Covering a sprawling wilderness landscape of interconnected lakes, rivers, canyons, hills, forests and wetland, Northwestern Ontario is a massive outdoor playground just waiting to be explored. From paddling to hiking, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, ATVing, cross-country skiing, camping and more, there is no limit to outdoor activity in Northwestern Ontario. Covering the area around Thunder Bay and Atikokan in the south to the remote wilderness of Opasquia Provincial Park further north and all the way up to Hudson’s Bay, there are endless opportunities for adventure covered in this guidebook.
Our team has worked tirelessly to bring you the most comprehensive, detailed coverage for this large region, from our industry-leading topographic maps to our meticulously researched adventure listings. Although the sheer expanse of northern Ontario can be overwhelming, the latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook gives you all of the details you need to confidently explore this beautiful and unique Canadian landscape.
Whether you are looking to pull a prize walleye out of Lake Nipigon, unwind with a relaxing paddle through the secluded waterways of Wabakimi Provincial Park or track a moose through the untamed wilderness that rules northern Ontario, our Northwest Ontario Backroad Mapbook will help you get the most out of your adventure.
The latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook features 106 industry-leading topographic maps, including 39 new maps at 1:150,000 scale covering northern Ontario. Our maps contain labeled recreations sites, amenities, highways, backcountry roads, resource roads, trails and other points of interest. Printed on durable paper and protected by a heavy-duty spiral-bound cover, you won’t find an easier-to-use or more detailed collection of maps for Northwestern Ontario anywhere!Index
New to this edition, we have divided the index into Map and Adventure sections to make it easier to use than ever. You will find page numbers and map coordinates for each activity and location, plus important numbers, distance charts and an advertiser list for easy referencing.
Northwestern Ontario has plenty of backroads to explore. In fact, outside of Thunder Bay, you won’t find a lot of paved roads. From winding backroads to historic fur trade routes, you will find dozens of backroad attractions to stop at in the newest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook.Fishing Adventures
Northwest Ontario is a haven for lake fishing and offers some excellent river fishing as well. Nipigon Lake, Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods house some of Canada’s biggest sportfish. In the latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find over 800 detailed fishing listings for the area, complete with fishing hotspots, fish species, access and stocking information. From trout to walleye, pike and muskie, we’ve got you covered.Hunting Adventures
Northwestern Ontario offers massive expanses of wilderness for hunters to explore. Our maps detail Northwestern Ontario’s Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) showing you where to go for deer, moose, bear, rabbit, ducks, geese and more. There is no better hunting buddy than our newest northern Ontario mapbook.Paddling Adventures
Northern Ontario is one of the best wilderness paddling destinations in the world, with countless interconnected lakes, rivers and portages – the options for adventure paddling are boundless. In the latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find 120 detailed paddling adventures, complete with access, put-ins, take-outs, difficulty, highlights and more.Park Adventures
Northwestern Ontario’s diverse public park system offers some of the best camping, paddling, hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing you can find anywhere. Many of the parks protect remote, ecologically sensitive areas that make for some absolutely stunning scenery. In the latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find 135 detailed listings of provincial, national and regional parks as well as conservation areas, including the world renowned Woodland Caribou and Kakabeka Falls Provincial Parks.Trail Adventures
From urban walking trails in Thunder Bay to remote wilderness treks through Wabakimi Provincial Park, there is no shortage of trails to explore in northern Ontario. The Voyageur Trail and the Trans Canada Trail offer some fantastic long distance hiking and biking options. In the latest edition of our Northwester Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 150 detailed trail descriptions, including access, distance, elevation gain, difficulty, highlights and more.ATV (OHV) Adventures
There is a whole world of ATV riding in Northwestern Ontario for you to explore, with the areas around Thunder Bay, Armstrong and Kenora being particularly active. Beyond the designated ATV areas, there are endless amounts of logging and backroads to explore. In the newest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find detailed listings for dozens of ATVing areas complete with access, difficulty, highlights and more!Snowmobile Adventures
Northwester Ontario is a premiere snowmobiling destination, with 17 snowmobile districts making up the world’s largest interconnected snowmobile trail system. In the latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find dozens of detailed listings for snowmobiling areas around Dryden, Kenora, Fort Frances and beyond.
With such expansive swaths of undeveloped wilderness, Northwestern Ontario is prime wildlife habitat, with moose, deer, wolves, black bear, beaver, otters and more found in abundance. Quetico Provincial Park and Sleeping Giant Park in particular are known for their unique wildlife viewing opportunities. In our newest northern Ontario mapbook you will find dozens of detailed listings for the best places to view wildlife in the region, complete with tips, specific species to look for and more!Winter Adventures
From Ignace to Geraldton to Sioux Narrows and beyond, Northwestern Ontario enjoys long winters and heavy snowfalls that make it a winter recreation playground. From downhill skiing and snowboarding to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, there is no shortage of adventure to be had in the wintertime. In the latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find dozens of detailed winter adventure listings, allowing you to make the most out of this unique region no matter the season!
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If I buy the print edition, can I get a copy of the PDF included? The print makes sense for planning while the PDF would be useful on the road.