British Columbia, the last unspoiled frontier of North America, is not just any other tourist destination, but offers an experience in itself.
Camping in this region will gift you with rich memories and also make you a stronger and more resilient person. Here are the top four camping sites in Columbia.
Mount Robson Provincial Park
An ice capped mountain in the heart of the Rockies, Mount Robson stands majestically. With several beautiful lakes like Kinney Lake and Berg Lake in the picturesque landscape, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding your camp site from a range of 77 official camping grounds. The camp sites are open for reservations from May to September. One can catch a flight from London to Vancouver and from there on to Prince George Airport followed by a 300 kilometre drive.
Tofino, Vancouver Island
Canada often conjures images of cold icy terrain which is not entirely true. Tofino, a district located in the Vancouver Island just off the city of Vancouver experiences warm winters and mild summers. Fancy camping along the beach? Tofino is the place for you as it offers a world of other exciting activities too. You may even sight humpback whales cavort in and out of the ocean.
Shuswap Lake Provincial Park
Sandy pebbled beaches, numerous creeks, grassy areas, and hiking and nature trails – all vie for your attention in this extremely popular location, which opens from July till September. If you are lucky, you may even spot the “Shuswaggi”, a serpentine creature. With over 274 camping sites allotted on ‘first come first serve’ basis, this destination should definitely figure in your camping plans. You can easily book a flight from London to Kamloops Airport, from where the lake is just a 1.5 hour drive.
Bowron Lake Provincial Park
Do you find camping in rugged, rough mountains irresistible? If so, you will love the Bowron Lake Park. Turquoise blue lakes and bright sunshine as well as heavy torrents of rain elevate the joy of camping here. An additional attraction is the 116 kilometre canoe circuit through the Cariboo Mountains. Direct flights are available from London to Quesnel airport followed by a 105 kilometre drive.