Camping and RVing BC Coalition Recommends Top Locations for Fall Experiences
Vancouver, BC, September 23, 2008 – For the traveller who thinks having a national park, long sandy beach or quiet winding river all to themselves seems like a far away dream, fall camping and RVing in British Columbia could be the perfect antidote to a busy summer and the rush of getting the kids back to school.
A new website recently launched by the Camping and RVing BC Coalition and Tourism BC, www.campingrvbc.com, provides easy to access and free information to these “off the beaten track” experiences. It is a one stop online shop that links people quickly to the camping and RVing options available to them, making fall trip planning so much easier.
A myriad of camping experiences across the province are available during the autumn months. Travellers can take a drive and find themselves along a river’s edge watching spawning salmon or wrap themselves in a blanket star gazing after dark, experiencing fall at its finest.
Compared to the extreme buzz of summer, travellers can also relax knowing they will get the best spot at a favourite campsite. And for those seeking an easy affordable fall getaway experience, the members of the RV Rental Association of Canada (www.rvrac.com) are providing travellers with souvenir cards and a guide that outlines special discounts at campgrounds across British Columbia if they rent a camper or motorhome from them. Camping fees start around $10 per night per party, and RV overnight fees in B.C. range from $20-$50 per night for a full service hook-up.
The Camping and RVing BC Coalition recommend the following nine fall camping locations:
Open until October 8, 2008
• Redstreak Campground, Kootenay National Park
Open until October 13, 2008
• Green Point Campground, Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino
• Ponderosa Resort, Canim Lake
Open until October 15, 2008
• Blue River Campground, Blue River
• Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park
• Chimney Lake North Recreation Site
Open until October 31, 2008
• Evely Recreation Site, Okanagan Lake
Open All Year:
• Paradise Valley Campground, Squamish
• Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park
Whether a rustic outdoor enthusiast or “glamper” (glamourous camper) who wants the luxuries of having all gadgets in the back seat, the range of the camping experience varies substantially. Camping in a national park is one of the best ways to get back to nature. Most National park campgrounds provide a rustic, semi-wilderness experience, offering spectacular scenery and enjoyable moments of sipping hot-chocolate beside the campfire. The provincial parks alone offer 6,000 kilometres worth of trails allowing campers to absorb the natural lakesides, landscapes and majestic seascapes. Forest recreation sites are perfect for travelling off grid and experiencing the solitude of Mother Nature’s hub.
B.C.’s private RV parks and campgrounds offer a part or full service resort type experience that caters to those who cherish their creature comforts just as much as nature. They offer a number of additional experiences ranging from children’s programming to historical attractions to golfing opportunities.
About the Camping and RV British Columbia Coalition:
The CRVBCC 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), BC Forest Recreation Sites 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 Northern Rockies Alaskan Highway Tourism Association.
For more information, please visit: www.campingrvbc.com