Sunshine Coast Camping
Sunshine Coast camping is all about high, rugged mountains and luxuriant forests, ocean inlets and long, mysterious lakes. The continental clash of rock and water is dramatic here, often soul-stirring.
Sunshine Coast camping north of Vancouver seems a long way from civilization, yet the journey is short: two brief ferry rides and a couple hours of driving will bring you to Lund, the northern terminus of Highway 101.
Between Langdale and Earls Cove, the only Sunshine Coast camping option that's convenient and free is at Klein Lake, near Earls Cove. But you'll find many more Sunshine Coast camping opportunities inland from Powell river—midway between Saltery Bay and Lund.
Midway between Saltery Bay and Powell River, if you turn north off Highway 101 you can quickly reach Lois Lake campground or continue to Khartoum, Nanton and Dodd lakes. All have a wild, lonely atmosphere that campers find relaxing yet revitalizing.
These long lakes are part of the Powell Forest Canoe Route (PFCR)—a prime attraction of Sunshine Coast camping and a good alternative to the much busier Bowron Lakes canoe circuit farther north in British Columbia.
For a grand view of the PFCR region, including the Strait of Georgia, hike the short but rigorous trail to the summit of Tin Hat Mountain. The trailhead is near Nanton Lake.
You'll find details about all these Sunshine Coast camping enticements in a unique book: Camp Free in B.C. It offers precise directions to hundreds of free campgrounds throughout British Columbia, including those on the Sunshine Coast.
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