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Kalamalka Lake, Kekuli Bay Provincial Park
(Don Weixl photo)

Thompson Okanagan

Camping

 (Albert Normandin photo)

(Albert Normandin photo)

As a camping destination, the Thompson Okanagan can't be beat.

Hot, summer days are common, and activities range from winery tours to wilderness adventures. And the campgrounds? They're everywhere: next to lakes, mountains, golf courses, beaches – even in Canada's only desert.

Hike through wilderness to backcountry campsites in parks such as Cathedral Provincial Park and Wells Gray Provincial Park. Or, for a less strenuous experience, find RV and tenting sites near the shores of local waters, such as Skaha, Shuswap or Okanagan lakes.

Camping in BC has general information about what to expect at different types of campgrounds: parks, private campgrounds and RV parks, or recreation sites.

Or, read on for campground highlights in the Thompson Okanagan (RV and car camping or wilderness and backcountry camping), when to go camping, and practical points.

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