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Travelling in British Columbia

Quarterly Visitors E-Newsletter 

Issue 13, May 2015


Into the British Columbia Desert, Osoyoos, BC
Osoyoos Desert

Blogger Sheliza Mitha recounts her 2014 trip to BC's desert region, Osoyoos.


For as long as I can remember, my family and I have made an informal tradition of road- tripping through beautiful British Columbia every August. This year was no different, though our route veered slightly. We kicked off our travels with a quick dip down south, then veered back up via Osoyoos.

The first thing I noticed about this area was its dry and stark terrain, the dusty mountains looking like they belong more in the sparse deserts of Nevada. Read more... 
Where to see the Northern Lights in BC

Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights

Avid camper Amy Clausen, blogs at  


One of the most breathtaking sights on a dark night is the appearance of the northern lights, or aurora borealis. Every time I camp under clear dark skies, I try to identify constellations and the Milky Way, but I have only had the good fortune to see the northern lights once.  Staying in a cabin on northern Vancouver Island, it took me a few seconds to realize what I was seeing. Being a city dweller, I was not expecting this beautiful and ghostly apparition. Read more... 

Featured Property: Capri Motor Inn, Smithers 

The town of Smithers borders the Bulkley River and is set against the backdrop of the Hudson Bay Mountain and with vistas of the Babine and Telkwa Mountain Ranges. Located in this beautiful setting and right downtown, the Capri Motor Inn offers clean, comfortable accommodation at affordable prices.

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Featured Property: Thunderbird RV Park & Campground, Campbell River 

WeiWaiKum First Nation Dancers 
Centrally located in Campbell River, Thunderbird RV Park & Campground provides excellent camping facilities in beautiful surroundings with all the amenities close at hand. This year-round park features 77 serviced sites and 15 non-serviced tent sites including spacious big rig friendly pull-through and stunning ocean view sites.


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The 2015/2016 Super Camping & Select Lodging Guide  is Available Now! 

Pick up your copy of the new British Columbia Super Camping & Select Lodging Guide from a BC Visitor InfoCentre, some campgrounds or lodgings, or by downloading here


This 68-page guide is the only British Columbia Visitor Guide available in both print and electronic format. Featuring Lodging, Cabins, Yurts, private Campgrounds & RV Parks that are members of the BC Lodging & Campgrounds Association, as well as National Parks, rental agencies and more.   


Browse the Online Flip Book Version >>

Travel Tips: Welcome to British Columbia - Be Border & Customs Smart! 

You have made your decision to spend some time in our beautiful province of British Columbia (we are biased and we want you to be too!) and we want you to enjoy every moment of your trip. To do this, make your travel into British Columbia easy and hassle-free by understanding what is required when you enter Canada.


Travel British Columbia provides information and links on what to expect at the border crossings, your passports, goods you can bring into Canada, vehicles & boats, pets, firearms and more. Be educated and have a vacation to remember. 


For complete information click here  

 Camping Offers

Book Now!

May 19 - 24, 2015 
Kick off the 2015 camping season by staying at one of over 50 BC RV parks & campgrounds participating in the first annual Canadian Camping Week.

Campgrounds are offering either or both of the following:

* Two nights (Friday & Saturday) for $50.00+ GST; May 22-23, 2015

* Stay 5 nights for the price of 4 from May 19-24, 2015; (Tuesday through Saturday)

Some campgrounds are also offering special events.

Reservations must be made in advance.

For a list of participating campgrounds click here.

Don't be disappointed, plan your camping trip today!


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