The popularity of camping in British Columbia has exploded. Whether it’s backcountry camping experiences, tent camping in BC at a provincial campground, pulling up in an RV or even living full-time in an RV, campgrounds in BC are made for outdoor enthusiasts in every camping style. From urban RV campgrounds in Vancouver to remote private RV campgrounds in British Columbia, our list of scenic RV camping will have the family packing up and heading out on epic camping trips in no time.
13 of the Best RV Campgrounds in BC
Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
Capilano River RV Park, North Vancouver
Located on Burrard Inlet on Vancouver’s north shore, the Capilano River RV Park is the closest RV park near me, and centrally located just minutes from the city’s downtown core. This park of fully serviced, gated and supervised RV sites is close to popular Vancouver attractions like Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain, beaches and more.
They offer all styles of sites, from full hook up to tent camping. Families will love the children’s playground and pool, and everyone will appreciate amenities like the recreation lounge, hot tub, laundry facilities, and picnic tables at each site. The offers complimentary WiFi campground wide and is pet friendly.
Alice Lake Provincial Park, Squamish
Escape the city to the scenic shores of Alice Lake Provincial Park, just one hour north of Vancouver. Dense, forested sites and good swimming and fishing make this one of the most popular public RV parks in British Columbia.
There are 55 vehicle-accessible campsites and one group camping area with electrical hook-ups. The proximity to Squamish allows for backcountry exploration, a ride up the Sea to Sky Gondola, or brunch at popular Fergie’s Café in Brackendale.
Skyview Campground, Manning Park Resort, Manning Park
Located 45 minutes east of Hope on Highway #3, E.C. Manning Park Provincial Park is well known for its Lightning Lake, Mule Deer and Coldspring summer campgrounds. Opened in December 2021 and offering 62 sites in the winter and 92 in the summer, Skyview is BC Parks’ first full-service campground with large pull-through and back-in sites with hookups for water, power, and sewer lines at each campsite. The large washhouse includes heated showers and is available year-round.
Amenities include; canoeing, hiking and biking trails in summer and winter walking and snow-shoeing; close proximity to the Gibson Ski Area and the store, pub and restaurant at Manning Park Resort.
The Okanagan Valley
Apple Valley Orchard & RV Park, Kelowna
One of the prettiest RV campgrounds in Kelowna, BC, the Apple Valley Orchard & RV Park offers 20 year round RV sites and u-pick seasonal fruit in the heart of a very park-like fruit tree producing orchard. The pioneer orchard operation was established in 1910 and offers spectacular views of the Glenmore Valley and Okanagan Lake. RV Park amenities include; pull-through and back-in sites with 30 and 50 amp power; WiFi, laundry, pet-friendly and a u-pick orchard.
Banbury Green RV & Camping Resort, Penticton
* Note: Banbury Green will be closed for renovation for the 2023 season.
Banbury Green is a family-oriented campground with attractively kept lawns and flowerbeds. There are 67 sites, most of which are lakefront. Sites have either 10 amp or 30 amp electricity and water, while 20 sites have sewer hook-up. Other amenities include; free showers, washrooms, laundry, ice, and sani-station. Pet-friendly and option to rent canoes and pedal boats.
Lakeside Resort, Oliver
Situated on Tuc-el-Nuit Lake in the south Okanagan Valley in Canada’s only true desert, Lakeside Resort in Oliver offers relaxation, peaceful views and its very own 500 foot private beach. There are 54 grassy and well-treed campsites with water and power, plus 11 gravel full hook-up sites for larger RVs. The lake is perfect for families – safe, shallow, warm, clean and power boats are not permitted. Other amenities include; garden patio, washrooms and coin-operated hot showers.
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Kootenays and Eastern British Columbia
Fairmont Hot Springs RV Resort, Fairmont Hot Springs
Soak in the stunning Rocky Mountain views and those glorious hot springs at the highest-rated Good Sam RV resort in British Columbia. With nearly 200 spacious well-maintained full-service sites, its own spa and basecamp for family fun, a stay at Fairmont Hot Springs RV Resort makes for the perfect Kootenay summer getaway. This is a Good Sam RV Park, with discounts for members.
The healing waters of Fairmont Hot Springs are just minutes away from the RV Resort. These crystal clear and all natural mineral hot springs inn the British Columbia Rocky Mountains are Canada’s largest natural hot springs.
Lamplighter Campground, Revelstoke
Lamplighter Campground is your home base for adventure in the great outdoors and sight-seeing around the Revelstoke area. The Park has all the essential amenities that an RVer could ask for, including large pull-through sites with full utility hookups and fire pits.
Other amenities include; bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. There’s a camp kitchen, horseshoes, volleyball courts, free WiFi access, and hiking and biking trails that depart straight from the campground.
Lamplighter Campground is close to the outdoor wonderland of Mount Revelstoke National Park. The National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, plant life and is popular for its miles of hiking trails. Other activities include whitewater rafting, the Skytrek Adventure Park, Enchanted Forest (a surefire hit with the kids), and skiing and snowboarding in winter.
Nakusp Hot Springs Resort, Nakusp
The Nakusp Hot Springs Chalets and Campground offers 30 riverside camping sites for RVs above the soothing sound of the beautiful Kuskanax Creek and with beautiful mountain views. RV sites have electrical hook-ups, and the sani-dump is 15 minutes drive to Nakusp. There are also four accessible sites with power and water that are closer to the Hot Springs Building. There are centralized washroom facilities with hot showers that are open 24/7 during the camping season.
The Nakusp Hot Springs are community owned and operated and are in walking distance from the campground. The Hot Springs have the cleanest, clearest soaking mineral pools, with 200,000 litres of fresh, filtered water entering each pool every day. There are set visiting times for registered guests during the summer months.
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Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park, Nanaimo
Pull up to your own slice of waterfront heaven at Living Forest Campground. The Living Forest Oceanside Park sits on over 50 wooded acres just 5-minutes south of Nanaimo. It has been an RVWest medal winner for multiple years in a row.
The full-service RV sites have ocean views and power, water and sewer hook-ups, along with cable TV and WiFi access. Amenities include; camp store, café, large laundromat, kids playground, and hot showers. Sunbathe on the private beach and kayak on the Nanaimo River. Or just enjoy the oceanfront view on three sides of this natural Vancouver Island paradise.
The location is perfect for exploring Oceanside, including Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach. You’re also close to the Englishman River Estuary and Falls.
Malahat Meadows RV Park, Victoria
The Malahat Mountain Meadows RV campground near Victoria is close to the summit of the Malahat Drive. Not far north of BC’s capital city.
The resort offers 63 spacious serviced RV lots situated among giant cedars and along seasonal creeks. Amenities include; private and scenic campsites in sun or shade, clean washrooms with hot showers, a laundromat more.
There’s a popular restaurant a short walk away. Other amenities and sights are within a few minutes drive to Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake and the beautiful Cowichan Valley. Head south to Victoria to explore the capital city’s harbourfront, museums and fantastic locavore food and craft brew scene.
North British Columbia
Northern Lights RV Park, Dawson Creek
Northern Lights RV Park is a popular RV campground for travellers driving the Alaska Highway. There are 92 full-service sites, both pull-through and back-in. Amenities include; full utility hookups with both 30 and 50-amp electrical hookups, water, and sewer, cable TV and Wi-Fi access. There’s also a laundry and bath facilities and a small camp store for supplies and provisions.
This is BC’s Peace River country, and there are many outdoor adventures to pursue in and around Dawson Creek. Activities include fishing, swimming, hiking, and exploring Kiskatinaw Provincial Park. Located along the banks of the Kiskatinaw River on the original Alaska Highway, the Park provides excellent views of the historic wooden curved trestle Kiskatinaw Bridge.
Liard River Hot Springs Provincial park
Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park is a popular stopover for tourists to and from Alaska. Its hot springs are the second largest hot springs in Canada. There are 53 campsites with a large overflow area, though no electrical hook-ups area available here.
In addition to the big draw of the hot spring pools, which are well known for their natural setting in a gorgeous and lush boreal spruce forest, activities include hiking, cycling, swimming and wildlife viewing.
Tetsa River Lodge
Located at Historic Mile 375 of the Alaska Highway, the Tetsa River Lodge and campground has been serving travellers for over 40 years.
This wilderness RV campground features 30 sites including pull-thru sites, 15 amp power service, onsite water, shower/washroom building and a dump station. The Gift Shop and Café feature local arts and crafts, clothing, and must-have cinnamon buns, as well as Artisanal meats and other baked goods. The campground is close to many freshwater fishing lakes and rivers.
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