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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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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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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Introducing the BRMB Ambassador Program

What is a BRMB Ambassador? A BRMB Ambassador is someone who is constantly exploring the backcountry in their own backyard, be it the rugged rocky mountain peaks of Alberta, plains of Saskatchewan or tundra of Manitoba. Whether you hunt, fish, ATV, camp, hike, paddle, snowmobile or just like to get outdoors, you may be the right fit for our team. …

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