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5 BC Places to Visit for Outdoor Fun and Winter Camping

If you thought that camping and RVing was devoted solely to those months without snow, you would be wrong. British Columbia is fast becoming a destination for RVing and camping, particularly with those who live in colder climes. Here are 5 blogs that we have published during the past year that showcase some of things to do and places to camp in BC’s winter months.

Fernie Alpine Resort. Photo: Dave Heath

Fernie Alpine Resort. Photo: Dave Heath

Skiing/Riding the Powder Highway in the Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

The Powder Highway, in the southeastern area of the Kootenay Rockies, is the place to go for an abundant choice of some of the best skiing opportunities in British Columbia, and the experience of a lifetime.

Eight ski resorts are situated along the Powder Highway and set amid 3 million plus acres. The ski/snowboard mecca comprises 80 ski opportunities from alpine resorts, heli-ski operators, nordic centres, backcountry lodges, cat-ski operators as well as community ski clubs. Read more.

Photo Courtesy of Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

Photo Courtesy of Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

Five Spots to Ice Fish and Camp this Winter in British Columbia

Ice fishing is often overlooked as a winter activity, especially if you live in southern B.C.  But fishing opportunities do not stop when the temperature freezes – they only get more exciting. Ice fishing is a very social sport and requires only a limited amount of gear or experience. The entire lake becomes accessible without the need of a boat and you don’t need the often complicated casting techniques required in other fisheries. It’s as simple as drilling a hole and dropping a line. Try some winter camping while you’re at it; there are many parks open year-round close to great hard water lakes. Here are our top 5 spots to try ice fishing this winter with RV spots close by. Read more.

Campground in the winter

Sunshine Valley near Hope, BC

Winter RV Adventure for Camping Newbies at Sunshine Valley & Manning Park, BC

If only we had known how amazing RVing in the winter is, we would have taken this trip a long time ago! Our journey started in earnest on a Wednesday morning when we made an appointment to pick up the rental RV. Upon arrival, we were greeted by friendly staff, completed our paperwork, and my husband and the representative from Canadream did a thorough walk-through of the unit: power, water, propane, emptying tanks, using the slide-out … all the way to fresh towels and cozy flannel sheets. Read more.

SilverStar Mountain Resort. Photo Credit Destination BC/Blake Jorgenson

SilverStar Mountain Resort. Photo Credit Destination BC/Blake Jorgenson

5 Ways to Enjoy Winter in Wine Country, Okanagan, British Columbia

As cooler temperatures emerge, and the snow blankets the vineyards, the valley transforms from a sun-soaked paradise to the ultimate winter destination. From champagne powder to frozen waterfalls to theatrical sleigh ride shows, the winter can be a magical time to explore the Okanagan. Read more.

Ocean View Skiing at Mt. Washington, BC

Ocean View Skiing at Mt. Washington, BC

Vancouver Island, BC Off-Season Adventures

‘Canada’s Mediterranean’, is how I like to refer to Central Vancouver Island. It offers more year-round outdoor recreational opportunities in mind-blowing scenery than I’ll ever have time to enjoy in one lifetime. But I’m trying– and the best part is that so many activities are absolutely free!

To get you started let me give you just a couple of very different ‘cool season’ activities on different parts of the Island, along with two fantastic year-round RV parks located close to each mini adventure. Read more.

For places to camp in BC in the winter go to winter camping.

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Published: December 20th, 2018

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Patricia Cashin by Patricia Cashin

Driving the backroads in BC in my 2000 Mazda Miata with the top down is one of my favourite pastimes and incredible fun, plus a great way to see roads less travelled. Made even better when joined by other miata-loving owners. Being officially retired and living in BC is pretty good!

1 thoughts on "5 BC Places to Visit for Outdoor Fun and Winter Camping"

Avatar Cathryn Ward says:

What to do and where yo RV in the Peace Region this winter.

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