Ontario Adventures

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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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 service roads in British Columbia, 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, Wildlife …

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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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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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Camping Across Ontario without a Reservation

With summer in full swing, more and more Ontarians are heading outdoors with tents, canoes and fishing rods in tow to spend a few nights under the stars camping in the province’s beautiful backcountry. Ontario’s Provincial Park system offers many of the best opportunities for camping in the province and, understandably, these parks can fill up fast or have long …

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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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Top 11 Provincial Parks in Ontario and Manitoba

Ontario and Manitoba are home to an abundance of provincial parks that offer some of the region’s best outdoor adventure opportunities. From birding and wildlife viewing to fishing, hiking and canoe tripping and much more, there is an unforgettable park experience waiting for you. Take a look at the list below for a few suggestions of the best parks to …

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Twelve Fishing Hot Spots Across Ontario and Manitoba

The provinces of Ontario and Manitoba are well-known for their fishing. In the north, remote fly-in lakes hold monster fish that rarely see a lure. Big rivers cut across both provinces, offering amazing angling both in their main stems and in countless tributaries. There are hundreds of easy-access lakes in the south that will impress any angler, and the massive …

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A Day Trip Through Scout Valley

BY COLIN HUGHES – A beautiful Sunday, one of the first in a long time, had me looking at my Cottage Country Backroad Mapbook for a trail for my daughter and I to explore. We settled on Scout Valley near Orillia. Once through Orillia, we parked at the north trailhead off Old Barrie Road. Dropping into the forest, the canopy …

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Hitting the Trails at the High Lonesome Nature Reserve

  A great series of hiking trails with a micro-brewery close by for refreshment? It doesn’t get any better than that. And even the threat of rain couldn’t keep us from heading out to explore High Lonesome Nature Reserve, a short distance from the hamlet of Pakenham.   Donated to the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust in 2012, this 81 hectare …

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Exploring Ontario’s Egan Chutes

  As you walk along the sandy trail from the parking area, the calm York River gives no preview to what’s ahead. But the closer you get to the chutes, the more the sound of rushing water grows, assaulting your ears with its volume.   Egan Chutes is a non-operating Ontario Park and unless you know where you are heading, …

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Ten Must See Attractions in Ontario’s Cottage Country

  Because of its close proximity to large urban centres such as Toronto, Kingston, North Bay and Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and Cottage Country destinations require less driving and feature some impressive day trip locations. Even though this part of Ontario is heavily populated, major expressways leading to winding backcountry roads allow explorers to quickly get away from the crowds and …

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