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 Where to buy BC Topographic maps
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ge-an_bas
Intermediate Member


North Vancouver, BC
Canada

679 Posts

 Posted - 08/05/2010 :  09:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply to this posting
Hello,

What is a good place to get BC Topographic maps? I also seem to remember that the government stopped publishing them? Did other people take over.

Googling around I found a shop that used to be on Granville Street, but apparently disappeared. Any other good addresses?

TX
Bas

ge-an_bas
Intermediate Member


North Vancouver, BC
Canada

679 Posts

 Posted - 08/05/2010 :  09:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Euhmmm, oooops
Maybe I should have looked at the Stickies first :) I'll have a look at GoTrekkers :)

tricouni
Junior Member


Vancouver
104 Posts

 Posted - 08/05/2010 :  09:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The governemnt bookstore on Robson between Granville and Seymour stocks all the Federal 1:50,000 maps for BC, Yukon, and western Alberta. Phone 604-666-0529 and they should be able to tell you if they have what you are looking for.

plav77
New Member


Chilliwack, BC
Canada

74 Posts

 Posted - 08/05/2010 :  10:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ibycus are good.
http://www.ibycus.com/ibycustopo/

I also have the new backroad maps and they are nice also.
http://backroadmapbooks.com/GPS/

tu
Senior Member


Burnaby, BC
Canada

1578 Posts

 Posted - 08/05/2010 :  10:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Canadian Government makes Topo Maps available on-line:

Older: http://ftp2.cits.rncan.gc.ca/pub/canmatrix2/
Newer: http://ftp2.cits.rncan.gc.ca/pub/cantopo/

If you don't have a printer, then you can try the following store:

http://www.itmb.com/travel_maps.htm

that has an extensive collection.

Edited by - tu on 08/05/2010 11:56 AM

rocker_man1
Intermediate Member


Burnaby, BC
Canada

911 Posts

 Posted - 08/05/2010 :  12:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

"International Travel Maps & Books" in richmond (12300 Bridgeport Road) Has a decent selection of Topos for BC. Quite a few that are geared towards outdoor activity being printed on waterproof paper.

http://www.itmb.com/travel_maps.htm

BCBoy
Junior Member


Vancouver, BC
Canada

217 Posts

 Posted - 08/08/2010 :  9:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rocker_man1


"International Travel Maps & Books" in richmond (12300 Bridgeport Road) Has a decent selection of Topos for BC. Quite a few that are geared towards outdoor activity being printed on waterproof paper.

http://www.itmb.com/travel_maps.htm



Get the TRIM maps from ITM if you can for your area -- way better reso than the 1:50,000.

Stéphane
New Member



80 Posts

 Posted - 08/09/2010 :  06:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i bought a 1:20 000 map from them: http://www.canadamapstore.com/ A bit expensive, but very nice map. The issue with a 1:20 000 is that you will need more maps to cover an area that's covered with a 1:50 000.

devin
Starting Member


vancouver, BC
Canada

2 Posts

 Posted - 10/04/2010 :  12:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi , was at the Geological survey of Canada bookstore today at 625 Robson Street, best place to get maps a little on the pricey side but try getting a 1:20,000 map anywhere in Vancouver. The biggest thing is all the maps are in 1:20,000 and all my mapping stuff is in 1:24000 or 1:25000 but if you ask for a 1:20,000 map overlay they will give you one when you get a map. Plane on getting 2maps at a price of $51.41 hst in and for two. I need two for Elsay lake hike

Kootenay Kid
Junior Member


Invermere, BC
Canada

178 Posts

 Posted - 10/24/2010 :  1:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone tried the digital Backroads topos? I have ETOPO 1:50,000 and digital 1:20:000 but they dont have all the new info. The Backroads books dont have everything either but do have some interesting features.

dpatton
New Member


Victoria, BC
Canada

95 Posts

 Posted - 10/24/2010 :  3:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kootenay Kid

Has anyone tried the digital Backroads topos? I have ETOPO 1:50,000 and digital 1:20:000 but they dont have all the new info. The Backroads books dont have everything either but do have some interesting features.



I do have some of Backroad Mapbooks digital topo maps, and yes, they can be useful. You might want to take a look at this posting of mine:
Canada Maps and Data

seanverret
Starting Member


North Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

2 Posts

 Posted - 04/16/2012 :  6:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tu

Canadian Government makes Topo Maps available on-line:

Newer: http://ftp2.cits.rncan.gc.ca/pub/cantopo/




Absolutely phenomenal - thank you!
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