This is a small quiet camping park along the Similkameen River amongst mature Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine trees. The park is located about 35 km east of Princeton on Hwy #3 near Hedley, BC. Firewood is available for sale. Reservations are strongly advised during peak season. This park accepts CASH only. Open from April…
This park offers a day-use area in the village of Tulameen and a lakeside campground about 5 km from village. Wildlife viewing includes otters, beavers, mountain goats, cougars, and grizzly bears in more remote sections. Reservations are strongly advised during peak season. This park accepts CASH ONLY. Firewood is available for sale. Open from May…
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:…
Cathedral Park is a very popular hiking area, but the season can be very short due to the high elevation and potential for snow. The season is generally mid June to late September. No vehicles are allowed into the core area on the private access road. Cathedral Lakes Lodge provides jeep transportation service (fee for…
Located across from a striking rock bluff along the Similkameen River. The day-use is very popular for picnicking and swimming. This area of the Similkameen River is very popular with kayakers. Reservations are strongly advised during peak season. Firewood is available for sale. This park accepts CASH ONLY. Open from April 9 to September 26….
This is a convenient spot located on the scenic Hwy 5A. Douglas Fir and Pine groves throughout this rustic campground give each campsite a quiet privacy to enjoy the great outdoors. Nearby Allison Lake is a hub for fishing, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Firewood is available for sale. Allison Lake is first come first…
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….
Situated on Kalamalka Lake, Kekuli Bay is a popular destination for boaters, RVers and tenters alike and is an excellent springboard to all the sunny Okanagan has to offer. The park is terraced and all campsites have sweeping panoramic views of the beautiful Kalamalka Lake. It also offers 4 power hook-up RV sites and several…
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…
Spacious campsites are situated in a forest setting up above some of the Okanagan’s finest beaches. Ellison is perfect for fun-filled family adventures and beach activities. For your recreation pleasure, there is a scenic nature trail and mountain biking trails which are perfect for all ages and abilities. Reservations are strongly advised during peak season….
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,…
A popular park for hiking, fishing, small motor-boating, canoeing and kayaking. 40 km of hiking trails are great for wildlife viewing and enjoying nature. Those seeking a wilderness camping experience can access the campgrounds located at Greendrop, Lindeman, Flora, and Radium Lakes. If you want to enjoy camping with all of the comforts of home,…
The park boasts a 700 m tall granite monolith, a world renowned big-wall climbing mecca and bouldering destination. Or take a day hike to one of the three main peaks, 2 to 5 hours on steep terrain rewards you with sweeping views of Howe Sound and the surrounding mountains, as well as a great place…
Only 45 minute drive north of Vancouver, enjoy the experience of ocean front camping at Porteau Cove. The day-use area offers picnic sites in a grassy area along the shore with gorgeous views of Howe Sound and Anvil Island. Porteau Cove is also accessible by water; a mooring float (with no shore access) is located…
Plumper Cove Marine
Paddle, power or sail to Plumper Cove Marine Park and enjoy one of the most beautiful settings in the region. Water taxi service is available from Gibsons. Docking is available for boats up to 13 meters. The park includes a day-use area with large lawn, picnic sites, ocean view, and room for activities. Firewood is…
Camp in the warmest and driest climate of the entire Sea to Sky area and visit nature’s amazing rock sculpted 60-meter water-fall, only a 1.5 km walk from the day-use parking lot. Visitors will find many hiking trails including a 2.6 km portion of the Sea to Sky Trail which spans from the Campground to…
Garibaldi Park’s rich geological history, diverse vegetation, snow-capped mountains, iridescent waters, abundant wildlife and scenic vistas all contribute to the immense beauty, and make it a year round destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can access over 90km of hiking trails that take them to popular destinations including Elfin Lakes, Garibaldi Lake, and Panorama Ridge. This is purely…
One of the Sea to Sky’s best-kept secrets! Enjoy the peace and tranquility associated with wilderness camping from the comforts of a drive-in campground, situated only three hours north of Vancouver. A spacious day-use area includes sandy beaches, several picnic sites, a designated swimming area, and a concrete boat launch. The area includes over 11 km of…
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.
Juan de Fuca
Scenic beauty, spectacular hiking, marine/wildlife viewing, and roaring surf in its course along the Pacific coastline of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A 47 km trail from China Beach to Botanical Beach is used for hiking, camping, and surfing. It ranges from moderate to difficult, and features suspension bridges and spectacular views.
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.
This lush forested sanctuary is one of the most remarkable wild places on Vancouver Island. It contains diverse forest ecosystems, including a large Sitka spruce ecosystem that represents 2% of BC’s remaining old-growth forest. It is home to some of the world’s largest spruce trees and 1,000 year-old cedars.
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.
Well known for its great fishing. Stamp River is a year-round destination and well known for the annual run of Pacific salmon, which wait in the pool below Stamp Falls before moving up the fish ladders on their way to spawning beds. View points along the river offer excellent opportunities to observe the natural phenomenon…
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.
Englishman River Falls
Encompassed by an old growth Douglas Fir forest, which surrounds captivating cascading falls. There are some pools at the bottom of the falls for wading or soaking. 3 km of trails cross the river twice with viewpoints overlooking the falls. Just minutes from Coombs with the Goats on the Roof. Campground closed October through April.
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….
Smelt Bay – Cortes Island
The campground features multi-tiered sites with tent pads located in private locations and a beautiful communal cook shelter. This campground is a fantastic destination for tenters and smaller RVs. The day use area features a sand and pebble beach that is good for marine exploration at low tide. Reservations are recommended in the peak season….
Morton Lake is a best kept secret. The beautiful, rustic campground offers great fishing, swimming and canoeing opportunities. The day-use area is a sandy beach perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Reservations are recommended in the peak season however 50% of this campground is set aside for first come, first serve camping. In addition, this park…
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…
Fillongley – Denman Island
Fillongley boasts ocean side camping in a compact 10 site park that is ideal for both RVs and tenters. This park is extremely popular and is 100% reservable from April 1st to October 31st; reservations are strongly recommended. 1-night overflow camping may be available for tenters and small RVs (space permitting). This park offers winter…
Conveniently located minutes from downtown Campbell River, this park is an ideal base camp to enjoy while exploring the region. Elk Falls (Quinsam Campground) is a popular destination campground that provides riverside sites and large well-spaced campsites in a stunning forested setting. Elk Falls has a popular trail network that features viewing platforms at the 25-metre…