BRMB’s classic Backroad Mapbooks have been guiding outdoor explorers through Canada’s parks for over 25 years.
These durable, spiral bound 21.5 x 28 cm (8.5 x 11 in) Mapbooks show you all the provincial, national, regional and municipal parks, plus ecological reserves, nature reserves, conservation areas, protected areas and more. Our unparalleled road and trail coverage shows you the best way to access each park, whether you are travelling by vehicle, ATV, horseback, bicycle, canoe or on foot. Our industry-leading topographic relief and shading show you the lay of the land like no other map, with clearly marked mountain peaks, glaciers, creeks, rivers and lakes, plus man-made features such as backcountry huts and cabins, campsites, beaches, boat launches, picnic sites and more.
Many of the parks shown on our maps are supplemented with detailed written descriptions compiled by our team of outdoor writers and researchers. These descriptions include information on access, activities, campsite sizes, special regulations, wildlife species, local culture and history and more. The listings include handy activity symbols that show you at a glance what to expect from a particular park, and easy map reference numbers direct you to the location of the park on the maps in the front of the book.
Lake Koocanusa (Map 7/C3–E7)
Lake Koocanusa is 148 km (90 mi) long and stretches across the US/Canada border, with its name coming from a combination of the first three letters of Kootenay, Canada, and USA. On the Canadian side, the best places to launch a canoe are at Kikomun Creek Provincial Park on the east shore, or Englishman Creek Recreation Site on the west. It would take about a week to circumnavigate the big lake, which is subject to high winds. Because the lake was formed by the Lilly Dam, it looks more like a river until mid-May or June and then gets much larger through September.