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Parks & Wilderness Areas, Cabins & Cottages
Take advantage of the exclusive right to stay overnight in Canada’s best preserved west coast artillery fort! Experience camping in the new way, with a comfy bed. Each furnished oTENTik sleeps six and includes a BBQ, campfire pit and firewood. It’s only a short walk to the spectacular Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. Available Mid May through September long weekend.
Parks & Wilderness Areas
This idyllic park is located on the banks of the River Golden Dreams with one of the valley’s most magnificent views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. This park has something for everyone from a large playground area with a children’s water park, to tennis and basketball courts and ball diamonds. Meadow Park is located in Alpine Meadows behind Meadow Park Sports Centre.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
***IMPORTANT NOTICE*** Kettle River Recreation Area and Campground will be fully operational and open as usual on May 6th. The Campground and Day-Use Area was minimally affected by the Rock Creek Fire. Facilities: 113 campsites, 1 large group site, public beach and day-use area, playground, shower, flush toilets, sani-station. Location: 5 km north of Rock Creek on Highway 33. Kettle River Recreation Area is one of the largest and most popular destination family campgrounds in the Okanagan – Boundary Region. Located minutes from amenities in Rock Creek, it is only 45 minutes from Osoyoos and 90 minutes from Kelowna. Campers will want to bring their bikes and floaties! This park offers fantastic biking/hiking opportunities and access to the historic Trans Canada Trail network. A bike pump track was recently added and is a hit with kids of all ages. In the summer months, campers walk their tubes and floaties to the Kettle River that flows alongside the campground, while others enjoy basking on the sandy beaches and swimming in the river. The iconic Kettle River Trestle at the day-use serves as a beautiful backdrop for park users and is a great photo opportunity! Reservations are strongly recommended during peak season, however last-minute campers may be able to find a spot in July and August. Spring and Fall campers enjoy large, sun-filled sites in a peaceful, pristine setting. Firewood and ice are available for sale at the Host Site. Open from the first weekend in May through the last weekend in September.
Just minutes from downtown Vancouver, this mountainous park offers a variety of forested hiking trails as well as panoramic views over Vancouver.
Fishing, Hiking, Beaches & Lakes, Parks & Wilderness Areas
Facilities: Public beach, day-use picnic area, flush toilets, change house. Location: Off Hwy 3, in the town of Christina Lake. Christina Lake has a reputation of being one of the warmest lakes in all of Canada and is very popular with families. With its 300 metres of fine sandy beach, people flock to this swimming destination in the summer months. There is no overnight camping at this location. The closest provincial park campground with overnight accommodation is Gladstone (Texas Creek campground), 10 km east of Christina Lake. Nearby provincial campgrounds that should be able to accommodate last-minute campers in July and August include Boundary Creek, Jewel Lake, and Nancy Greene.
Biking, Paddling, Parks & Wilderness Areas
Just south of Lakeside Park on the Valley Trail is Wayside Park, which is small and tranquil, with very limited parking off Highway 99. Wayside Park began life as a Provincial Park, and has canoe, kayak, and paddle board rental, guided trips, bike racks, picnic tables, BBQ stands, washroom facilities, concession and a wheelchair accessible walkway, a grassy beach area, and a dock.
Beaches & Lakes, Parks & Wilderness Areas
Facilities: 14 campsites, day-use area, public beach, rustic picnic cabin, water hand pump. Location: 26 km west of Castelgar on Highway 3. An easily-accessible, roadside park with a sub-alpine lake, Nancy Greene Provincial Park is a welcoming and convenient site for day-users and campers. The park is a popular overnight stop for RVer’s and also provides day-use for local residents wishing to escape the summer heat of the valley. It’s picturesque lake makes it a great spot to enjoy fishing, picnicking, walking, swimming, and nordic skiing in the winter. Grizzly Bear sightings are common in Spring and early Summer. Open from May 15 through the last weekend in September.
Bird Watching, Parks & Wilderness Areas
A 300 acre nature reserve with level walking trails, bird viewing blinds, observation tower and interpretive centre (free) . Known for a large nesting colony of Great Blue Herons which nest from March through July. Great bird and wildlife watching. Check website for free community programs and special events. Trail open dawn to dusk. Rotary Interpretive Centre is open 10 am to 4 pm.
Cape Scott Provincial Park is a truly magnificent area of rugged coastal wilderness that is located at the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island, 563 kilometres from Victoria. Cape Scott is characterized by more than 115 kilometres of scenic ocean frontage, including about 30 kilometres of spectacular remote beaches. The rugged North Coast Trail is a challenging and popular 43.1 km hiking track that connects many pristine beaches by stretches of tough overland passage. The park stretches from Shushartie Bay in the east, then westward around Cape Scott and south to San Josef Bay. Rocky promontories, salt marshes and jagged headlands punctuate the fine-textured, white-sand beaches. The most impressive of these beaches, Nels Bight, stretches more than 2,400 metres long and 210 metres wide at low tide, and is one of the park’s most popular camping destinations. Other significant beaches include San Josef Bay, Guise Bay, Experiment Bight, Lowrie Bay and Nissen Bight.
Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Facilities: 12 campsites, pit toilets, water hand pump, nature boardwalk. Location: 25 km south of Penticton on Highway 97. Vaseux Lake Provincial Park is a popular roadside campground that provides excellent fishing opportunities for bass, trout and carp. This park boasts beautiful lakeside sites. It is conveniently located on Highway 97 between OK Falls and Oliver. It is minutes away from amenities and popular tourist spots. Viewing platforms at Vaseux Wildlife Centre offer excellent nature sighting opportunities for birds, aquatic life, mountain goats and big horn sheep. Park users at Vaseux Wildlife Centre should use caution as poison ivy is common in the area. Open from the first weekend in April through Thanksgiving Weekend.
Facilities: Texas Creek Campground – 63 campsites, showers, flush toilets, boat launch. Marine Sites – 8 rustic sites accessible by boat only. Location: 20 km northeast of Grand Forks on Highway 3 at the north end of Christina Lake. Located on the popular Christina Lake in the Monashee Mountains, Gladstone Provincial Park offers fantastic camping and boating opportunities. The park also has 48 kms of hiking trails as well as backcountry horseback trails. Day-use and picnicking can be found at the nearby Christina Lake Provincial Park day-use area. Firewood and ice are available for sale at the Host Site. Marine Sites are user maintained. This Park is 100% reservable and reservations are strongly recommended. Texas Creek campground is open from the first weekend in May through the third weekend in September.
Parson Community Recreation Park is a year-round recreation park. In summer, visitors play tennis, baseball, beach volleyball, shoot hoops on a half basketball court, and picnic. A regulation-sized skating rink and sledding hill is popular with families throughout the winter months. There is a warm-up building, outdoor picnic shelter, fire pit and lights for evening use of the rink.