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03/24/2014   Attraction: Historic O'Keefe Ranch

Historic O'Keefe Ranch is a favourite destination for locals and visitors seeking the "Wild West" past of the North Okanagan. Located just 12 km north of Vernon, the ranch is open from mid-May to mid-October every year. It also plays host to special events year-round, and is a popular site for weddings. ... more ›

03/24/2014   Camping Profile: Canyon Creek RV Park, Hixon

Known as one of the “best little campsites in BC”, Canyon Creek in Hixon is a charming site located just 35 minutes north of Quesnel in the geographic centre of British Columbia. ... more ›

03/24/2014   Experience: Spring Fly-Fishing

Fly fishing in BC is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with nature and explore our province’s majestic beauty. Top spots include the Cowichan River on Vancouver Island; the Skagit River near Hope; Plateau Lake near Merritt; Mabel Lake, north of Lumby; and Sunburst Lake in Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park. ... more ›

03/24/2014   Lodging Profile: Inn on Long Lake, Nanaimo

The Inn on Long Lake is more than just a place to spend the night. Your experience starts the moment you step onto your private balcony and let your gaze stretch across the tree-lined waters of Long Lake. With kayaks, paddleboats, and wildlife viewing at your doorstep, and local shopping centres just a short walk up the road, the Inn is nestled in nature while providing all the city has to offer. It's a place to build memories, and the perfect launch pad for your Vancouver Island adventure. ... more ›

03/24/2014   Travel Routes: Top Ten Hikes in the Lower Mainland

With the weather warming up there’s no better time to grab your hiking boots and hit the trails. We asked Mike Chang of “VancouverTrails.com” where he’d start this spring. Here’s his “Top Ten” for the Lower Mainland, which are Easy to Intermediate (to get you warmed up for the season): ... more ›

03/24/2014   Travel Tips: Maintaining your RV - Check List

RV maintenance can save you thousands of dollars, not to mention hours of headaches. A little prevention goes a long way. Be sure to follow our check list for keeping your RV in tip top shape, both inside and out. ... more ›

01/10/2014   Attractions: The Whale Centre, Tofino

Any visitor to British Columbia with a 'bucket list' surely has "whale watching" and "visit Tofino" near the top of experiences to check out. The Whale Centre is the perfect destination for crossing both off your list – with whale watching, bear viewing, hot springs soaks, and stunning natural vistas all near the celebrated resort community of Tofino. ... more ›

01/10/2014   Camping Profile: Burnaby Cariboo RV Park

Looking for camping options in Vancouver? Burnaby Cariboo RV Park is the place to stay. Rated in the top 3% in North America since 1986, the park is easily accessible from the highway, and located close to bus and rapid transit routes. ... more ›

01/10/2014   Experience: Spring Skiing at Mt. Seymour Resort

Family owned by the Woods since 1984, Mt Seymour Resort enjoys over 1,000 cm of snowfall every year. Located just minutes from downtown Vancouver, Mt Seymour boasted the deepest snowpack of any ski resort in Canada in 2013. ... more ›

01/10/2014   Lodging Profile: Fairmont Mountainside Villas

According to many BC residents and visitors, there’s no better place for a snow-filled visit than Fairmont and the surrounding areas of Windermere, Invermere, Panorama and Radium. ... more ›

01/10/2014   Scenic Drive: Island Hwy 19 - Nanaimo to Port Hardy

Known simply by many locals as the “Island Hwy”, this route stretches 390 kilometres and takes 4 ½ hours to connect the mid-Island city Nanaimo to the quaint community of Port Hardy at the northern end of the Island. ... more ›

01/10/2014   Travel Tips: Finding Reliable WiFi on the Road

For today's traveller going without internet seems impossible. From checking maps and reviews to connecting with friends and family back home, reliable internet connections are a must. But can you trust public WiFi? ... more ›

09/09/2013   Camping: Kimberley Riverside Campground

This fall, check out the charming city of Kimberley in the Kootenay Rockies and enjoy a Community Fair (Sept 21 & 22), a brand new indoor climbing wall, and other amenities. Kimberley is located on Highway 95A, 32 km (20 mi) north of Cranbrook in south-eastern British Columbia and 407 km (253 mi) west of Calgary, Alberta. ... more ›

09/09/2013   Lodging: Mile High Resort

As the weather starts to cool, consider Logan Lake’s Mile High Resort for hunting, snowmobiling, and other adventures. ... more ›

09/09/2013   Touring: Have a Sip of the Okanagan Good Life on a Tour with Winelicious

With warm daytime breezes and cool desert nights, there’s no better time than autumn to visit the Okanagan for a wine tasting. ... more ›

08/14/2013   Activity: Fraser River Safari

Offering 100% adventure, Fraser River Safari is the perfect experience for Staycations or to thrill your out-of-town guests. Located only 20 minutes from Abbotsford International Airport and about 90 minutes from Vancouver, their tours depart from Mission Harbour and Harrison Mills. ... more ›

08/14/2013   Travelling Tips: How to Rent an RV

“Winter is coming”, but it hasn’t arrived yet. Why not rent an RV and stretch the camping season further into fall? Renting is a great way to try out an RV without a major investment – and fall is the perfect season because rental rates usually drop mid-September. Most people find that driving an RV is easier than they thought, so give it a try! ... more ›

07/08/2013   Attractions: Kumsheen Rafting, Lytton

Kumsheen Rafting operates at the great forks of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers with a motto of "Raft - Relax - Recharge". They are known across Canada and around the world for friendliness, exceptional whitewater rafting tours, and for their flawless 40-year safety record. The upscale resort is complete with swimming pool, restaurant, unique teepee lodging and much more, creating a complete experience of adventure along with total relaxation. ... more ›

07/08/2013   Camping Tips: Backcountry Check-List

While BC is famous for vehicle-accessible campsites and gentle adventures, our backcountry experiences are gaining prominence. That’s thanks in part to a new registration system that allows campers to get permits before their trip. ... more ›

07/08/2013   Circle Tour: Gold Rush Trail

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region of BC is both big and small, and that’s good news. Big because its 117,500 square kilometres contain spectacular topography, over 8,000 lakes, golden plains, craggy peaks, and gorgeous wildlife. Small because only an estimated 73,000 people live here. And good because these factors give vacationers an unmatched sense of grandeur and fun. ... more ›

07/08/2013   Event: Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Playland Open Now, Fair Starts August 17th

Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE. Today, the PNE is the longest running and best attended annual ticketed event in BC and the site of hundreds of famous events - from a live performance from the Beatles to the historic Miracle Mile. ... more ›

07/08/2013   Partner Profile – Camping: Moondance Bay Resort

Peaceful Moondance Bay Resort, located on the north shore of Bridge Lake in BC's Cariboo Chilcotin Region, offers fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, boating and year-round family fun. ... more ›

07/08/2013   Partner Profile – Lodging: Finger Lake Resort

This quiet, secluded resort in Northern BC is located within Finger-Tatuk Provincial Park two hours southwest of Prince George, one hour South of Vanderhoof. The resort is small and family-oriented and is the only property on the lake, which has over 30km of shoreline. ... more ›

04/18/2013   Attractions: Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, Telegraph Cove

Immerse yourself in a wilderness experience on a day trip to view grizzly bears with Tide Rip Tours. For 15 years, Tide Rip Grizzly Tours have offered visitors outstanding photography and viewing opportunities from a covered boat with comfortable onboard washroom. The shallow draught of these specialized boats allow the tour guide to take visitors close to the shore and bear viewing action; and the team’s knowledge of bear movement in any given season has given them a 95% sighting rate over the years. ... more ›

04/18/2013   Camping Profile: Garnet Rock Oceanside Resort, Powell River

One of the most spectacular spots on the Sunshine Coast, Garnet Rock Oceanside Resort is located 4 miles South of Powell River within walking distance of Myrtle Point Golf Course. They are open year-round and offer daily, weekly and monthly rates. ... more ›

04/18/2013   Circle Tour - Driving Route: Revelstoke: Hub for the Perfect Motorcycle Tour

There’s nothing like the call of the open road come springtime. It’s time to dust off the bike and explore what the Kootenay Rockies region has to offer via Revelstoke , BC, a mountain community away from the crowds. ... more ›

04/18/2013   Experience: BC Ferries - Your Key to Exploring BC's Coast

BC Ferries is an institution, and a strong component of our highways system. One of the largest ferry operators in the world, BC Ferries provides year-round vehicle and passenger service on 25 routes to 47 terminals, with a fleet of 35 vessels. They are an essential transportation link that connects coastal communities and facilitates the movement of people, goods and services. ... more ›

04/18/2013   Lodging Profile: Sunshine Coast Resort, Madeira Park

Located in Madeira Park (Pender Harbour), Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel and Marina offers its guests stunning ocean views from every room and every corner of the property. With less than 20 rooms/cottages, the resort is very intimate, allowing for attention to detail and high-quality amenities. ... more ›

04/18/2013   Travel Tips: Propane Safety

Summer is almost upon us, and with warmer temperatures on our doorsteps, it’s a great time to run safety and equipment checks on the RV. This issue, we’re focusing on propane safety. ... more ›

12/13/2012   Attractions: Dog Sledding (Mushing) in Prince George

Imagine driving your own team of Siberian Huskies on groomed winter wonderland trails. Explore BC's Northern Gateway behind a team of fun-loving Huskies! ... more ›

12/12/2012   Experience: Quatse River Regional Park & Campground

From the moment you set up camp at the Quatse River Campground, there’s plenty to see and do. The fishing is second to none (both fresh and saltwater) and sites stay open all winter with special rates through to April 30th. ... more ›

12/12/2012   Partner Profile: The Pinnacles Suite Hotel at Silver Star Mountain

Tucked into the slopes of British Columbia's Silver Star Mountain Resort, the Pinnacles is an all-suite, family and pet-friendly hotel offering all the comforts of home. These non-smoking facilities are perfect for families, groups, family reunions, and executive gatherings. ... more ›

12/12/2012   Travellers' Tips: Winter Wonderland - Touring in the Cold

British Columbia is becoming known as a winter camping destination - with RV Parks and campgrounds now offering year-round camping opportunities. Here are our top five tips for touring BC in the winter: ... more ›

09/20/2012   Circle Tour: Pacific Marine Circle Tour

The Pacific Marine Circle Tour is a short 255km (158mi) journey along Vancouver Island's remote coasts, and offers beautiful views of the Juan De Fuca, Haro, and Georgia straights. The quiet ambiance of the island relaxes visitors with views of quiet parks and ocean-side towns. This short tour is best experienced over 2 to 4 days and will make you fall in love with southern Vancouver Island. Note: sections of the route are secondary roads without a centre line. There are narrow parts with a number of single lane bridges over several scenic streams. Need a place to stay or camp while exploring the Pacific Marine Circle Tour? ... more ›

09/20/2012   Experience: Fall for Fishing along Highway 24

Highway 24 has long been known as British Columbia's "Fishing Highway". This modern paved route runs East to West between 100 Mile House in the South Cariboo (atop of the Fraser Plateau) and Little Fort in the Thompson River Valley. This route mirrors the one used by fur traders centuries ago; and parts of the Hudson's Bay Fur Brigade Trail can still be seen near the East end, permanently preserved as a "heritage trail". ... more ›

09/20/2012   Partner Profile: A British Columbia Tradition - Todd's RV & Camping

Todd's RV & Camping is a family-owned operation now celebrating 56 years of family camping experiences. The property is at the North end of Peachland, on Okanagan Lake, perfectly situated 30 minutes from Kelowna in one direction, and 30 minutes to Penticton in the other. ... more ›

09/20/2012   Travellers' Tips: Extend the Season

Autumn is a lovely time of year to camp and RV in British Columbia. Changing foliage, crisper temperatures, and less-crowded sites await adventurers willing to make a few changes to their camping routine. ... more ›

09/19/2012   Attractions: Visit Revelstoke

Revelstoke is located on the Trans Canada Highway nestled between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain ranges. It's 565 km from Vancouver, and roughly equidistant from Kelowna (192 km) and Kamloops (210 km). ... more ›

06/01/2012   Attractions: Visit Lillooet

Lillooet, nestled in the Fraser Canyon, is a small community with rugged beauty and diverse culture. Lillooet can be reached via the wonderfully scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway (#99) from Vancouver (254 km/3 hrs) or Kamloops (165 km/2 hrs), or from Lytton via Highway 12. ... more ›

06/01/2012   Experience Glamping - Girls' Trip to Fort Langley Camping

Whether you’re a full-time mom, working mom, or a single lady, one of the hardest things about being a woman today is finding time for yourself. “Glamping” or “Glamour Camping” is a style of camping that’s accessible to everyone, and can be a great way for a group of women to come together for some “me time”. ... more ›

06/01/2012   New Product Alert: YogaRVing

YogaRVing is a White Rock-based company that promotes a healthy lifestyle while on the road. The YogaRVing DVD, available for $20, offers an hour of beginner and intermediate poses, all customized to be performed within small spaces in an RV (or larger tent). ... more ›

06/01/2012   Partner Profile: Terrace Beach Resort in Ucluelet

Situated in Ucluelet on beautiful Terrace Beach, this Pacific Ocean beachfront resort on the West Coast of Vancouver Island features waterfront cabins nestled in the midst of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. ... more ›

06/01/2012   Traveller's Tips: Campground Cooking

Food is an integral part of living – and living outdoors is no exception. We polled our members and asked them for their favourite tips and recipes for campground cooking. Here are the top two: ... more ›

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