2022 Gem Trek Maps Press Check

After many months of research, fact checking, and editing, it's always a joy to visit with our printer and watch each new edition roll off the press. Our maps are printed here in Alberta by the Burke Group, who have been working with Gem Trek for decades. With over...

Gem Trek Maps featured in Calgary Herald outdoor gear list

Thanks to "Powder" Matt for including Gem Trek Maps in his Calgary Herald list of must-have outdoor gear ideas for winter. He writes: Go old school with Gem Trek Maps as you drool over mountain destinations to the West, or dream of spectacular Canadian Rockies...

Gem Trek Maps featured on CTV

Thanks to Lori Beattie, a longtime supporter of Gem Trek Maps, for featuring us on CTV last week. Watch the video here. Lori is a hiking guide who offers tours through Fit Frog Adventures.  

Changing Weather in the Canadian Rockies

This spring has seen some very unsettled weather - snow one day, sunny and mid-teens the next, followed by more snow. These weather patterns are not uncommon in mountainous regions worldwide, and here in the Canadian Rockies it's expected, especially in springtime....

Glacial Recession at the Columbia Icefield

Our map updates comprise lots of work out in the field - walking trails with GPS, updating photos, working with Parks Canada and local businesses to ensure accuracy, and fact checking everything from campground facilities to trail elevation gains. For the new edition...

Gem Trek’s Columbia Icefield Map – New Edition

Announcing the release of the 6th edition of Gem Trek's Columbia Icefield Map, which was printed on waterproof and tear-proof paper by the Burke Group in Edmonton. The most important (and interesting) change to this edition was the redrawing of glacial extents by...

Showcasing the Waterproof Properties of Gem Trek Maps

Of course, the best way to test the ruggedness of Gem Trek Maps is to use them out in the field, but recently we wanted to find the most effective way to depict their waterproof properties using still photos. It was a matter of trial and error, starting with an indoor...