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  • Discover 8 Camping Experiences in British Columbia This Summer

    For those of us who are lucky enough to live in BC, we have an incredible backyard to explore. From remote wilderness experiences, family-friendly campgrounds to luxury glamping, BC offers an array of camping options. We have a short list of camping options slightly off the beaten path to pitch your tent, park your RV, or claim your cabin. 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 Fun Family Adventures Near Wasa Lake in the East Kootenays, BC

    Gold Panning at Fort Steele

    Gold Panning at Fort Steele

    Wasa lake is the warmest lake in the Kootenays and is a popular summer camping destination. This Provincial campground has 103 sites (65 of them are reservable), an amphitheatre for parks talks, nature trail, kids (or adventurous adults) bike park, as well as washrooms with flush toilets and showers. Wasa Lake itself is a short walk or bike ride through the campground and has sandy beaches, a playground, boat launch and grassy picnic areas. Continue Reading

  • Tunkwa Lake Resort in BC’s Gold Country – Come for the Loons, Not the Tunes

    off they go - fishing on Tunkwa Lake

    Off they go - fishing on Tunkwa Lake

    Located just a one-hour drive from Kamloops, Tunkwa Lake Resort is on the other side of Logan Lake when coming in from Highway 5. It offers both campsites and cabins, as well as boat rentals. Continue Reading

  • Golden Ears Provincial Park has Lots of Camping Options

    Golden Ears Park Steve Young

    Golden Ears Park | Steve Young

    There are three main campgrounds as well as a walk-in Campground at Alder Flats on the West Canyon Trail. There is a boat launch, a highly popular day use area that has canoe rentals. The lake has a roped off area for swimming and water fun and is large enough for water skiing. Continue Reading

  • Olympic Legacy Cabins at Porteau Cove, BC: Camping for the Non-Camper

    Legacy Cabin at Porteau Cove

    Legacy Cabin at Porteau Cove

    Although I really love tent camping, my husband does not. He does however love being outdoors and exploring new parts of BC, so how did we get to explore the amazing Porteau Cove Provincial Park without the tent? Simple - we booked a weekend at the one of the Olympic Legacy Cabins. Cabin camping is the perfect way for non-campers to camp: you still get the opportunity to unplug from everyday life and relax in the outdoors but without sleeping in a tent. Continue Reading

  • 5 Great Tips for the New Camper in British Columbia

    Kids at the Campfire

    Kids at the Campfire

    If you live in Canada you know that 2017 is Canada’s 150th Birthday, and I think one of the best ways to celebrate our amazing country is to go camping, but not just your usual camping trip. To fully embrace what makes Canada so special, invite someone who has never camped before to join you on your next camping trip and introduce them to one of Canada’s best features - the wilderness! Continue Reading

  • Jerry’s Search and Sketch, the Ultimate Scavenger Quest was a success with families!

    Scavenger Quest Done!

    Scavenger Quest Done!

    This past summer BC Parks, in partnership with Camping RV BC Coalition, launched a fun, new park activity for kids and families called Jerry’s Search and Sketch, the Ultimate Scavenger Quest! Continue Reading

  • Fun Family Camping Trip to the Okanagan, British Columbia

    Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm

    Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm

    It doesn’t feel like summer until we visit Penticton, the interior of BC where it’s always warmer and where fruit orchards and wineries make for a picturesque summer photo. With our trailer in tow, the average five-hour commute allows us to enjoy the beautiful lush scenery and mountain peak tops until we arrive at Southbeach Gardens RV & Campground, where we have become regulars. Often times the kids will have their tablets and headphones ready for the road-trip, along with pillows and blankets next to them just in case they feel like taking a nap. We would pack fresh fruits, lots of water and some salty snacks to avoid having to make unnecessary stops if someone gets hungry. Continue Reading

  • 3 Spring Fishing Spots in BC

    Man Fishing beside his trailer parked at beach

    Fishing at Muncho Lake. Photo: Destination BC/Albert Normandin

    Spring is here and no more alarm clocks! Instead I am awakened each day to the discordant symphony of birds outside my window.  It is an invigorating sign that warm weather is coming and an opportunity to go away on the Easter long weekend. The start of spring camping! Yahoo…I love being in the outdoors! When I return back to work after spending a weekend in nature, I a... Continue Reading