Outdoor Adventures

Backroad Mapbooks – Your Ultimate Guide to Winter Adventure

Canada is known for its winters. While the length and strength of our snowy season varies from place to place, snow is a fact of life for nearly all Canadians. And rather than hide away from the elements, many Canadians choose to embrace winter and make the most of it through a wide range of outdoor activities.   In BC, …

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Tips and Tricks For November Running

The Move for Movember initiative is a campaign started by the Movember Foundation to raise funds and awareness for men’s mental health and suicide prevention. The premise is simple – run or walk 60 km over the month of November, either by yourself or with friends or coworkers. Once you sign up online, you can call on friends and family …

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Snowmobiling 101

As many of our readers know, snowmobiling is one of the most exciting ways to enjoy the outdoors during winter. We have put together a quick list of tips and techniques for making sure your snowmobile adventure goes smoothly.

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The Best Guided Sledding Adventures Across Canada

With so much terrain to explore all across the country, planning your snowmobile adventure can be a daunting task – but hiring a professional snowmobile guide can take the stress out of your sledding, whether you are a first-timer looking for some pointers or an experienced rider searching for that hidden play area. To give you an idea of the …

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Snowmobile Lodging Across Canada

With snowmobiling season just around the corner, many of us are already planning our winter sledding getaways. And with a developed trail network stretching from coast to coast, there are plenty of options to choose from across Canada when deciding on a vacation destination. Finding a place to spend the night that is snowmobile-friendly, however, can at times be a …

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BRMB Navigator and GPS Maps – Your Guide to Canada’s Most Exciting Snowmobiling Adventures

Canada is home to one of the world’s most impressive snowmobile trail systems, with interconnected routes stretching across the entire country, from the Coast Mountains of British Columbia to the wild highlands of Nova Scotia. Whether you are looking for a casual afternoon ride along a groomed trail or prefer venturing deeper into the backcountry looking for challenging alpine terrain …

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Backroad Mapbooks – Your Ultimate Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking Canada

Off New Brunswick’s Atlantic Coast, the waters of the Bay of Fundy captivate sea kayakers from around the world. Rising and falling as much as 15 metres (50 ft) throughout the course of a day, the tides have carved intricate patterns out of the rocky shore, allowing paddlers to navigate through tunnels and narrow passageways below flowerpot rock formations. In …

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Canada’s Most Exciting Hunting Adventures

It’s no secret that Canada is full of amazing hunting opportunities. From the plentiful deer of the west coast to the legendary waterfowl of the prairies, the bears of the Ontario woods and the moose and caribou of Newfoundland, the hunt of a lifetime can be had no matter which part of the country you find yourself in. To celebrate …

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Northern Canada’s Most Exciting Hunts

Canada’s north is a sprawling, wild region where wild animals often outnumber humans outside of major communities. The area’s abundant animal population has been sustaining the Inuit people for thousands of years, with hunting playing an integral role in their day-to-day lives. Animals such as polar bear, caribou and muskoxen are emblematic of the Northern territories, and for visiting hunters …

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Get set for Ontario Hunting Season!

The hunting season is upon us, and Backroad Mapbooks offers a wide range of products to make sure you have the most productive hunting season possible. With Backroad GPS Maps, Waterproof Maps and our classic Mapbooks, you won’t find a better hunting buddy than a Backroad Mapbooks product, no matter if you are looking for bear, deer, moose, waterfowl or hare.

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Atlantic Canada’s Best Hunts

There is a reason why so many Canadians enjoy hunting – disconnecting from the stresses of everyday life and spending a few hours or days in the backcountry can be downright therapeutic, regardless of whether you bag a game animal or not. But if you do, you can enjoy the freshest free-range meat available anywhere. Hunting is truly a Canadian tradition, and the eastern provinces offer some of the best opportunities in the country. From big ungulates such as moose and caribou to smaller game birds like pheasant and woodcock, there is a hunt to accommodate every taste in the Maritimes. To give you a sampling of what makes Atlantic Canada such a special place to hunt, here are our six favourite picks for hunting in the region.

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Othello Tunnels and the Hope-Nicola Valley Trail Loop

By Colin Hughes   As I left the abandoned railway bed and started climbing up through the old growth rainforest, I realized; this trail is actually an even better destination than the tunnels, the original reason I stopped to visit.   Most people zipping up and down the Coquihalla Highway completely miss one of the most spectacular roadside attractions along …

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Backroad Mapbooks – Your Ultimate Guide to ATVing Across Canada

From the wild peaks of BC’s Coast Mountains to the Rocky Mountain foothills, the wide-open plains and sprawling forests of the prairies, the ancient Canadian Shield of Ontario, the hills and bogs of New Brunswick and the rolling farmland of PEI, there is no better way to cover as much ground or head as deep into Canada’s backcountry as atop …

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