British Columbia increases campsites in parks and forests

The province of British Columbia, Canada, offers some of the most pristine camping destinations that Canada has to offer, reports Vanderhoof Omineca Express. And on Parks Day, July 21, Canadian officials expanded accessibility by announcing the addition of 431 new campsites, a mix of B.C. Parks and forestry recreation sites in areas with the highest demand throughout the province.

“People are passionate about spending time in our beautiful provincial parks and that has increased demand for camping opportunities,” said George Heyman, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “The additional campsites, combined with upgrades to existing facilities, will improve the overall experience of B.C.’s natural beauty and provide a range of camping opportunities for everyone to enjoy.”

“With the expansion, there are now 11,000 camping spaces at 1,100 recreation sites around the province, ” said Doug Donaldson, the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

Visitors will see upgrades to existing facilities and infrastructure at many campgrounds in B.C. These improvements range from road upgrades, installation of water taps, additional power, dish-washing stations, and accessible toilets.

There are 1,033 provincial parks, recreation areas, conservancies, ecological reserves and protected areas, covering more than 14 million hectares, or approximately 14.4% of the provincial land base, in British Columbia.

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3 Thoughts to “British Columbia increases campsites in parks and forests”

  1. F. Gisler

    We trailer camped last year outside of Banff BC. Canada has the best well-laid-out campgrounds! Also, they were very clean and well managed. Nightly fee is reasonable, too. CA State Parks could learn something from this! I will warn people that the rangers are very strict when it comes to leaving bear attractive items out at your campsite if you’re not right there. We saw folk’s items being collected by the rangers. You have to pay the citation fee to get your stuff back.

  2. Dave Telenko

    My wife & I just got back from doing the ALCAN highway, over 8000 great miles. We stayed in many different locations. I will have to say that Canada offered the best of the best for scenic camping, some of it even FREE, also with WOW free wood. The Government provincial campground were just awesome. They were ment for dry camping, but had water & toilets available! Some charged a modest fee of between $5-20 Canadian, but all were just awesome. I thought I would mention that all throughout Alaska & Canada I don’t remember any of the RV parks having 50 amp service just the 30 amps, not that we needed it. We took tons of pics, maybe 1000, it will take some time to sort them out & that will be a lot of fun. Only one negative thing I can say about the trip was in the big-or bigger towns that they were tourest traps & most sold the same stuff imported from China!
    Dave

  3. Dennis

    And the campfire bans make them enjoyable.

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