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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-05-2010, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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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?

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Euhmmm, oooops
Maybe I should have looked at the Stickies first I'll have a look at GoTrekkers

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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.
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Ibycus are good.
http://www.ibycus.com/ibycustopo/

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