Boasting the world’s second largest land mass and also one of its lowest population densities, Canada is full of incredible wilderness destinations, many of which are not accessible by car. To truly appreciate the best of Canada’s backcountry, heading out on one of the country’s countless multi-use trails is your best bet. From long distance treks through the coastal rainforest on Vancouver Island to high-altitude hikes in the alpine of the Rocky Mountains, gentle strolls through the rolling terrain of Cypress Hills Provincial Park in Saskatchewan and breathtaking Atlantic vistas in Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands National Park, there is an incredible trail experience waiting to be had in every corner of Canada.
Vancouver Island’s West Coast Trail. Photo via sooke-portrenfrew.com
With so many choices for trail users and so much ground to cover, figuring out where to begin can be a daunting task. That’s why the Backroad Mapbooks team has put countless hours into charting thousands of trails across the country for hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers and horseback riders. Our extensive database of trail information is available in a variety of mediums, including electronically on our BRMB Navigator App and Backroad GPS Maps.
What is the Trails Adventure Layer?
The Trails Adventure Layer is one of 11 different Adventure Layers featured on the BRMB Navigator app. Simply select the Trails adventure layer and the BMRB Navigator will display all of the multi-use trail options in your selected region.
Your map will be filled to the brim with trail information, including clearly charted multi-use trails and trailheads along with viewpoints, campsites, backcountry huts and cabins, waterfalls and other features that you may encounter during your adventure. Our trails are also supplemented with written descriptions compiled by our team of outdoor writers and researches. These descriptions include information on trail distance, elevation gain, difficulty, access, highlights and more.
And if you are going off the grid on your next trail adventure, simply download an offline map and explore your desired route with confidence, even outside of data and cell service. From leisurely walks through an urban park to epic treks across remote mountain passes, let the BRMB Trails Adventure layer be your guide to your next outdoor adventure.
Trails Adventure Layer Highlights
- · Over 95,000 km (59,000 mi) of multi-use trails
- · 16,800 km (10,440 mi) of the Trans Canada Trail
- · 11,865 trailhead points shown in the Navigator app
- · Trail lines broken into mountain bike and cross-country ski trail networks
- · Clearly labelled trail heads
- · Long-distance trails
- · Trans Canada Trail
- · Written descriptions with distance, elevation gain, difficulty and more
Backroad GPS Maps
In addition to our BRMB Navigator App, all of the above mentioned trail data is available for our Canada-wide line of GPS Maps. These Garmin-licensed maps are compatible with Garmin BasecampTM and MapsouceTM and offer all the cartographic detail and recreational information you have come to expect from a Backroad Mapbooks product.
The GPS Maps are a favourite for those heading out on extended wilderness adventures, since they do not rely on cell or internet service to operate. Trails are clearly charted and classified, and we include all the Points of Interest that pertain to your trail adventure including campsites, trailheads, lookouts and more.
No matter if you choose the BRMB Navigator app or the GPS Maps, you can expect to find the most up-to-date and detailed trail information available in Canada right at your fingertips.