Vancouver, Coast & Mountains BC - 5th Edition
Covering the southwestern portion of British Columbia, including the greater Vancouver area and the cities of Squamish, Whistler, Lillooet, Hope and Chilliwack, this Mapbook is your ultimate guide to camping, hiking, fishing, ATVing, hunting, snowmobiling, paddling and wildlife viewing in this incredible region. From the laid-back communities of the Sunshine Coast to the lush rainforest of Manning Provincial Park, the alpine peaks and glacier-fed lakes of Garibaldi Provincial Park, the winding logging roads around Harrison Lake and beyond, the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region is full of outdoor adventure opportunities. But with so much to see and do, getting started can be a challenge – that’s why we have created the most comprehensive and easy-to-use Mapbook available for the region, allowing you to find the outdoor adventure that is just right for you.
We have spent countless hours updating our maps and expanding our written content to allow you to get out and explore this magical part of Canada with confidence. Our maps now feature labelled fish species for lakes and rivers, private and leased land and updated hiking trail charts, along with all the features you have come to expect from a Backroad Mapbook including industry-leading topographic relief and shading, unparalleled road and trail coverage, written Adventure descriptions and much more. We can confidently say that there is no better resource available for exploring the great outdoors of the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region.
The latest edition of our Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook contains 54 maps at 1:150,000 scale. Our industry-leading road coverage shows you all the highways, rural roads, forest service roads and resource roads, plus multi-use trails for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, ATVing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. We also show you private and leased land, First Nations reserves, provincial and national parks, paddling routes and portages, ecological reserves, glaciers, wetlands and thousands of adventure Points of Interest. These 21.5 cm x 28 cm (8.5" x 11") maps are printed on thick, durable paper protected by a heavy-duty spiral-bound cover. You won’t find a longer-lasting, easier-to-use or more detailed collection of maps for the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region anywhere.
Our handy index is divided into Map and Adventure sections to make it as easy to use as possible. Here you will find page numbers and map coordinates for each activity and location, community information boxes with elevation and population, activity chart information boxes for trails and fish stocking, plus important numbers and an advertiser list for easy referencing.
Our convenient service directory lists the best places to find accommodations, supplies and tours and guides in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region, including hunting and fishing equipment in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Chilliwack, Agassiz and more.
Included in this Mapbook are Community Profiles for the region’s major centres, including Abbotsford, Harrison Hot Springs, Squamish, Pemberton, Gibsons, Sechelt and more. These profiles fill you in on the best things to see and do in the outdoors around these communities, plus offer insight into local history, culture and where to find services and accommodations.
In the latest edition of our Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook you will find over 80 backroad attractions spread throughout the region, accessible via the 55,000 km (34,175 ft) of roads we show on our maps. This includes museums, hot springs, big trees, viewpoints, ghost towns, mine sites and much more, such as the Britannia Mine Museum and the impressive Shannon Falls near Squamish.
Ranging from fast-flowing mountain streams to big, lazy rivers, lakes both big and small and some of the best ocean fishing in the world, the 5th Edition Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook contains over 280 detailed listings for the best fishing spots in the region. Fish species are clearly labelled on the maps and you will find detailed written descriptions complete with information on stocking, regulations, access, techniques and more. We also include easy-to-read stocking charts for those species that are stocked in the region’s lakes and rivers. From salmon hot spots to steelhead, cutthroat and rainbow trout pools, we’ve got you covered.
The hunting opportunities in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region are vast and varied, ranging from big mammals like black-tailed deer and black bear to gamebirds and waterfowl, plus elusive prey such as bighorn sheep in the remote higher elevation areas. In the latest edition of the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook you will find detailed written descriptions for the area’s Wildlife Management Units, from Gold Bridge to Boston Bar, Chilliwack and beyond, complete with information on species, regulations, access and more.
From exploring the incredible biodiversity of Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park in a sea kayak to charging the whitewater of the Lillooet River or enjoying a relaxing canoe on Alouette Lake, there is something for every type of paddler in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region. In the latest edition of our Backroad Mapbook for the area you will find over 110 detailed lake, river and ocean paddling routes complete with information on distance, difficulty, portages, put-ins/take-outs, highlights and more.
Many of the most spectacular natural areas of the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region are protected by a well-developed system of national and provincial parks, including the popular, easy-access Golden Ears Provincial Park, the remote and rugged Stein Valley Provincial Park, the high-elevation Garibaldi Provincial Park and many others. In the latest edition of our Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook you will find detailed listings for over 150 of the region’s parks complete with information on access, activities, amenities, highlights and more.
Rec Site Adventures
The Vancouver, Coast & Mountain area is full recreation sites that offer incredible opportunities for camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking and nature appreciation, ranging from developed, easy-access sites to rustic clearings deep in the backcountry. In the latest edition Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook you will find over 100 listings for recreation sites throughout the region complete with information on size, access, amenities, activities, and more.
From trail running through the coastal rainforest to scaling ancient volcanic rock formations such as the Black Tusk, to casual walks through urban parks and exciting mountain bike rides on community-built trails, there are endless opportunities for trail exploring in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region. In the latest edition of our Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook you will find over 400 detailed listings for multi-use trails throughout the region complete with information on trailhead access, trail length, elevation gain, highlights and more. Also included here are handy trail charts for the region’s main hiking areas including Buntzen Lake, Vancouver’s North Shore, Manning Park, Garibaldi Park and the Trans Canada Trail.
From muddy forest tracks to wide-open play areas and winding mountain routes that lead to stunning viewpoints and hidden waterfalls, ATVers have a lot of options for riding in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region. In the latest edition of our Southwestern BC Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 60 detailed listings for ATV riding areas such as those in the Chilliwack River Valley, the Coalmont/Tulameen Area, Fraser Canyon and more, complete with information on staging areas, trail length, difficulty, elevation gain and much more.
The snowmobiling terrain in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region is some of the best in the country, with the areas around Squamish, Pemberton and Lillooet offering deep snow, big open bowls and tons of trails and logging roads to explore. In the 5th Edition Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 50 detailed listings for the area’s best snowmobiling destinations complete with information on staging, trail distance, elevation gain, highlights and more.
The Vancouver, Coast & Mountains area is full of fascinating wildlife, from the whales, dolphins and sea lions of the Pacific Ocean to the black bears that roam the inland forests and the hundreds of species of birds that live and migrate through the area. In the latest edition of this Southwestern BC Backroad Mapbook you will find over 70 detailed listings for the best places to view wildlife in the area complete with information on species, access, best viewing times and more.
The Coastal Mountains area offers some of the best winter recreation in the country. From the world-famous slopes of Whistler to the incredible backcountry skiing and snowboarding terrain of Garibaldi Provincial Park and the Tetrahedron Plateau, to the many cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking trails found throughout the region, there is lots of adventure to be had in the wintertime. In your 5th Edition Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook you will find over 50 detailed listings for the best places to get outside in the winter complete with information on trail length, access, contact information and more.
Backcountry Hut & Cabin Adventures
The Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region is blessed with a well-established network of backcountry huts and cabins that offer shelter for hikers, skiers, snowmobilers, ATVers, hunters and others. In the 5th Edition Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 40 detailed listings for backcountry huts and cabins in the area, including the huts along the Sunshine Coast Trail, the Wendy Thompson Hut in the Marriott Basin and the Harrison Hut near the Pemberton Icefield, complete with contact information, size, amenities, access and more.