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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!More Info >
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.More Info >
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.More Info >
The Kootenays are a mecca for the mountain bike scene that has been building up the local trails for years to meet world-class standards. Here are our eight favourite places to ride in the Kootenay Rockies.More Info >
With the snow melting and the days getting longer, Albertans are itching to get outside and explore the backcountry, and there is no better place to do this than in one of the province’s many parks. Here are a few of them that are perfect for springtime adventures.More Info >
The Okanagan Valley & Shuswap area is full of fantastic fishing lakes, and our latest edition waterproof rec map for the area is your guide to angling success. Here are just a few of the many lakes you will find on these industry-leading topographic maps.More Info >

Offering over 29,000 km (18,000 mi) of coastline to explore, packed with inlets, bays, fjords and islands, along with rivers and lakes that stretch across the entire province. From whales and icebergs to serene wetlands and trophy salmon fishing, there is never a dull moment while paddling Newfoundland's many waterways.

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The northern lights, or Aurora borealis, are one of the most impressive natural phenomena that you can lay your eyes upon. Here is our list of 10 great places to view the northern lights across the country.More Info >
There is no better way to heat up your winter than with a hot springs adventure, and Western Canada is full of them. Here are a few of our favourite springs to visit to chase away those winter chills.More Info >
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Backroad Mapbooks is pleased to introduce you to our rugged and talented crew of female brand ambassadors. These ladies know how to explore the outdoors and love to share their adventures with you - read on to meet Amanda Lynn Mayhew, Kaila Walton and Emily Iverson and her pup Koda.More Info >

After a long day hiking through Canada’s backcountry, it is always nice to unwind with a cool refreshing beverage around the fire. The key is to know what to pack so you are not bogged down by your grog. Check out these 5 drinks to mix on your next backcountry trip!

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The 2,232 km (1,387 mi) Alaska Highway was constructed during WWII to counter the threat of Japanese attack on the west coast of North America. A joint effort between the US and Canada, the Highway was a tremendous feat of road building, making its way through some of the most remote and barren land on the continent....More Info >
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