About the province of British Columbia
British Columbia is Canada’s westernmost province. It’s one of the only places where you can stand on the top of a mountain one day and soak in the warmth of a desert another. It’s laced through with lakes, marshes, rivers and streams that support wildlife in abundance and it has a highly celebrated system of parks. So make sure you take in everything nature has to offer’including the world-class wineries.
Campgrounds Camping Canada (CCC) has links to more than 300 private campgrounds and resorts throughout BC. Use Canada’s CCC website to search for campsites and RV arks anywhere in Canada. Website:www.campcanada.com
Fly to BC and Rent an RV
Buy yourself a plane ticket and launch yourself into the wonderful scenery, history and culture of British Columbia. Land in Vancouver or Victoria as a starting point. Then move your luggage from the overhead compartment to a rented RV and spend the next couple of weeks exploring everything the heart of the West Coast has to offer. Here are some RV rental companies that can help you get started with a reservation.
Weather and Climate
British Columbia has five main climatic zones, so we’re sure you’ll find the perfect temperature somewhere. Winters on the coast are temperate, and if snow falls it doesn’t stay long. Spring and fall can often be very warm and pleasant, especially in June and September. Summers are hottest in BC’s core, particularly in the south where temperatures frequently surpass 30°C.
Link to: BC weather office to see local forecasts for all regions of the province issued by Environment Canada.
Glacier National Park of Canada
British Columbia’s lush interior rainforest and permanent glaciers.
Link to: Glacier Park
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada
An exceptional coastal island landscape in the southern Strait of Georgia.
Link to: Gulf Islands Park
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site
Haïda culture and coastal rainforest on Queen Charlotte Islands.
Link to: Gwaii Haanas Park and Haida Heritage Site
Kootenay National Park of Canada
UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring the famous Radium Hot Springs.
Link to: Kootenay Park
Mount Revelstoke National Park of Canada
Rainforest of 1,000-year-old cedars and spectacular mountains.
Link to: Revelstoke Park
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada
Pacific Coast Mountains make up this marine and forest environment.
Link to: Pacific Rim Reserve
Yoho National Park of Canada
UNESCO World Heritage Site in Rockies.
Link to: Yoho Park
National Parks Reservations
International Reservations: 1-905-566-4321
Online Campground Reservations: www.pccamping.ca
Check the Weather Network for conditions for individual parks in the province.
Link to: British Columbia Parks report
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