Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook - 61002
Covering a sprawling wilderness landscape of interconnected lakes, rivers, canyons, hills, forests and wetland, Northwestern Ontario is a massive outdoor playground just waiting to be explored. From paddling to hiking, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, ATVing, cross-country skiing, camping and more, there is no limit to outdoor activity in Northwestern Ontario. Covering the area around Thunder Bay and Atikokan in the south to the remote wilderness of Opasquia Provincial Park further north and all the way up to Hudson’s Bay, there are endless opportunities for adventure covered in this guidebook.
The 5th edition Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook features ten new larger scale maps as well as numerous additions and expansions from our last edition. These include more fish species, enhanced crown and private land coverage, updated logging and resource roads, countless new Adventure recreational Points of Interest, updated trails and extensive snowmobiling and ATVing additions, making this your ultimate guide to exploring Northern Ontario!
The printed version of the mapbook comes in the convenient 21.5 x 28 cm (8.5 x 11 inch) mapbook format with a heavy-duty spiral-bound cover. The 216 page book includes 92 maps starting at 1:250,000 scale, along with 10 Outdoor Adventure sections, a Service Provider Directory, Map and Adventure Index, Trip Planning tools and more. With over 145,000 kilometres of roads to view including the most complete logging and industrial road coverage available, the books are ideal for navigating on road trips and planning from home.
- Map Key & Legend
- Topographic Maps
- 73 @ 1:250,000 Scale Maps
- 14 @ 1:500,000 Scale Maps
- 5 @ 1:1,000,000 Scale Maps
- Detailed Adventure Section
- Backroad Attractions
- Fishing Locations
- Hunting Areas
- Paddling Routes
- Parks & Campsites
- Trail Systems
- ATV Routes
- Snowmobile Areas
- Wildlife Viewing
- Winter Recreation
- Backcountry Hut & Cabin
- Service Directory
- Sales & Services
- Tours & Guides
- Adventure Index
- Map Index
- Trip Planning Tools
The latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook features 92 detailed topographic maps covering the western part of northern Ontario. Our maps contain labelled recreation sites, amenities, highways, backcountry roads, resource roads, trails and other points of interest. Printed on durable paper and protected by a heavy-duty spiral-bound cover, you won’t find an easier-to-use or more detailed collection of maps for Northwestern Ontario anywhere!
In addition to our maps, we list Northwestern Ontario’s best accommodations, services, outfitters and amenities, including information on the region’s best outdoor tours and hunting and fishing suppliers.
Our detailed adventure section is one of the features that makes your Backroad Mapbook so much more than just a map of Northwestern Ontario. From hiking to hunting, ATVing, camping, paddling, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing and beyond, our team of writers and researchers have come up with the most comprehensive adventure information available anywhere for this region.
Our easy-to-use index is divided into Map and Adventure sections to make it even simpler to navigate. Here you will find page numbers and map coordinates for each activity and location, plus important numbers and websites, and an advertiser list for easy referencing.
Northwestern Ontario is home to endless backroads to explore. Hidden among the many rural and resource roads are man-made and natural attractions, museums, viewpoints, waterfalls, and many other fascinating sites. Whether following a winding backroad or a historic fur trade route, you will find over 40 backroad attractions to stop at in the newest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook.
Northwest Ontario is a haven for lake fishing and offers some excellent river fishing as well. Nipigon Lake, Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods house some of Canada’s biggest sportfish. In the latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find over 800, including close to 700 lakes and over 65 rivers and streams, detailed fishing listings for the area, complete with fishing hotspots, fish species, access and stocking information. From stocked trout and splake lakes to walleye, pike and muskie, we’ve got you covered.
Northwestern Ontario offers massive expanses of wilderness for hunters to explore. Our maps detail Northwestern Ontario’s Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) showing you where to go for deer, moose, bear, rabbit, ducks, geese and more. Highlighting over 30 WMUs and helpful tips on all the main game species, from bear to deer and moose, there is no better hunting buddy than our newest northern Ontario mapbook.
Northern Ontario is one of the best wilderness paddling destinations in the world, with countless interconnected lakes, rivers, portages and historical routes – the options for adventure paddling are boundless. In the latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find over 140 detailed paddling adventures, complete with access, put-ins, take-outs, difficulty, highlights and more. From the Atikokan area to Quetico and Wabakimi Provincial Parks, the breadth of canoe routes in the area is second to none.
Northwestern Ontario’s diverse public park system offers some of the best camping, paddling, hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing you can find anywhere. Many of the parks protect remote, ecologically sensitive areas that make for some absolutely stunning scenery. In the latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find over 130 detailed listings of provincial, national and regional parks as well as conservation areas, including the world renowned Woodland Caribou and Kakabeka Falls Provincial Parks.
From urban walking trails in Thunder Bay to remote wilderness treks around Kenora, there is no shortage of trails to explore in northern Ontario. The Voyageur Trail and the Great/Trans Canada Trail offer some fantastic long distance hiking and biking options. In the latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find over 155 detailed trail descriptions, including access, distance, elevation gain, difficulty, highlights and more. Trail charts offer even more trail alternatives for Sleeping Giant and Quetico Provincial Parks, the Great/Trans Canada Trail and the Thunder Bay area.
ATV (OHV) Adventures
There is a whole world of ATV riding in Northwestern Ontario for you to explore, with the areas around Thunder Bay, Armstrong and Kenora being particularly active. Beyond the 25 featured ATV areas, there are endless amounts of logging and backroads to explore. In the newest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find detailed listings for dozens of ATVing areas complete with access, difficulty, highlights and more!
Northwestern Ontario is a premiere snowmobiling destination, encompassing OFSC Snowmobile Districts 15 & 17, to help make up one of the world’s largest interconnected snowmobile trail systems. In the latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find over 40 trails or areas highlighted, including snowmobiling areas around Dryden, Kenora, Fort Frances and beyond.
With such expansive swaths of undeveloped wilderness, Northwestern Ontario is prime wildlife habitat, with moose, deer, wolves, black bear, beaver, otters and more found in abundance. Quetico Provincial Park and Sleeping Giant Park in particular are known for their unique wildlife viewing opportunities. In our newest northern Ontario mapbook you will find almost 45 detailed listings for the best places to view wildlife in the region, complete with tips, specific species to look for and more!
From Ignace to Geraldton to Sioux Narrows and beyond, Northwestern Ontario enjoys long winters and heavy snowfalls that make it a winter recreation playground. From downhill skiing and snowboarding to cross-country skiing, fat biking and snowshoeing, there is no shortage of adventure to be had in the wintertime. In the latest edition of our Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will over 40 detailed winter adventure listings allowing you to make the most out of this unique region no matter the season!
Map Scale: 73 maps at 1:250K Scale + 14 maps at 1:500K Scale + 5 maps at 1:1,000,000 Scale
Highways, Logging Roads, Land & Water Features, Parks, Adventure Points of Interest, Campgrounds, Hiking Trails, Motorized Trails, Paddling Routes, Hunting & Fishing Areas, Winter Recreation and more
Areas Covered: Armstrong, Atikokan, Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Nipigon, Ignace, Kenora, Pickle Lake, Port Severn, Quetico Park, Red Lake, Sioux Narrows, Sleeping Giant Park, Thunder Bay, Voyageur Trail, Wabakimi Park, Woodland Caribou Park, & more