these simple tips and tricks for first timers and a peek at the best places to try it across Canada, you’ll be walking in a winter wonderland in no time.


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Cold winter days got you feeling a little rough? Well, there is nothing better than spending a day with some four-legged friends to help pipe up your spirits! Dog sledding is a unique and exciting way to enjoy the winter and an even better reason to get out and try something new. Here are 8 Great places to try it in Canada!

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To celebrate one of our favourite winter activities, we have put together a list of some of the best places to cross-country ski across Canada, from British Columbia to the Maritimes!

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From casual cross-country skis along urban trails to multi-day traverses through the mountains, the BRMB Navigator app and BRMB GPS Maps are jam-packed with winter recreation information. Check out this blog to find out about all the winter adventure highlights we have packed into these products.More Info >
Winter is here and outdoor explorers from coast to coast are stepping up their game and braving the elements. To help keep your adventures rolling year-round, here are some helpful tips on how and where to go winter camping.More Info >

Before you head out on your backcountry winter adventures, print off our Winter Travel Checklist to to ensure you pack everything you need for a safe and exciting bucket list adventure this season!

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Searching for that secret snowshoe trail to a mountaintop lookout? How about that hidden ski-access backcountry hut or frozen waterfall tucked away deep in the woods? Backroad Mapbooks is your number one guide to these winter adventures and many more, with detailed coverage of the best winter recreation destinations across CanadaMore Info >
The seasons are changing, but that does not mean we have to stay indoors. Backroad Mapbooks has you covered for all seasons with our industry-leading maps and detailed Adventure listings, including the very best in winter adventure across the country.More Info >
This November, the Movember Foundation is rolling out its Move for Movember initiative, a 60 km running challenge aimed at fighting mental illness and suicide among men. To prepare you for this challenge, we’ve put together some tips and tricks for running in this often windy, rainy and snowy time of year.More Info >

As many of our readers know, snowmobiling is one of the most exciting ways to enjoy the outdoors during winter. We have put together a quick list of tips and techniques for making sure your snowmobile adventure goes smoothly.







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