Backroad Adventures

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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Backroad Waterfall Exploring at Christie Falls

By Colin Hughes UPDATE: There are reports that the road to Christie Falls is closed about 2 km before the parking lot. If you plan to visit the falls, be prepared for an additional 4 km round-trip hike.   As we came off the ropes at the bottom of the trail and rounded the corner to the base of the …

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Spend your New Year’s Eve in Canada’s Great Outdoors!

Wow, what a year! With 2019 nearly upon us, it’s time to reflect on all the awesome adventures we have had in 2018, and to look ahead to a full year of exploring the Canadian backcountry in 2019. For the BRMB team, 2018 has been full of everything from camping to ATVing, fishing, skiing and snowboarding, hiking and much more. …

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Canadian Bucket List Adventures

Canada is full of one-of-a-kind adventures from coast to coast. No matter which type of adventurer you are, there are some places that you just have to see. To fill you in on a few of them, here is our list of Canadian bucket list adventures.

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Celebrating Canada’s Veterans

At Backroad Mapbooks, we are immensely grateful for the freedom to go out and explore our beautiful outdoors. With this in mind, we have put together a list of some of Canada’s most spectacular and lesser known monuments to our esteemed veterans.

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Ghost Towns and Scenic Drives of Newfoundland

There are over 600 abandoned fishing villages spread throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. While some have all but disappeared, others are remarkably well-preserved and offer a fascinating look into the past. You can find many of these Newfoundland ghost towns along scenic driving routes – here are a few we highly recommend.   Newfoundland and Labrador is a vast and beautiful …

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Hauntings in the Prairies

Here at Backroad Mapbooks we live to explore, and we also have an undying love of Halloween. So, with our favourite holiday approaching fast, we’ve collected a list of our favourite places to explore hauntings in the prairies. Canada’s prairie provinces are full of creepy places to explore – haunted hotels, abandoned psych wards and ghost trains are par for …

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