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BRMB Maps App How To: Tracks, Waypoints & Offline Maps

BRMB Maps is feature-packed; including the ability to record and save your Tracks and Waypoints. Whether you are looking to save a record of your adventures or to ensure a safe return, BRMB Maps has you covered. No cellular or Wi-Fi available? No problem! You can download a map of the area to use off the grid and still enjoy …

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BRMBMaps: Adding Photos and Reviews

As you plan an adventure, it’s always great if you can view photos of the actual location and read any reviews, positive or negative, as an aid in helping you make the most of your trip. Because Canada is so large and there are so many possible outdoor activities, BRMBMaps has an option for users to not only upload photos …

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Stranger Things you can find in Canada

Should you stay in your regular adventure areas, or should you go and explore some of these unique places in Canada? This Halloween, discover the stranger things we have hiding in the backcountry of Canada.

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Best of Manitoba Canoeing

– Guest Post by John Rivers – Manitoba is known for its beautiful landscape of lakes, rivers, mountains and forests. Manitoba has a lot to offer during the summer months, including hiking, biking and camping. However, sometimes it is best to get away from the trails and relax on the open waters. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a Manitoba …

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Canoeing Trips for Beginners

– Guest Post by John Rivers – It’s Time to Explore the Outdoors! With the weather cooling down and fall in full swing, it’s time to fit in one last paddle of the year. This fall, if you’re looking for something new to add to your outdoor adventure bucket list, consider canoeing! A wonderful way to connect with nature and explore …

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Next Level Trip Planning

Spontaneous adventures are great, but let’s face it – we’ve all been in those situations where we’ve driven aimlessly along with a network of logging roads trying to find a trailhead, resulting in a much later hiking start than originally planned. Or, we’ve started out on an adventure without knowing the distance or elevation gain and ended up being disappointed …

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Say hello to BRMBmaps.com

Have you ever had one of those days where you wake up and know you want to go on an adventure, but you’ve already explored all the local areas that you know about? Or, have you ever been on a road trip where you know you want to cram as many outdoor adventures as possible into a few days but …
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Responsible Outdoor Adventuring During COVID-19

We can all do our part in slowing the spread of coronavirus. Luckily for BRMB users, our favourite activities are already in compliance with health regulations – there is no better place for social distancing than in the backcountry. Here are a few pointers for enjoying the outdoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Welcoming Spring With an Algonquin Park Camping Trip

Story and photos by Colin Hughes As I stood in the shade of a hundred foot tall rock wall, watching rushing water cascade down a boulder-strewn streambed, I thought “is this the best trail in Algonquin Park?”     The park is a wondrous outdoor adventure destination any time of the year, but each spring, I try to get out …

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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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BRMB Partnership Announcement: OFATV

Coquitlam, BC, Sept 9, 2017   With their 25th Anniversary just around the corner, Backroad Mapbooks is pleased to announce their new partnership with the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV). The Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs is a conglomerate of ATV clubs located across Ontario with the goal of providing safe, legal and sustainable trails across the province.   …

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Hunting Tips and Topographic Maps

When it comes to navigating the backcountry while hunting in the modern world, I still fall back on a trusty Backroad Topo Maps of any of my WMU (Wildlife Management Units). I can always rely on these world class, large scale topographic maps because the batteries won’t die and the service is always on, I don’t have to wait for a page to load or worry about seeing the photo as a whole. And now that BRMB has print-on-demand large scale hunting Topos, this is my go-to resource for all my hunting Topos.

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Cache us if you can!

Saturday, August 19th, 2017, the world celebrates International Geocaching Day. Many veteran geocachers use this day to find and swap souvenirs, track and log caches or attend the many designated geocaching events, but for beginners, it’s also a great day to try it out for the first time.

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