Camping in British Columbia

From the awe-inspiring coast to deep forests, desert valleys, and the dramatic Rocky Mountains, camping in British Columbia is second to none! Popular attractions include Garibaldi’s turquoise lakes, Wells Gray’s waterfalls, Pacific Rim for surfing (and the West Coast Trail), and Yoho for its natural beauty and hiking opportunities. Camping experiences in the province range from remote backcountry sites to RVing and plenty of car camping.

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Alice Lake Provincial Park

Just a short drive from the city of Squamish, British Columbia, Alice Lake Provincial Park boasts a stunning landscape of mountains, forests, and lakes. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and fishing. One interesting fact about this park is that it’s part of the traditional territory of the Squamish Nation, whose history and culture are deeply connected ...

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Golden Ears Provincial Park

Golden Ears Provincial Park is a 555.9 square kilometres (214.6 sq mi) provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. It is named after the prominent twin peaks, which are commonly referred to as Golden Ears (Mount Blanshard) (elevation: 1,716 metres (5,630 ft)). The park was originally part of Garibaldi Provincial Park (established 1927) but was split off as a separate park in 1967. The area was...

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Cultus Lake Provincial Park

Cultus Lake is a lake, associated community and provincial park in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada. It is the source of the Sweltzer River. Cultus Lake is located 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) south of the Chilliwack River, near the city of Chilliwack and approximately 80 kilometers (50 mi) east of Vancouver. In 1950, Cultus Lake became a provincial park of British Columbia. Cultu...

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Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is a provincial park in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada. Located at the east end of the town, the 347-hectare park features a two-kilometre long stretch of sandy beach, a stand of old-growth Douglas fir trees and 250 vehicle-accessible and 25 walk-in camping spaces. Popular year-round, the park is easily accessible from Highway 19. The sandy beach is the ma...

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Rolley Lake Provincial Park

Rolley Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. It is located on Rolley Lake in the Stave Falls area of Mission, British Columbia. The area was inhabited by the Sto:lo people, homesteaded in 1888 by James and Fanny Rolley, and later used for logging operations. The park now provides campsites, use of the lake, and hiking, with an area of 115 hectares (280 acres). R...

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Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park ( YOH-hoh) is a national park of Canada. It is located within the Rocky Mountains along the western slope of the Continental Divide of the Americas in southeastern British Columbia, bordered by Kootenay National Park to the south and Banff National Park to the east in Alberta. The word Yoho is a Cree expression of amazement or awe, and it is an apt description for the park's ...

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E. C. Manning Provincial Park

E.C. Manning Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. It is usually referred to as Manning Park, although that nomenclature is also used to refer to the resort and ski area at the park's core. The park covers 83,671 hectares (323 mi2) and was the second most visited provincial park in 2017-18 after Cypress Provincial Park. The park lies along British Columbia Highway 3...

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