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Okanagan Valley & Shuswap Waterproof Map - 4th Edition

compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Publisher
Backroad Mapbooks
Initial publish date
Nov 2017
Category
Atlases, Western Provinces
  • Sheet map, folded

    ISBN
    9781926806846
    Publish Date
    Nov 2017
    List Price
    $15.95

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Description

Located in the heart of BC’s southern interior, the Okanagan Valley is an astoundingly diverse and beautiful area. Home to arid desert plains, crystal-clear mountain streams, shimmering lakes and old-growth forests, and famous for both its sunshine and snow, the Okanagan has captivated outdoor explorers for generations. This map charts this entire recreation-rich region and features significant expansions from our last edition. We have expanded our coverage north to include all of Adams Lake and the upper reaches of the Shuswap Lakes, including Antsey Hunakwa Provincial Park and the Seymour River. To the east, this map now covers the outdoor playground around Revelstoke and most of Revelstoke Lake, along with the pristine wilderness of Monashee Provincial Park and Granby Provincial Park. To the south, we have also included the area around Grand Forks and historic Greenwood. This is not to mention the familiar coverage of such outdoor recreation hotspots as Osoyoos, Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm. Whether you are looking to hike, camp, fish, paddle, swim, ski, snowshoe, hunt or ATV, this map gives you the most comprehensive coverage available anywhere.

To make navigating this outdoor adventure-filled region easier, the Backroad Mapbooks team has worked tirelessly to provide you with the most detailed and easy-to-use Okanagan Valley & Shuswap Map possible. This dual-sided 34” x 56.25” map is printed on durable, waterproof paper to withstand anything mother nature throws at you. With industry-leading cartographic detail, state-of-the-art relief shading, colour-coded Provincial Parks and more, there is no easier-to-read map on the market. This map contains countless points of interest, hiking trails, campsites, beaches, paddling routes and more. Brand new to this edition is the addition of private land to help you avoid potential out-of-bounds areas while hunting or hiking. We also include descriptions of recreation sites and parks with information on camping, fees, activities, access and more. From Enderby to Naramata, Keremeos, Armstrong, Oliver and beyond, this is your ultimate guide to one of Canada’s most sought-after outdoor destinations.

About the author

The seed for Backroad Mapbooks was planted in 1993. Brothers Wesley and Russell Mussio were out exploring the maze of logging roads around Harrison Lake in southern BC on a cold, wet day. They had several books and a few maps to try to find their way, yet all of their sources showed no more than the area’s main road system. Even worse, most of the maps were outdated. The Trail, BC-born brothers quickly found themselves lost.

 

Frustrated, Wesley asked Russell, “Why doesn’t someone make one guide that shows all the roads?” With that, a lightbulb went off, and the pair got down to work. By January of 1994, the Mussio brothers had published their first map book, and it quickly sold out. Rather than simply reprinting it, the entrepreneurial duo decided to take stock of customer feedback and make a number of improvements to the book.

 

The constant improvements to the product carried on for the next two decades, helping to establish Backroad Mapbooks as the top-selling outdoor recreation guidebook series in Canada. Today, Backroad Mapbooks has expanded to chart all ten provinces and the Yukon Territory, with industry-leading GPS maps, a smartphone app, waterproof maps and more. From its humble beginnings in a tiny Vancouver apartment with maps strewn all over the walls, to one of the most sought-after outdoor products in the country, the Backroad Mapbooks series has come a long way.

 

In true pioneer spirit, Backroad Mapbooks will only continue to break new ground and seek out the ever-expanding horizon.

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