Outdoor Adventures

Canoe Tripping With the BRMB Crew

  Found to the east of the small, gold-rush era towns of Wells and Barkerville, the Bowron Lakes offer a legendary canoe trip that, while celebrated among paddlers, can be quite daunting to those not used to extended lake travel. Covering 118 km (73 mi), including 10 km (6.2 mi) of portages, the circuit can test the mettle of any …

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Hitting the Trails at the High Lonesome Nature Reserve

  A great series of hiking trails with a micro-brewery close by for refreshment? It doesn’t get any better than that. And even the threat of rain couldn’t keep us from heading out to explore High Lonesome Nature Reserve, a short distance from the hamlet of Pakenham.   Donated to the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust in 2012, this 81 hectare …

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Exploring Ontario’s Egan Chutes

  As you walk along the sandy trail from the parking area, the calm York River gives no preview to what’s ahead. But the closer you get to the chutes, the more the sound of rushing water grows, assaulting your ears with its volume.   Egan Chutes is a non-operating Ontario Park and unless you know where you are heading, …

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Ten Must See Attractions in Ontario’s Cottage Country

  Because of its close proximity to large urban centres such as Toronto, Kingston, North Bay and Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and Cottage Country destinations require less driving and feature some impressive day trip locations. Even though this part of Ontario is heavily populated, major expressways leading to winding backcountry roads allow explorers to quickly get away from the crowds and …

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Get set for the 2018 BC Hunting Season!

With the 2018 British Columbia hunting season getting into full swing, Backroad Mapbooks is pleased to offer a variety of tips to help make the 2018 hunting season your most successful one ever. Plus, we’ve hand-picked our most popular products to help increase your chances of success.   From the lush rainforests of BC’s coast to the to the arid …

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Canadian Adventures to be Thankful For

Before you dive into that stuffed Thanksgiving turkey, it’s time to have a toast and give thanks to the incredible opportunities we have here in Canada. Not only are we a diverse, welcoming and peaceful country, but we are also home to some of the best adventures in the entire world. With over 9.9 million km2 (3.8 million mi2 ) of breathtaking …

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SOS: Safety on Snowmobiles

There’s no question that snowmobiling is one of Canada’s most popular outdoor sports come wintertime. With fresh powder covering many local slopes and hundreds of thousands of kilometres of trails to explore, there’s no shortage of space to play. Unfortunately, as the amount of people getting involved in the sport grows, so does the amount of accidents and deaths caused …

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