Camp Free in B.C.
Follow precise directions to 350 free campgrounds under the stewardship of the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts. These recreation sites were previously managed by the B.C. Forest Service and were entirely free of charge. Today, 88% of them remain free of charge. Camp free in BC lets you choose from 80 low-fee campgrounds similar in quality to provincial parks but half the price. Get there and back easily and safely in your low-clearance 2WD car of big RV.
Make your weekend or vacation adventurous and revitalizing with Camp Free in BC. Find retreats where the world is yours alone. Simplify life. Slow down. Return home soothed by the serenity of nature.
Fully appreciate British Columbia's magnificent mountains, forests, lakes and rivers. Camp Free in BC covers Vancouver Island, the Saunshine Coast, Coast Mountains, Monashee, Selkirk and Purcell ranges, Okanagan, Shuswap Highlands, Cariboo Mountains, Chilcotin Plateau, and Canadian Rockies. 544 pages, colour photos throughout, 18 regional locator maps.
The Antidote to Civilization
British Columbia has more than 1,300 Ministry of Tourism campgrounds tucked into immense forests, in the shadows of noble mountains, beside dancing rivers, snuggled up to lakes grand and petite.
A few of these campgrounds are big, organized, groomed, much like provincial parks and nearly as popular. Others are tiny, rough hewn, seldom visited, almost certain to offer solitude. Many are hidden just a short distance off paved roads. Some are deep in the woods.
En route to any of these campgrounds, you'll savour a fresh perspective on the stunning geography of this glorious province. You'll be astonished at where B.C.'s seemingly endless network of backroads can take you. Even with our detailed directions, you'll feel the excitement of discovery.
Written by Kathy and Craig Copeland
4th edition updated April 2014