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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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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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Fall Turkey Hunting in Manitoba

Thanksgiving is almost here, and what better way to celebrate Manitoba’s outdoors than to serve up a wild turkey at this year’s dinner table? The Backroads Mapbook team have put together some tips and pointers to help you have a successful Thanksgiving turkey hunt.

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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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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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The Best Hunting in Canada From Coast to Coast

From the majestic moose to the elusive white-tailed deer, Canada is full of incredible hunting, with a unique opportunity found in every corner of the country. This year, we’re looking to cross off a few Canadian hunting adventures off our bucket list, and you can see what we have our sights set on in the following blog.

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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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Winter Adventures Across Canada

The seasons are changing, but that does not mean we have to stay indoors. Backroad Mapbooks has you covered for all seasons with our industry-leading maps and detailed Adventure listings, including the very best in winter adventure across the country.

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The Best Guided Sledding Adventures Across Canada

With so much terrain to explore all across the country, planning your snowmobile adventure can be a daunting task – but hiring a professional snowmobile guide can take the stress out of your sledding, whether you are a first-timer looking for some pointers or an experienced rider searching for that hidden play area. To give you an idea of the …

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Snowmobile Lodging Across Canada

With snowmobiling season just around the corner, many of us are already planning our winter sledding getaways. And with a developed trail network stretching from coast to coast, there are plenty of options to choose from across Canada when deciding on a vacation destination. Finding a place to spend the night that is snowmobile-friendly, however, can at times be a …

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Canada’s Most Exciting Hunting Adventures

It’s no secret that Canada is full of amazing hunting opportunities. From the plentiful deer of the west coast to the legendary waterfowl of the prairies, the bears of the Ontario woods and the moose and caribou of Newfoundland, the hunt of a lifetime can be had no matter which part of the country you find yourself in. To celebrate …

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Northern Canada’s Most Exciting Hunts

Canada’s north is a sprawling, wild region where wild animals often outnumber humans outside of major communities. The area’s abundant animal population has been sustaining the Inuit people for thousands of years, with hunting playing an integral role in their day-to-day lives. Animals such as polar bear, caribou and muskoxen are emblematic of the Northern territories, and for visiting hunters …

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ATVing Across Alberta

From high elevation mountaintop lookouts to the rolling Rocky Mountain foothills, sprawling forests and grasslands and riverside rides to massive sand dunes, Alberta offers just about every type of ATV trail you could ask for. And while there is a lot of terrain to explore all across the province atop an ATV, OHV or dirtbike, a few areas stand out …

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Canada’s Parks Day 2018

Each year millions of people from Canada and around the world head out to our incredible backcountry to enjoy our 39 breathtaking National Parks. With over 330,000 km2 (127,000 mi2) of land protected within our national park system, representing 30 distinct natural regions in every province and territory, these parks are a bottomless source of outdoor adventure.   This Saturday, …

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

From the secluded ocean-side hikes of BC’s Pacific coast to the heart-pounding, high elevation treks of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, the rolling hills and wide-open sky of the Saskatchewan backcountry and the rugged wilderness of Manitoba’s parklands, Western Canada is an incredible part of the world to explore by trail. And while weighing your many hiking options can be as dizzying …

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Just Released! Our updated and expanded 3rd Edition Manitoba Backroad Mapbook!

Introducing the 3rd Edition Manitoba Backroad Mapbook! Get ready to explore Manitoba’s great outdoors like never before – the latest edition of our Manitoba Backroad Mapbook is about to hit stores. Featuring numerous updates and expansions from our previous edition, this is your ultimate guide to the best outdoor adventures across the province.   Nestled in the geographic centre of …

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Winter Wildlife Viewing Across Canada

Winter has a varied effect on Canada’s furry and feathered residents. While some animals, such as bears, prefer to sleep it out and skip the season entirely, others, such as foxes and lynx thrive in the snowy wilderness. Birds, including owls and eagles, can be found throughout the country despite the cold, as can small mammals like otters and martens. …

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Canadian Bucket List Adventures

Canada is full of one-of-a-kind adventures from coast to coast. No matter which type of adventurer you are, there are some places that you just have to see. To fill you in on a few of them, here is our list of Canadian bucket list adventures.

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Alberta Snowmobile Adventures

When the weather gets cold and the snow flies, Alberta snowmobile trails will put a smile on any sledder’s face. Alberta is home to plenty of wide-open country just begging to be explored, and with lakes and rivers mostly frozen in the winter months, the opportunities to discover new vistas is just a throttle turn away! We’ve put together a …

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Hauntings in the Prairies

Here at Backroad Mapbooks we live to explore, and we also have an undying love of Halloween. So, with our favourite holiday approaching fast, we’ve collected a list of our favourite places to explore hauntings in the prairies. Canada’s prairie provinces are full of creepy places to explore – haunted hotels, abandoned psych wards and ghost trains are par for …

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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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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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Winter Hunting Across Canada

Most hunters know that the winter season offers some incredible opportunities all across Canada, despite the cold weather. We have put together a list of the top species to target this winter, along with some tips and tricks to make the most of your winter hunting adventure!

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