Alberta & Canadian Prairies Adventures

Announcing the Latest Edition of our Northern Alberta Backroad Mapbook!

Northern Alberta is a land of great contrast and wide expanses of untamed wilderness. From the jagged Rocky Mountains in the south of this region to the gentler ranges of the north, and from the prairies in the east to the vibrant boreal forest and ancient Canadian Shield rock, this is a land teeming with outdoor adventure. With a sparse …

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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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Just Released! Our updated and expanded 3rd Edition Manitoba Backroad Mapbook!

Introducing the 3rd Edition Manitoba Backroad Mapbook! Get ready to explore Manitoba’s great outdoors like never before – the latest edition of our Manitoba Backroad Mapbook is about to hit stores. Featuring numerous updates and expansions from our previous edition, this is your ultimate guide to the best outdoor adventures across the province.   Nestled in the geographic centre of …

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Winter Wildlife Viewing Across Canada

Winter has a varied effect on Canada’s furry and feathered residents. While some animals, such as bears, prefer to sleep it out and skip the season entirely, others, such as foxes and lynx thrive in the snowy wilderness. Birds, including owls and eagles, can be found throughout the country despite the cold, as can small mammals like otters and martens. …

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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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Alberta Snowmobile Adventures

When the weather gets cold and the snow flies, Alberta snowmobile trails will put a smile on any sledder’s face. Alberta is home to plenty of wide-open country just begging to be explored, and with lakes and rivers mostly frozen in the winter months, the opportunities to discover new vistas is just a throttle turn away! We’ve put together a …

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Introducing the 4th Edition of our Southern Alberta Backroad Mapbook!

Get ready to explore one of Canada’s most diverse outdoor recreation areas – the latest edition of our Southern Alberta Mapbook is about to hit stores. Featuring countless updates and expansions, this is your ultimate guide to the best outdoor adventures in Southern Alberta.   The east of the area covered in this book is dominated by the majestic, world-famous …

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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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Reel Your Kids into Fishing with Canada’s Learn to Fish Programs

Get you and your kids hooked on fishing during license-free fishing weekends in various provinces across Canada. Although rules and regulations do still apply on these special weekends, you and your family will have the chance to learn a new skill while also enjoying some memorable time together! See the full schedule to see when your province is celebrating license-free fishing days!

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Top 8 Family Friendly Hikes in Canada

Many families live hectic lives, with working parents and kids involved in more than one activity, and rarely get a chance to even sit down for a meal together let alone spend the day. Luckily many provinces in Canada have set aside a Family Day, one statuatory holiday a year that you are guaranteed time to spend with the whole …

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8 Great Adventures to take Your Date on Valentine’s Day

Looking for a way to really wow your date this Valentine’s Day? Nothing says romance better than a day spent with your loved one adventuring through the backcountry, so this Valentine’s Day tell your date to take a hike! Check out our favourite places in Canada for a whimsical winter date.

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Winter Hunting Across Canada

Most hunters know that the winter season offers some incredible opportunities all across Canada, despite the cold weather. We have put together a list of the top species to target this winter, along with some tips and tricks to make the most of your winter hunting adventure!

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