ON Trails

NEW BRMB Algonquin Park App – Your Offline Map & Guide for Algonquin Park

Interested in exploring one of Canada’s greatest treasures with the confidence of a good map that works deep in the backcountry? Then look no further! Backroad Mapbooks has just launched a new app specific to Algonquin Park and the surrounding area. Available for both IOS and Android users, the Algonquin Park Adventure Map app shows all the paddling routes, campsites, …

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Camping Alternatives in Ontario

If you think it seems impossible to get a campsite at an Ontario Provincial Park this year, you are not alone. With folks wanting to get out into nature due to COVID restrictions, parks are getting slammed with campers, many exploring this activity for the first time. Even the National Parks and Conservation Areas are booked up as well. What’s …

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Exploring Northwestern Ontario

Northwestern Ontario is a vast landscape, home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the entire province. While roads travel as far north as Pickle Lake, over 60% of Northwestern Ontario has no road access! Highway 11 and 17 make their way into Northwestern Ontario from the east, merging from Nipigon through to Thunder Bay. Separating at Thunder Bay, …

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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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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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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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BRMB’s Top 10 Picks: Hiking Trails in Eastern Canada

Your browser does not support the video tag.   From the lakeside lookouts, lush forests and Canadian Shield rock of Ontario to the panoramic ridges of Quebec and the rugged coast of the Maritimes, Eastern Canada offers an incredibly diverse landscape for hikers to explore. And while the eastern half of the country is full of trails, choosing the right …

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Top 8 Family Friendly Hikes in Canada

Many families live hectic lives, with working parents and kids involved in more than one activity, and rarely get a chance to even sit down for a meal together let alone spend the day. Luckily many provinces in Canada have set aside a Family Day, one statuatory holiday a year that you are guaranteed time to spend with the whole …

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8 Great Adventures to take Your Date on Valentine’s Day

Looking for a way to really wow your date this Valentine’s Day? Nothing says romance better than a day spent with your loved one adventuring through the backcountry, so this Valentine’s Day tell your date to take a hike! Check out our favourite places in Canada for a whimsical winter date.

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