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The Adventure Map®

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This exciting series of quality topographic maps features many of Canada's greatest National Parks, major Provincial and Territorial Parks and other popular wilderness recreation areas. It is a major change in the way wilderness recreation maps are made, in that this series is (still) the only one in Canada that involves original, made from scratch topographic maps (ALL the others are simply outdated, generalized government topo data). And we take great pride in the clarity of the information - no piling all sorts of non-essentials onto the map just because we can. We want it uncluttered and easy to read.

There are over 50 titles presently, with new titles released each year, along with regular updates every 2-4 years. They are receiving exceedingly favourable reviews with "the finest maps we're ever seen" being a regular comment by outdoor adventurers, map enthusiasts, park officials and the general user. See our Feedback page for some of these comments. Below are some of the reasons why we're getting such reviews, and further down we detail some of the features of the typical Adventure Map®:

Designed for Adventurers
The Adventure Map® is specifically designed for outdoor adventurers such as hikers, backpackers, and paddling enthusiasts who need an accurate, up-to-date, rugged map to get them into and safely back from the wilderness. You'll find all kinds of innovations and enhancements not found on other maps. We've even eliminated those annoying declination problems for you.

Compact and Waterproof
The Adventure Map® is easy to read, and doesn't require instructions to help you with folding! Our maps are also waterproof. In fact, we print on specially-made, extra tough, waterproof plastic. We stomped, crumpled and drowned this stuff to be certain it won't let you down in adventurous (i.e. fog, rain, sleet, snow, sweat) situations. Use it as a water jug or rain hat in a pinch!

Loaded with Info
The Adventure Map® isn't just an exceptionally fine topographic recreation map; there's a bonus. We've also filled the other side of each sheet with colour photos and important information about the area including natural and human history, local regulations, outdoor tips, safety concerns, addresses, useful phone numbers and more. We work closely with Park personnel and other local experts who review every map and every word to ensure our research is accurate. There's also a detailed location map on the back cover. In short, a great trip guide in a compact format!

The Adventure Map® Is An Original
The publishers of other recreation map series and guidebooks in Canada (and the USA too) simply trace outdated, generalized government topos or buy that data. We don't! Initially, we use aerial photogrammetry to create a completely original contour map showing exceptional terrain detail, vegetation, trails, buildings, water and other features of greatest importance to outdoor adventurers. Other base maps simply can't measure up.

Then we visit the site to conduct extensive field surveys of trails, campsites, portages, and other important features to ensure each map is accurate and fully up-to-date. Finally, we craft all this information into an exceptionally detailed, yet exceptionally clear, full-colour map on one side, combined with detailed text and photographic information about the area on the other side. 

Our goal is to make The Adventure Map®
the best outdoor recreation map you have ever seen.

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So, what makes The Adventure Map® special?
Well...just about everything!

As North America's only original wilderness recreation map series, we create our maps from scratch, and pack each product with features like these:

Map Side
• sensible area boundaries (important features usually aren't split between 2 or 4 sheets like government topos are) at an ideal scale
• extraordinary geographic details including hills, depressions, cliffs, glaciers
• detailed vegetation - forests, open areas, avalanche chutes, wetlands
• paddling features - access points, campsites, portages, rapids, falls, distances
• plenty of water - lakes, beaver ponds, wetlands, streams, seasonal features
• hiking trail details, access points, campsites, viewpoints, toilets, etc.
• historic features, services, points of interest, safety notes
• geographic names of mountains, lakes, rivers, valleys, glaciers, villages
• detailed legend, scale, magnetic north, grid reference system and other helpers
• UTM Grid (GPS-ready) and magnetic north (compass-ready)
• extraordinary clarity - only possible from a "made-from-scratch" map where experienced mapmakers create & control everything
• printed on tough, waterproof plastic, folded to a compact size

Whole NP Glacier N.P. Small

Visitor Guide Side
• information about natural and human history
• on paddling maps - route descriptions including portages with distances, campsites, access points, rapids, falls, dams, route distance markings, POIs
• trail descriptions, recommended routes, distances, time allowances, difficulty
• descriptions of attractions and points of interest
• safety tips, local services, contact information
• extraordinary colour photos of area features
• if not on the map we include a legend on this one
• attractive cover featuring a photo from area
• detailed location map including road names & numbers, nearby towns, other parks, distances to major cities

Glacier N.P. Reverse Side

A Few Sample Close-ups
Here are a few small sample sections of our maps.
NOTE: computer screen quality is much lower than actual quality.
Glacier N.P. Summer Section

Here is a small sample section of our Rogers Pass - Summer map
(computer screen quality is much lower than actual quality)

Note that we've mapped vegetation, avalanche chutes, glaciers, moraine debris, wetlands, rocky ground and numerous other features you won't find on other maps, in addition to trail details, buildings, access points, elevations, geographic names, UTM grid and lots more. Simply the best map you can buy of an area.

Temagami Area Section
 Here is a small sample section of our Temagami 4 - Northwest map

(computer screen quality is much lower than actual quality)

Note that we've mapped access points, portages and their distances, campsites, rapids, dams, buildings, island numbers, minor roads, vegetation, children's camps, park boundaries, conservation reserves, wetlands, land and water elevations, railways, geographic names, points of interest, UTM grid and lots more. This is typical of the level of detail we capture by actually making our own maps from scratch.

  Here is a small sample section of our
Spanish River Provincial Park & Area map
(computer screen quality is much lower than actual quality)

Note that we've mapped access points, portages and their distances, campsites, rapids, dams, buildings, vegetation, park boundaries, wetlands, land and water elevations, railways, geographic names, UTM grid and lots more.

Wasaga Map Sample Section
  Here is a small sample section of our
Wasaga Beach Provncial Park & Area map
(computer screen quality is much lower than actual quality)

Note that we've mapped (and more importantly clearly shown) access points, parking areas, public phones, campsites, picnic areas, major buildings, vegetation, park boundaries, hiking/skiing/biking trails, wetlands, land and water elevations, railways, geographic names, road names, points of interest, UTM grid and lots more.