Waterside camping in British Columbia with a private bathroom

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Blacksmith Landing Eco Camp

31 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Canal Flats, BC
Nestled in the majestic Rocky Mountain Trench in Southeastern BC, just a short drive from Lussier natural hot springs, hiking, boating, canoeing, golfing, breathtaking WhiteSwan Lake, and the Kootenay and Columbia rivers. Blacksmith Landing is a safe, spacious and peaceful camp where minimal environmental impact is encouraged. We are faithful stewards and respect our beautiful forested land. Our expectation is that campers will also share this respect for our Eco systems in an environmentally friendly way.
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Tiny Secrets Farm & Retreat

15 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Halfmoon Bay, BC
Tiny Secrets Farm & Retreat is an Award-winning Glamping Nature Retreat. We are centrally located on the Sunshine Coast (only a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay) on a spectacular 10-acre ocean-view property. We run a small, organic farm and host guests in intriguing tiny homes and glamping tents. We have everything from a converted schoolie with a woodstove and an ocean view, furnished RV's with large decks, to gorgeous, furnished campsites in the woods. Check out our micro cabins, rv's, and assortment of glamping tents. Our property is a nature oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Just 20 minutes north of Sechelt we're close to beaches and lakes. Enjoy our recreation area with a large pond, our small playground for young kids, and our small orchard with several small ponds. Explore our walking trails, visit our chickens, or sit near our seasonal waterfall. There are many spots on the property to sit and chill. We've also been Airbnb hosts for over 13 years.
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theDoighouse Earthship

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Qualicum Bay, BC
Have you ever imagined a house built from tires, dirt, pop cans, and concrete? Welcome to theDoighouse Earthship, an eco-retreat nestled in the forest, mere minutes from Qualicum Bay waterfront. Our location is a haven for adventurers and peace-seekers alike, offering easy access to the natural wonders of Vancouver Island. Just an hour north of Nanaimo, our property serves as an ideal base for day trips to Hornby, Denman, and Lasqueti Islands. Or don’t leave the island and spend the afternoon eating delicious fresh-made doughnuts at the famous Old Country Market in Coombs, home to the iconic goats on the roof, it’s only a 20-minute drive from our doorstep. Or 10 minutes to the waterfront and delicious ice cream at the Cone Zone. Stay local and discover forest trails, a children's playground, and a bike park right in our neighbourhood. Lighthouse Country area teems with opportunities for exploration, from pristine beaches including Sunny Beach and scenic Spider and Horne Lakes to an array of hiking paths, or if you climb, consider the Horne Lake Caves! Use your All Trails App to discover the Wilson Woodlot and Lost Runners Trails. Urban legend has it that it was the running shoes that were lost, not the people wearing them! Or stop here for a night en route to and from the mainland to Ucluelet or Tofino for world-class surfing, or if skiing is your calling, Mount Washington is just a 45-minute drive away. You can pitch your tent in our gardens, park your RV on the edge of the forest, or stay in our cozy tiny cabin. You can wander in the gardens and check out a young permaculture food forest filled with fruit and hazelnut trees, berries, and all that good stuff! Our Earthship, currently under construction, is all about exploring a low-impact lifestyle, off-grid living in an energy-efficient dwelling built from recycled materials. It is love for the planet, and people and sharing of abundance that makes this project come alive. Attend a group tour, or arrange for your own private tour where Tony will spend a couple of hours with you, sharing theDoighouse project, and answering any and all questions you may have. We also offer workshops and other onsite activities. For more info check out our website www.thedoighouse.com/events. On arrival, you will be greeted by Bentley (our standard poodle), Mabel (mouser extraordinaire) and the 'hens' who generously gift fresh eggs daily. Come visit, tour, and stay. Susan and Tony Doig
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Washtock Family Campground

24 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · BC
Nestled in the pristine Nahatlatch Valley between the Nahatlatch River and Fraser River. Washtock Family Campground offers rustic camping from tents to RVs. We are an ATV friendly campground with ride in ride out accessibility. The campground offers pull through RV Sites with non-potable water and septic connections. We are off grid so we have no power connections but allow generators. We have space for big groups or just a quick get away for two, we can accommodate you. We have flush toilets and outhouses as well as a hot shower for guest use. We have a small store on site with your regular camping goodies, Ice, seasonal vegetable, as well as farm fresh eggs and all natural free range beef from our farm. We are located 13km north of Northbend which is across the river from Boston Bar BC. Once you reach Boston Bar you will Turn left at the Esso and cross 2 sets of railroad tracks bringing you into Northbend, from Northbend there is about 6km of paved road after that it is a government-maintained gravel road until you reach our campground. Past our campground is the beautiful Nahatlatch provincial Park which contains Francis lake, Hanna Lake and Nahatlatch Lake. The lakes offer an abundance of activities such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and paddle boarding. There are many hiking, biking, horseback riding and ATVing trails in the area. Washtockfamilyfarm.ca Please feel free to email if you have any questions. We would love to accommodate you for your future adventures.
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Murphy's Gold Creek Ranch

17 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. PLEASE USE GOOGLE MAPS FOR CORRECT DIRECTIONS I look forward to hosting you!
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Valhalla Pines Campground

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Vallican, BC
This is a quiet forested residential area in Sinixt territory. Recommended activities include floating down the river, canoeing the lake, hiking or climbing in Valhalla Park, soaking in Halfway Hot Springs or indulging in Nelson. We are surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers. This valley has many outdoor activities and events and a very interesting history and culture including Sinixt, Doukhobor, Cannabis and Conscientious Objector. Nelson, Castlegar and Slocan Lake are all a half hour drive away. There are many other special places nearby such as the Goddess Pools and the Emerald Pools. Supplies and services are available nearby including firewood, toiletries, dog day care, massage, bike and canoe rentals, life jackets, rubber dingys and paddles etc. Let us know if you would like a referral to any of these services. There are many guides available for activities in the area including (water sports, climbing, skiing, hiking, artist tours, events, geology, mining, mushrooms, cannabis, garden tours and native history). There is a particularly valued native storyteller here that can also provide a walking tour to a nearby village site with a full scale replica of an aboriginal kekuli (earth house). Please call ahead for recommendations on booking guides or storytellers. You don't need one to get here, but its good to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle for some of the logging roads that are worth visiting. Roof and/or bike racks can also come in handy. The Vallican Whole community center also has events nearby.
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Cuddly Cat Farms

8 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Vernon, BC
Welcome to Cuddly Cat Farms. This property is our dream come true. Located 5 min from the city of Vernon you have fantastic views of our beautiful valley and are surrounded by Apple Orchard. We were the first people to live on this land and have built everything you see since 2017. Enjoy 20 beautiful acres just 5 minutes out of Vernon. Close proximity to Kal Lake, Swan Lake and Lake Okanagan. Fantastic hiking trails, biking trails, and watersports close by. We have 2 different to choose from listings: 1 serviced site and 5 dispersed non serviced sites. Potable water available. Full washrooms and showers are available. . Campfires permitted (unless fireban is in effect). Free Wifi. We are hoping to slowly turn the land into a type of agrotourism with animals, fresh veggies from the garden and a variety of u-pick options. We look forward to hosting you!
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Living Large on Chilliwack River

7 sites · Tents2 acres · Chilliwack, BC
Enjoy the beautiful acres right on the Chilliwack River! A wonderful family-friendly (including pets!) getaway with endless activities nearby. Our campsite is available in the spring and summer and is just 20 minutes from the city of Chilliwack, BC. We provide a fire pit and campfires are allowed as long as there is no fire ban. The sites are quite private but there will be other campers nearby. We try to keep a large amount of space between sites and some are separated by trees. We are a walk in tent only site- parking is very close, 30 second walk. We can also provide access to electricity so you can charge your phones or other devices if needed. There is no cell reception, but we do have wifi. Potable water is available. We supply natural spring water but you must bring your own jug. We live in an adventure playground! Activities nearby include hiking, white rapid river rafting, fishing, watching bald eagles, Cultus Lake water slides and adventure park, mountain biking, and more! The stargazing at night is beautiful as there is no light pollution here. We look forward to hosting you!
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Dunn Folkin' Around?

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents17 acres · Clearwater, BC
Home to the Dunn Folkin' Around? Music & Arts Festival, our property is a 17 acre oasis, surrounded by various species of trees and wildflowers. Enjoy the calming sound of running water with our very own creek running through it. With Dunn Lake just down the road, Mount Baldy right out of the driveway, and access to the North Thompson River not far, it's our own piece of paradise. We have various tent campgrounds developed, and multiple glamping options available, we're sure to have something for everyone. Come out and enjoy the peacefulness that made us fall in love with the area. No words, or pictures will do it justice! We are located ~30 minutes from both Clearwater and Barriere, or a 15 minute drive to Little Fart. So, we are right in the heart of the Boonies. On your way out to the property, you'll likely question yourself if you're lost, but you will (eventually) make it! Dunn Lake Rd is what it is, and can be in various conditions throughout the year. If you want the feeling of isolation, and privacy, while being completely surrounded by nature, then this is place for you.
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Mable Lake Heritage Farm

9 sites · RVs, Tents128 acres · Lumby, BC
Beautiful clean river , spectacular mountains all around our farm, boating to Mable Lake. Fishing, swimming, sandy river beach , wildlife, mountains, lake access … Total 128 acres Nice trails access to the river beach, boating, fishing, kayaking, paddle board to the beautiful Mabel lake Provincial Park. We planted lots of garlic 🧄 on the farm, more planting to come, corn, sunflowers, lavender , vegetables and cutting flowers we will plant this Spring and Summer.
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Blacktail Ridge

2 sites · RVs, Tents55 acres · Wynndel, BC
Set on 55 acres of rolling hillside in the community known as Wynndel B.C., Blacktail Ridge is a quick 15 min N of Creston and only 20 min S of Kuskanook Harbour. Our large campsites provide plenty of space and privacy. There are only 6 sites available as the Deer, Elk, wild Turkey were here first!
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The Missing "Peace"

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents17 acres · Lytton, BC
The Missing Peace - 17 acres Carved into the side of the mountain right off the Trans Canada Highway in the Fraser Canyon near the Thompson River. 🌲 Discover the Ultimate Glamping Adventure at The Missing Peace Retreat: Immerse Yourself in Nature, Fitness, and Extraordinary Experiences! 🏋️‍♂️ Escape the ordinary and embark on a one-of-a-kind camping experience that blends the serenity of nature with the thrill of a full gym at your fingertips. Welcome to The Missing Peace Retreat, where you can indulge in the beauty of the great outdoors without sacrificing your active lifestyle. Get ready for a glamping adventure that will invigorate your body, nourish your mind, and soothe your soul! 🌿 Nature's Oasis 🌿 Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes and pristine wilderness, The Missing Peace Retreat offers a sanctuary away from the bustling city. Unwind in the embrace of towering trees, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and awaken your senses to the symphony of birdsong. Whether you prefer a cozy cabin, a luxurious tent, parking your motorhome or staying in ours, we have the perfect accommodation to suit your desires. 💪 Fitness Meets Adventure 💪 At The Missing Peace Retreat, we believe in nourishing both your love for nature and your passion for fitness. Discover our unique offering—a fully equipped gym on the property! Indulge in invigorating workouts amidst breathtaking surroundings, where every rep becomes a celebration of your connection with the great outdoors. Pump iron while gazing at majestic mountain vistas, challenge yourself with cardio sessions under the open sky, or find your balance with yoga surrounded by serene forest and river views. 🌌 Unforgettable Experiences 🌌 Beyond the gym and the embrace of nature, The Missing Peace Retreat offers an array of extraordinary experiences. Book personalized training sessions with John, our expert coach/personal trainer, who will guide you towards reaching your fitness goals. Engage in mind-shifting work with Cindy, a master of Powerful Mindshifts, to unlock your true potential and discover inner harmony. Relish the blissful relaxation of our massage chair or treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage by our skilled therapist, Sanatra. Experience the healing powers of our specialized healing mat, designed to promote deep relaxation and wellness. These can be booked as an add on. 🌟 Book Your Unparalleled Adventure Today! 🌟 Are you ready to elevate your camping experience to new heights? At The Missing Peace Retreat, you can immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature while enjoying a wide range of exceptional amenities and experiences. Unleash your inner adventurer, nourish your body and mind, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation. Book your glamping getaway today and unlock the extraordinary at The Missing Peace Retreat! A few of the activities here on the property as well as in the surrounding areas include hiking, badminton, volleyball, river rafting (Kumsheen Rafting Resort), swimming, fishing, and cold plunges. Other things to do that are just a short scenic drive away are the picturesque Hell’s Gate Air Tram, Stein Valley Provincial Park (beautiful scenery), Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park, Nahatlatch River (great fishing), Camp Squeah. Spences Bridge "The Packing House Diner) The Log Cabin Pub Some nearby towns to visit are Lytton (rebuilding), Boston Bar, Lillooet, Hope, Spences Bridge, Merrit, and Ashcroft. Check us out on insta: https://www.instagram.com/themissingpeaceretreat/ 🐔You may hear a rooster WE ARE CLOSE TO THE TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY SO YOU CAN HEAR THE TRAFFIC and the TRAIN at times.😁
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Waterside camping in British Columbia with a private bathroom 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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