For serious outdoor explorers, there are few destinations as exciting as Canada’s northern territories. Home to immense stretches of untouched wilderness, this is one of the most sparsely populated regions on the planet. Caribou, muskoxen and polar bears rule this austere landscape, with towering mountain ranges giving way to barren tundra, criss-crossed by mighty rivers that seem to flow forever. Human habitation is limited to a just a few major cities and a spattering of Inuit communities, where a strong First Nations culture maintains a millennia-old bond between man and Earth.

 

Geographic Features

To help you navigate the sprawling wilderness of the north, we have included close to 72,500 land and water features across all three territories. Since there is little in the way of civilization in the north, these features are crucial for navigating the area. Land features you can expect to see on our maps include capes and peninsulas, islands, named mountains, valleys, sand bars, cliffs and plains, while water features include bays, lakes and rivers, channels, rapids, coves and basins. Additionally, we have also included glacial landforms including eskers, glacial moraines and debris, as well as tundra. This gives you a more accurate representation of the landscape and adds the local knowledge of the land to an otherwise barren and remote landscape.

 

 

Paddling Routes

Since there are few roads that cross the north, the area’s waterways are one of the main methods of transportation across the region. They also offer some of the most spectacular recreational canoeing, kayaking and rafting opportunities on the planet. From the rushing white water of Yukon’s Bonnet Plume River to the historic waters of the Coppermine River, which flows across both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, the options for paddling in the north are incredible. In addition to the above mentioned water features, our GPS Maps show you over 14,000 km (8,700 mi) of paddling routes complete with put-in and take-out locations, campsites and more.

 

 

Snowmobile Routes

More than just a recreational pastime, snowmobiling is a primary source of transportation across the northern territories. In fact, many areas are only accessible over land once the ground and lakes freeze and ice roads are created to link remote communities. In your Northern Canada GPS Maps you will find over 3,200 km (1,990 mi) of snowmobiling routes spanning the region, allowing you traverse the frozen landscape with confidence.

 

 

Hunting and Fishing

Fishing, hunting and trapping is truly a way of life in the north – local Indigenous people have been surviving and thriving in this unforgiving landscape for thousands of years thanks to their mastery of these activities. Hunting and fishing are also one of the main draws for visitors to the region, with unique big game hunting opportunities including for caribou, muskoxen and grizzly bear. In your Northern Canada GPS Maps you will find over 400 fishing locations and 500 hunting areas, giving you a clear advantage while pursuing your game of choice.

 

 

Roads and Trails

While there are fewer roads in the north compared to the rest of Canada, there is still plenty of opportunity to explore the region in a car or truck. In your Northern Canada GPS Maps you will find over 19,300 km (11,990 mi) of routable roads, plus close to 6,400 km (3,975 mi) of non-routable roads, many of them leading you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the country. Additionally, we show you over 2,800 km (1,740 mi) of ATV trails, over 2,500 km (1,550 mi) of multi-use trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing and over 2,300 km (1,430 mi) of the Trans Canada Trail.

 

 

1,000s of POIs

We also show you thousands of recreational Points of Interest across the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut including backcountry campsites, backroad attractions, boat launches, border monuments, hot springs, marinas, national, provincial and urban parks, picnic areas, resource facilities, ski areas, visitor information centres, waterfalls, wildlife viewing areas, winter recreation areas and more!

 

 

 


 

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You can navigate your way through these and many more Northern Adventures with the help of our

Yukon GPS Maps and Northern Canada GPS Maps. We hope we have inspired you to gear up and head North! With the most up-to-date outdoor recreation information including topographic contours and summits, routable industry and forest service roads, campsites, trails for hikers, bikers, ATVers and snowmobilers, paddling routes, hunting and fishing hot spots, parks and wildlife viewing areas.