General Outdoor Tips

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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Doing Your Part for Earth Day 2021

While Earth Day is a world-wide event, it really is each of our own individual actions that make the difference. There are countless ways to contribute to the health of the planet. Some are truly just common sense.

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Trip Planning with BRMB Maps Adventure Layers

With the most detailed maps of Canada, eleven different outdoor activities/adventures broken down into 99 separate layers, including overlays for Crown land in nine provinces and resource & recreation roads across Canada, BRMBmaps web and mobile apps make it easy to plan your next outdoor adventure. BRMB Adventures include Backroad Attractions, Fishing, Hunting, Paddling, Parks, Recsites, Trails, ATV (OHV), Snowmobile, …

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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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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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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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Culinary Adventures in the Canadian Backcountry

With summer heating right up, outdoor explorers from coast to coast are heading into the Canadian backcountry for a night (or two, or more) of camping. Undoubtedly, enjoying a nice meal under the open sky is one of the highlights of any camping trip, and while it is easy to keep it simple and stick to hot dogs and s’mores, …

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SOS: Safety on Snowmobiles

There’s no question that snowmobiling is one of Canada’s most popular outdoor sports come wintertime. With fresh powder covering many local slopes and hundreds of thousands of kilometres of trails to explore, there’s no shortage of space to play. Unfortunately, as the amount of people getting involved in the sport grows, so does the amount of accidents and deaths caused …

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Backpacker Bartending – Drinks on the Go

Although staying hydrated is the number one important rule when traveling long distances on the trail, sometimes a celebratory drink when you reach camp can really hit the spot. After all, nothing is more satisfying than taking a sip of a cool refreshment after a long and hard day on the trail. However, nothing is worse than having to carry …

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Frostbite and Hypothermia 101

Outdoor adventurers in Canada know how to make the most out of winter. Whether exploring remote mountain ranges on a snowmobile, skis or snowshoes, lacing up a pair skates and heading out to the local pond or lake or catching some turns on that secret line at the local ski hill, we do not let a little snow and ice …

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Winter Travel Checklists (for Vehicle and Backcountry Travel)

Backcountry travel takes a bit of preparation, no matter the season, because you always want to make sure that you are ready for whatever may happen. However, packing for a backcountry trip come wintertime requires a little extra attention. With below freezing temperatures, unpredictable blizzards and the possibility of avalanches, you do not want to head out for any winter …

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Tips and Tricks For November Running

The Move for Movember initiative is a campaign started by the Movember Foundation to raise funds and awareness for men’s mental health and suicide prevention. The premise is simple – run or walk 60 km over the month of November, either by yourself or with friends or coworkers. Once you sign up online, you can call on friends and family …

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Snowmobiling 101

As many of our readers know, snowmobiling is one of the most exciting ways to enjoy the outdoors during winter. We have put together a quick list of tips and techniques for making sure your snowmobile adventure goes smoothly.

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Canada Uncensored! Lewd, Crude and Outright Funny Canadian Geographical Names

At Backroad Mapbooks we’ve been mapping Canada’s backcountry since 1993 so we like to think we know Canada pretty well. Everyday we get orders for our print-on-demand Backroad Topographic Maps and the names that come out of some of the places across Canada give us the giggles!   Our large scale Topos are great for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, paddling and ATV …

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