Campground Vacancy: September 22-24

We’re back with another weekend vacancy report. With only two weekends remaining in September – and the chance to reserve in advance – take advantage by booking one of these available spots for September 22-24.

You’ll find waterfront campsites along Clearwater River, a cabin at Kikomun Creek, and group campgrounds in many parks across the Southern Interior. (Campsite availability as of 10:00am on Tuesday, September 19).

Reserve your spot, or find other provincial park vacancies, at


Porpoise Bay Provincial Park


(Photo: Ian Reid Photography)

Porpoises frequent the waters off the Sunshine Coast so it’s no surprise this park is named for these coastal cetaceans. While your chances of seeing them from the shoreline can be slim, this park also features second-growth forest of Douglas fir, western cedar, and western hemlock, along with an estuary home to many shore birds.

  • Location: 10 minutes northeast of Sechelt


Wells Gray Provincial Park

(Photo: Shayd Johnson Photography)

Wells Gray is best known for its ubiquitous waterfall: Helmcken Falls. There also happens to be 38 other “named” falls and hundreds more “unnamed” in the backcountry. This park is true wilderness camping, but with great amenities and recreational opportunities (like canoeing on paddle-only Myrtle Lake or horseback riding). Choose from riverside campgrounds along Clearwater River and wake up to the sound of rushing water.

  • Location: 1 hour north of Kamloops


Premier Lake Provincial Park

(Photo: Ian Reid Photography)

Anglers will love Premier Lake. With five lakes to choose from, this East Kootenay gem is known for its trout fishing. Stands of Western Larch, common in this part of the province, turn brilliant shades of yellow and orange in autumn, making this park especially scenic.

  • Location: 1 hour north of Cranbrook


Moyie Lake Provincial Park

(Photo: Ian Reid Photography)

This park recently re-opened to the public after wildfire concerns. There are treed sites available, including some within short walking distance of the beach. Brave the cooler September weather and go for a dip in the lake. (Note: this park may be still experiencing wildfire smoke. Campers are advised to check the air quality and weather reports.)

  • Location: 20 minutes south of Cranbrook


Kikomun Creek Provincial Park

(Photo: Ian Reid Photography)

Spend the night in a wood cabin, or pitch your tent on the shoreline of Lake Koocanusa. While the cabins are first-come, first-serve, you can book campsites in advance. The cabin sleeps five, but be sure to bring your own bedding and cooking supplies.

  • Location: 1 hour south of Cranbrook
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