For some Canadians, winter is a time to hide indoors and wait for the snow and cold weather to disappear. But for Backroad Mapbooks users, the winter season opens up a whole world of outdoor adventure, with opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, dogsledding and downhill skiing found across the country. From casual skis along urban trails to hut-to-hut alpine tours deep in the mountains, your options for winter adventure in Canada are virtually limitless.

 

Photo via hikebiketravel.com

 

To help you navigate the winter landscape more easily and to make the most out of your time outdoors, the Backroad Mapbooks team has spent countless hours charting all of the best winter adventures across the country. And our extensive database of winter recreation hot spots is found in a variety of mediums, including our BRMB Navigator App and Backroad GPS Maps.

 

The Winter Adventure Layer and the Backroad Navigator App

The Winter Adventure Layer is one of 11 different Adventure Layers featured on the BRMB Navigator app, allowing you to toggle between different adventure activities while looking at the map. This ensures you are only seeing the information you need and keeps the map display from becoming overly cluttered. Simply select the Winter adventure layer and the Backroad Navigator will display all of the options in your selected region.

 

Winter Adventures - Backroad Navigator

 

Your map will be filled to the brim with Winter Adventures, including cross-country ski trails, backcountry ski areas, downhill ski hills, fat biking trails, snowshoeing trails and more. These winter adventure hot spots are also supplemented with written descriptions compiled by our team of outdoor writers and researchers, providing you with information on trail distance, access, amenities, contact information and more.

 

Winter Adventures Write Up - Backroad Navigator

 

Of course, the BRMB Navigator app includes all the extra details you expect from our products including topographic contours, logging and industry roads, bush and backcountry roads, water and geographic features, park and Indian reserve boundaries, Crown and private lands and more. You can also toggle other Adventure layers on and off at your leisure, including Snowmobile Adventures and Trail Adventures, with many of the trails shown on the maps suitable for winter use.

 

Adventure Layers - Backroad Navigator

 

And if you are going off the grid on your next winter adventure, simply download an offline map and explore your desired route with confidence, even outside of data and cell service. From relaxing snowshoe strolls through the Ontario woods to multi-day ski traverses in BC’s Coast Mountains, let the BRMB Winter Adventure Layer be your guide to your net winter adventure.

 

Winter Adventure Layer Highlights

  • Over 1,400 Winter Adventure destinations
  • 185 downhill ski areas
  • Written descriptions with highlights, trail distances, access, contact information and more
  • Industry-leading topographic relief and shading for navigating the winter landscape
  • Countless logging roads, industry roads, deactivated roads and cutlines, many of which can be explored on skis or snowshoes
  • Clearly marked Crown and private land for most provinces
  • Downloadable maps for offline use outside of data and cell service
  • Web map for planning or reviewing our trip on the larger screen of your PC or laptop
  • Ability to share and review yours and others’ tracks in the form of GPX files

 

The Backroad GPS Maps Difference

In addition to our BRMB Navigator App, all of the above mentioned winter adventure data is available for our Canada-wide line of GPS Maps. These Garmin-licensed maps are compatible with Garmin BasecampTM and MapsourceTM and offer all the cartographic detail and recreational information you have come to expect from a Backroad Mapbooks product. As an added bonus, our GPS Maps also cover Quebec, the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

 

Inuvik - Backroad Mapbooks Northern Canada GPS Map

 

The GPS Maps are a favourite for those heading out on extended winter adventures deep into the backcountry, since they do not rely on cell or internet service to operate. Winter trails are clearly charted and identified, and we include trailheads and all the Points of Interest that pertain to your winter adventure including campsites, staging areas, warming shelters, lookouts and more.

 

Yellowknife - Backroad Mapbooks Northern Canada GPS Map

 

No matter if you choose the BRMB Navigator app or the GPS Maps, you can expect to find the most up-to-date and detailed winter information available in Canada right at your fingertips.

 

 

 

Did you know that we’ve partnered with Overland Recreation to give away three Winter Prize Packs with a combined value of over $3,000? Prizes include a Penthouse XL Rooftop Tent, BRMB GPS Maps, BRMB Mapbooks bundle and more! Simply click on the link below to enter