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The Ultimate Rocky Mountain Road Trip

The Rocky Mountains are by far the most popular destination for visitors, both from and to Canada. The National Parks that straddle these majestic peaks; Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho are considered the Crown Jewels of the Parks Canada park system. With so much to see and do, where do you begin? Here are a few useful hints and trip …

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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 in the COVID Age

More than ever, people are looking to get outdoors to camp next to that lake, in the woods or on a mountain to enjoy nature at its best. To stay safe and healthy, proper camping hygiene is more important than ever.

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BRMB Maps App How To: Tracks, Waypoints & Offline Maps

BRMB Maps is feature-packed; including the ability to record and save your Tracks and Waypoints. Whether you are looking to save a record of your adventures or to ensure a safe return, BRMB Maps has you covered. No cellular or Wi-Fi available? No problem! You can download a map of the area to use off the grid and still enjoy …

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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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Next Level Trip Planning

Spontaneous adventures are great, but let’s face it – we’ve all been in those situations where we’ve driven aimlessly along with a network of logging roads trying to find a trailhead, resulting in a much later hiking start than originally planned. Or, we’ve started out on an adventure without knowing the distance or elevation gain and ended up being disappointed …

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Say hello to BRMBmaps.com

Have you ever had one of those days where you wake up and know you want to go on an adventure, but you’ve already explored all the local areas that you know about? Or, have you ever been on a road trip where you know you want to cram as many outdoor adventures as possible into a few days but … Continue reading  

BRMB is proud to announce the addition of our ATV and Snowmobile Trail Overlays for the Gaia GPS app!

For decades, ATVers and snowmobilers across Canada have trusted Backroad Mapbooks to provide them with the most comprehensive, detailed and up-to-date trail coverage available on the market. BRMB is here to keep you on track during your ATV or snowmobile adventure. We show you over 110,000 km (68,000 mi) of ATV/OHV trails and close to 145,000 km (90,000 mi) of snowmobile trails from coast to coast, and you can now access this entire trail database via the Gaia GPS app.

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New BRMB Trails Overlay for Gaia GPS

Whether you are exploring the rainforests of the wild west coast of British Columbia, trekking among the majestic, towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains, heading deep into the forest of Ontario’s Cottage Country or soaking in the ocean views from the Cape Breton Highlands, you can count on BRMB to provide you with the most up-to-date and detailed trail information available on the market.

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BRMB Navigator and GPS Maps – Your Guide to Canada’s Best Winter Adventures

For some Canadians, winter is a time to hide indoors and wait for the snow and cold weather to disappear. But for Backroad Mapbooks users, the winter season opens up a whole world of outdoor adventure, with opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, dogsledding and downhill skiing found across the country. From casual skis along …

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Backroad Mapbooks’ Industry-Leading Topographic Maps Available Through the Locus Mapping App!

Backroad Mapbooks is pleased to announce that our Canada-wide series of recreation maps is now available for purchase through the Locus Map app. This leading navigational app turns your phone into a fully-functional GPS unit with features such as trip tracking, waypoint marking and much more. Check out the blog below to find out how BRMB x Locus Map can help turn your adventure up to the next level.

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BRMB Navigator and GPS Maps – Your Guide to Canada’s Most Exciting Snowmobiling Adventures

Canada is home to one of the world’s most impressive snowmobile trail systems, with interconnected routes stretching across the entire country, from the Coast Mountains of British Columbia to the wild highlands of Nova Scotia. Whether you are looking for a casual afternoon ride along a groomed trail or prefer venturing deeper into the backcountry looking for challenging alpine terrain …

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Get set for Ontario Hunting Season!

The hunting season is upon us, and Backroad Mapbooks offers a wide range of products to make sure you have the most productive hunting season possible. With Backroad GPS Maps, Waterproof Maps and our classic Mapbooks, you won’t find a better hunting buddy than a Backroad Mapbooks product, no matter if you are looking for bear, deer, moose, waterfowl or hare.

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BRMB Navigator and GPS Maps – Your Guide to Canada’s Most Incredible Trail Adventures

Boasting the world’s second largest land mass and also one of its lowest population densities, Canada is full of incredible wilderness destinations, many of which are not accessible by car. To truly appreciate the best of Canada’s backcountry, heading out on one of the country’s countless multi-use trails is your best bet. From long distance treks through the coastal rainforest …

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BRMB Navigator and GPS Maps – Your Guide to Canada’s Most Incredible Canoeing and Kayaking Adventures!

Home to an endless network of lakes, rivers and streams, Canada is a paddler’s heaven. In the Yukon, river paddlers can travel for weeks through some of the world’s most pristine watersheds. On BC’s pacific coast, ocean kayakers can explore some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet, brimming with wildlife including whales, seals and porpoises. In Ontario, …

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Introducing the New Maps for the Backroad Navigator App? Now With More Data, More Detail and a Sleek New Look

Backroad Mapboooks is pleased to announce the release of new mapping information for the BRMB and Backroad Navigator Apps. Containing numerous expansions and updates, Canada?s leading outdoor recreation apps are now even more robust and easy to use. From new roads and trails to an updated look and expanded coverage, there are some big changes from our previous versions ? …

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The V2 Backroad Navigator Android App

Almost 25 years ago, the first ever Backroad Mapbook was created. The simple, paperback book was an ideal innovation for the time, but there was certainly room for improvement. Over the years BRMB mapbooks were constantly improved and upgraded into the easily-readable coil bound, water resistant books they are today. Complete with detailed topographic maps, as well as descriptive adventure sections, indexes, and added features such as community profiles, tips & techniques and more, Backroad Mapbooks have come a long way over the years to being Canada’s number one outdoor recreation guide.

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