Backcountry Outdoor Store
The following companies are known for some of the best outdoor equipment, maps, guides, camping gear and high-quality outdoor clothes. Browse the Backcountry Outdoor Store and see what deals you will find.
Canada is known for excellent camping equipment and high-quality sportswear. This is no surprise! Canadians like to camp, spend weekends at the lake and enjoy outdoor life. With Canada’s vast open landscapes and national parks spread all over the country, it’s a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts all year long.
Winters in Canada can be extremely tough and it is important to be well prepared with the right equipment and clothes before heading out there to be safe in any situation.
For the foreign traveller, make sure to stock up on some quality gear before heading home.
Cabela’s is the place to go for quality fishing, hunting, camping, recreational and outdoor gear at competitive prices. You can order online and pick up at any Cabela’s store in Canada if you wish. Just browsing through their shop gets my excitement up. Check it out!
Backroad Map Books are Canada’s premier Backcountry Maps and Outdoor Recreation Guides. That’s what I’m using when I head into the backcountry. The popular map books contain the most user-friendly, detailed topographic maps in Canada, plus extensive trails and recreational information. They also produce smaller waterproof maps, digital maps, PDF and GPS maps. Head over to their website to check out the maps they have.
You can’t go wrong with a Lonely Planet Guidebook, the bible for travellers. I own a whole bookshelf full of their books. The guides are packed with travel advice, accommodation tips, destination info, anything you need to know about the place you travel to. Lonely Planet Guides are available as hard copy or digital.
Check out Mountain Hard Wear selection of outdoor apparel, equipment and accessories. Here you find high-performance, well-crafted, and easy-to-use gear for all of your wilderness adventures. Shop for camping and backpacking equipment including lightweight tents, sleeping bags and backpacks. If quality is important to you, this might be your store.
Shop Canada’s biggest bookstore, shop Canadian, check out their big selection of travel guides and Canadian biographies and First Nations history! Plus get Free Shipping on orders over $25 or Ship to Store for free.
MY FAVOURITE BOOKS
The Long Exile: A True Story of Deception and Survival amongst the Inuit by Melanie Mcgrath
Gang Ranch: The Real Story by Judy Alsager
Cabin at Singing River by Chris Czajkowski
Wildfire in the Wilderness by Chris Czajkowski
The Legend of Pan Phillips by Jack and Darlene Brown
The Best Of Robert Service by R. Service
The Call Of The Wild, White Fang & To Build A Fire by Jack London
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
The Rough Guide to Canada by Rough Guides
Yukon by Polly Evans
The Great Northern Canada Bucket List by Robin Esrock
The Great Canadian Bucket List by Robin Esrock
The Great Atlantic Canada Bucket List by Robin Esrock
The Great Western Canada Bucket List by Robin Esrock
The Great Central Canada Bucket List by Robin Esrock
Milepost 2018 by Kris Valencia
Lonely Planet British Columbia & The Canadian Rockies by Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island by Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Canada by Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Discover Canada by Lonely Planet
National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada
Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island by Tim Leadem
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