Camping & RV in BC Coalition Launches Summer Contest

Vancouver, BC, April 29, 2009 – Campers have even more reason to pack the camera this summer if they want to get in on the action and win Camping & RV in BC’s “Get Camping in BC Photo Contest”, starting May 1, 2009.

Each summer, thousands of campers take to the roads and wilds of B.C. with family or friends, snapping pictures of stunning vistas and unique adventures to reminisce later, or to be filed away for memory. But why think small? What if one could release their inner shutterbug and snap up a chance to cruise The Sea to Sky Highway (#99) in a sleek Motorhome through a sunny stretch in 2010?

Whatever the adventure, the Camping & RV in BC Coalition is looking for the pictures that best capture the spirit of camping in British Columbia in a variety of categories: Adventure and Physical Fun; On the Open Road; Nature’s Splendour, and Family and Friends – there’s a moment to share from every camper’s journey. There are no restrictions on creativity of the shot; just a guideline that all the pictures must be taken in a British Columbia camping setting and during the 2009 season… the rest is up to the campers behind the cameras.

By catching that perfect moment, you have a chance to win the grand prize, a total value of $2,000 which includes a 5-day RV rental, a National Parks of Canada Pass valid for a family for one year and a Garmin GPS. In addition four category winners can indulge in a $500 shopping spree at Mountain Equipment Co-op.

Budding shutterbugs can head to to find out how to participate, and to get a better look at those prizes. The contest will close at midnight on September 8, 2009 Entries will be judged by on-line voting and a panel of judges on the coalition’s website. The category and grand prize winners will be announced in January, 2010. It’s as simple as that – whoever snaps the best shot that captures the spirit of camping and RVing, and the beauty of B.C. gets a mobile holiday – a chance to ‘rough it’ in style (sorry, butler not included).


About the Camping and RVing British Columbia Coalition

The Camping and RVing British Columbia Coalition was formed with the support of Tourism British Columbia to position the province as offering an incredible variety of camping and RVing experiences, capitalizing on the growth of nature-based tourism. Coalition members currently include BC Parks, BC Lodging & Campgrounds Association (BCLCA), Recreation Sites and Trails BC operated by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, the RV Rental Association of Canada (RVRAC), Northern BC Tourism Association, the BC Society of Parks Facility Operators, Parks Canada, Tourism Dawson Creek and Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.

For more information, please visit:

Media Contact
Andrea Wickham-Foxwell, 604.682.8811, [email protected]

Camping and RVing BC Coalition
Alenna Langhorst, 604-469-9571, [email protected]