Outdoor Adventures

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 the busy …

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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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ATVing Across British Columbia

As many BC residents know, the province is a great place to ride an ATV or OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle). The thousands of kilometres of designated ATV trails are supplemented by an even greater distance of rarely-used logging roads, abandoned roads and resource roads. ATV routes lead you to stunning mountaintop viewpoints, secluded lakeside campsites, historic mining operations, legendary fishing holes …

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Canada’s Parks Day 2018

Each year millions of people from Canada and around the world head out to our incredible backcountry to enjoy our 39 breathtaking National Parks. With over 330,000 km2 (127,000 mi2) of land protected within our national park system, representing 30 distinct natural regions in every province and territory, these parks are a bottomless source of outdoor adventure.   This Saturday, …

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BRMB’s Top 10 Picks: Hiking Trails in Eastern Canada

From the lakeside lookouts, lush forests and Canadian Shield rock of Ontario to the panoramic ridges of Quebec and the rugged coast of the Maritimes, Eastern Canada offers an incredibly diverse landscape for hikers to explore. And while the eastern half of the country is full of trails, choosing the right one to hike can be daunting – that’s why …

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BRMB’s Top 10 Picks: Hiking Trails in Western Canada

From the secluded ocean-side hikes of BC’s Pacific coast to the heart-pounding, high elevation treks of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, the rolling hills and wide-open sky of the Saskatchewan backcountry and the rugged wilderness of Manitoba’s parklands, Western Canada is an incredible part of the world to explore by trail. And while weighing your many hiking options can be as dizzying …

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BRMB’s Top 10 Picks – ATVing in the Maritimes

From rocky coastline to dense forest, wide-open farmland and towering high country, Atlantic Canada has a lot of different terrain to explore, and one of the best ways to do so is atop an ATV or Off-Highway Vehicle. The provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island are home to a dedicated community of ATV …

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Angling Alberta: 12 Must-Fish Lakes Across the Province

Alberta boasts some of the finest lake fishing in Canada, from the high-altitude lakes of the Rockies to the many waterbodies of the eastern prairies and the remote lakes of the north. To get you excited to head out on your own lake fishing adventure, here is our list of Alberta’s best fishing lakes.

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Nine Bucket List Paddling Routes in Northern Canada

Northern Canada is home to some of the world’s largest remaining expanses of unbroken wilderness. With few roads running through the area, travel by water is often the only way to access this breathtaking backcountry. From the long-distance river routes of the Yukon to the white water of the Northwest Territories and the incredible sea kayaking of Nunavut, paddlers in …

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BRMB Navigator and GPS Maps – Your Guide to Canada’s Most Incredible Canoeing and Kayaking Adventures!

Home to an endless network of lakes, rivers and streams, Canada is a paddler’s heaven. In the Yukon, river paddlers can travel for weeks through some of the world’s most pristine watersheds. On BC’s pacific coast, ocean kayakers can explore some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet, brimming with wildlife including whales, seals and porpoises. In Ontario, …

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Canoeing and Kayaking through Northern British Columbia and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Home to vast stretches of undeveloped wilderness, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast and Northern BC regions offer some of the best canoeing and kayaking opportunities in the country. From the raging white water of remote glacial-fed rivers to quiet tree-lined lakes, hidden coastal channels and rocky islands home to colonies of seals and seabirds, the northern parts of British Columbia are …

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Backroad Mapbooks – Your Ultimate Guide to Canada’s Parks

On Newfoundland’s rugged coast, an 1,805 km sq (697 mi sq) UNESCO heritage site protects some of the world’s most dramatic scenery – ancient cliffs tower over winding fjords, treeless barrens are ruled by the caribou and sparkling waterfalls cascade into lakes teeming with fish. This is Gros Morne National Park, one of the most sought-after wilderness destinations on the …

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BRMB’s Fishing Mapbooks

Here at Backroad Mapbooks, we love all sorts of outdoor adventure. From hiking to ATVing, skiing, camping and beyond… we do it all! But we have to admit, there is one activity that holds a special place in our hearts. When you mention fishing to a member of the BRMB team, all other adventure plans have to take a backseat. …

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BC’s Powder Highway

Tucked into British Columbia’s southeast corner, the Kootenay Rockies are home to an area revered by skiers from around the globe. The Powder Highway, as it is affectionately called, is home to 8 alpine ski resorts, 3 community ski clubs, 27 backcountry operators, 14 cat-ski operators, 18 heli-ski operators and 14 Nordic ski clubs. All of this adds up to …

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