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Backroad Mapbooks

The seed for Backroad Mapbooks was planted in 1993. Brothers Wesley and Russell Mussio were out exploring the maze of logging roads around Harrison Lake in southern BC on a cold, wet day. They had several books and a few maps to try to find their way, yet all of their sources showed no more than the area’s main road system. Even worse, most of the maps were outdated. The Trail, BC-born brothers quickly found themselves lost. 

Frustrated, Wesley asked Russell, “Why doesn’t someone make one guide that shows all the roads?” With that, a lightbulb went off, and the pair got down to work. By January of 1994, the Mussio brothers had published their first map book, and it quickly sold out. Rather than simply reprinting it, the entrepreneurial duo decided to take stock of customer feedback and make a number of improvements to the book. 

The constant improvements to the product carried on for the next two decades, helping to establish Backroad Mapbooks as the top-selling outdoor recreation guidebook series in Canada. Today, Backroad Mapbooks has expanded to chart all ten provinces and the Yukon Territory, with industry-leading GPS maps, a smartphone app, waterproof maps and more. From its humble beginnings in a tiny Vancouver apartment with maps strewn all over the walls, to one of the most sought-after outdoor products in the country, the Backroad Mapbooks series has come a long way. 

In true pioneer spirit, Backroad Mapbooks will only continue to break new ground and seek out the ever-expanding horizon.

Vancouver Island North Waterproof Map: 1st Edition

Featuring vast stretches of undisturbed rainforest, towering mountains surrounded by pristine lakes, thousands of kilometers of coastline teeming with marine life and a variety of quaint, charming communities, Northern Vancouver Island offers endless opportunity for adventure. With just one major roadway reaching the northern extents of the Island, this is a place where nature rules and stress melts away. A secluded sandy beach or isolated campsite is never too far away, and often your chances of seeing a whale swimming offshore are better than spotting another human. From salmon fishing in Campbell River to hiking in Strathcona Park and Cape Scott or paddling the shores of Brooks Peninsula Park, there is no shortage of recreational opportunity on Northern Vancouver Island.

To make navigating this sparsely populated region easier the BRMB team have worked tirelessly to create the most comprehensive, detailed and easy to use map for Northern Vancouver Island you will find anywhere. This dual sided 34” x 46.25” map is printed on durable, waterproof paper to withstand any storm or gale. With industry-leading cartographic detail, state-of-the-art relief shading, colour coded Provincial Parks and more, there isn’t an easier to read map on the market. This map contains countless points of interest, hiking trails, campsites, beaches, paddling routes and more, so no matter what you are looking for, you can find it on our Northern Vancouver Island Waterproof Map. This map also features detailed descriptions of recreation sites and parks with information on camping, fees, activities, access and more. Covering the areas around Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Gold River, Campbell River, Courtenay/Comox and more, this is your ultimate guide to exploring one of the most breathtaking areas in the world.

Key Features:

  • Printed on tear-resistant and waterproof paper
  • Two maps in one (different maps printed on each side)
  • The most up-to-date topographic maps available in Canada

Additional Information
2 pages | 34.00" x 46.25"

Authentic Canadian Content
$14.95

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Vancouver Island South Waterproof Map: 1st Edition
Grade Levels: University/College;

From the breathtaking wilderness of Strathcona Provincial Park to the historic Victoria waterfront, Southern Vancouver Island is a land of diverse recreational opportunity. In the north of the area covered by this map, Mount Washington offers world-class skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking. To the west, Tofino is a surfer’s paradise, widely regarded for having the best waves in Canada. The vibrant rainforests of Pacific Rim National Park offer stunning hiking and camping, while the many small towns that dot the Island’s coast are hot-spots for fishing and whale-watching. Found in the southeast section of this map, the Gulf Islands are one of Canada’s hidden treasures and the perfect place to slow things down and get lost for a little while. Taking in everything Southern Vancouver Island has to offer is impossible, but this map will certainly get you started on the right track.

To help you discover the best of Southern Vancouver Island, the BRMB team has worked tirelessly to create the most comprehensive, detailed and easy to use map for Southern Vancouver Island you will find anywhere. This dual sided 34” x 46.25” map is printed on durable, waterproof paper to withstand anything Mother Nature throws at you. With industry-leading cartographic detail, sate-of-the-art relief shading, UTM and longitude/latitude grid, colour coded Provincial Parks, Wildlife Management Units, Recreation Sites and more, you can stay focused on your adventure and not on trying to decipher a hard-to-read map. This map is jam-packed with points of interest, hiking trails, campsites, paddling routes and more, so no matter what your favourite outdoor activity is, we’ve got you covered. This map also features detailed descriptions of recreation sites and parks with information on camping, fees, activities, access and more. Covering the areas around Duncan, Tofino, Bamfield, Victoria, the Gulf Islands and more, this is a must-have for any Vancouver Island adventure.

Key Features:

  • Printed on tear-resistant and waterproof paper
  • Two maps in one (different maps printed on each side)
  • The most up-to-date topographic maps available in Canada

Additional Information
2 pages | 34.00" x 46.28"

Authentic Canadian Content
$14.95

Quantity: