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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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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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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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Atlantic Canada’s Best Hunts

There is a reason why so many Canadians enjoy hunting – disconnecting from the stresses of everyday life and spending a few hours or days in the backcountry can be downright therapeutic, regardless of whether you bag a game animal or not. But if you do, you can enjoy the freshest free-range meat available anywhere. Hunting is truly a Canadian …

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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 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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BRMB’s Top 10 Picks – ATVing in the Maritimes

From rocky coastline to dense forest, wide-open farmland and towering high country, Atlantic Canada has a lot of different terrain to explore, and one of the best ways to do so is atop an ATV or Off-Highway Vehicle. The provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island are home to a dedicated community of ATV …

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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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Celebrating Canada’s Veterans

At Backroad Mapbooks, we are immensely grateful for the freedom to go out and explore our beautiful outdoors. With this in mind, we have put together a list of some of Canada’s most spectacular and lesser known monuments to our esteemed veterans.

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Ghost Towns and Scenic Drives of Newfoundland

There are over 600 abandoned fishing villages spread throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. While some have all but disappeared, others are remarkably well-preserved and offer a fascinating look into the past. You can find many of these Newfoundland ghost towns along scenic driving routes – here are a few we highly recommend.   Newfoundland and Labrador is a vast and beautiful …

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New Brunswick’s Top Fishing Hotspots

Between its rivers, lakes and expansive ocean coast, New Brunswick offers a ton of amazing angling opportunities. To celebrate the province’s fabulous fisheries, we have put together a short list of our favourite places to drop a line in this maritime marvel.

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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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Make the Most of Winter in Atlantic Canada’s National Parks

With spring right around the corner, there is not much time left to get out and enjoy the amazing winter recreation opportunities available in Atlantic Canada’s National Parks. From cross-country skiing to snowmobiling, ice-fishing and snowshoeing, we have put together an overview of the best things to see and do in Atlantic Canada’s National Parks this winter.

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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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