Camping & Hiking: Resources

Planning a trip should be fun, easy and simple.

At Nomadik we believe travel is an experience that begins long before we pack bags or book our tickets. When we travel, we want information on how the locals live and how they get around so when we arrive we won't stand out like big ugly tourists. While price and star ratings are important, knowing how to plan an itinerary and avoid problems rank just as high on our priority list.

Let these trusted resources be the front door to your outdoor adventures:

Internet

Parks Canada
Parks Canada is a branch of the Canadian government and lists all national parks in Canada, Canadian historic sites and Canadian marine conservation areas.

Parks Canada National Reservations
Parks Canada enables you to make campground reservations at your favorite camping destinations in Canada.

National Parks Service, USA
The National Parks Service offers a complete listing of all national parks and historic sites in the USA.

Camping Reservations, USA
Reserve USA enables you to make campground reservations at your favorite camping destinations in the U.S.A.

State Parks Guide, USA
The State Parks Guide provides information on all state parks in the U.S.A.

Books

  • The Backpacker's Handbook by Chris Townsend
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to RVing by Brent Peterson
  • The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating by John Vigor
  • The Essential Guide to Skiing by Ron LeMaster
  • Camping & Wilderness Survival by Paul Tawrell
  • No Opportunity Wasted: Creating a Life List by Phil Keoghan (host of the Amazing Race)
  • A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
  • Travels Along the Edge: 40 Ultimate Adventures for the Modern Nomad by David Noland
  • Kiss the Sunset Pig by Laurie Gough
  • The Great American Road Trip by Eric Peterson
  • The Lonely Planet Unpacked Again by Tom Wheeler

Magazines

  • National Geographic Traveler
  • Backpacker (National backcountry magazine)
  • Family Camping Magazine (Camping and Outdoors Sports)
  • Explore (Canadian Outdoor Magazine)
  • Outpost (Canadian Outdoor Magazine)
  • Outside (National/Outdoor Magazine)