and RVing 
British Columbia

February 2016
Blow those winter blues away by planning your camping trip this summer. British Columbia offers some exceptional opportunities for enjoying the outdoors and below are a few new and enduring BC experiences you and your family may want to try this year.

In This Issue:
Kettle Valley Rail Trail
Kettle Valley Rail Trail 
Kettle Valley Rail Trail
For a memory of a lifetime, cycle or hike on the historic Kettle Valley Railway Trail this year. From Christina Lake through to Kelowna and over to Penticton tourism operators are actively providing services, products and sharing history about this area and the Kettle Valley Railway Line which today has become a unique hiking and cycling experience.
Located at a variety of locations along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail you will find breathtaking camping experiences that take you from the creek bed to the lakeside, from the valley bottom to the edge of the canyon.
Interested in more information? Check out the new Kettle Valley Rail Trail video produced by the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), in association with Destination BC (DBC). There is also more information at
Two Exceptional Wilderness Adventures
Reservations are open! The Berg Lake Trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park in the Canadian Rockies and the Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit in BC's Cariboo region are so popular with outdoor enthusiasts that bookings for these two iconic experiences are already being accepted through Discover Camping.

The Berg Lake Trail is a 23 km backcountry adventure that is not for the faint of heart, but the stunning views, cascading waterfalls, pristine lakes and even icebergs will create memories forever.

Berg Lake Trail, Mt. Robson
Mount Robson, Berg Lake Trail

The Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit is 116 km across lakes, through portages and is an experience of a lifetime. The entire circuit takes from 6-10 days although the shorter West Side circuit is also available.

Bowron Lake
Bowron Lake
For more details on both of these adventures check out this news release.
Camping Offers Coming in 2016
2nd Annual Canadian RVing & Camping Week, May 24 - 29, 2016
Camping Appreciation Weekend, September 9 -10, 2016.

To celebrate the start of the summer camping season, participating campgrounds across Canada will be offering discounted rates for reservations made for Friday May 27th and Saturday May 28th, 2016.

The second national Canadian RVing and Camping Week is scheduled to run from May 24-29, 2016 and will culminate in a special offer for two-nights camping at $50, at participating campgrounds May 27-28 (Fri-Sat).

In British Columbia, as well as the May weekend offer, we are also planning to promote a "Five Night for price of Four" stay from May 24-28, 2016 (Tues-Sat). Canadian RVing and Camping Week in BC.

RVing is a Different World - and one I'm
Starting to Love

As total newbies, we had never been to an RV park, and had no idea what to expect - but everywhere we went, we were warmly greeted, given information on the area, advice on hook ups, and, although I was more than pleased to see pull in sites, there was always someone around to assist if you needed help reversing. And - they didn't laugh! It really did feel like we were a part of a little community. Read more.
The 2016 Super Camping Guide is Now Available
Pick up Your Copy of Super Camping at the Following British Columbia, Alberta or Seattle, WA Shows.

Edmonton RV Show, Expo Centre, Edmonton February 11-14 
Seattle RV Show, Century Link Field, Seattle February 11-14 
Earlybird RV Show, Tradex February 18-21 
PetLover Show, Tradex February 27 - 28 
BC Boat & Sportsman Show, Tradex March 4-6 
Island RV Show, Arbutus Equestrian Centre, Nanoose Bay April 8 -10 
Island RV Show, Penticton Trade & Convention Centre April 22-24 
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2016 Events & Festivals
Manning Park Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

EC Manning Park, located in the Cascade Mountains between Hope and Princeton, is marking its 75th birthday in 2016 with some special anniversary events.

Still in the planning stages, BC Parks and Manning Park Resort are gearing up to make this a banner year. More details.

Abbotsford Tulip Festival
March 25 - May 1

Thousands of tulips will paint the landscape around Abbotsford this Spring.

Created to celebrate the beauty of tulips and the Dutch heritage in the Fraser Valley, visitors are invited to stroll through the tulip fields and enjoy the brilliant display of colour along with other activities offered at the festival. Details are available at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.

Exciting Mountain Coaster Opening 2016 in Revelstoke
Revelstoke Mountain Resort will be the home of North America's first Brandauer mountain coaster in summer 2016.

This unique single-track coaster will thrill visitors as they travel 1.4 km and drop 279 vertical meters, speeding through ski runs, forest and a tunnel, before ending up in the Village Plaza. More details.

BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival June 10 - 19 Courtenay

Experience the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival in Courtenay, a unique event that offers 10 days of fabulous seafood tastings, informative aquaculture producer tours, signature dinner events, competitions, and family fun!

The Comox Valley produces more oysters than anywhere else in Canada and boasts nutrient rich waters, spectacular coastal scenery and friendly hospitality. Come and savour incredible seafood creations prepared by some of BC's finest Chefs.

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