3 Great Places to Camp in British Columbia

For outdoor lovers, British Columbia is one of the most enchanting places in North America.  Whether you’re there for hiking, fishing, sight seeing in Vancouver, the famed skiing at Whistler, or just looking for a campsite where you can hang out, there are plenty of campgrounds and a wide variety of options available.

Located in metro Vancouver, Brae Island Regional Park is open all year ’round and offers camping, cycling, canoeing, and hiking. Featuring more than 150 sites, it’s open to tent camping and RVs, and also has cabins for rent, plus 1 group tent camp site that accommodates 30 people. It also offers canoe, kayak, and bike rentals.

Pacific Playgrounds, on Vancouver Island, has rental cabins, a marina, and and RV park. The marina can accommodate power and sail boats up to 40′ in length. It also offers heated pool, tot pool as well as river and ocean swimming. From the mainland, you’ll have to take one of 4 ferries from Vancouver to reach the island.

If you’re looking for a spot further north on the mainland, there’s Blue Lake Resort, located 15km north of Boston Bar. Accommodations include lakeside cabins, rustic cabins, RV and 5th wheel hookups, and wooded and lakeside campsites for tent camping. Activities on the premises include boat rental, swimming, fishing, and hiking.  Nearby, there’s river rafting on the Fraser River.

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