Our Favourite BC Campgrounds

By: South Thompson RV   |   28 May 2018
Group of friends in the dark around a campfire in kamloops, bc

Each and every summer we feel grateful to be located in beautiful British Columbia. We love being part of the Kamloops community and feel centrally located amongst all the amenities we need. When summer hits and there’s no more skiing to be had, we gear up for camping season not only here at the dealership, but as weekend warriors ourselves. Here are some of our favourite places to camp in BC.

Bear Creek Provincial Park

If you haven’t been to Bear Creek, you haven’t experienced camping in BC at its finest! Bear Creek Provincial Park is one of BC’s treasures. The park is open from May through September annually and offers some unique amenities. You’re able to obtain lakeside campsites, peruse sandy beaches, hike a variety of trails, and even enjoy a man-made cavern. Their website suggests obtaining a reservation before visiting due to its popularity. It’s worth the planning, though, as Bear Creek is huge in expanse as well as fun and relaxation. It’s located in the Central Okanagan Basin and is just shy of a two-hour drive from Kamloops.

Saltery Bay Provincial Park

One of the oldest parks around, Saltery Bay does not disappoint. This park is on the ocean via the Sunshine Coast of the Georgia Strait. There is a plethora of activities to take part in, depending on your interests. Visitors (yes, the park allows day visitors) and campers are able to take part in canoeing, cycling, hiking, tidal fishing, swimming, and more! Campfires are permitted, the camp store sells the necessary equipment for s’mores, and there are lots of picnic areas for a nice summer snack. If you’re feeling really adventurous, scuba diving areas are also present and ready for action.

Liard River Hot Springs

That’s right, hot springs. Liard River Hot Springs is located at the very top of our fine province. The most unique park on the list, Liard is home to the second-largest hot spring in the country. You’re able to take a dip in this natural wonder and relax in the great outdoors when you visit. It’s located in the boreal forest and stays toasty year-round. The campground itself is also open all year, with full-service and no service lots available. Reservations are only taken from May through to September, but discounted winter rates are offered in the off-season. Hiking, biking, swimming are all aplenty, but relaxing is what we’d recommend the most. Give Liard River Hot Springs a try!

Kicking Horse Campground

Kicking Horse is a true campground. Located in Yoho National Park, you can even see the Northern Lights from this small oasis. With your standard camp store, tons of trails, and easy amenities, Kicking Horse is a fun place for families and couples alike. You can have forest and mountain views from your RV window without being too far from the facilities. You’ll find snow in the winter and relaxing water trickling through in the summer. Visitors cannot say enough positive things about the views, and we’d have to agree!

Where are you thinking of camping this summer? Let us know in the comments. We love to see where your South Thompson RV takes you. If you’re looking for an RV to take on your next adventure, shop our new and used RV inventory in Kamloops today!


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