Ranch camping in British Columbia with campfires

A vast wilderness of mountains, backcountry trails, temperate rainforests, and a sprawling waterfront.

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Fuzzy Buddy Ranch

25 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · BC
Imagine crystal clear blue skies, snow-capped peaks, refreshing lakes and rivers, and a lush valley. Fuzzy Buddy Ranch is the perfect spot to camp! We have large area cleared for RVs, trailers, tents or camper van dispersed camping sites. The ranch has ten 30 amp power sites with lots of room to turn around and most you can drive right through without having to back up. Views of mountains in every direction with lots of wild birds in the area. We have horses, cows, sheep, chickens, dogs and cats at the ranch. The small working ranch is in the Rocky mountain trench with the Rocky Mountains to the east the Caribou range to the east and the Monashee Mountains to the south. Nearby activities include hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, paddling. The site is 20 minutes from Mount Robson Provincial Park (Berg Lake trailhead) and just over an hour to Jasper National Park. Valemount townsite is 15 minutes away and is home to a renowned mountain bike park, Three Ranges brewery and excellent restaurants such as the Cariboo Grill. We look forward to hosting you!
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Grandview Acres

10 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Kamloops, BC
Learn more about this land:If you are looking for a place to get away from it all, explore the great outdoors and enjoy some quality family time, this is the place. Come and explore 200 beautiful acres! Located only 15 minutes away from Kamloops, BC. Our property is situated in an ideal location for accessing both the city and the wilderness.We have 10 campsites available for both tent and RV/trailer campers. We provide a washroom, showers, picnic table, and potable water. We also have a convenience store on site. We look forward to hosting you!
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Wild Coast Parksville Campsite

1 site · RV, Tent8 acres · Nanoose Bay, BC
Learn more about this land: We have a clean, open, level and private CAMP SITE ready to go! You must have your own trailer or tent. We’re a 5-minute drive to Rathtrevor beach/Parksville, Englishman River. We are right in the middle of an extensive trail network perfect for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding.  There is plenty of space for RVs and trailers - we can accommodate vehicles up to 45ft in length. 30 amp Electrical and potable water hookups are available. WI-FI onsite as well. Private site yet close to all amenities. Local favourite Rocking Horse Pub is a quick walk and a must-stop for dinner and drinks!  Centrally located on Vancouver Island, it’s a perfect spot to set up the rig and day trip out to Rathtrevor, Little Qualicum, Coombs, Port Alberni valley and Nanaimo, or go for an overnighter in Victoria, Tofino, Mount Washington and the Comox Valley. Campfires are permitted as long as there is no fire ban and we have dry firewood for sale onsite and pets are welcome. PLEASE NOTE that this is a campsite and the trailers in the photos are not for rent.
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Little Bear Ranch/ Ursa Minor

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents327 acres · Burns Lake, BC
Little Bear Ranch is a special spot homesteaded by Nathan’s Parents in 1957, it was originally intended to be a guest ranch but spent most of its life as a cattle ranch and is now finding a second life as a destination craft brewery and camping location. Located on Chief Louis Arm on Ootsa Lake in the traditional territory of the Cheslatta Carrier Nation, It gives you access to over 900 kilometres of shoreline on the huge Nechako Reservoir in the wild center of British Columbia. Tweedsmuir Park is 25 Km by boat.  Opportunities for boating , wildlife viewing, hiking,fishing are right outside you door. Learn more about this land:Enjoy privacy and comfort in our very private lakeside cabin!It's a 5-minute walk to the tasting room at our Farmhouse Brewery.Nestled on private lakeside property, this cozy cabin is perfect for those looking to escape the city and embrace nature. With a country feel and campfire ambiance, this cabin offers a small kitchen, a cozy bedroom, and a pet-friendly setting. It comfortably sleeps 3 to 4 adults with solar-heated running water and electricity. This cabin is an excellent option for those looking for a rustic, cabin-style retreat.Campfires are permitted, pets are welcome.
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Murphy's Gold Creek Ranch

14 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Cranbrook, BC
I sold a business in Toronto and moved West in 1990 and drove all over North America looking for a new place to settle and raise a family. While camping in the Kootenay's I found this oasis and bought it. I have raised a family living totally off the grid since and love it. The water here is so clean and and the air is so fresh is why I stay. The night sky is so hard to explain it has to be seen to believe. Come check it out and you will agree. Learn more about this land: Enjoy camping on our 25-acre property just outside of Cranbrook, BC! We have multiple spots to choose from. You can camp beside the creek, in an open field, or up high with beautiful views of the valley. It all depends on your preferences and the privacy that you desire. We welcome tent and RV campers. If you're bringing an RV, there are sites that do not require levelling and we can accommodate vehicles up to 75ft in length. Bring your animals - there are a lot of great spaces for them to play! Our yard is equipped for horseback riding with a horse ring and stable.  The property is a great step-off point for ATV, dirt bikes, horseback and hiking adventures.  Potable water, toilet, picnic table, wifi and showers are available. Pets welcome, campfires permitted.  We are a 15-20 minute drive to Cranbrook. As the basecamp of the Kootenay Rockies, Cranbrook has it all - From all the trails one can dream of to multiple award-winning golf courses all within a 20-minute drive out of town, Cranbrook is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. I look forward to hosting you!
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McCulloch Meadows Ranch

3 sites · RVs, Tents138 acres · Kelowna, BC
Nestled amidst the mountains, our 138-acre historic ranch complete with original log home and outbuildings is a unique camping experience . With sprawling meadows producing hay and creeks running through, thriving milk goats, and lively chickens, roosters crowing to start the day.   Situated just 45 km east of Kelowna, we offer a serene escape. For water enthusiasts, McCulloch Lake, awaits just 1 km east of our site. Whether you choose to trek along the trail or take the scenic McCulloch Road, this pristine lake offers a refreshing oasis for swimming, fishing, or simply basking in the sun. Situated along the renowned TransCanada Great Trail, also known as the KVR Trail, our campsite offers an ideal blend of adventure and tranquility. Lace up your hiking boots or hop on your bike to explore the scenic trail, soaking in breathtaking mountain vistas and refreshing forested landscapes.  The Iconic Myra Canyon Trestles are 11km west by KVR Trail.    While our location embraces the serenity of nature, the vibrant city of Kelowna is a mere 45 km away. Stock up on groceries, indulge in local wineries, tee off at renowned golf courses, or take advantage of the convenience of the international airport nearby.
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Pink Pumpkin Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents17 acres · Armstrong, BC
Welcome to a one-of-a-kind farm experience! Immerse yourself in the joys of farm life while enjoying the convenience of being close to the city. Feed the friendly farm animals or take a stroll through the vibrant sunflower fields, with each season offering its own unique charm and activities. Join us each week for a special outdoor movie theater experience under the twinkling stars, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Situated just 20 minutes from the beaches and offering easy access to biking and hiking trails, our farm is the perfect launching point for all your adventures. Whether you're seeking relaxation, outdoor fun, or a taste of farm life, you'll find it all right here.
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7 Sparks Ranch

2 sites · RVs, Tents163 acres · Kamloops, BC
Enjoy a relaxing getaway with 7 Sparks Ranch. Consider extending your stay to fully unwind and explore everything the area has to offer. A beautiful creek flows right by the campsite, dip your feet in. You can go for walks or nap under the Aspens! We are one hour outside of Kamloops on a maintained public gravel road, however AWD or 4WD recommended during late fall to late spring. We have no minimum stay but highly recommend two nights. Google maps may show coming to our property from Savona but the easiest drive is from Kamloops. Head to the Kamloops airport then follow Tranquille Criss Creek Road. Wonderfully private! Come give our land some love as it recovers from the 2021 Sparks Lake forest fire. Acres and acres to hike, mountain bike and snowshoe. Surrounded by crown land there is no lack of space to explore and easy access to forest service roads to quad and bike. Many lakes near by for fishing and kayaking. Wildlife galore! There are wild flowers and plants so come forage and explore. Disconnect from the busyness of city life! Coming soon - guided hikes, foraging and information about local medicinal plants and a soon to be Apothecary on site! Detailed directions available after booking!
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Chilcotin Holidays Wilderness Experiences

24 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Gold Bridge, BC
Chilcotin Holidays has been guiding guests for over 30 years. We are a diverse 4-season guest ranch that focuses on providing a nature connection, personal development and nature conservation experience for every guest. From horseback riding, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling and mountain biking to camping, RV and cabin accommodation Chilcotin Holidays has everything you need to reconnect to nature and yourself.
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Private river getaway

2 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Salmo, BC
Once this property was a cattle ranch but now it's a private spot nestled right next to the Salmo river.Learn more about this land:Private camping spot and small tree fort down by the Salmo River. We have room for a 35ft camper, you will be parking on grass but the site requires levelling.We are located in Salmo, BC which is 30 minutes south of Nelson, BC. Nelson is surrounded by the rugged Selkirk Mountains and sits on the shores of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Whether gliding through the incredible powder at Whitewater Ski Resort, rafting down class 4 rapids on the Salmo River, catching a twenty-five-pound rainbow trout on Kootenay Lake, hiking up to Kokanee Glacier, or watching the fabulous live performances at The Capitol Theatre, the area has attractions for everyone.Only a 5-minute drive to the local grocery store.Access to the mountains from the old railroad system directly off of the property by motorcycles and/or side by sides, you just need to go slow until you clear the houses.Campfires are permitted, pets are welcome.We look forward to hosting you.
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Hug's Farm View Point

2 sites · RVs, Tents68 acres · Smithers, BC
Learn more about this land: Flat pasture with a few trees on the edge of a hill 130 ft above the Bulkley River Flat. Close to Smithers, BC. Beautiful panoramic view of hayfields, an organic vegetable farm and the Bulkley River. We have 67 acres with a stunning view of the mountains and river. One campsite is available for tent or RV/trailer campers (no hookups). Straight ahead to the west beyond the river is Hudson's Bay Mountain, to the north the Rocher Déboulé Range and to the South the Telkwa mountains. Very tame free-range grazing cattle are sometimes on the property. They are harmless but curious! Pets are welcome, campfires are permitted. Activities nearby include hiking, fishing, paddling, climbing, boating, and more.
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Trinity Vance Creek Camping & Adventure

55 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Lumby, BC
Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Vance Creek as its rapidly flowing waters ease your mind upon entering our gorgeous treed property at the foothills of the backside of Silverstar Mountain. Spanning 40 acres, our property offers numerous tent sites nestled within forested and open camping areas. From creek-side spots to the upper and lower ridge areas, the ecological reserve, the garden area, and the open meadow, there are various locations to accommodate small groups of tenters amidst nature's embrace. Whether you're seeking a secluded spot for solitude or planning a big family gathering, our old farm can cater to everyone from 1 tent to 100+. In addition to tenting areas, we also provide spaces for travel trailers and RVs. Adjacent to Crown land, our property invites exploration via dirt bikes, quads/ATVs, mountain bikes, or hiking boots, with trails leading out to SilverStar Mountain and nearby lakes such as Mable, Echo, and Sugar. Cool off in pristine Vance Creek or explore the Ecological Trail that adjoins our property. Nearby, you'll discover an abundance of edible berries and mushrooms, adding to the natural allure of the surroundings. For your convenience, a wheelbarrow of firewood is included for the fire pit, and BBQ facilities are available. Enjoy fresh water from the well and make use of the A-frame outhouse. Feel free to bring your pets along; they'll delight in running around the expansive grounds. Additionally, we welcome campers interested in discounted rates in exchange for working on-site.
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Ranch camping in British Columbia with campfires guide

Overview

It’s hard to describe British Columbia as anything other than wildly breathtaking—quite literally when you swim in one of the province’s many turquoise glacier lakes, ride a wave, or catch a glimpse of a bear in the forest. For camping experiences and road trips, BC offers privately operated campgrounds and RV parks; a major network of parks with reservable and first-come, first-served tent camping sites; yurts and cabins; and thousands of recreation sites and trails on beaches, lakes, mountains, and meadows. Thanks to the mild climate and some winter huts, camping is possible year-round.

West Coast

The Pacific Ocean runs along the length of BC, offering plenty of oceanside spots to explore. On Vancouver Island, Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park are famous for cold-water surfing, whale watching, and hot springs, while nearby Ucluelet is a fisher’s paradise. Further inland, campers can find riverside camping in Squamish; backcountry huts around the resort town of Whistler; and reservable tent pads overlooking the jewel-toned Joffre Lake. For a true off-the-grid experience, head to Haida Gwaii's Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve—set about 100 kilometres off the northern British Columbia coast, this area is only reachable by sea or air.

Northern British Columbia

The northern part of the province is all raw, rugged beauty, with unique culture and untouched natural beauty. Soak in Canada’s second-largest hot spring in Fort Nelson, watch salmon spawning in the many rivers, and peek at bears catching some themselves at Kleanza Creek Provincial Park in Terrace. Options for outdoor stays include vast wilderness resorts, remote cabins, and private beach, lakefront, or rainforest campsites—but note that cell service and WiFi are rare in these parts. Bonus: Given its far north location, it’s relatively easy to snag last-minute campsites that still offer peace and quiet.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

With a blend of history, wildlife, adventure, and expansive grasslands, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is true Canadian countryside. Campers come to this wild western spot to spend time in the Great Bear Rainforest and at alpine rivers (whitewater rafting is big here), but travelers usually also visit lakeside fishing lodges and historic Gold Rush towns such as Barkerville. Tweedsmuir Provincial Park is a prime spot for the chance to spot a grizzly bear.

Kootenay Rockies

Set in the province’s southeastern corner and part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, the Kootenays are home to four national parks: Glacier, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke, and Yoho. Here you’ll find unrivaled wildlife—think black bears, mountain goats, and elk—much of which can be spotted even from the highway. Throughout the region are glaciers, peaks, waterfalls, and quirky little towns such as Golden, Cranbrook, and Kimberley, the highest in Canada at 1,113 meters up. Camping and tenting is typically open between May and September, with limited winter options.

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