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Activities

  • Camping in British Columbia: Tips for First Timers

    With a little advance planning, anyone can have at least a “semi-successful” camping experience guaranteed to provide great memories. Continue Reading

  • Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) Marine Provincial Park

    Newcastle Island, BC

    Newcastle Island, BC | Photo Kim Walker

    A short passenger-only ferry ride from Nanaimo brings you to Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) Marine Provincial Park, a place perfect for rest and relaxation. Continue Reading

  • Spring Activities Abound in the Okanagan

    Okanagan Blossoms

    Blossoms in the Okanagan | Thompson Okanagan Tourism

    There are a variety of activities available in early spring, especially because the temperate climate of the Okanagan is so warm early in the season. Continue Reading

  • Off the Beaten Track: Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park

    For those who don’t mind a drive, Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a – a.k.a. Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park – 100 kilometres north of Terrace, in Northern British Columbia, offers a truly wonderful adventure. Continue Reading

  • RV Snowbirding at Oliver in BC’s Okanagan

    Oliver, BC is well known as the “Wine Capital of Canada” and home to more than 40 wineries! However, it is not just a place to go wine tasting in the summer; it is extremely popular for snowbirds and those wanting a little winter adventure. Continue Reading

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

    Photo Courtesy of Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

    Photo Courtesy of Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

    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. Don’t winterize that RV just yet; there are many parks open year-round close to great hard water lakes. Continue Reading

  • Getting back to Nature Any Time of Year

    Some of the most popular activities for winter campers is snowshoeing. A popular destination near Kamloops is Stake Lake. Image by Mary Putnam, courtesy of Tourism Kamloops.

    Snowshoeing at Stake Lake near Kamloops. Photo Mary Putnam, Tourism Kamloops

    The Thompson Okanagan has a variety of camping locations that are available year-round, offering amenities and services for short and long-term camping; your choices abound. Continue Reading

  • 5 Gift ideas for the “Happy Camper”

    Cake Taker

    Cake Taker

    Here are five gift ideas to put under the tree. Continue Reading

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

    SilverStar Mountain Resort. Photo Credit Destination BC/Blake Jorgenson

    SilverStar Mountain Resort. Photo Credit Destination BC/Blake Jorgenson

    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. Continue Reading

  • Vancouver Island, BC Off-Season Adventures

    SnowShoeing Mt Washington, BC

    Snow Shoeing Mt Washington, BC

    To get you started let me give you just a couple of very different 'cool season' activities on different parts of Vancouver Island, along with two fantastic year-round RV parks located close to each mini adventure. Life’s too short not to visit the best places, right? So let’s start this Island winter season sampler Continue Reading