British Columbia Adventures

First-come, First-Served Camping in 15 Canadian Rockies Parks

With the Canadian Rockies’ well-earned reputation for breathtaking scenery and endless outdoor adventure, it can be hard to find a place to camp without reserving ahead of time. To help you find a last minute camping spot, here is our guide to first-come, first-served camping in the Parks of the Canadian Rockies.

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No-Fee Camping Across BC

Cover image credits: Daniel Bruce Lacy / Shutterstock.com With summer in full swing, more and more British Columbians are heading out to camp and enjoy a night or two under the stars. But while BC is full of beautiful campsites, these range widely in the experience they offer. There are a lot of camping areas that get quite busy during …

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Wild Turkey Hunting Across Canada

While the Wild Turkey all but disappeared from Southern Ontario in 1909 after being eliminated by unregulated hunting, they were reintroduced to the region in 1984. 30 years after they were reintroduced, the population has grown to an extremely impressive 100,000.

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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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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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EXPLORING THE EAST KOOTENAYS WITH BACKROAD MAPBOOKS

From trout fishing in a secluded stream to racing your mountain bike down a winding single track, to snowmobiling in the high alpine or camping under the stars, the East Kootenays are full of incredible adventure opportunities, and the latest edition of our East Kootenay Waterproof Map is your ultimate guide to exploring the area!

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Backroad Mapbooks – Your Ultimate Trail Guide to Canada

On New Brunswick’s rugged Atlantic Coast, the Fundy Footpath charts a course through some of the last remaining coastal wilderness areas on the east side of the continent. In Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands National Park, terraced boardwalks lead to viewpoints over the winding coastline, with the Atlantic Ocean disappearing into the horizon beyond. In Ontario, trails lead to the …

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