Let’s be honest, there are many reasons to visit British Columbia. The landscape is breathtaking and the weather is perfect for venturing deep into area. The great thing about Canada, and British Columbia specifically, is that almost every type of environment is available for you to seek out. Whether you want to go mountain climbing or simply lay out on the beach it is all there and ready for the taking.
There are more than 1,500 campgrounds are located throughout the provinces pristine outdoors, and just waiting to accommodate the varying needs of campers with sites (pitches) ranging from rustic to full service.
There are four unique camping experiences to choose from: Provincial campgrounds (BC Parks); Privately operated campgrounds and RV parks (including municipal campgrounds); National campgrounds (Parks Canada); and Recreation Sites and Trails BC (operated by the provincial government). That is a lot of choices.
If you feel adventurous you should check out one of many hidden hot springs located throughout the providence. We recommend the Fairmont hot springs which is located in the unincorporated village of Fairmont just southeast of Invermere. It is home to Canada’s largest natural hot spring which is crystal clear, natural and odorless. It is no wonder the site has become popular with tourists so make sure to get there early.
If you’re looking to get up close and personal with nature make sure to check out the Great Bear Rainforest, home of the Spirit Bear. The planet’s largest intact coastal temperate rainforest, the Great Bear is a revered and protected wilderness area. This section of BC’s Central Coast is remote and there are few roads within its boundaries making it a great trip for adventurous RV drivers.
While you’re headed that way, make sure to take the ultra-scenic route on the Alaska Highway. Almost 600 miles long the journey will take you through the Rocky Mountains and through nature so serene that some of it has been untouched by humans. This drive is ideal for those truly looking to get away from it all and commune with nature.
Drivers should be warned before venturing into the deep wilderness that not all of the roads they encounter will be paved. Though much of the ice will be melted by spring be aware that there are still plenty of dangerous places to get your RV stuck if you are not careful and prepared. Before setting out on the road, make sure to have an emergency kit handy and plenty of food stocked up just in case. Cell phone reception isn’t always the best that deep in the wild so better to be safe than in any kind of danger.
With spring upon us the wilds and wonders of British Columbia await. Go forth and venture into the wilderness, you will never be the same.
By Jordan Brandes
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