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Northyards Cider Co.

5 sites · RVs29 acres · Salmon Arm, BC
We are a 29 acres orchard located in the heart of the Shuswap in Salmon Arm, B.C. Our property has 6500 apple trees with 32 different varietals. From these we make incredible cider which is available in the tasting room onsite! It's a perfect pairing of camping plus enjoying everything the property has to offer.
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Barriere Ridge Resort

1 site · RV1 acre · Clearwater, BC
Barriere Ridge Resort is a hidden gem. It is a private resort on the west side of East Barriere Lake, one of the warmest and cleanest lakes in BC. It is located off a Forest Service Road in the town of Barriere , which is only 45 minutes drive from Kamloops. Our RV Site is a large 1 acre lot fully serviced with water, electricity, and sewer and only 150 meters walk to the Lake! Unlike most RV site rentals where your neighbour is literally only steps away, your neighbour (if any) will be half an acre away! The lot is rectangular in shape, with the bottom half is levelled for RV use, and the upper half is a private forested area open for your exploration. *****AMENITIES***** - Water - Electricity - Private Sewer Hook-up - Use of private 4-man canoe, paddles, and life-jackets - Common boat trailer parking - Common beach access and picnic area *****RATES***** - 1 RV can accommodate 8 people, with extra fees for additional guests -The site can comfortably fit a second RV so great for a group stay. - $70 / night with minimum 3 nights stay for 1 RV (any length is fine) - $475 per week. - Extra $12 / night for an additional RV. - Can accommodate max of 2 RVs only *****ABOUT EAST BARRIERE LAKE***** It is at 632 m in elevation one can enjoy the warm weather of the North Thompson. With surface temperatures reaching 27°C, the lake is perfect for swimming or any water sports. The lake is also up to 100 m deep, translating to excellent fishing during the summer. The lake has a surface area of 994 ha (2,456 acres) and is almost 15 km in length, which provides plenty of areas to remain uncrowded. *****RECREATION***** The Barriere Lakes (North, South, and East) hold some of the best trout fishing in this region. Trolling, fly fishing, and light spin casting for native Kamloops rainbow trout are all productive methods. The Lakes each personalize opportunities to enjoy paddling in calm waters, fishing, or drifting in a pontoon boat. Uncrowded East Barriere Lake is great for waterskiing, wakeboarding, and other watersports. Nearby, Dunn Lake is also long and deep, offering excellent fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout, bull trout, and Kokanee. There is good hunting for moose and deer from the property. *****DIRECTIONS***** Location: Russel Creek Forest Service Rd , Thompson-Nicola O, Canada 7540 Russel Creek Forest Service Road Drive Time to East Barriere Lake Kamloops 45 minutes Kelowna 2.5 hrs Vancouver 4 hrs Travel north or south to Barriere, BC via Highway 5. Turn northeast onto Barriere Town Road until you reach Barriere Lakes Road, travel east for 21 km then turn north (left) onto Fir Road, which turns into Russel Creek FSR. Follow this road until there is a fork in the road, turn right to Barriere Ridge Resort. From Fir Road, the way to the resort is well marked. A gate is at the upper end of the resort that requires a combination to enter.
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Tent Forest Campsite #1

1 site · RV, Tent84 acres · Clearwater, BC
Learn more about this land:Tucked into the forest, this campsite is surrounded by tall cedars, birch, pines, and firs. It is isolated and a short walk to the North Thompson River. Only a short drive to Wells Grey Park where you can hike, fish, and explore the park.This is a dry site, so you need to bring your own drinking water, but you can grab some water from the creek for washing up.Pets are welcome.
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Holmwood Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Kamloops, BC
A beautiful farm with wide open views of pastures and livestock grazing peacefully. The dry camping spots are located next to a creek w access to water fill up if needed at main house at the main house not far away. Located 30 minutes from Kamloops on a paved road. Many options for beautiful private hikes right from your tent or RV.
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Ellison Funny Farm

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Barriere, BC
Enjoy the sounds of our hobby farm from dawn until dusk..... from goats to ducks to peacocks and everything in between. Lots of hiking and beautiful waterfalls within a one hour drive. Float down the river or dirt bike in the back country and come back to a cozy fire in the evenings. IG ellison_funny_farm Pitch a tent or pull up in your camper and enjoy the sounds and entertainment our funny farm has to offer. If you're bringing an RV, we can accommodate vehicles up to 35ft in length and the site requires levelling. Water and sewage hookups are available. We have horses, cows, donkeys, goats, pigs, chickens and ducks and everyone will be happy to meet you. There is great hiking behind the property and beautiful waterfalls within a 45 drive. Campfires are permitted as long as there is no fire ban, pets are welcome. Our property is located in Barriere, BC. Barriere is a special place with its own unique character. It is located in Kamloops Country in the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia. This is a small, friendly community, located only 45 minutes north of Kamloops, that has all the major conveniences of a city but offers a life of quiet, relaxed living. Surrounded by rolling, forest-covered mountains, the local scenery is an excellent example of why British Columbia is known for its spectacular beauty.
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#LakeLife

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Scotch Creek, BC
Nestled against the Provincial Park in a family-friendly RV park you will find relaxation and fun. The beautiful Shuswap Lake and beach is less than a block away, with a Provincial boat launch near by. Entrance to the Provincial Park is also less than a block away, where you will find many trails for biking or walking, as well as playgrounds and a bike park. Amenities such as grocery store, pharmacy, medical clinic and eating establishments close by.
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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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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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Celista Campsite 7

1 site · RV1 acre · Celista, BC
Large campsite that can fit 40 ft trailer with peekaboo view of beautiful Shuswap Lake. Fire pit and picnic table. 50amp power and water. Septic service removal at no extra cost. Swimming area and dock with large beach area. Play ground for children. Public washrooms and showers and pay laundry. Lots of things to do like hiking, biking, swimming, boating or kayaking. 5 min to Celista Winery. 8 min drive to Scotch Creek.
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Louis Creek Retreat

1 site · Lodging160 acres · Kamloops, BC
This charming log house is situated on a family owned and operated 160-acre forested property with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Take in the serenity of this remote and unique property while enjoying the modern comforts of a freshly furnished home. Constructed in 1984, this beautiful log house was family built with wood sourced directly from the property. All water dispensed inside the log house is pumped directly from a year-round running spring behind the building. You are more than welcome to bottle up some spring water to take home! Our property is the perfect place to unwind and de-stress as you take in the picturesque views and fresh mountain air. Whether you are here to take it easy as a family or get a group of friends together for a celebration, you will feel right at home. Entering the front door at ground level you will find a king bedroom, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and large living/dining area with access to the rear patio. There is a staircase leading upstairs to the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and another bedroom which sleeps 3 with a bathroom just outside. The basement hosts an entertainment area with satellite TV (option for HDMI input), foosball table, board games and a beautiful 10 x 10 ft leather couch. There is also another bedroom with a queen bed and a backup single mattress which can be laid out. Let the kids loose outside in the large garden area. There will be some sporting equipment for guest use but feel free to bring your own. Go on a hike through the forest or relax on the deck by the pool and hot tub. End the night with some smores around the fire pit (weather and season permitting). We also have miles upon miles of trails that go all over the mountain, that you can access directly from the property. Ideal for ATVs or side-by-sides. You should receive nothing short of a five-star experience when staying at our property. If you have any requests prior to your stay we will always do our best to accommodate.
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North Shuswap Pad - Celista, BC

1 site · RV1 acre · Salmon Arm, BC
Private spot nestled above the beautiful Shuswap lake on the north side in Celista. Access available to a shared private beach and boat launch located a 2 minute drive down the hill. Other public beaches and launches are also nearby. A store is close by for all essentials. Water available but there is no septic or power. A sani dump is located nearby and inverter generator use is permitted. A generator is available for rent.
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Hangin Loose in Sicamous U Pick

16 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · BC
Located right in Sicamous, our riverfront campsites are sure to "WOW" you. Come and enjoy the spectacular mountain views on our organic berry farm. Enjoy our amazing fruit as we are a U-Pick as well. Don't have an RV or tent, NO problem, we have RVs for rent on location! This is the perfect spot for large gatherings, family reunions and weddings.
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Experience the serenity of Johnson Lake camping while exploring the heart of British Columbia. Johnson Lake’s crystal clear waters mirror the towering pines and majestic mountains, creating a picture-perfect backdrop. Hiking, fishing, and boating are just some of the outdoor activities waiting to be explored. And if you're seeking even more adventure, you're within reach of the astounding Adams Lake Provincial Park. Embrace the tranquil and the thrilling at Johnson Lake camping!

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  • Bask in the sun-soaked city of Kamloops! Offering a diverse camping experience, it's perfect for exploring local wineries or engaging in watersports on the surrounding rivers. Hiking and mountain biking trails promise an adventurous outing.

  • Set camp in Kelowna, the heart of the Okanagan! From swimming and boating in Okanagan Lake to hiking and cycling on Myra Canyon, outdoor adventures abound. Don't miss the local vineyards!

  • Adams Lake Provincial Park offers a serene camping experience. Enjoy the calmness of the lake, perfect for fishing and boating. The lush forest provides beautiful hiking trails for nature enthusiasts.

  • Experience the magic of Mount Revelstoke! Camp in the valley and wake up to spectacular mountain views. Hiking, mountain biking, and bird watching are popular activities. Don't miss the annual wildflower bloom!

  • With its stunning mountain peaks and deep valleys, Glacier National Park offers an unforgettable camping experience. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking through alpine meadows, viewing wildlife, or exploring over 700 miles of trails. A true paradise for nature lovers!

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