Camping near Cranbrook, British Columbia

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Bull River Camp and Recreation site
7 sites · Lodging8 acres · Cranbrook, BCThis rustic camp can be found in close proximity to the Bull river in British Columbia . Sleeping 22 guests, this getaway boasts comfortable beds and luxurious amenities. A full camp rental includes 6 cabins (listing can be found on Hip-Camp). On the property itself, guests are likely to spot animals such as bears, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, goats, elk, moose, and more. Needless to say, guests should certainly bring a camera or two! Complete with bunk beds , this camp is the perfect spot family vacationing together. When it comes to getting clean, guests will have hot showers, flush toilets, and electricity. After a day of hiking or horseback riding, the entire family can come together around a warm campfire that is perfect for eating meals. This peaceful location is the ideal spot to get away from it all.
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Pend D’Oreille River Ranch
5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents320 acres · BCNestled in the majestic mountain ranges between the US & Canadian border our gorgeous farm is perfect for those wanting an exclusive get away! With 320 acres, a lake, a creek, pasture and forest we have it all! A 5 minute drive to the Pend D’Oreille River and Salmo River gives you unreal outdoor exposure to fishing, quadding, dirt biking, mountain biking, horseback riding and more! Our off grid paradise is the perfect get away to rest, rejuvenate and get back to nature! We are in our first couple of months of being on the land but so far we have accomplished a lot! We have an outdoor kitchen we can share, a large garden, pigs, cows, horses and chickens! Our three livestock guardian dogs keep us and the animals safe from all predators. It’s the perfect place for us to raise our family! We are starting our dream regenerative farm and love to share our experiences with those interested :) We are located 20 minutes from Salmo, BC, and 50 minutes from Nelson, Trail & Castlegar. Our homestead is right on the US/Canada border with Metaline Falls, Washington just 15 minutes away.
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Valhalla Pines Campground
10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Vallican, BCThis 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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Secluded River Front Property
6 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · East Kootenay G, BCLearn more about this land:Our campsite is located along the beautiful Spillimacheen River which originates just east of Glacier National Park.This property is secluded and surrounded by crown land. It’s the perfect property to disconnect and reconnect, with limited cell service this allows you to turn off and just enjoy being outside in nature.Campers can choose where to park along a large cleared area. There are designated campfire locations and an outhouse. From the property, you can Kayak down the river, please Google and research before launching as there are a lot of writes ups and kayaking websites that feature the Spillimacheen River.Nature trails for hiking and walking right off the property. There is a well renowned natural rock wall for climbers 3km down the road, there are also a lot of websites that feature these rock walls.Within a half an hour drive you have two easy hikes in waterfalls (the Lower Bugaboo Falls and the Brisco Falls).Spillimacheen has a cafe and also a local market store that is full of delicious treats, beer and wine. The wetlands offer endless bird watching and beautiful mountain views.
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Morning Star & Bunkieland
3 sites · Lodging2 acres · Nelson, BCMorningstar Log Cabin and Bunkieland: 3 Distinctive glamping accommodations can be rented individually or as a whole for small family reunions, intimate wedding gatherings or a group of friends getaway spot. This property is conveniently located just 5 minutes from Nelson's core. Set on the forest's edge, all the Cabins offer spectacular views of emerald-green Kootenay Lake, our beautiful city of Nelson. The cabins offer an unforgettable experience of the landscape and its wildlife. Bird watching, hiking, and biking are available on your doorstep, with nearby access to kayaking, skiing, fishing, or anything else your heart may desire from our renowned mountain ranges, 200 km of lakeshore, and four distinct seasons. With an uncommonly high number of organic farms, adventure-filled days are bolstered by local produce-driven, sustainable dining, craft beers and ciders, and the chance to unwind in our classically but eclectically furnished cabins compliment the local artsy and funky vibe. Morning Star Log Cabin is open year-round, and Bunkieland is a seasonal "glamping accommodation" available from May to Oct.Our cabins, each outfitted with a queen-sized bed and a double pull-out, are finished with unique and local artisan-designed pieces to offer a cozy rustic retreat. Taking the best parts of the remote and pairing them with comfort, one can check out reality and decompress while still within reach of civilization.  There are so many activities and ways to relax you could easily stay a week without getting bored for both the timidest and most adventurous outdoor enthusiasts.
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Flyway Farm & Forest
6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Spillimacheen, BC Welcome to Flyway Farm & Forest! We are only 1hr-30 minutes away from Banff National Park. Five acres of farm, forests, and gardens in the 'Heart of the Pacific Flyway'. Whether your goal is to connect with the Earth or with people, the Flyway Farm and Forest is the place for you. Located in tiny Spillimacheen BC, this hidden gem will enhance any experience. Nestled in the valley, Spillimacheen has a lot to offer, including beautiful views, swimming holes, and easy access to endless day hikes. We have 4 listings to choose from: Flyway Farm: '79 Vintage Komfort: an onsite trailer Flyway Forest: Secluded Camp East: a tent site Flyway Forest: RV/Camper Site South: an RV site Feel free to message us prior to booking if you have any questions!
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Bear Road Retreat
5 sites · RVs, Tents14 acres · BCArea of open grass, orchard and wooded hills on a property centrally located to all types of sports and activities. 2 km from US border. Multi sport non motorized lake 2 kms away. Multi sport river/reservoir for boating and fishing, beach activity 8km away. Kilometres of hiking and biking trails nearby.
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Appledale Golfside Retreat
22 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Winlaw, BCNew Campground in the Kootenays. Nestled in the beautiful Slocan Valley, Appledale Golfside Retreat is the ideal place to relax and reconnect with nature. With easy access to the golf course directly from the campground, and a variety of activities to choose from, you are sure to find something that will fit your lifestyle. We invite you to explore our campground and take in all of the beauty that the Slocan Valley has to offer. Whether you’re looking to relax by tubing down the River, go for a round of Golf next door or take a leisurely stroll on the Rail to Trail, Appledale Golfside Retreat is the perfect destination for you. This secluded 5 acre property is located alongside the beautiful Slocan River and on the edge of Valley View Golf Course in Winlaw, BC. Currently with 8 RV sites and 6 Tent sites available, direct walking access to the Golf Course and restaurant, to the Rail to Trail and the River. Pitch your Tent at one of the waterfront sites or choose one close to the Golf Course. Dogs are allowed on leash, Wi-Fi, Fires are allowed in fire pits only, Toilets, No Power or Water Hook-ups for RV's but Water is available onsite(pumped from the River). Sites 1-6: RV's up to 50ft - $35/night Sites 9-14: Smaller Trailers under 35ft/Vans/Cars - $35/night Sites 15-20: Tenting - $20/night This campground is brand new and still under development, your patience is appreciated, any suggestions to improve our service is welcome. 10 minutes from Slocan Village 5 minutes from Winlaw and 35 minutes from either Nelson or Castlegar.
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Quinn Creek Campground
4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · BCWelcome to the Columbia Valley! Located between the Rocky Mountains and the Purcell Mountain Range in BC's East Kootenays. Nestled between 4 National Parks, and centrally located between Golden and Radium Hot Springs, is where you will find Quinn Creek RV Campground. Known for its breath-taking scenery, this area is perfect for a variety of outdoor activities including golfing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking and much more. Enjoy the full Quinn Creek experience without the hassle of towing or setting up an RV. Simply rent the Qu RV! You will have access to your own fire pit and picnic table. The Columbia Wetlands are just a short walk away with lots of hiking and biking opportunities in the area. You are located next to the shower house and laundry. We look forward to hosting you!
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HollyWoods - Near Waterton NP
3 sites · Lodging, RVs4 acres · ABOur property is located in the peaceful ranching hamlet of Twin Butte (28km south of Pincher Creek). We are only 1km away from the legendary Twin Butte General Store/Mexican Restaurant which features great food, ice cream, and live music. Drive 20 minutes south and you'll be in the spectacular Waterton Lakes National park where you can find great hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, and amazing wildlife viewing. Drive 20 minutes north and west and you'll be in the beautiful front ranges of Castle Wildland Provincial Park, which also offers excellent hiking and fishing opportunities. If you venture a little further (about an hour), you'll have access to all of the opportunities the rest of the Castle Provinical Park or Crowsnest Pass has to offer, with many recreational activities available. No dogs or other pets are allowed on the property as we have our own pets and our neighbors have livestock.
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ML Arena at Owl Point
6 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Claresholm, ABOwl Point is located in the Foothills of Southern Alberta in the community of Spring Point. We have 3 campsites with water & power, 1 full service treed campsite for smaller rigs and an orchard for tenting. Overflow parking for big rigs is available with power. There is an indoor riding arena on site and access to the Porcupine Hills Recreation Area public lands just 15 minutes down the road! Beautiful open views give the feel of being secluded but proximity to both Fort Macleod and Pincher Creek is just 25 minutes away. Outdoor corrals and pens with auto waterers are available for horses.
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Rustic Riverside Camping
5 sites · Lodging50 acres · Bragg Creek, ABCamp riverside at the gateway to Kananaskis! Onespot Crossing Campground is a family owned Indigenous campground that hosts powows and other cultural events on site. Revenue from your booking will go towards supporting Indigenous programming at the campground.Please be mindful that the roads at this campground are bumpy dirt roads.
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The largest community in British Columbia’s East Kootenay mountains, Cranbrook is most appealing as a base for exploring the surrounding peaks, lakes, rivers, and hot springs. Close to town, learn about the region’s gold rush days at Fort Steele Heritage Town, a living history museum with nearby camping areas. Or explore a darker chapter at St. Eugene Mission, a residential school where, from 1912 to 1978, Indigenous children were separated from their families and culture. In the early 2000s, three First Nations converted the former school into St. Eugene Resort, which has educational exhibits, a hotel, and a full-service campground. Campers can also choose from several lakefront provincial parks around Cranbook, including Jim Smith Lake, Moyie Lake, Norbury Lake, Premier Lake, and Wasa Lake.

Where to Go



Rafting, hiking, and skiing draw active travellers to this community, a 25-minute drive northwest of Cranbrook. Kimberley’s main street, The Platzl, highlights the town’s German heritage, and it’s also home to fun eateries and pubs.


An hour’s drive east on Highway 3, Fernie is a magnet for outdoor adventurers. Beyond its compact downtown, where Victorian-era buildings now house restaurants and cafés, Fernie has plenty of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Fernie Mountain Resort, for skiing and snowboarding, is right outside town. Camp at the local in-town RV resort, or pitch your tent (or park your camper) under the trees in nearby Mount Fernie Provincial Park.

BC’s Hot Springs Highway

Highway 93/95, which runs north from Cranbrook toward Kootenay National Park, is known as British Columbia’s “Hot Springs Highway” for the area’s numerous mineral springs. Some, like Fairmont Hot Springs (which has two campgrounds), are large and commercial, while others, such as remote Lussier Hot Springs in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park (where campers can choose from five different camping areas), are more natural.

Kootenay National Park

Bordering both Banff and Yoho National Parks, Kootenay National Park encompasses grasslands, canyons, and mountains, with more than 200 kilometres (125 miles) of hiking trails, three front-country campgrounds, and six backcountry camping areas. Radium Hot Springs, the town at the park’s southern entrance with a mineral pool of the same name, is 145 kilometres (90 miles) north of Cranbrook.

When to Go

In the Cranbrook area, and throughout British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains, the best months for camping are July through mid-October. These summer and fall days are generally sunny and warm, with little rain. In October, snow can begin to fall, particularly at higher elevations, and the Kootenays are cold and snowy—great for skiing and other winter sports—from November through March. Spring weather is often unsettled, and you should prepare for rain, especially during the month of June.

Know Before You Go

  • As a main commercial center in eastern British Columbia, Cranbrook has plenty of places where you can stock up on food, gear, and camping supplies. Baker Street downtown has more independent shops, while big box stores line the larger roadways.
  • Check your watch: Cranbrook, along with a number of communities in eastern British Columbia, is on mountain time. It’s the same time as Alberta, but an hour later than on the BC coast.
  • For remote camping, consider sites along the Forest Service roads outside Cranbrook, including Palmer Bar Lake, Cooper Lake, and Summer Lake. Most of these camping areas are free.

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