The Best Places to Camp in B.C.

by | Jun 27, 2022 | RV Life | 0 comments

If you live in the Lower Mainland or the Fraser Valley region and love camping, you should consider yourself lucky. B.C has no shortage of beautiful places to visit throughout the year.

 Of course, trying to come up with a list of the best places to camp in B.C. is difficult. Why? Because it’s tough to get a consensus about the best type of “camping.” 

 No one understands the diversity of campers’ needs better than your friends at Trademasters.

We sell everything from camper tie downs and rooftop tents to upgrades for the biggest RVs. Our customers are as varied as our selection of products and services!

Whether you’re more into “glamping” in high style or prefer “boondocking” to get off the grid, our staff is happy to outfit you with the accessories that will make your trip a lot more pleasant. We’re always here to help!

With that in mind, here are a few recommendations for those looking to explore our great province.

Recommended RV/Tent Camping

Lamplighter Campground – Revelstoke, BC

Looking for a nice scenic drive that’s RV (and tent camping) friendly? The trip from Vancouver to Revelstoke takes approximately 6 hours. Once you arrive, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy yourself for days. We’re talking high-speed internet access, self-serve laundry, full utility hookups, a campsite kitchen, and more! And there’s plenty to do while camped out between the picturesque Selkirk and Monashee Mountains. You have hiking trails, mountain bike tours, rock climbing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and nearby access to the city itself. 

Recommended Glamping 

Free Spirit Spheres – Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island

This treehouse resort is probably the most unique lodging experience you’ll find on this list (or anywhere else for that matter). Located in Qualicum Beach, 60 minutes north of Nanaimo, guests have their choice of living in any of the three orbs suspended high up in the trees. What spherical treehouse stay would be complete without a skylight, murphy bed, speaker setup, and your own electric composting toilet.

Recommended Boondocking Location

Owl Creek – Pemberton

If you’re looking to get off the beaten path to avoid the crowds, you’ll want to try one of BC’s many recreation sites (integrated crown land often accessible only by gravel road). One such location is Owl Creek. The location is light on amenities, besides the scattered tables, fire rings, and outhouses, but it makes up for it with rustic charm. It’s a peaceful location with apple trees, hiking trails, and good river fishing. Okay, there is a $15 fee to spend the night; but we figure that’s a small price to pay for a conveniently situated, off-the-grid campsite in the Pemberton Valley.

 As a company that caters to the needs of BC adventurers, we would love to hear which BC locations you recommend. Send us a message and let us know. Better yet, tell us about it the next time you stop by our store in Chilliwack.