British Columbia, particularly the West Coast and Southern Interior, are growing in popularity as a winter destination for RVers looking to get away from the cold and long winters in other parts of Canada. In fact, it has grown so much over the last few years that some campgrounds report they will be close to capacity for the winter months. Two such campgrounds include Nk’Mip Campground & RV Park in Osoyoos and Living Forest Oceanside Campground in Nanaimo.
To capitalize on this trend and to assist travellers looking to holiday in BC during the winter, either for a few days seeking access to winter activities or longer, the Camping and RVing BC Coalition is focusing its current marketing efforts towards camping in the non-traditional winter months of November 1 to March 31. An inventory of over 130 BC Parks and private campgrounds that are open throughout the winter season are available to search on a new Winter Camping page on the Camping & RV in BC website. The page includes a locator map, list of campgrounds with information on each one, as well as links to winter camping blogs and general information for traveling in BC at this time of year.
About the Camping and RVing British Columbia Coalition
The Camping and RVing BC Coalition was formed in 2008 with the support of Destination British Columbia to better position the provincial camping and RVing experience and to capitalize on the growth of nature-based tourism. Coalition members currently include BC Parks, BC Lodging & Campgrounds Association, Recreation Sites and Trails BC, RV Rental Association of Canada, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Kootenay Rockies Tourism, BC Society of Parks Facility Operators, Parks Canada, Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of British Columbia and the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.
Chair, Camping and RVing BC Coalition