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Backroad Mapbooks

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 Even worse, most of the maps were outdated.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.

Books by Backroad Mapbooks

Cariboo Region BC Fishing

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Vancouver Island North Adventure Map

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Northern BC Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Canadian Rockies Backroad Mapbook

3rd Edition

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast BC Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Northwestern Ontario Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Okanagan Valley & Shuswap Adventure Map

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Kootenay Rockies BC Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Vancouver Island BC Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Vancouver Coast & Mountains BC Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Central Alberta Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

East Kootenay Adventure Map

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Cottage Country Ontario Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Haida Gwaii Adventure Map

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Thompson Okanagan BC Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Northern Alberta Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Northeastern Ontario Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Manitoba Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Nova Scotia Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Okanagan Valley & Shuswap Waterproof Map - 4th Edition

compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

New Brunswick Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Saskatchewan Backroad Mapbook

1st Edition

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Vancouver Island BC Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Vancouver Island SOUTH BC Waterproof Map

1st Edition

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Vancouver Island North Waterproof Map

1st Edition

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Squamish, Chilliwack, Merritt BC Waterproof Map

1st Edition

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Backroad Mapbook: Thompson Okanagan BC

4th Edition

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Backroad Mapbook: Vancouver, Coast & Mountains BC

4th Edition

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Northeastern BC Waterproof Map

1st Edition

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Manitoba Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Southern Alberta Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Vancouver Island BC Fishing Mapbook

3rd Edition

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Haida Gwaii BC Waterproof Map

2nd Edition

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Newfoundland & Labrador Backroad Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

East Kootenay BC Waterproof Map

1st Edition

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Eastern Ontario Fishing Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Central Ontario Fishing Mapbook

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Cariboo & Northern BC Fishing Mapbook

3rd Edition

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks

Kamloops and Interlakes BC Waterproof Map

3rd Edition

by (author) Russell Mussio
compiled by Backroad Mapbooks