Outdoor Adventures

6 Of The Best Hiking Areas In BC

When it comes to hiking areas, residents of and visitors to British Columbia are spoiled for choice.  Strewn with picturesque mountain ranges, undisturbed waterways like rivers and lakes, and beautifully surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, it’s not surprising that people in British Columbia tend to list hiking and camping as two of their favourite pastimes. (You can find all kinds …

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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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A Day Trip Through Scout Valley

BY COLIN HUGHES – A beautiful Sunday, one of the first in a long time, had me looking at my Cottage Country Backroad Mapbook for a trail for my daughter and I to explore. We settled on Scout Valley near Orillia. Once through Orillia, we parked at the north trailhead off Old Barrie Road. Dropping into the forest, the canopy …

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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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Fall Turkey Hunting in Manitoba

Thanksgiving is almost here, and what better way to celebrate Manitoba’s outdoors than to serve up a wild turkey at this year’s dinner table? The Backroads Mapbook team have put together some tips and pointers to help you have a successful Thanksgiving turkey hunt.

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Get set for the Hunting Season!

With the British Columbia hunting season getting into full swing, Backroad Mapbooks is pleased to offer a variety of tips to help make the next 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 arid inland desert of the …

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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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BRMB’s Top 11 Saskatchewan Paddling Adventures

Saskatchewan is famous for its epic paddling routes, particularly in the north. However, paddlers all across the province have a variety of exciting waterways to explore. Here are our picks for the top 11 paddling routes to check out across Saskatchewan.

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