Camping

Campers left a mess at a site in Cherryville over the weekend, as seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, sparking concern from local residents who are asking elected officials and politicians to do something. (Contributed photo)

Wedding party bear sprayed at Okanagan campsite irks locals

Latest criminal activity at the Meadows leaves locals frustrated

 

A hiker pauses on Chairback Mountain overlooking Long Pond on the 100-Mile Wilderness section of the Appalachian Trail north of Monson, Maine, in this September 2004 file photo. COVID-19 restrictions on camping site reservation and other forms of travel have led to increased demand and system bottlenecking, so when reservations opened across British Columbia on June 1, they went quickly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Robert F. Bukaty

Camping offers a great pandemic escape, for less money than you might think

But for many first-timers, knowing what to bring can be a challenge

 

(Facebook photo/Strathcona Provincial Park)

Campers can get one site for the price of two in BC Parks this summer

B.C. campers disgruntled by full rates being charged for half-capacity double campsites

 

Reservations for some B.C. Parks camp sites are now open. (File photo)

‘Just went crazy:’ Group gets lots of interest in random camping on public land

Parks Canada has said campgrounds in national parks will remain closed until at least June 21

Reservations for some B.C. Parks camp sites are now open. (File photo)
Climbing in Bugaboo Provincial Park in 2019 (File) British Columbia.

Only British Columbians allowed to camp in provincial parks this summer amid COVID-19

The residency restriction matches similar initiatives by Alta. and Sask.

Climbing in Bugaboo Provincial Park in 2019 (File) British Columbia.
A tent and camping site. A number of residents from Kitimat and the surrounding area say they disagree with a recent decision to include camping, both front and backcountry, one of the activities cancelled by the Province until at least the end of May. (File photo)

Some residents unhappy with Province-wide camping bans

When it comes to recent directives by BC Parks, not everyone is a happy camper

A tent and camping site. A number of residents from Kitimat and the surrounding area say they disagree with a recent decision to include camping, both front and backcountry, one of the activities cancelled by the Province until at least the end of May. (File photo)
Camping in Jasper National Park. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Parks Canada extends closures until at least end of May

The agency is suspending camping, group activities and events across the country

Camping in Jasper National Park. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
The green areas denote crown land where camping is allowed for up to two weeks. The white areas are within municipal boundaries where camping will be banned other than in the four designated campgrounds once rezoning takes place. The pink areas are municipal property while the salmon-coloured area to the right of Highway 37 is the 500 metre buffer zone.

Draft bylaw banning riverbank camping gets first reading

Free camping outside the municipality will continue to be available.

The green areas denote crown land where camping is allowed for up to two weeks. The white areas are within municipal boundaries where camping will be banned other than in the four designated campgrounds once rezoning takes place. The pink areas are municipal property while the salmon-coloured area to the right of Highway 37 is the 500 metre buffer zone.