Mobile Maps

Find the app for you – with eight different apps including our own Backroad Navigator app, there is lots to choose from when deciding on which mobile maps to use. And even though there is no wrong choice (all of the apps are excellent navigational tools), you may find that one particular app suits your unique outdoor adventure needs better than the others. To give you an overview of what makes each app unique, we’ve put together the following chart.

FIND THE APP FOR YOU

 

Backroad Navigator Gaia GPS Avenza Locus Map Topo Maps+ ViewRanger
Compatibility

smartphones and tablets

smartphones, tablets and watches

smartphones and tablets

smartphones and tablets

smartphones, tablets and watches

smartphones, tablets and watches

Map Type

The benefit of the Dynamic mobile maps over our Static mobile maps is that you can view our entire Canada-wide base map, allowing for seamless navigation from coast to coast. In contrast, Static mobile maps require the purchasing of individual maps or Mapbook bundles equivalent to our printed Mapbooks.

Dynamic Scale Dynamic Scale Static Scale Static Scale Static Scale Static Scale
Coverage All Canadian Provinces excluding Quebec All Canadian Provinces & Territories All Canadian Provinces excluding Quebec All Canadian Provinces excluding Quebec All Canadian Provinces excluding Quebec Selected areas in BC and Ontario only
Payment Type Yearly Subscription Yearly Subscription One-Time Purchase One-Time Purchase One-Time Purchase One-Time Purchase
How much does it cost? Starting from $9.99 CAD / year Premium Membership $39.99 USD / year TOPO Maps $1.99 USD / each

Park Maps $1.99 USD

Recreation Maps $9.99-$12.99 USD / each

Mapbook Bundles $19.99 – $24.99 USD

Mapbook Bundles $24.99 USD / each Mapbook Bundles $24.99 USD / each

Recreation Maps $12.99 USD / each

Recreation Maps $9.99-$12.99 USD / each
Adventures / Activities
Backroad Mapbooks Trails & POIs

Features all Backroad Mapbooks trails & point of interest for offroading, fishing, hunting, paddling, parks, camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATVing, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing and winter recreation activities.

Trail, ATV & Snowmobile Routes Layers available
Searchable POIs
POIs Description

Feature all Backroad Mapbooks write-ups including fishing/hunting species, trail difficulty and length, paddling access points and portage, directions and much more

Lake Bathymetry
Crown / Private Land
App Features
GPS Locator & Map Tools

Including Droppable Waypoints, Distance and Recordable GPS Tracks

Webmap / Desktop trip planning ✔ Mac-only
Offline Functionality