Tyhee Lake is a great place to slow down and take a break with the family; this park is perfect for kids! Stop and play in the water, hike the Aldermere trail or soak up the sun. The surrounding area has plenty to offer with world-class steelhead fishing, abundant hiking, a lively arts and music…
Lakelse Lake Campground is a perfect place to set up camp for salmon fishing. Situated near Terrace between the Skeena and Kitimat rivers, it has all the facilities necessary to make your stay enjoyable, including showers. Main gate opens at 5:00 am so you don’t miss the morning bite. Lakelse Lake Park is noted for…
Tunkwa and Leighton Lakes are world-class trout fishing lakes. Activities include fishing, hiking, cycling, wildlife viewing, ATV-ing, and horseback riding. A corral is available to horseback riders at the North Leighton campsite within the park. Wild horses can often be seen grazing the open meadows around Tunkwa Lake. Firewood is available for sale.
The most popular hiking trails start from Kootenay National Park to the west and from Spray Lakes, south of Canmore, Alberta. Popular activities include camping, hiking, mountain climbing, as well as fishing and ski touring in the winter. During the summer, campsites are on first-come, first-serve basis. During summer and winter, reservations can be made…
With a safe and family friendly swimming lagoon, adventure playground, historic homestead site and easy access to scenic Sutherland Falls, this park offers enjoyment for the entire family. A great staging area for other recreational opportunities for all ages that include nearby national parks, forest recreation trails for hiking and biking close by. Enjoy local…
Offering over 1 km of sandy beaches, Kokanee Creek Paddle Sport rentals, hikes with a Park Naturalist, Kokanee Salmon spawning channel with viewing platforms and a Nature Center running Jerry Rangers through July & August and Nelson nearby. Epic mountain biking, Kokanee Marina, Kokanee Mountain Zipline, Balfour Golf Course and Ainsworth Hotsprings all within 30…
Kettle River Recreation Area is one of the largest and most popular destination family campgrounds in the Okanagan – Boundary Region. Located minutes from amenities in Rock Creek, it is only 45 minutes from Osoyoos and 90 minutes from Kelowna. Campers will want to bring their bikes and floaties! This park offers fantastic biking/hiking opportunities…
Manning (E.C. Manning)
Manning Park is a popular four-season destination area in British Columbia with driving access to the Sub-Alpine Meadows in the summer. It is also the end point of the Pacific Crest Trail spanning from Mexico to BC. Summer features: camping, hiking, biking, stargazing, horseback riding, bird and wildlife watching, fishing, canoeing/kayaking/paddle boarding (boat rentals available) and new playground. Winter features:…
Spring and fall at Mabel Lake are a fisherman’s delight. The treed campsites, sandy beaches, clear water, and large grassy areas are a great recipe for family fun in the summer. BC Parks has added 30 new sites, which includes 2 double sites. Reservations are strongly advised during peak season. Firewood is available for sale….
2km of lakefront offers a variety of swimming and watersport opportunities. The campground is situated on a flat delta which is perfect for young families and seniors to enjoy walking, biking and rollerblading. A short hike up the stairway takes you to the spectacular Shorts Creek water falls which peak in the spring and are…
The Skagit Valley provides excellent outdoor recreation opportunities in a natural, wilderness setting. The park offers 50 km of horse trails and is a very popular fishing area. Note: Ross Lake campground is located on a reservoir. The level of water in the reservoir fluctuates greatly. July and August are the only months when the…
This park is ideal for small motor (under 10 hp) boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing. Sasquatch Park also offers 7 km of hiking trails, 3 boat launches and canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard rentals are available at the Hicks Lake boat launch. Winter camping is available at Lakeside/Deer Lake dependant on snowfall levels.
This park is one of the most popular and busiest destinations in the Lower Mainland, particularly on weekends during the summer. The park is surrounded by a large, warm freshwater lake with forest-clad mountains, which offers ample opportunities for fishing, hiking and picnicking. This is a very popular lake for boating and waterskiing. Canoe, kayak,…
Mount Seymour offers a variety of summer recreation activities including picnicking, bird and wildlife viewing, mountain biking, and hiking. In the summer, Mt Seymour Resorts Ltd. offers a patio restaurant and bar and a Summer Kids Eco Adventure Camp in July and August. These mid-week day camps for 5-12 and 13-15 year olds offer children…
A camping experience for the whole family with a variety of activities to choose from including walking/hiking trails leading to other lakes, views of the Squamish River and Tantalus Mountain Range, mountain biking, swimming, and a playground. The day-use area includes three picnic areas, each located by sandy beaches with access to the lake. Canoe,…
Ruckle – Salt Spring Island
This park has a fascinating farm history as the Ruckle family’s involvement with this land dates back to 1872. There are extensive hiking trails, beachcombing and heritage farm buildings to explore. An excellent wildlife viewing area. Interpretive Programs run during summer months. Firewood is available for sale.
Gordon Bay, on Lake Cowichan, is family vacationing at its best! The warm lake and sandy beach makes for great summer family swimming. In Vancouver Island’s sunniest valley, this area has the highest average temperature in Canada. Spectacular fishing in spring, fall, winter, with waterskiing and windsurfing in the summer. Campground open year round.
Massive trees, majestic waterfalls, a meandering river to the sea, flowers, birds and fascinating fish are but a few of the attractions that draw people to Goldstream. The Goldstream Salmon Run is very popular in the fall. Campground is open year-round; a playground area for children has recently been added.
If it’s outdoor recreation you’re after, Cowichan River Park is the place to go. Great for swimming, canoeing, white-water kayaking, tubing, camping, fishing, and hiking. Also, it’s a great place to take it easy in the sun; you’re bound to find something to do in this “recreation corridor”. Stoltz Pool is open year round.
Group camping, two day-use areas for picnicking and undeveloped beach areas for visitors to enjoy many water activities on Sproat Lake. A short trail from the campground area leads to the lake. For reservations of the group campsites, please contact Discover Camping 1-800-689-9025 or www.discovercamping.ca.
One of the most popular destinations on Vancouver Island, reservations are recommended. Over 2 km of sandy beach and 5.5 km of hiking trails within the park. There are many day trips accessible from Rathtrevor, and it is only 30 minutes from the Nanaimo Ferry Terminal. Camping is available year round.
Buttle Lake and Ralph River offer serene base camps, from which one can venture out to any of the 52 kilometres of hiking trails in the mountains of the very rare Strathcona wilderness area. The extensive trail system is suitable for day or overnight hikes, with hikes ranging in duration from 2 to 8 hours….
A favourite destination for both locals and family camping groups, few locations on Vancouver Island compare to popular Miracle Beach Provincial Park. The campground and surrounding area features a large sandy beach on the ocean ideal for sunbathing, beach combing, and swimming. At low tide, the beach features rich tide pools, perfect for observing a…
A secluded and sought-after hideaway on peaceful Campbell Lake. The pristine and stunning lakeside sites are a popular destination in the summer months. Campbell Lake is ideal for canoeing, boating and swimming. Loveland Bay is 100% reservable and reservations are recommended. If you aren’t fortunate enough to get a reservation for Loveland Bay consider beautiful…