Step Up your Backroad Mapbook Experience with the Avenza Maps Mobile App

Get the Most Out of Backroad Mapbooks with Avenza Maps!

Are you ready to take our Backroad Mapbooks series to the next level? You can now access most of our Backroad Mapbooks catalogue through the Avenza Maps Mobile App, giving you a cutting-edge cartographic experience and allowing you to navigate Canada’s breathtaking backcountry easier than ever before.

Available for Apple iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets, the Avenza Maps Mobile App is a one-of-a-kind offline geospatial PDF reader that lets you use a variety of features and tools while well out of cell phone and data range. This is the perfect tool for exploring Canada’s deep wilderness, from the sky-scraping peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the remote lakes of Algonquin Park and the sprawling forests of New Brunswick.  

Here are a few of the features that make the Avenza Maps Mobile App a must-have navigational tool for Canadian outdoor explorers.


Full Range of Backroad Mapbooks Maps

Using the Avenza Map Store, you can access most of the industry-leading topographic maps featured in our Backroad Mapbook series. Either purchase a single map of the area you wish to explore or buy a bundle equivalent to one of our entire Mapbooks. Additionally, we offer bundles equivalent to our larger area, dual-sided waterproof recreation maps including Vancouver Island, Kootenay, Okanagan and Northeastern BC regions of the province, as well as Algonquin Provincial Park and the Bancroft District in Ontario. Once you have the maps loaded onto your device, you can use all of the handy Avenza features listed below.


GPS Locator

After you have loaded your desired maps, Avenza will use your device’s GPS locator to pinpoint your location on the map. This means that you will have all of the cartographic detail of a Backroad Mapbook directly on your phone or tablet with the added bonus of knowing exactly where you are located on a particular map. Best of all, Avenza can use your GPS signal without network connectivity.


Droppable Placemarks

Need to mark a point on the map to indicate a landmark or stop of interest? Drop a placemark anywhere with the tap of a finger, then give it a unique title, description and even add photos. Once you are in network range, share your placemark with a friend via dropbox or email.


Measure Distance

Wondering how far it is to that logging road turnoff or trailhead? Easily and accurately measure distance on your map with the drag of a finger, using the measurement unit of your choice.


Recordable GPS Tracks

An easy-to-use record option lets you track your movements in the backcountry, overlaying the track on top of our Backroad Mapbooks map. This tool also lets you view stats like elevation gain, distance travelled and time elapsed.  Once you are back in network range, you can email your tracks to a friend to share your adventure.


Droppable Geotagged Photos

Stumble across a stunning viewpoint or the perfect place to scout for wild game? Simply select the Plot Photo feature and a placemark will drop in the exact location on your map, with your photo attached.

With all of these features and more, plus the unparalleled cartographic detail of our Backroad Mapbooks, which show you multi-use trails, fishing holes, logging roads, rec sites, boat launches and much more, it’s easy to see why the Avenza Map Mobile App is becoming more and more popular with outdoor explorers. Load your smartphone or tablet up with the app today to turn your backcountry adventure up to the next level!


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