Campgrounds For The Long Weekend

By July 29, 2014Travel, Travel BC

From Camping & RV in BC. If you are looking for a campsite this long weekend you may still be in luck. Here are some helpful hints to assist in finding a campsite for one of the busiest camping weekends.

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Provincial Parks:

Check the reservation system and sort by availability of reservable sites in the province. Also there are “first come, first serve” sites which will begin to occupy quickly starting July 30th.

Parks Canada:

Visit Parks Canada’s online reservation and sort by availability or call: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). The telephone service is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local park time.

*Please be aware that a liquor ban is in effect in all campgrounds in Yoho and Kootenay for the long weekend.

Recreation Sites:

The only reservable sites are located in the Chilliwack River Valley. Campers can go towebsite and search by location. Reservation information is available on the description page for the individual recreation sites but those sites can generally be reserved by contacting F.H. Campsite Services, Monday-Wednesday 6-9 pm at (604) 824-0576. Based on the popularity of the Chilliwack River Valley sites, they are likely fully reserved at this point. However, see the below list for recommended non-reservable (first come, first serve) campsites.

Private Campgrounds:

Private campgrounds that may have availability are listed below. For more information visit

Campgrounds with availability for the long weekend:

Vancouver Coast and Mountains:

Plaza RV Park (reservation recommended)

Cozy and family-owned RV park is centrally located in Surrey, BC (Canada) providing easy access to the many attractions and services within the Greater Vancouver Region.

Address: 8266 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC
Phone number: (604).594.4440 or via email:
7 sites available, as of July 22, 2014

For more information click here

Anmore Camp and RV Park

Centrally located to Vancouver. Entrance to Buntzen Lake. Quiet. Park Setting. Security Gate. Full hookups. Individual Tent Sites. Firepits. Pool. Showers. Laundry. Store. Sports court. Canoeing. Fishing.

Address: 3230 Sunnyside Rd. Anmore (Metro Vancouver) BC
Phone number: (604) 469-231

For more information click here

Whistler RV Park and Campground (reservation recommended)

Located 7 kms west of Whistler Creekside, with convenient access to the Sea-to-Sky Hwy. The park has spectacular views of Whistler Mountain, Black Tusk and the surrounding area. Free Shuttle to Whistler village, free WiFi included.

Address: 55 Hwy 99, Whistler BC
Phone number (604) 905-2523
25 full hookup RV sites available, as of July 22, 2014

For more information click here

Cal-Cheak Recreation Site (first come, first serve)

Located 3km North of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, on HWY 99, just past Callaghan Road Turn-off, turn right, cross the train tracks. This is the beginning of the Daisy Lake Forest Service Road (AKA Cal-cheak FSR). Travel about 100m to the first campsite. There are three groups of sites, the first one is called “”Callaghan Camp””, then the North and South Sites located another 200-500 m further.

This site is heavily treed with 3 large clusters of campsites along the Cheakamus and Callaghan rivers; drive-in sites. The Sea to Sky-Trans Canada Trail runs through this site and over the suspension foot bridge down to the Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. This site is within the Resort Municipality of Whistler, so check municipality fire bans. Beware of bears on site. Never leave food or garbage unattended for any length of time. RV sites but no hook-ups.

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SunLund By The Sea (reservation recommended)

SunLund is clean, quiet and a few minutes walk to Lund’s shops and services. Lund, BC, is located on Western Canada’s Sunshine Coast, 120km north of Vancouver. Campsites are surrounded by trees and has two small creeks. All sites are grassy and include drinking water, sewer, and electricity.

Address: 496 Murray Rd., Lund, BC
Phone number: (604) 483-9220
0 tent sites and 13 RV sites (3 of these sites will accommodate big rigs) available, as of July 22, 2014

For more information click here

Vancouver Island:

Nanoose Creek Campground (reservation recommended)

Unlimited open or treed space for tenting or individuals not requiring full service hookups.

212 Island Highway East, Nanoose Bay, BC
Phone number: (250) 468-7186 , Cell: 250-951-8338 or email:
7 sites with all services including 2 pull thrus for long RV’s available, as of July 22, 2014

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Ucluelet Campground (reservation recommended)

Unique sites that range from harbour and mountain views to semi-private forested sites spreading over 15 acres. Village location. Hiking, kayaking, fishing, tours, restaurants, aquarium, groceries, beaches.

Address: 260 Seaplane Base Road, Ucluelet, BC
Phone number: (250) 726-4355 or email:

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Alder Bay Resort (reservation recommended)

Relax and enjoy the fabulous North Island scenery.  Experience spectacular sunsets, watch eagles soar and whales swim by your doorstep. Salmon fishing and bottom fishing are minutes away.

Address: 1 Alder Bay Road (off Beaver Cove Road, 10 km south of Port McNeill on North Vancouver Island)
Phone number:  1- 888- 956-4117 or (250) 956- 4117 Email:

Alder Bay Resort has 10 beachfront ‘tent only’ sites , 3 full service RV sites and 7 non-service RV sites available, as of July22, 2014

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Maple Pool Campsite & RV Park (reservation recommended)

Located in the heart of the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Maple Pool Campground is minutes from Courtenay’s city centre, shopping, theatres, golf courses, ski resorts, boat rentals & fishing, and recreational sports centres; it is an ideal retreat for the entire family. Full hook-ups with electric and water, pull-throughs, campsites, hot showers, campsites, laundry and river access, 1/2 kilometres from the highway.

Address: 4685 Headquarters Road., Courtenay, BC
Phone number: (250) 338- 9386

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Oceanside RV Resort (reservation recommended)

Award-winning and upscale RV resort is open year round and offers long-term, seasonal (high and off-season) and overnight voyageur sites. The resort has full service, partial service, and tent sites available. Located  a short 10 minutes from Sidney, 20 minutes north of Victoria, and 15 minutes from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal.

Address: 3000 Stautw Road, Saanichton, BC
Phone number: (250) 544-0508  or email:

We have 10 sites available August 1st to the 4th, as of July 22, 2014. Varying services available.

For more information click here

Thunderbird RV Park & Campground (reservation recommended)

Thunderbird RV Park and Campground in Campbell River has provided year round accommodations to serve you for over 30 years. Our rv park is located extremely close to all amenities and features 77 beautiful serviced sites and 15 non serviced tent sites to suit your camping needs including spacious big rig friendly pull-through and ocean view sites.

Address: 2660 Spit Rd,Campbell River, BC
Phone number:  (250)-286-3344 or email:

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Owl Creek Recreation Site ( first come, first serve)

From Pemberton, drive North through Mount Currie, past the turn off for Lillooet. Stay on the Old Portage Road. The site is 4km passed mount Currie on the right hand side. Watch for HWY sign indicating when to turn off-just after the bridge over Owl creek. Pemberton, BC.

An open dry forest site, medium-sized, nestled in between the Birkenhead River and Owl Creek. Once a homestead, a small orchard of apple trees remain-watch for bears. Popular fishing spot. Usually not too busy. Large open sites, good for RVs.Tables, fire rings, garbage pick up and outhouses on site. A Site operator will be by in the evening to collect camping fees and will have firewood for sale.

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Thompson Okanagan

Heritage Campsite at Monte Lake (reservation recommended)

Lovely Monte Lake views and natural forest park setting. Clean and friendly campground. Full, partial and unserviced sites. Shaded and grassed sites.

Address: 3961 Hwy 97, Monte Lake, BC
Phone number: (250) 375-2434

For more information click here

Northern British Columbia

Beaverview RV Park & Campground (reservation recommended)

2 km east of McBride on Hwy 16 between Prince George and Jasper. Beautiful, quiet, all grass RV Park with majestic mountain views.

Address: 2435 Hwy 16 E, McBride, BC
Phone number: (250) 569-2513
8 power & water sites and 10 tent sites still available, as of July 22, 2014

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Finger Lake Wilderness Resort (reservation recommended)

A quiet, secluded resort in Northern BC. The resort is small and family oriented where service is our specialty.Great for family vacations where kids catch fish.

Address: 400 Gold Road, KM 59 Kluskus FSR, Vanderhoof , BC
Phone number: (778) 785-1114
1 Truck & Camper/Tent Trailer or small motorhome site and 2 Overflow Sites which can accommodate anything, as of July 22, 2014

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Hartway RV Park (reservation recommended)

10 km (6 miles) north of downtown on Hwy 97, one block south of Chief Lake Road. City water, free cable TV, free WiFi and free hot showers. Washrooms are spotlessly clean. Laundry on site. The park is immaculately landscaped with shaded and open sites. Very close to shopping centre.

Address: 729 Kelly Rd S, Prince George, BC
Phone number: (250) 962-8848

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Kootenay Rockies

Kootenay River RV Kampground (reservation recommended)

A beautiful river location with lots of sun, trees and flowers. The perfect base location to stay and do day trips, with many options within an hours drive. Full facilities include cable, power, water, sewer, laundry, free WiFi and very clean showers.

Address: 651 Rosedale Road, Castlegar, BC
Phone number: 1-877-318-0008
Approx. 10 full service sites still available as of July 23, 2014.

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Howser Recreation Site (first come, first serve)

From the community of Meadow Creek head north on Highway 31 for 8.3 km. After crossing over the Lardeau River, turn right at Howser Station Road. Follow this road through Howser for 2.0 km to a fork. The road to the left takes you 0.3 km to the Howser Recreation Site. The road to the right will take you 0.3 km to Glayco Beach day-use area.

These sites are on the shore of Duncan Lake. There are good viewing and fishing opportunities here. Good cement boat launch adjacent to camping area. RV sites available with no hook-ups.

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Stevens Creek Recreation Site (first come, first serve)

Whatshan Lake is a boating and popular fishing lake with more to offer than just big fish. In summer the lake warms up to very pleasant swimming temperature. Stevens Creek is very scenic. Whatshan Peak is directly across the lake and the Pinnacles loom in the distance. Large white pine trees shade level campsites. Some of the sites are clustered together, making them perfect for group camping. There is a day use area for picnicking and enjoying the pea gravel and sand beach. No RV Sites only tenting.

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