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.
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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.
Are you looking to outfit yourself for outdoor fun? In Canada, to do this without any Coleman products might be a real challenge. I’m a real Coleman fan myself and I have a number of their products as part of my camping gear.
Coleman has everything to help you get outdoors. Their products provide solutions for hiking, camping, outdoor cooking, fishing, hunting, boating, trail running, kayaking, road biking, photography, canoeing, jogging, mountain biking, climbing, four-wheeling, and much more. Save up to 50% on clearance items – coolers, tents, lanterns and more!
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.
MY FAVOURITE BOOKS
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
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 2017 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