Ontario Adventures

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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Canadian Adventures to be Thankful For

Before you dive into that stuffed Thanksgiving turkey, it’s time to have a toast and give thanks to the incredible opportunities we have here in Canada. Not only are we a diverse, welcoming and peaceful country, but we are also home to some of the best adventures in the entire world. With over 9.9 million km2 (3.8 million mi2 ) of breathtaking …

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Awesome ATV Trails Across Ontario

The province of Ontario offers ATVers every type of adventure, from adrenaline-pumping backcountry rides over rugged, challenging terrain to leisurely sightseeing tours perfect for beginner riders. Many trails follow old logging roads and railroad beds, and some of the best riding areas often contain fishing and camping opportunities as well. To give you an overview of the province’s amazing ATVing …

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Backroad Mapbooks – Your Ultimate Trail Guide to Canada

On New Brunswick’s rugged Atlantic Coast, the Fundy Footpath charts a course through some of the last remaining coastal wilderness areas on the east side of the continent. In Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands National Park, terraced boardwalks lead to viewpoints over the winding coastline, with the Atlantic Ocean disappearing into the horizon beyond. In Ontario, trails lead to the …

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CANADA’S BEST OFF-ROAD ADVENTURES

Canada is full of roads and trails that are perfect for off-roading, with world-class four-wheel drive terrain found from coast to coast. This year, why not cross a few must-do off-road routes off your bucket list? To get you started, we’ve put together the following list.

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Polar Bear Dips Across Canada

Although it may sound crazy, thousands of sound-minded Canadians choose to ring in the new year by taking a Polar Bear Dip on January 1st. Plunging into freezing waters from coast to coast, Polar Bear Dips are not only the most refreshing way to ring in the new year, they also raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. Here is where to find a Polar Bear Dip near you.

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Spend your New Year’s Eve in Canada’s Great Outdoors!

Wow, what a year! With 2019 nearly upon us, it’s time to reflect on all the awesome adventures we have had in 2018, and to look ahead to a full year of exploring the Canadian backcountry in 2019. For the BRMB team, 2018 has been full of everything from camping to ATVing, fishing, skiing and snowboarding, hiking and much more. …

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Beat the dog days of winter and have so mush fun dogsledding!

In many parts of Canada, we are lucky enough to get to experience all four seasons at their most extreme. We get the blooming springs, hot summer sun, the flourishing fall colours, and of course cold snowy winters. With each season comes new opportunity to try new backcountry adventures, and there is no time better than winter to jump out …

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