Experiencing nature in an RV, basically your “home away from home” is a different type of camping than tenting. Sleeping in the outdoors while in a comfortable, warm and dry bed with nature’s picturesque views, whether its lush forests or rolling waves on a shoreline, is the way to experience nature!
British Columbia caters to all RVer’s from glampers looking for full-service five-star RV resorts to the backcountry enthusiasts seeking rustic sites. Need help finding your RV Campground.
RVing gives a sense of freedom and spontaneity. You can stop at the local fruit stand, pull over at any attraction that suits your fancy, and truly, be in control of your vacation time. Taste the RV lifestyle and go from being on a schedule to a gentler pace.
Give it a try. Rent an RV and sink into your relaxation.
Campfires in British Columbia
For many campers a campfire is an intimate bond with nature that is linked to a set of unique traditions. For some, it recalls warm childhood memories of times spent with family sharing stories, singing songs or roasting marshmallows.
Most campgrounds in British Columbia, whether they are private campgrounds or RV parks, provincial parks, recreation sites (forestry sites), or national parks, allow campfires unless there is a fire restriction brought on by prolonged dry hot conditions.What to do during campfire restrictions and bans
Forest fires are a major threat to British Columbia’s forests. On average there are 2,000 forest fires per year of which over 40% are caused by people. Campfire restrictions and bans occur when conditions are extremely dry and fire risk is very serious.
When there is a fire restriction campers can still enjoy an authenti... Continue Reading
How To Build A Campfire
When building a campfire, always have the fire inside a campfire ring to protect the surrounding area from the danger of spreading fire. The key to a successful and safe campfire is to start small and gradually build it bigger so it remains contained within its designated area.Materials for a campfire
Kindling: Small, thinly split/chopped wood no bigger than 1″.
Fuel: Larger pieces of wood or small logs (fuel): Dry logs or large pieces of wood 1″-10″ in diameter.Suggestions for Building a Campfire Step 1:
For the base layer use kindling and scrunched paper if available. If using small twigs and they do not snap easily, they are probably too gree... Continue Reading
Before Camping With Your Dog
A dog is a family member too, so it makes sense that some time is spent planning and preparing your pet’s camping gear. Listed below are some tips to consider before and during your camping trip.Before Your Trip Check that your dog’s shots and vaccinations are up-to-date. Also, consider vaccinations for Lyme disease and Bordetella (Bordetella should be done 2 weeks prior to the trip). Prepare safe travelling for your dog by having a travel crate or dog seat belt restraint whether you are travelling in an RV, truck or car. If you are using a crate, check that it is secured in the vehicle to prevent the crate from sliding. Ensure you have flea/tick repellents or collars to protect your dog from getting ticks, fleas and/or other diseases that can be contracted through wildlife, plants and insects. Research Campgrounds... Continue Reading
Campgrounds For You and Your Dog
Camping with your dog in British Columbia’s majestic outdoors is like no other holiday. Whether you explore B.C.’s world famous lush forests, sandy beaches or snow-capped mountains there are many campgrounds from which to choose. Like any trip, planning is most advisable. The first step is to decide on the type of campground that best suits you and your dog.
BC has over 1,500 campgrounds, which are divided into four unique camping experiences: British Columbia Private Campground and RV Parks, B.C. Provincial Parks, Recreation Sites (forestry sites), and National Parks all of which have their own dog regulations.
Following are some options for you to consider.British Columbia Private Campground and RV Parks
With over 350 private campground and RV parks located throughout British Columbia, you and your dog are certain to have a unique and memor... Continue Reading
Tips on Camping with Your Dog
Travelling and camping with your dog not only connects you to nature but also to your pet. If you think your dog smiles when you go for a walk, bounces when you give it a treat, or rolls over for some loving rubs wait for the reaction you get when your dog goes camping. Camping can be a dog’s dream come true…and for that matter yours as well.
Here are some tips to help your dog’s camping trip dream become a reality!Travelling Dog Tips Stop regularly along your travel route to allow your dog to have a bathroom break, drink water and have some exercise. Should you have to leave your dog for a short period in vehicle or RV always make sure there is proper ventilation, shade and water for your dog. Try to make your dog’s travel area like home with a dog bed, blanket, toys, etc. Most importantly, constantly reassure your ... Continue Reading
Camping is a time to get back to nature, spend time with loved ones, and just plain old relax. Sometimes when enjoying holidays our brains can tune out common sense and our behaviour changes. Camping Etiquette is all about remembering to camp respectfully.
Here are a few helpful reminders and tips on how we can all enjoy our camping experience for years to come:Respect fire bans. You can check out if fires are allowed by visiting the BC Wildfire Service website Buy firewood locally to avoid transporting foreign species or disease into area. Often firewood is sold at campgrounds, local stores and gas stations. Do not cut down trees. Build fires only in designated areas. If there are no designations make sure the area is cl... Continue Reading
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