GIVEAWAY! Backroad Mapbooks



Hikes Near Vancouver is thrilled to partner with local Coquitlam company Backroad Mapbooks and outdoor adventure photographer Stephen Lam of Standing In Motion to help you explore even more epic adventures on roads less travelled. From now until April 8, 2018 you can enter to win two printed Backroad Mapbooks for Vancouver Coast & Mountains as well as Vancouver Island!

Photography by Stephen Lam.


  1. Follow ALL THREE accounts (Backroad Mapbooks, Hikes Near Vancouver and Standing In Motion)
  2. Like the post (1 entry)
  3. Tag a friend* on the post (1 entry per comment, no limits)
  4. Tell us about your most epic backroad adventure (1 entry per comment, no limits)
  1. Follow ALL THREE accounts (Backroad Mapbooks, Hikes Near Vancouver and Standing In Motion)
  2. Like the post (1 entry)
  3. Tag a friend* on the post (1 entry per comment tag, no limits)
  4. Tell us about your most epic backroad adventure (1 entry per comment, no limits)
  5. Share the post (1 entry per share)


Contest Terms

The contest will run on Instagram and Facebook from Monday March 26, 2018 until midnight PST Sunday April 8, 2018.

There will be one post on the Hikes Near Vancouver Instagram and one post on the Hikes Near Vancouver Facebook page that you can interact with to enter. Only interactions on those posts qualify for entry into this contest.

*Tags must be of real, individual accounts (not bots or business accounts). One entry per separate comment of minimum one tag.

Contest open to people living in Canada only. Winner of the Backroad Mapbooks will be drawn at random out from all entries received. If you own more than one Instagram or Facebook account, you may only enter using one account per social channel. Odds of winning depend on number of entries submitted. Winner will be contacted by April 16, 2018 and announced on the Hikes Near Vancouver social media channels. The winner will be mailed the Backroad Mapbooks to a Canadian address only. Product value is CAD $51.90 + tax. Hikes Near Vancouver reserves the right to disqualify anyone who does not adhere to contest rules.


What are Backroad Mapbooks?

The Backroad Mapbooks series is the go-to source for user-friendly topographic maps and outdoor adventure information. The popular map books contain the most detailed maps in Canada, plus extensive trails and regional information on hiking, camping, angling, snowmobiling, skiing, paddling, ATVing and much, much more. In addition to durable, heavy-duty print map books, they produce foldable waterproof mapscustom TOPO maps, digital maps, PDF maps and GPS maps.

The British Columbia Backroad Mapbooks feature up-to-date forest service roads and trail systems, along with BC’s best spots and outdoor attractions like recreation sites, natural hot springs, big trees, and ocean recreational activities.They also include:

  • Complete area topographic map coverage at 150,000 – 250,000 scales (province and region dependent)
  • Extensive logging, industry and bush road coverage with unparalleled road system detail
  • Labeled backcountry roads and recreational features
  • Trail systems, including ATV, snowmobile & multi-use trails
  • Paddling routes with access points and portages
  • Parks and protected and natural areas with clearly labeled activities and amenities
  • Recreation sites, conservation areas and regional park systems
  • Wildlife Management Unit boundaries for anglers and hunters
  • Elevation relief shading with labeled contours highlighting mountains and river valleys
  • UTM grids and latitude and longitude bearings
  • Crown and private/restricted land delineated
  • Informative descriptions of backroad attractions; fishing lakes, streams and ocean areas; hunting spots; paddling routes on lakes, rivers and ocean; parks and recreation sites; trails for hiking, biking, ATV and multi-use; wildlife viewing; and winter recreation, e.g. cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling
  • And much, much more!

About Backroad Mapbooks

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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.

All above information direct from Backroad Mapbooks.


About Standing In Motion (Stephen Lam)

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Stephen Lam is an photographer & an outdoor enthusiast. He has spent the last eight years traveling all over the world, while basing himself out of Vancouver, Canada. Over the last four years Stephen has been actively hiking and photographing landscapes to traveling to beautiful cultures throughout the world, including the Moai statues of Easter Island, the metropolitan city life in Asia-Pacific, the remote corners of the Himalaya, the oldest geological table top mountains with the highest waterfall on Earth in South America, the annual red crab migration at Christmas Island, the famous ruins of Peru and Egypt, and chasing bluebird days throughout the incredible Canadian Rockies. Working as a freelance adventure, travel and landscape photographer, Stephen volunteers guiding with local outdoor organizations to organize hikes and recreational outings in British Columbia, meeting new friends, and creating lasting memories.

Stephen considers himself to be a purist; his approach is to capture untouched natural beauty with his camera. He does not believe in any manipulation of his images. To capture the images, Stephen travels to remote locations around the world and sometimes visits locations year after year to capture just the right light, often waiting long periods for the rain to stop, the wind to still, the fog to lift.

Stephen’s imagery transports the viewer behind his lens of his camera to explore remote and inaccessible regions through his eyes, awakening a sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world.

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