British Columbia Adventures

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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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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Celebrating Canada’s Veterans

At Backroad Mapbooks, we are immensely grateful for the freedom to go out and explore our beautiful outdoors. With this in mind, we have put together a list of some of Canada’s most spectacular and lesser known monuments to our esteemed veterans.

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BRMB Ambassadors Overland Outfitters Explore Powell River

With only 6 weeks remaining until our new store opens up in November, my wife, Jenna, and I decided it was our last chance to get out of the city for quite a while! Seizing the opportunity, we decided to head for the Sunshine Coast, an area that we had only been able to explore once before, and only for a couple of days. We geared up our Tacoma and hit the road aiming for Horseshoe Bay.

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Top BC First-Come First-Serve Campsites

With the Labour Day weekend upon us, at first glance it may look like many campsites are already filled up with reservations making it difficult to find a place to play outdoors. While the opportunity to book camping reservations may be long gone, with a Backroad Mapbook or GPS Maps you can find many first-come first-served campsites at your favourite BC campsites. Check out our list of BC’s best first-come, first-served campsites.

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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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