Private camping in British Columbia

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

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Woodlands Rd Campsite

1 site · Tent5 acres · Sooke, BC
This is a 5 acre property with multiple houses. I built a campsite that is about 200ft from the house, so it is close, but private. Sea to Sea regional park is one block away for amazing hiking and mountain biking opportunities. This site is a decent size, but a tight turn into it. We have gotten a tent trailer in there...it was a just tight! Black-Bears are on property year-round. www.bearwise.org please secure all attractants. Porta Potti Rental is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. It's available for a flat 15$ fee. Please empty and clean it when finished. There is a sani dump at the back of the near-by RV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f163Lei3-oA&t=152 Site contains a picnic table and fire pit (if no fire ban in effect). If needed, we can provide Electricity via extension cord. Drinking water tap on site . No loud music that can be heard outside the campsite, all garbage must be cleaned up and packed out on check out, fire must not be larger than fire ring and is subject to provincial fire bans. ONLY FRIENDLY PETS WELCOME! We have a couple of dogs and children free-ranging on our property.
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Sea Change Farm and Nursery

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Shirley, BC
Enjoy the simple wild private campsites with gravel pads, on the edge of a creek ravine with second growth forest and the regeneration of the forest around you. A big beautiful pond hosts lots of wildlife and you will hear our chickens making their happy noises on the wind. And for your information—This year we have a quiet long term camper in the site next to the one you can reserve in a school bus and a tiny home is at the end of the road with no occupancy. There are large berms inbetween each site for privacy. Sheringham light house and Shirley Delicious Cafe are within walking or biking distance and The Stoked wood fire pizza is also just down the road beside French beach. No shortage of sights to take in here on the west Coast of Vancouver island. For more information look in our descriptions.♥️
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Deep Creek Cabin And Tents

1 site · Lodging15 acres · Enderby, BC
This rustic cabin is located in a quiet area. It is a 1 minute walk through the cedar trees. It is a cozy cabin with a loft . Outdoor shower and outhouse. Outside running water. Fire pit. BBQ. Hear the birds in morning. Enjoy the view at noon. Stargazing at night. We are five minutes from the Gardom lake beach. You can enjoy kayaking , canoeing, fishing, and swimming.
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Thistle Dew in Fernie

1 site · Tent1 acre · Fernie, BC
Welcome to Thistle Dew located 10 minutes south of stunning Fernie, British Columbia. We are located about 15 minutes from Hiway 3. Fernie is a mecca for the outdoor enthusiast. People come from all corners of the world to ski here in the winter, but its the summer that makes people fall in love with our town. The adventures are endless whether you are into biking, hiking, fishing, or the arts and music. Thistle Dew is tucked into the mountains and is surrounded by beautiful trees, which makes our one tent site feel very tucked away and private. Hop on your bike or put on your hikers, step out of your tent and you are on the Elk Valley Trail section of the Trans Canada Trail. Thistle Dew is best suited to the self contained campers. There is no water or power available. Driveway is up a bit of a grade so all wheel drive vehicles are best. Campfires are permitted when there is no fire ban. Firewood is available for purchase - add as an extra at time of booking. Firewood will be at campsite when you arrive.
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Hammock Ranch

1 site · Tent20 acres · Princeton, BC
A hike through the woods will afford many opportunities to discover secret spots carved out of the wilderness with private views of the lake and surrounding properties. The rare wildlife around includes bobcats, bears, cougars, deer, elk and the occasional wolf. Ermine, rabbits and grouse are also common sightings
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Forest Hideaway

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Duncan, BC
Hi! We’re your hosts, Seth, Jodie, and Megan Williams. Recently we decided to share our property that we love and have enjoyed so much for two reasons: to give others the opportunity to enjoy it and to put money away for university. Our parents, Mark and Sarah, got behind the vision and are excited to be part of this project with us. We would describe our property as: home…and a really fun place to grow up! Our parents thought that wasn’t descriptive enough for Hipcamp so they’ve helped us describe it more. We live in a quiet neighbourhood in a forest that has been a source of peace, relaxation, and fun for us in our growing up years. We’ve noticed that people who visit here say they feel the same way. With plenty of space for kids to explore and adults to relax, our 3 acre forest is perfect for down time with a book in the hammock or a nature walk before dinner. Amenities and service: A single, tidy campsite with picnic table surrounded by mature and gently manicured forest, as well as a hammock, and a new construction outhouse. (Go dad!) We love hospitality, so though we won’t always be around when you’re here, if we are and you need something you can simply ask and we’ll do our best to provide what you need. To help you feel welcome we provide a fresh, cool jug of drinking water and large container of fresh potable water as well as access to an outside tap to fill water containers if needed (upon request) , power to charge devices (upon request), and a campfire ring with firewood (sorry about the frequent fire bans. Huge bummer. We will post current fire ban status while you’re here.) Surroundings and local attractions: Our property is situated in a low traffic rural residential area within ¬ 3 km to Sandy Pool Regional Park (5 min) A family favourite! ¬ 10 km to the Cowichan Valley Museum (Duncan Totem Tour) (13 min) ¬ 14 km to the Pacific Northwest Raptor Center (15 min) ¬ 19 km to the Hand of Man Museum (20 min) ¬ 20 km to Lake Cowichan (16 min) for swimming, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc Note: Lake Cowichan is also home to ‘The Tube Shack’ where you can rent tubes to float down the Cowichan River and catch the Tube Shack Bus back to your car. We do it every summer! Fun fact! It’s a 10-minute bike ride from our house to the Cowichan Valley Bike Trail. *(All destinations calculated from our dining table by Google maps) There are multiple well known hikes within 20 minutes (we suggest googling Stoney Hill Trail, Mt Tzouhalem, and Mt. Prevost.)
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Firkin Ranch Camp

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Merritt, BC
10 acre rural riverfront property 20 minutes west of Merritt BC. Private campsite next to Spius Creek. Separate entrance road. Sunny location. Hiking, swimming ,seclusion. Suitable for tenting or RV. Drinking water available, firepit, picnic table, walking trails, creek access, fishing. Pets OK ...
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Laid Back Manor Farm

1 site · RV, Tent7 acres · Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC
There was a dream......come visit to learn more!! Looking for a quiet, peaceful, private wilderness retreat? Wow, the place is looking beautiful and I'm looking forward to hosting for another glorious year of laid back wilderness camping. Cheers to all of you and HAPPY TRAILS!! The river is a bit low still, but I've been dipping on sunny days with a quick in and out and it is REFRESHING!!! It is possible to run electricity down to the mill shed if you're in an RV, but rustic tenting is also a fine thing!!  Campfires are currently still welcome just beyond the millshed campsite or by the river, and dry excellent wood is available.  The site is quiet and private and you likely won't see another human unless you go wandering.  The hiking on our 7 acres is brilliant fun, with trails all over - riverside and beyond with excellent trails 5 minutes to 40 or more away - enjoy solo or take guided tours with yours truly at reasonable, negotiable rates.  I do have a 'day job' so you may not see much of me depending on when you book. Wander all morning and shoot longbow all afternoon on the target range.  A day well spent!!  There are so many options for outdoor fun here.  Canoeing, hiking, swimming, fishing, and archery totally do-able if these are up your alley.  My chef skills are at the disposal of guests as usual, upon request.  With 12 years of industry experience as a 'back house line cook and chef de partie' I can provide an exceptional meal anytime you need to refuel.  It's peaceful and 'laid back' beyond measure here in Summer - and there's always a cool dip in the river if guests feel like cooling off.  Grayson (your host) has traveled the world many times over, in many countries, and is also a 4rth generation local in the Kaslo/Kootenay area - an Aussie Canadian and something of a paradox!!  So conversation is never boring around here - especially when the mead comes out (made in house and seasonally available).  SKOL!!! Now with some of the more year-round details and facts about the area... It's a 'laid back farm' because despite working the land every day, we try not to push too hard and take it easy enough to enjoy the place. There's prime wildlife viewing by the river and in 'Deerhaven' the forested area down there. The focus is on nature here, so please no quads or dirtbikes ripping around - the "Duncan Lake highway" is just up the road for that sort of thing!! Mosquitoes can be bad at certain peak dates (which change yearly according to conditions), but I'll have the bug tent set up by the river for escape if anyone needs it^^ The 'farm' aspect and focus is all on gardens, orchards, and landscaping, no livestock/animals except Mr.Finnegan the Aussie red heeler^^   Things keep changing, and bees are a long-term goal once the orchard is more developed. There is wildcrafting available with a variety of native flora and a free tour to describe what's in season if you'd like to pick your own.  The river level is controlled by the Duncan Dam, and at a high level, there's a private diving board and deck space riverside which is also an amazing place to tan, do yoga, or just relax. At low water the fishing is good and there are good size bull trout in there!! There are trails through forested areas on the property and a new outhouse between the mill shed and river. The riverside area is a wildlife corridor so be prepared to see deer, bears, eagles, osprey, wild turkeys, kingfishers, cedar waxwings, mountain bluebirds, the odd rare coyote/cougar, and possibly elk among others!! Generally, it's pretty quiet, but there are days...... If bears are a concern and you'd rather not have the possibility, camp closer to the mill shed, no worries. All the animals stick close to the river. There's never been any drama with the wildlife and we live in harmony here. The odd grizzly bear shows up, and we keep a close eye on them and take logical precautions. Please be bear aware..... August and September are high alert for grizzly bears as the Kokanee (inland salmon) spawn in the river right here!! So schools of redfish will be swimming around down there - they don't eat while spawning and they're protected, but it's quite a sight to see. The grizzlies tend to head straight to the spawning channel upriver to gorge and we rarely see any here, but it is wise to be aware of the possibility. The river is perfect for swimming and diving in high water, but very cold (glacial runoff) which is amazingly refreshing, but don't count on being in it for hours. There's a ladder for a convenient exit from the water and the diving board is perfect!! There's loads of space for tents down by the river, and a glorious 'sacred grove' full of elderberry trees that's quite a breathtaking tent site. The mill shed has standpipes with clean running water from the well, and it's about the cleanest, freshest water on Earth. Glorious. If you need electricity for charging devices it's available at the cabin, as well as wifi. No wifi by the river, sorry, totally off-grid down there and will remain so. There's also a '9 hole' archery course if this is of interest, max.50# draw and longbows only, please. You're welcome to use the targets free of charge if you're staying the night. As a semi-retired chef, writer, musician, farmer, English teacher, entrepreneur and revolutionary, your host can offer impressive gourmet meals to feed body and soul - made with local organic ingredients and great conscious awareness at an agreed-upon price according to your needs. The garden is full of organic veggies, and there may be fresh venison or wild turkey if you're here in the fall. Please no hunting and no guns if you are a guest.  There are amazing day and multi-day hikes within minutes or hours drive, and as a local of many years, your host can provide excellent advice and directions, possibly even guided tours if you're here at the right time of year!! Happy Hip-Camping!! Grayson and Finnegan look forward to meeting you and seeing to it that you're well situated and outfitted for a good time in the Canadian Outback!!
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Golden Ears Glamping - Suite

3 sites · Lodging2 acres · Maple Ridge, BC
Golden Ears Glamping is a forested riverside getaway that has has two types of stays: The Cabin-like self contained suite with private entrance and hot tub or the riverside self-contained Glamping Tent. 1. The Bear Suite, attached to the house that has complete privacy. Private entrance, hot tub for two, and deck with personal BBQ. and personal lounge area. Walls are double and ceiling is soundproofed. 2. Rivers Edge, a riverfront (Alouette River South) glamping tent that is elevated in the large cedars overlooking the river. Personal kitchenette, full bathroom and outdoor shower. We have one Glamping tent and is completely private and is away hidden from the main house but close enough for anything you request. Either option of accommodation has everything you need to "Relax, Rejuvenate and Romance" (our motto). We are professional hosts and take this seriously, your happiness is our 1st goal. We have a huge river frontage with a swimmable natural pond and many relaxation areas that are very private and secluded. Great for fishing for rainbows all year round, salmon in fall, and steelhead in the winter. We have been hosting for seven years now and everyone loves this place and have many returning guests year after year. We are so close to metro Vancouver and anywhere in the Fraser Valley so you don't need a big road trip. We have people coming from Australia, Europe, lots from the U.S., even returning guests from Hawaii. This is the place where you can truly "Relax, Rejuvenate and Romance"
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Poplar Grove Family Farm

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Qualicum Beach, BC
Welcome to our secluded and peaceful camping spot nestled on our 10-acre family property, formerly a Poplar Plantation. Located just 1 minute from Alberni Highway in Qualicum Beach, our site offers over 1 km of trails to explore, with the opportunity to wander through lavender or sunflower fields depending on the season. Bring the kids to explore and find more than 40 fairy houses along the trails. Dogs are free to roam off leash. We provide 50 amp and separate 30 amp hookups, filtered potable water, and a grey water dump (no black water) along with Wi-Fi access. Your trailer or RV can enjoy a spacious 50 x 15 area, with room for one additional vehicle and multiple tents on grass. We also provide a picnic table for your convenience. Additional options include: Propane fire pit or full-size BBQ rental ($5 per day including propane) Porta-potty rental for tenting ($5 per day) SUP or kayak rental with deposit (please inquire) Mountain bike rental with deposit (please inquire) PMBIA certified instructor available for guiding at Hammerfest or Cumberland trails (please inquire) Enjoy the convenience of being just 10 minutes away from the ocean in beautiful Qualicum Beach, as well as 10 minutes from Little Qualicum Provincial Park or Cameron Lake. Additionally, you're only 5 minutes away from the world-famous Goats on the Roof in Coombs. Our location also serves as a great stopping point on your trip to Tofino, just 1 minute off the Alberni Hwy.
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weed canary farm

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Courtenay, BC
6.6 acre property that is a small farm, still lots of trees, a small seasonal creek in the back, a duck pond with a boat to paddle around with or just float around. we raise layer hens so there are fresh free range eggs available. we also raise pork and broiler chickens periodically throughout the year. there is easy access to logging road for mountain biking or hiking. this property is a small piece of wilderness yet only 4km to town. The camp sites surround the pond and there is a choice of lots of sun and light or shaded under the trees. The sites can be used by R.V or tent. there is an outhouse onsite for your convenience.
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fab cabin

1 site · Lodging11 acres · Kelowna, BC
Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway. Off grid cabin,no running water or power except for 2 from extension cord, can use for lights at night, or coffee pot in morning. Keep in mind their just a port-a potty on outside of cabin. Area under construction but cabin is ready to be used. It’s been Fabricated with 90% of reused material to build it and decorate. Enjoy a propane fire under the stars, or a nice quiet place to stay while enjoying all the outdoor activities Kelowna gives.
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Welcome to Hipcamp! Looking for a private camping experience in beautiful British Columbia, Canada? With over 160 options to choose from, you can find the perfect private campsite that suits your needs. Whether you prefer a waterfront site or a secluded forest retreat, we have a variety of options available. And with campsites like Goats and Boats (36 reviews), Blacksmith Landing Eco Camp (31 reviews), and Rusty Gate Berry Farm (20 reviews), you can rest assured knowing you're choosing from top-rated locations. Enjoy popular facilities such as pet-friendly sites, showers, and potable water, and explore activities like visiting historic sites, swimming, and boating. Starting at just $25 per night and an average price of $38 per night, you can experience the beauty of British Columbia without breaking the bank. Book your private campsite today and start your adventure!

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