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Packing Your RV & Picking a Campground

Late winter and early spring is the time when we start thinking about the warmer days to come and the camping trips we will take this year. So to get us really into the camping mood it’s time to visit one of the RV and camping consumer shows that showcase the latest in recreational vehicles, camping gear, places to camp and more. If you are new to RVing and have already decided on which RV will suit your family, you might need some tips on how to pack your RV and pick a campground.

There is an abundance of information that will assist you by way of websites, printed materials and videos. Below are two videos that we hope will help as you plan your upcoming camping season.

The first, Packing Your RV, provides tips on storing groceries, cooking tips, how much water to put in your water tank, recreational items to take with you, and more. You will also want to decide what kitchenware (dishes, pots & pans, cutlery), bedding, etc. that you will need.

Next is picking a campground. There are so many sources of information and many campers like to select their campsite online and others like to have that camping directory in their hand. The good news is there is plenty of both available.

First you will need to have an idea of where you want to camp then research what is available. Because there is such a vast choice of campsites, decide what your requirements are e.g. on-site services (electricity, water, sewer), pull-thru sites, flush toilets & showers, playground, swimming, WiFi. These are just a few. The BC Super Camping Guide lists some 200 privately owned RV parks and campgrounds and national parks, all with a brief description and symbols to help you make your choice. Go Camping BC details the Provincial Parks in the province. These guides are available at many consumer RV shows and is also available online. To do research on the web go to Where to Camp on the Camping & RVing in BC website. This includes all types of camping found in British Columbia as well as trails and stocked fishing lakes.

No matter your type of camping, get out this summer and enjoy what nature has to offer.

Links to help you enjoy your RV and camping trips.

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Published: February 28, 2018
Last Updated: April 29, 2020

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!