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Travelling in British Columbia
Quarterly Visitors E-newsletter
Issue 9 
April 2014

Dear Subscriber:    


Welcome to the ninth edition of Travelling in British Columbia with information on British Columbia published by the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association. 


For those of you that camp or RV the 25th anniversary edition of Super Camping is now available for pick up at BC Travel Info Centres located throughout British Columbia and the online flip book version can be viewed at


In This Issue:
Travel Tips: Maintaining Your RV - Check List
Attraction: Historic O'Keefe Ranch
Camping Profile: Canyon Creek RV Park, Hixon
Lodging Profile: Inn on Long Lake, Nanaimo
Travel Routes: Top Ten Hikes in the Lower Mainland
Experience: Spring Fly Fishing
Travel Tips: Maintaining Your RV - Check List


RV maintenance can save you thousands of dollars, not to mention hours of headaches. A little prevention goes a long way. Be sure to follow our check list for keeping your RV in tip top shape, both inside and out.


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Attractions: Historic O'Keefe Ranch, Vernon

Historic O'Keefe Ranch is a favourite destination for locals and visitors seeking the "Wild West" past of the North Okanagan. Located just 12 km north of Vernon, the ranch is open from mid-May to mid-October every year. It also plays host to special events year-round, and is a popular site for weddings.


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Camping Profile: Canyon Creek RV Park, Hixon

Known as one of the "best little campsites in BC", Canyon Creek in Hixon is a charming site located just 35 minutes north of Quesnel in the geographic centre of British Columbia.


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Lodging Profile: Inn on Long Lake, Nanaimo

The Inn on Long Lake is more than just a place to spend the night. Your experience starts the moment you step onto your private balcony and let your gaze stretch across the tree-lined waters of Lake. With kayaks, paddleboats, and wildlife viewing at your doorstep, and local shopping centres just a short walk up the road, the Inn is nestled in nature while providing all the city has to offer. It's a place to build memories, and the perfect launch pad for your Vancouver Island adventure.


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The BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association travel Blog went live on May 14, 2013 and since this time we have posted 31 Blogs that you may be interested in reading visit - The blogs range from Horse Racing to the Ghost Towns of British Columbia. Every two weeks a new blog is posted.


Do you have an amazing trip, tour or experience that you want to share with us?  If so, please contact

Thank you for reading!
To find past articles from previous e-newsletters click here >>



Joss Penny, Executive Director
BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association

 Travel Routes:

Top Ten Hikes in the Lower Mainland


With the weather warming up there's no better time to grab your hiking boots and hit the trails. We asked Mike Chang of "" where he'd start this spring. Here's his "Top Ten" for the Lower Mainland, which are Easy to Intermediate (to get you warmed up for the season):


Experience: Spring Fly-Fishing

Fly fishing in BC is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with nature and explore our Province's majestic beauty. Top spots include the Cowichan River on Vancouver Island; the Skagit River near Hope; Plateau Lake near Merritt; Mabel Lake, north of Lumby, and Sunburst Lake in Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park.


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