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ge-an_bas 08-05-2010 09:29 AM

Where to buy BC Topographic maps
 
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 08-05-2010 09:38 AM

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


tricouni 08-05-2010 09:43 AM

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 08-05-2010 10:10 AM

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 08-05-2010 10:15 AM

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.

rocker_man1 08-05-2010 12:36 PM


"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 08-08-2010 09:53 PM

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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.

St├ęphane 08-09-2010 06:11 AM

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 10-04-2010 12:07 PM

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 10-24-2010 01:53 PM

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 10-24-2010 03:02 PM

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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 04-16-2012 06:12 PM

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!

calixtomoon 08-01-2014 11:51 AM

How bout a good place to purchase paper map in the Valley? Surrey, Langley, Abby, Chilliwack? Somewhere I can stop on my way out of town along Hwy 1?
MEC Langley didn't have one for Clearwater area last night.Actually, they don't sell them at all apparently:(

xj6response 08-01-2014 12:33 PM

Quote:

quote:Originally posted by calixtomoon

How bout a good place to purchase paper map in the Valley? Surrey, Langley, Abby, Chilliwack? Somewhere I can stop on my way out of town along Hwy 1?
MEC Langley didn't have one for Clearwater area last night.Actually, they don't sell them at all apparently:(
I just make 1:20000 contour/feature maps from the BC iMap site ... pretty cool tool. Also you can down load TRIM in PDF mode. The iMap output is PDF and can be printed in 8 1/2 x 11

Here's the link http://maps.gov.bc.ca/ess/sv/imapbc/

here's a sample (in JPG form)... just a quick one. You can make them much more detailed as you wish
https://www.clubtread.com/forumPix/443000/443444.jpg

xj6response 08-01-2014 12:36 PM

Quote:

quote:Originally posted by calixtomoon

How bout a good place to purchase paper map in the Valley? Surrey, Langley, Abby, Chilliwack? Somewhere I can stop on my way out of town along Hwy 1?
MEC Langley didn't have one for Clearwater area last night.Actually, they don't sell them at all apparently:(

forgot to say you can also download 'pdfmaps' smart phone app and upload BC 1:20000 TRIM topo maps to your smartphone. These maps are all Georeferenced and you can use the the GPS on your phone to locate yourself on these TRIM maps. Very handy.


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