Historical Fintry Provincial Park

Blog and photos by: Iain Robert Reid History and accessible nature come together at Fintry Provincial Park in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. This is not just a wilderness park with undisturbed nature. In fact, there is a long history of human use in this area by First Nations, Europeans settlers, and more recently … Continued

Jerry’s Search and Sketch, the Ultimate Scavenger Quest, is happening now!

This past summer BC Parks, in partnership with Camping RV BC Coalition and Fresh Water Fishery Society, launched a fun, new park activity for kids and families called Jerry’s Search and Sketch, the Ultimate Scavenger Quest! If you and your family had fun participating in Jerry’s Search and Sketch, the Ultimate Scavenger Quest, it is … Continued

Guide: 2017 Reservation Open Dates (in a 4 Month Rolling Window)

Please reference this list to find out when your favourite BC Parks frontcountry campground is available to book reservations, on a new 4-month rolling reservation window! Reservable campsites are offered to book at 7:00am Pacific time on their release date, and can be booked up to 4 months in advance of your stay. Beginning in … Continued

Discover Camping Changes for the 2017 Camping Season!

British Columbians love camping and they are passionate about their parks! Changes to the BC Parks Discover Camping Reservation Service for the 2017 season aim to improve fair access for everyone looking to book a campsite in B.C.’s world class provincial parks. The changes being implemented are in response to concerns raised during the 2016 … Continued

Tour Operators Booking Campsites in BC Parks

There has been some recent media regarding the ability for commercial operators, specifically Recreational Vehicle (RV) rental companies, booking BC Parks camping sites on the Discover Camping Reservation system. BC Parks has always been aware that RV companies have booked reservations for their clients. Commercial operators do not receive preferential treatment to reserve campsites and … Continued

What you need to know about making a reservation at Garibaldi Provincial Park

Starting at 7:00am on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 reservations will be required for the most popular camping spots in Garibaldi Provincial Park from June 29 – September 30th. Elfin Lakes Shelter requires reservations all year round. The campgrounds that require reservations are: Garibaldi Lake, Taylor Meadows, Elfin Lakes, and the Elfin Lake Shelter. Why do … Continued

British Columbia’s Marine Parks Make Boat-Camping Easy

Blog post by: Michael McLaughlin from AHOY BC The first time I heard the expression “marine park” I pictured some shallow water area with lots of starfish.  A marine park was a chunk of water, right?  Fancifully, I imagined under-water interpretive signs, that one could read, I suppose, if they could hold their breath long … Continued

10 tips for camping with a toddler

Prior to having children, we considered ourselves avid campers and BC Parks explorers. When our daughter was two years old we planned an amazing ten day trip to Cortes Island at Smelt Bay Provincial Park. Below are our top 10 tips for car-camping with toddlers: A hammock. Makes for a great swing, a great place … Continued

BC Parks answers questions and dispels myths about Discover Camping

We have received comments and questions in regards to making camping reservations in BC Parks. Below are some answers to these commonly asked questions. As a reminder, the matter of reselling BC Parks reservations is taken very seriously. We investigate every incident that is brought to our attention. If you see any advertisements regarding reselling … Continued

New Discover Camping Inventory for 2016!

On March 15th at 7:00am Pacific Time reservations open for frontcountry BC Parks campgrounds. Frontcountry campsites can be booked up to 3 months advance of your stay. Every year the inventory on Discover Camping grows with the demand for reservable campsites. Discover Camping customers can now choose from 101 parks, in 122 frontcountry campgrounds and … Continued