Author Archives: Corey Buhay

Winter Hiking Safety Guide: How to Stay Warm and Plan Ahead

Winter hiking offers the ability to test out new skills, push your physical limits, and experience a landscape transformed by either snow or an open tree canopy. Plus, in many places, you will have the trails all to yourself, making winter one of the best times to seek solitude in nature. However, the same things… Read More »

Get Unlost: Your Guide to Modern Backcountry Navigation

Strong navigation skills are crucial to any successful backcountry outing. A watertight navigation strategy is at the core of backcountry safety—if you know where you are, you can find your way out of a number of unexpected situations. Plus, the very act of route-planning forces you to study the terrain, making you more likely to… Read More »

Always Be Prepared with New Canada Wildfires Overlays

Canada Wildfires map overlay

Dodge road closures, avoid burn scars, and find views unobscured by smoke using two new Canada wildfire overlays in Gaia GPS. Using official government data, we’ve launched two big updates to bring you up-to-date information about both currently burning and historical wildfires across Canada. About the Canada Historical Wildfires Overlay Anytime you’re planning an adventure,… Read More »

Get Nationwide Canada Coverage With the Improved Canada Topo Map

We’ve just expanded our official topographic coverage of Canada to include the entire nation from coast to coast. Previously, the Canada Topo map layer only included the eastern part of the country. Now, it includes all available digitized quads produced by Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN). The level of detail has also improved, with map tiles hand-selected to include the versions that show the most roads, trails, and manmade structures.