Using the onX Hunt App in Canada

Seasoned onX users know that the Hunt App includes many useful tools. onX Hunt turns your phone into a handheld GPS unit, allowing you to save space by packing one less piece of equipment.

However, since onX is US-based, acquiring public and private land boundaries and owner information has been challenging in foreign countries.

In the meantime, these are the features and functions of the onX Hunt App that work in Canada. The best part? They’re all free.

Use the onX Hunt App in Canada
Turn Your Phone Into a Handheld GPS.

GPS Tools

  • Location – Your current physical location is marked with a blue dot on the map, and your elevation, latitude and longitude are displayed- even outside the cell network. Learn more about finding your location.
  • Waypoints – Mark any location on the map with a waypoint, or mark your current location quickly with a few taps of your finger. The “Go-To” Waypoint tool draws a straight line on the map from where you are to the location of the waypoint, making backcountry navigation a breeze. You can even share waypoints with your friends to coordinate your hunt. Learn more about waypoint features.
  • Lines and Shapes – Measure the distance from one map feature to another with the Line Tool, or measure out an entire area with the Area Shape Tool. Learn more about measuring with lines and shapes.
  • Tracker – record your exact path as you travel and save it on your map for future reference. Learn more about using the tracker.
onX Hunt App Showing Waypoints and Tracks

Off-Grid Maps

As we all know, cell coverage can get pretty spotty in the backcountry, so the ability to save maps onto your mobile device for use outside the cell network is crucial. The onX Hunt App comes with a built-in system for saving map data onto your device so you never have to worry whether or not you’ll have coverage in the area you plan to hunt. Learn more about using Off-Grid maps.

Satellite Imagery

One of the most useful resources for planning any hunt is detailed satellite imagery. onX Hunt offers world-wide satellite imagery, acquired from a number of different sources, and it can be saved right onto your phone so you can view it without any cell or Wi-Fi connection. With our online Web Map tool, you can even view satellite imagery on your home computer so you won’t have to do all your scouting on your phone’s small screen. The satellite imagery you see online is acquired from Google, while in Off-Grid mode the imagery so see comes from ESRI (a land use consulting firm founded in 1969), so you may notice some slight differences.

Satellite Imagery in Canada

Hunting is a big part of American and Canadian culture, and as we continue to work on expanding into Canada we’ll keep in mind the factors that make Canadian hunting unique. No matter where your adventure takes you, always know where you stand with onX Hunt.

Written by Ryan Curtis