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MAY 2017
RECENT UPDATES - Killarney/Philip Edward Island & Area, Pukaskwa National Park, Spanish River & Biscotasi Lake Provincial Parks, Glacier/Rogers Pass Summer, Algonquin Opeongo Lake & Area
Wow, it's been a busy autumn 2016 and spring 2017 as we beetle about the country alternately freezing our tails off or roasting in sweltering heat (not much of the latter lately though) while updating a whole bunch of our Adventure Maps®. Just for you. And more on the way.

NEW RELEASE - Uxbridge South Central Topo
At 1:10,000 scale, this topographic (5-metre contours) map provides a detailed view of the central section of the trail-rich southern portion of the Uxbridge South area. This includes the popular conservation lands of Walker Woods, and Glen Major as well as sections of the Trans Canada and Oak Ridges long-distance trails. There is over 70-kilometres of trails waiting for you here in some of the most beautiful terrain in the region.
ISBN: 0-929140-03-6 - $9.95

APRIL 2017
Uxbridge South - Detailed Strip Maps Underway
Chrismar is currently working on the next GDA map product - a topographic map of one section of the trail-rich southern section of the Uxbridge South area. The first of 3 large-scale (1:10,000) & waterproof maps, this Central “strip” includes the Walker Woods and Glen Major areas. The Western and Eastern “strips” will follow later this year (2017).

MARCH 2017
NEW RELEASE - Uxbridge South Trails Overview
The Uxbridge South area encompasses the lands between Brock Road on the west and Lakeridge Road to the east, and from Goodwood Road (Regional Road 21) south to Concession Road 9. Local hikers may recognize that it covers the trail-rich conservation lands of Walker Woods, Wilder Forest, Glen Major, Durham Forest and Dagmar properties, among others. But wait there's more...Just before starting the mapping process the focus was expanded northward to also include the area from Goodwood Road all the way up to Davis Drive, which means the town itself, its Town Trail system and the Countryside Preserve are covered. This is one very detailed map, with over 25,000 individual trees and forest sections, 54 parks and conservation tracts, and nearly 300-kilometres of managed trails. Access is free.
ISBN: 0-929140-01-X - $5.95

MARCH 2017
NEW RELEASE - Uxbridge Countryside Preserve & Area
The Uxbridge South area encompasses the lands between Brock Road on the west and Lakeridge Road to the east, and from Goodwood Road (Regional Road 21) south to Concession Road 9. Local hikers may recognize that it covers the trail-rich conservation lands of Walker Woods, Wilder Forest, Glen Major, Durham Forest and Dagmar properties, among others. But wait there's more...Just before starting the mapping process the focus was expanded northward to also include the area from Goodwood Road all the way up to Davis Drive, which means the town itself, its Town Trail system and the Countryside Preserve are covered. This is one very detailed map, with over 25,000 individual trees and forest sections, 54 parks and conservation tracts, and nearly 300-kilometres of managed trails. Access is free.
ISBN: 0-929140-01-X - $5.95

JANUARY 2014
NEW RELEASE - Woodland Caribou
Looking for a huge expanse of world-class wilderness paddling territory? Then Woodland Caribou Provincial Park in northwestern Ontario is the place to go. This 4,000 square kilometre network of over 5,000 rocky-shored lakes, rushing and meandering streams, roaring rapids and waterfalls, punctuated by open wetlands and rocky outcrops is unlike most other Ontario Parks in that access is only possible by flying or paddling in. There are several access points with parking on the Park boundary, but no roads in the Park, so you can be guaranteed the greatest seclusion possible in today’s world. Yet around the Park there is a healthy supply of outfitters, lodges and other services to assist your access to this wilderness, and park management works hard to keep campsites, portages and about 2,000 kilometres of paddling routes in good order.
ISBN: 0-929140-42-7 - $14.95

The Chrismar Difference:
When shopping for wilderness recreation maps, keep in mind "the Chrismar difference". We're the only company in Canada (and probably North America) that actually makes its own maps. That is we make every bit of our maps from scratch. Other companies simply trace outdated and generalized government topos that were never intended as wilderness guides (not that they tell you this). That's why our maps have so much more detail, and why they are considerably more accurate. Plus, we've actually been to the places we map, conducting field surveys (yes, paddling and hiking these great areas is part of our work!) to capture the important details others leave off. No wonder The Adventure Map® is the best selling wilderness topo!

NORTHERN 2017
Spring Lecture Series
The folks at Canoe North Adventures has started their spring lecture series in Mono, Ontario. All sorts of topics like The Art of Adventure, Life of Pies, Antarctica & Ernest Shackleton (the latter with buddy and photo-wizard Rob Stimpson) & more. Check out their offerings ASAP at www.pacepottery.com

Naturally Superior Voyageur Canoe Trips
The Looking for a fun, easy paddle with a few other folks in a big voyageur canoe, and with special host of an outdoorsy nature? Check out Naturally Superior's offerings, with hosts like Becky Mason, Kevin Callan, Group of 7 guru Michael Burtch and others. They've also got a pile of sea kayaking trips on offer for the more adventurous types. See their offerings at www.naturallysuperior.com

Canoe North Adventures Booking 2018 Already!
Time to start planning for 2018 trips in the far north to places like Yukon River, Horton, Mountain, Keele, Snake, Coppermine & other great and still wild rivers. Get the details at canoenorthadventures.com


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