Tucked into the
southeast corner of BC, the Kootenay Rockies are one of Canada’s best-kept
outdoor adventure secrets. As you move west from the world-famous peaks of the
Rocky Mountains, the crowds thin out and the opportunities for outdoor
adventure grow. Forest-covered mountains hide sun-filled valleys, where rainbow
trout swim in sparkling streams and deer graze along the shoreline. A maze of
logging roads extends deep into the backcountry, offering access to countless
campsites and hiking and mountain biking trails. In the winter, the region is
covered by a thick layer of dry, fluffy snow, affectionately referred to by the
locals as champagne powder.
To help you take
advantage of this incredible region, the latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies
Backroad Mapbook features extensive updates and upgrades from our last
publication. We have updated our road network, added numerous multi-use trails
and paddling routes and expanded our Adventure sections. This Mapbook also
includes updated fish stocking and trail charts, private land and labelled fish
species for the countless lakes, rivers and streams in the region.
Kootenay Rockies Mapbook Features:
In your durable,
heavy-duty, spiral-bound 21.5 cm x 28 cm (8.5" x 11") Kootenay
Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find 51 detailed topographic maps at
1:200,000 scale spanning the region, complete with labeled recreation sites,
amenities, highways, backcountry roads, trails and other points-of-interest.
Not only are these maps user-friendly, but they boast a level of cartographic
sophistication unparalleled even by government resources – making them the maps
of choice for search-and-rescue.
In addition to our
maps, we list Kootenay Rockies accommodations, services, tours, and amenities.
Our detailed adventure
section is one of the features that makes your Backroad Mapbook so much more
than just a map of the Kootenay Rockies. From hiking to hunting, ATVing,
paddling, wildlife viewing and beyond, our team of writers and researchers have
come up with the most comprehensive adventure information you will find
Divided into Map and
Adventure sections, the index includes numbers and map coordinates for each
activity and location, plus important numbers, distance charts and an
advertiser list for easy referencing.
In the latest edition
of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 70 listings for
the best things to see and do while traveling along the region’s highways, city
roads and backroads. From hidden hot springs to cascading waterfalls,
fascinating museums and long-forgotten ghost towns, there is something to see
in every direction.
The Kootenay Rockies
offer abundant fish populations in a spectacular setting, including the famous
Gerrard rainbow trout as well as landlocked salmon and some of the best bass
fishing in BC. In your Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find 310
listings for the best lake and stream fishing in the region, complete with
stocking charts and labelled fish species on the maps.
The Kootenay Rockies
offer an abundance of big game and game bird hunting opportunities, including
white-tail and mule deer, moose and wild turkey. In the 8th Edition
of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find detailed descriptions
for the region’s main hunting species, tips on how to find them and
descriptions of the area’s Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) and Limited Entry
Hunting areas too.
white-water creeks and rivers to glassy lakes, there is plenty to explore in a
canoe or kayak in the Kootenay Rockies. The latest edition of our Kootenay
Rockies Backroad Mapbook contains 60 detailed listings for the best places to
paddle in the region, complete with put-ins and take-outs, difficulty (Grade
and Class), length, highlights and more.
The Kootenay Rockies offer
a network of National, Provincial and Regional Parks that protect some of Canada’s
most stunning natural landscapes. In the latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies
Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 110 detailed listings for the region’s
parks, complete with easy-to-read activity symbols, information on campsites,
picnic areas, reservations, access and more.
Your Kootenay Rockies
Backroad Mapbook is your ultimate guide to the region’s remote and rustic
camping and day-use rec sites. In this Mapbook you will find 175 detailed rec
site listing complete with information on access, amenities, activities,
reservations and more.
From epic multi-day
treks through the alpine of the Rocky Mountains to leisurely riverside strolls
through a regional park, the Kootenays have a hiking trail for everyone. In the
latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find 480
multi-use trail adventures for hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers and
more, complete with distance, elevation gain, difficulty, access, highlights
and more. We also include trail charts for the region’s main parks including
Glacier, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks, plus the Trans Canada Trail.
With a sprawling
network of logging and mining roads and a ton of designated ATV areas to
explore, the Kootenays offer some truly exciting motorized recreation. In the
latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find over 90
detailed listings for the best places to ride your ATV or dirt bike in the
From the remote
Flathead region to the endless alpine around Revelstoke, the Kootenays offer
wold-class snowmobiling. In the latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad
Mapbook you will find close to 70 listings for the best places to snowmobile in
the area, complete with staging areas, distance, highlights and more.
From large mammals
such as bear, elk and goat to hundreds of species of waterfowl, songbirds and
raptors, the Kootenays are a wildlife watcher’s paradise. In the latest edition
of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find over 70 detailed
listings for wildlife viewing areas, complete with access, species and more.
The Kootenays’ already
majestic scenery becomes even more impressive in winter, with a generous
snowfall that can last from November well into April. Cross-country and
backcountry skiers and snowshoers have fantastic trail networks to explore and
the region offers some of the best downhill skiing and snowboarding in the
world. In the latest edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will
find 85 detailed listings for the best places to get outdoors once the snow
From remote ski
touring huts to private lodges, alpine cabins and snowmobile shelters, the
Kootenay Rockies are home to an impressive network of huts and cabins that
provide shelter from the elements for outdoor recreationists. In the latest
edition of our Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook you will find 70 detailed
listings for huts and cabins throughout the region complete with information on
size, amenities, reservations, access and more.