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The 10 Best Destination Campsites In British Columbia

The 10 Best Destination Campsites In British Columbia

Recreational vehicles open up the whole of British Columbia and beyond for exploration and vacation. And while hitting the open road with no plan in mind is liberating and fun, having a destination or two on your list will make your travels go much more smoothly.

 

Here are ten of the best campsites in British Columbia to point your RV toward, offering a wide range of surroundings to suit every taste.

 

1) McDonald Campground, Gulf Islands National Park

 

 

With camping spaces for tents, campervans, and full-size recreational vehicles, this well-equipped site offers firepits, picnic tables, and other amenities, making an excellent base for exploring the Gulf Islands.

 

2) Porpoise Bay, Sunshine Coast

 

 

Unspoilt and relatively unknown, this beautiful campsite offers a high degree of privacy, with a low nightly charge of just $29 per party.

 

3) Saltery Bay, Sunshine Coast

 

 

Staying with the Sunshine Coast, this campground near the Powell River offers a full 42 camping locations, almost guaranteeing a spot all year round. It's also close to the Saltery Bay ferry terminal, making further exploration by boat easy.

 

4) Manning Park, EC Manning Provincial Park

 

 

For sheer natural beauty, the surroundings in which this peaceful campground nestles are hard to beat. Peak season costs are $25-$35 a night, a small price to pay for some of the best views in BC along with plenty of wildlife-spotting opportunities.

 

5) Bella Pacifica Campground, Tofino

 

 

If you're heading for Vancouver Island's west coast, this beachside campground offers a peaceful spot to hitch your RV in summer or winter alike. Choose from regular or forest sites, both at highly reasonable rates.

 

6) Berg Lake Trail, Mount Robson Provincial Park

 

 

If you prefer hiking in the hills to lazing on the beach, the Berg Lake Trail offers plenty of possibilities. Seven separate sites are dotted along the trail, each surrounded by stunning backcountry scenery.

 

7) Sunnyside Campground, Cultus Lake Provincial Park

 

 

With fully 65 acres of campsites to choose from, along with a laundromat and convenience store, this campground makes an ideal base for relaxing days of fishing or hiking the many local trails nearby.

 

8) Strawberry Point, Lillooet Lake

 

 

Offering six sites with spaces at just $13 per night, this retreat isn't far from the convenience of Vancouver but feels like another world. Whether you're a hiker or a beach lover, you'll find the ideal vacation here.

 

9) Agate Beach Campground, Haida Gwaii

 

 

Summer beachside camping grounds don't come much less expensive than this North Beach spot, boasting a nightly fee of just $18. What's more, if you're happy to camp in the off-season, it's completely free.

 

10) Clearwater Lake, Wells Gray Provincial Park

 

 

Lastly, for low-cost camping amid serene surroundings, Clearwater Lake in east central BC is without equal. With 80 campsites from just $13 per night, it makes a great base for exploring the Cariboo Mountains.

 

Canadian RV owners are blessed with a huge number of sites to rest up overnight, but these ten campgrounds and sites show the best of British Columbia, from coast to lake to mountain trail.

Categories: British Columbia

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