Can you camp anywhere on Crown land in British Columbia?

Hipcamp staff
A scenic view of British Columbia

Yes, you can camp on Crown land in British Columbia, as long as you follow the guidelines and regulations set by the province. In general, Canadian citizens and permanent residents can camp on Crown land in BC for up to 14 consecutive days for free. However, there are some restrictions and guidelines to follow:

  • Stay at least 30 meters (100 feet) away from any water source.
  • Respect areas marked as "No Camping" or "No Trespassing."
  • Do not camp in areas designated for industrial or commercial use.
  • Be aware of any local fire bans or restrictions.
  • Leave no trace and pack out all garbage.
  • Respect wildlife and their habitats.

It's important to note that non-residents of Canada may need to obtain a permit to camp on Crown land in BC. Always check the specific regulations for the area you plan to camp in and follow all posted signage.