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The Best Free Campsites Near Vancouver (Guide)

Free Campsites Near Vancouver

With the warm season among us, it’s time to start planning that camping trip with your family and friends.

There’s a number of great campsites just outside of the Vancouver area (road trip!) that are completely free to set up your tent in and enjoy a magical night underneath the stars. Soak in the great outdoors of British Columbia at one of the many free campsites below.

Squamish Riverside

One of the most popular destinations with 10 campsites and two outhouses. Given its location next to the Squamish River, the site is well known for fishing,  canoeing, and swimming.

Abbott Lake

The area has three campsites and is a popular spot for boating and fishing. Located in Merritt, BC.

Garrison Lakes
With just one campsite, this area has a lot of hiking trails and fishing spots for your camping trip. Located in Princeton, BC.

Amor Lake

Filled with many sandy beaches, enjoy the lake view at one of their five campsites. Located near Campbell River, BC.

Free Campsites Near Vancouver

Elbow Lake

This gorgeous lake offers seven campsites with views of the Cariboo Mountains. Located in Horsefly, BC.

Apple Point

Overlooking Brewster lake, Apple Point has five beautiful campsites where you can boat and fish. Located near Campbell River, BC.

Little Big Bar Lake

There are six campsites in the area—a great spot for boating, fishing and camping. Located in Clinton, BC.

Beaverdam Lake

This lake offers seven campsites and the perfect spot for going fishing, picnicking or horseback riding. Enjoy the gorgeous view of the Marble Mountain Range. Located in Clinton, BC.

Gray Lake

A great spot for swimming and canoeing, this lake offers six campsites. Located near Campbell River, BC.

Free Campsites Near Vancouver

Carol Lake

The area has seven campsites where you can enjoy the lake view and go canoeing, swimming or fishing. Located in Lillooet, BC.

Amanita Lake

With nine wonderful campsites to choose from, this lake offers beach activities, fishing and swimming. Located just east of Prince George, BC.


Images via Site and Trails BC

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