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Sunday, January 23, 2011

British Columbia: An outdoors and camping Paradise


The Canadian province of British Columbia is a big place, with 367,660 square mi., which includes 11,160 square mi. of inland water, making it the third largest province in Canada.

It is a composite of all the types of landscapes that outdoors-oriented RVers like; snow-covered mountains, rolling hills, alpine meadows, plateaus, glacier fed lakes, swift flowing rivers, lush forests, grasslands, and miles of rugged fiord coastline.

Few other places in North America offer the variety British Columbia can. It is an outdoor recreation lovers Paradise. BC includes more than 400 provincial parks for both day use and camping. Four of the six national parks in BC offer developed camping facilities, and hundreds of BC Government recreation sites, located throughout the province, offer primitive camping, boat launching, and often maintained trails. In total, there are more than 10,000 camp sites in BC.

Many of these campsites and campgrounds, once managed by the forest service, are free or less than half the price of provincial parks, and appeal to boondockers and dry-campers.

BC Provincial Parks:
  • North by Northwest
  • Peace River/Alaska Hwy
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
  • High Country
  • Okanagan
  • BC Rockies
  • Kootenay Country
  • Vancouver, Coast & Mtns
  • Vancouver Island


National Parks:
  • Kluane
  • Jasper
  • Banff
  • Yoho
  • Kootenay
  • Waterton Lakes
  • Pacific Rim
  • Glacier
  • Mt. Revelstoke
Mike and Terie Church's Pacific Northwest Camping book includes a section on BC campgrounds and camping.

Check out Bob Difley's Boondocking and Snowbird Guide eBooks at RVbookstore.com


1 comment:

  1. Does anyolne know what has happened to Desert Dutch and the website he ran until this fall? The website is no longer online, http://www.desertdutch.org/ ...it was a very interesting site and I enjoyed it a great deal...and there is zero explanation.

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