British Columbia is one of the most beautiful places in the world. From soaring mountain ranges to endless stretches of sandy beach, the province offers a litany of exquisite places to explore.
And, as the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to explore the most breathtaking campsites in BC.
We’ve compiled a handy list of the best spots to soak in the awe-inspiring views from these sweet spots.
Campsites in BC
Alice Lake Provincial Park
Campgrounds offer panoramic views of the mountains or the ocean. In this case, the views from the area include both. Alice Lake Provincial Park sits just north of Squamish and offers spellbinding views. In addition, the location links to phenomenal hiking and mountain biking routes. The trails are steep, but the reward is well worth the effort.
Pacific Rim National Park
So I tend to do this thing where I actively choose to do things that put me quite outside my comfort zone. It is like my adventurous heart and my nomadic soul crave something new. New places. New people. New vibes. New lessons. That is not to say everything that has come before now was not important. In fact it is the exact opposite. Every. Single. Thing. Person. Place. And Experience. Has directed and carried me to dream and be inspired to explore that something to change me. Something to make me grow. Something to help me evolve. I listen to what that desiring heart and wandering soul tell me. I let the universe and its divine agenda guide me to where I am meant to be. Even when I am scared. Even when I am nervous. Even when I am unsure. Even when there are bumps along the way (and oh wow are there big bumps sometimes). Even when there is all that and I don’t quite see the point or the end destination. I choose to trust. I choose to listen. I choose to enjoy the journey. And I am so so sooooooooo grateful for that. I have been extremely blessed to have had some of the most beautiful experiences. Seen some of the most breathtaking places. And met some of the most amazing people. And the adventure still continues. Day in and Day out. Every moment I seize the opportunity to live my best life. And my best life has brought me to this special place in the world. Here. Right now. This is my backyard. The last few nights I have been fortunate enough to be in the water watching the ocean glimmer in purple and gold as the sun disappears and the sky turns from bright blue to cotton candy. The fog slowly rolling in engulfing the trees as the snow capped mountains stand powerful and tall in the background. The first stars appear and the waves continue to crash. And I smile to myself. This is my life. And I am grateful. Just beyond grateful.
Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim National Park offers some of the most spectacular views in the province. For one, Long Beach is one of BC’s most beautiful beaches.With over 22 kilometres of pristine sand stretching across the ocean, it is truly spectacular. What’s more, this area has the best surfing in all of Canada. Green Point Campground is located on the ledge just above the beach, which creates an ideal vantage point.
Muncho Lake Provincial Park
Located in Muncho Lake Provincial Park, the jade coloured waters of Muncho Lake are nestled alongside the Alaska Highway. Due to its locale, it’s a relatively remote, tranquil destination offering blissful, heavenly views. In addition, the lake is the perfect place to enjoy a litany of aquatic activities. Some of the most popular include kayaking, boating, swimming, canoeing, waterskiing and paddleboarding.
Formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, the Haida Gwaii form an archipelago off British Columbia’s west coast. On shore they are filled with a lush, temperate rainforest, bountiful wildlife, and a rich culture. Further, they grant visitors with some of the most breathtaking views in the entire world. National Geographic named Haida Gwaii as one of the 20 must-see places in the entire world, and it isn’t hard to see why. Favourite campgrounds include Agate Bay and Misty Meadows.
Shuswap Lake Provincial Park
The Okanagan is one of BC’s ideal vacation destinations. Not only does it experience a great deal of warm, sunny weather, but it has lovely sands and pebble beaches. Indeed, these relaxing retreats are the ideal places to pitch a tent and enjoy the dog days of summer. What’s more, the water is never far away, and it is perfect for swimming, canoeing and kayaking.
Looking for more breathtaking spots in our beautiful province? Check out this secret swimming hole with deep aquamarine waters! Then, have a look at this magical cave with a natural figure of Buddha in it!
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