Camping Outside Of The Norm

Picture of Sunshine Valley RV Resort on a brisk cold day

Sunshine Valley RV Resort

Combine kids’ busy schedules with fall weather in BC and what do you get? Less personal time, stress and cool night temperatures.

So, to break out of the fall humdrum hold, I decided to look into a winter camping trip. It seemed like a brilliant idea at the time. Just think. Camping off-season would give us an experience of pure tranquility like none other. We would escape from the masses and unwind as we sit by a crackling campfire or walk the deserted trails along a rushing river.

Now the first challenge I faced was the fact that we only have a tent. As much as I enjoy adventure, sleeping on a cold, wet ground and freezing did not sound appealing.

So then the thought hit me to look into renting an RV, and this is what I found!

· Price is $70-90 including 160km/day
· C26s come with 35000 btu furnace and forced air in the rear.
· Camping equipment/kits cost about $70-80/pers unless locals bring their own linens, which most often they do.

Next was to locate year-round campgrounds.

Vancouver Island

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

Sea to Sky Corrridor

Thompson Okanagan

Kootenay Rockies

Well after researching, it looks like there are a lot of campgrounds located throughout the province that I can choose from.  To help narrow down my search my next step is to look at nearby activities and the amount of travel time required to each destination.

Stay tuned for my next findings!

Published: October 31st, 2013

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Alenna, raised in British Columbia, has been camping and playing in the outdoors all her life. Her earliest camping memory is at age 2. She was sleeping in her parent’s camperized van and was woken up by her parents frantically trying to to scare a bear away by flashing their headlights on and off. Today she continues to camp with her own family without further bear incidences! You can find her racing in triathlons, practicing yoga, snowboarding, skiing, hiking or lazing in her lawn chair at a hidden campground gem.

1 thoughts on "Camping Outside Of The Norm"

Avatar Jon says:

Are there free places to winter tent or park a van in bc?

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