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Travelling in British Columbia
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Issue 6 
July 2013

Dear Subscriber:    


Welcome to the sixth edition of Travelling in British Columbia with information on British Columbia that BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association shares with over 5,000 subscribers just like you.

In This Issue:
Camping Tips: Backcountry Check List
Event: Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
Attractions: Kumsheen Rafting, Lytton
Camping Profile: Moondance Bay Resort
Lodging Profile: Finger Lake Resort
Circle Tour: Gold Rush Trail
Camping Tips: Backcountry Check List

While BC is famous for vehicle-accessible campsites and gentle adventures, our backcountry experiences are gaining prominence. That's thanks in part to a new registration system that allows campers to get permits before their trip.  


New to backcountry camping? "Backcountry" refers to an area in a park or recreation area that is primarily for wilderness hiking and backpacking. This "next level" of camping offers many advantages, such as more physically challenging terrain, and access to secret spots where often the eagles and the bears are your only companions.


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Event: Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)

Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE. Today, the PNE is the longest running and best attended annual ticketed event in BC and the site of hundreds of famous events - from a live performance from the Beatles to the historic Miracle Mile.   


Over the past 101 years, the PNE has evolved from its role as an industry showcase into a centre for entertainment and family fun. World class and award-winning shows such as Cirque Pop, City Rhythm and Bring on the Night were all created especially, and exclusively for the PNE.


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Attractions: Kumsheen Rafting, Lytton

Kumsheen Rafting operates at the great forks of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers with a motto of "Raft - Relax - Recharge". They are known across Canada and around the world for friendliness, exceptional whitewater rafting tours, and for their flawless 40-year safety record. The upscale resort is complete with swimming pool, restaurant, unique teepee lodging and much more, creating a complete experience of adventure along with total relaxation


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Camping Profile: Moondance Bay Resort

Peaceful Moondance Bay Resort, located on the north shore of Bridge Lake in BC's Cariboo Chilcotin Region, offers fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, boating and year-round family fun.


Campers will enjoy peaceful lakeside RV sites with picnic tables, firepits, and spotless shower house with laundry facility. For those wishing a little more luxury, the resort features fully-furnished lakeside cabins. Guest facilities and amenities include a children's playground, rustic 9-hole mini golf and a convenience store.


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 Lodging Profile: Finger Lake Resort

 This quiet, secluded resort in Northern BC is located within Finger-Tatuk Provincial Park two hours southwest of Prince George, one hour South of Vanderhoof. The resort is small and family-oriented and is the only property on the lake, which has over 30km of shoreline.


The property features self-contained lakeside rustic log cabins with BBQs and exclusive access to private Finger Lake. Or make use of one of 11 RV/tent sites for camping. Firewood and hot showers are free and the resort is pet friendly.


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Joss Penny
BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association

Circle Tour  Route:

Gold Rush Trail

 The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region of BC is both big and small, and that's good news.  Big because its 117,500 square kilometres contain spectacular topography, over 8,000 lakes, golden plains, craggy peaks, and gorgeous wildlife.  Small because only an estimated 73,000 people live here.  And good because these factors give vacationers an unmatched sense of

grandeur and fun.


The best way to explore the vast Cariboo Chillcotin Region is by road, with highways and endless backroads leading to hidden gems throughout. One popular route is the famous Cariboo Gold Rush Trail.


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