Have you ever wanted your Backroad Mapbooks topographic maps downloaded and available for use on your phone? Well now you can! Backroad Mapbooks has partnered with Topo Maps+, Locus, Avenza and Paper Maps to bring our entire map catalogue directly to your mobile device through the App Store and Google Playstore.


Available for Apple iOS (Paper Maps and Topo Maps+), Android smartphones and tablets (Locus Map) or both (Avenza), these offline geospatial PDF readers let you use a variety of features and tools while well out of cell phone and data range, including GPS tracking, waypoint marking and more. The benefit of these apps over our Dynamic mobile maps is that, unlike the Dynamic maps. they feature our Adventure information including recreational trails and Points of Interest such as campsites, fishing hot spots, staging areas and more. These mobile maps are the perfect tool for exploring the Canadian backcountry, whether it be the sky-scraping peaks of BC’s Coast Mountains, the wild highlands of Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton or anything in between.


Backroad TOPO Map features on Avenza, Locus Map, Paper Maps and Topo Maps+ Mobile Apps include:


Full Range of Backroad Mapbooks Maps

These apps allow you to access all of the detailed, industry-leading topographic maps featured in our popular Backroad Mapbook series. Either purchase a single map of your area (Paper Maps), buy a bundle equivalent to all of the topographic maps included in an entire Backroad Mapbook (Topo Maps+ and Locus Map) or choose from both options (Avenza) - we offer over 1,450 maps in total. Once you have the mobile maps loaded onto your device, you can use all of the handy features listed below.


Avenza Map Options
Paper Maps Map Options


Topo Maps+ Map options.
Locus Map Map Options

Recreational Trails and Points of Interest

Downloading Backroad Mapbooks maps with Paper Maps, Topo Maps+, Avenza and Locus provides you with all of the recreational trails and Points of Interest you would find in our Mapbook. This includes multi-use trails for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, skiers and snowshoers, plus motorized trails for ATVers and snowmobilers and paddling routes for canoers and kayakers, complete with put-ins/take-outs and portages. Additionally, we show you tons of recreational Points of Interest including boat launches, campsites, waterfalls, fishing holes, beaches, viewpoints, picnic sites, cabins and more.


Avenza Rec Points & Trails
Paper Maps Points & Trails


Topo Maps+ Points & Trails
Locus Map Points & Trails

GPS Locator

After you have loaded your desired mobile maps, Paper Maps, Topo Maps+, Avenza and Locus Map will use your device’s GPS locator to pinpoint your locations on the map. This means that you will have all of the cartographic detail of a Backroad Mapbook directly on your phone or tablet with the added bonus of knowing exactly where you are located on any particular map. Best of all, these apps can use your GPS signal without network connectivity.


Avenza GPS Locator
Paper Maps GPS Locator


Topo Maps+ GPS Locator
Locus Map GPS Locator

Droppable Waypoints

Want to mark a point on the map to indicate a landmark or stop of interest? Drop a waypoint anywhere with the tap of a finger, then give it a unique title, description and even add photos. Once you are in network range, share your waypoint with a friend via Facebook or email.


Avenza Waypoints
Paper Maps Waypoints


TOPO Maps+ Waypoints
Locus Map Waypoints

Measure Distance

Wondering how far it is to that logging road turnoff or trailhead? Easily and accurately measure distance on your mobile map with the drag of a finger, using the measurement unit of your choice.


TOPO Maps+ Distance Measurement
Locus Map Distance Measurement

Recordable GPS Tracks

An easy-to-use record option lets you track your movements in the backcountry, overlaying the track on top of our Backroad Mapbooks map. This tool also lets you view stats like elevation gain, distance travelled and time elapsed. Once you are back in network range, you can send your tracks to a friend to share your adventure.


Avenza GPS Track Recording
Paper Maps GPS Track Recording


Topo Maps+ GPS Track Recording
Locus Map GPS Track Recording

With all of these features and more, plus the unparalleled cartographic detail of our Backroad Mapbooks, it’s easy to see why Paper Maps, Topo Maps+, Avenza and Locus Map are some of the most popular navigation apps out there for outdoor explorers. So why wait? Get your Backroad Mapbook on your phone or tablet and download Paper Maps, Topo Maps+, Avenza or Locus Map today!


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