Blog Articles for Travelling in British Columbia

Travel British Columbia website is owned by the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association. Designed to help people find information about the kinds of travel or vacation experiences they can encounter in British Columbia. The site assists tourists, campers and RVers in locating a range of accommodations including lodging, campgrounds and RV parks, with links to maps, circle tours, camping and RVing tips, travel information and more.
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When the name Harrison Hot Springs is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the luxury resort that features hot springs pools and hot tubs, but Harrison Hot Springs is also the name of the village, about an hour and a half drive east of Vancouver. - See more at: http://blog.travel-british-columbia.com/harrison-hot-springs-british-columbia-canada/#sthash.tXO1Tlz5.dpuf

When the name Harrison Hot Springs is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the luxury resort that features hot springs pools and hot tubs, but

In the southernmost section of Surrey, near the shores of Semiahmoo Bay, a 67’ white monument known as the Peace Arch watches over travellers between the United States and Canada. This is one of Canada’s major border crossings and joins Highway 99 with Interstate 5 in Washington. - See more at: http://blog.travel-british-columbia.com/international-peace-arch-park-metro-vancouver/#sthash.a67ozZbA.dpuf

A white monument known as the Peace Arch watches over travellers between the United States and Canada and is located in Peace Arch Park.

Do not own a boat and want to catch salmon? – not a problem, the Lower Mainland offers many quality places to fish. Each fall from September to December  I manage to get out for a few days of Coho fishing.  One of the places I have fished twice already this season, with my son and friends, Steve, Lino & Rob, is Two Bit Bar, Fort Langley. - See more at: http://blog.travel-british-columbia.com/bar-rig-fishing-coho-salmon-in-the-lower-mainland-of-british-columbia/#sthash.CLYPIh1w.dpuf

Bar Rig Fishing Coho Salmon in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia

Be prepared. Most campers don’t need this advice but with a baby, there are a few things you really don’t want to be without, we made sure we had extra layers, hats and socks, and extra pacifiers for when we inevitably lost one or two in the mud. I was also glad to have our Bumbo chair so baby could sit and watch outside, and a front-carrier for long walks in the woods. - See more at…

Our first family camping experience with a baby in scenic British Columbia.

30 kilometres east of Sicamous, we come to a perfect rail fan’s stop at Craigellachie where the last spike of the transcontinental railway was driven by Donald Smith, who later became Lord Strathcona, on November 7, 1885. - See more at: http://blog.travel-british-columbia.com/train-spotting-highway-1-lytton-to-craigellachie-british-columbia-canada/#sthash.hI0abojh.dpuf

Train Spotting: Highway 1 Lytton to Craigellachie, British Columbia, Canada

One of the joys of living near the coast is that sometimes whales can be spotted while doing every day activities such as walking the seawall in Stanley Park or at the end of the pier in White Rock. -  See more at: http://blog.travel-british-columbia.com/best-places-to-spot-wildlife-in-british-columbia/#sthash.uSj3Uu7G.dpuf

Viewing wildlife such as whale watching is a fun activity, and there are many species of birds and small wildlife that can be easily spotted.

Travelling along the Crowsnest Highway – one of BC’s major throughways, also referred to as the Interprovincial, Southern Trans-Provincial and Highway 3 (and, more locally, as the Hope-Princeton Highway) – you’ll find plenty of places to refresh and rest up as you head east towards Osoyoos (or beyond). - See more at: http://blog.travel-british-columbia.com/take-a-break-along-the-crowsnest-highway-3-to-osoyoos-british-columbia/#sthash.8PRbCHHE.dpuf

All about The Okanagan Valley in Canada - a popular vacation area. Image shows Osoyoos Lake

In many areas of BC, you may find yourself sharing camp with raccoons. They are usually nocturnal so if you have coolers please lock them away as raccoons are always on the look out for a quick, easy meal! - See more at: http://blog.travel-british-columbia.com/10-small-animals-frequently-encountered-when-camping-in-british-columbia/#sthash.etxB00B5.dpuf

10 small animals frequently encountered when camping in British Columbia

Tucked away in the Cariboo region, British Columbia’s best known ghost town is Barkerville. In 1862 the town was founded by Billy Barker, who was originally from England. He tried his luck in California during the gold rush days and eventually headed to British Columbia where he struck it rich in gold. - See more at: http://blog.travel-british-columbia.com/barkerville-gold-rush-town/#sthash.DYs7aerF.dpuf

Tucked away in the Cariboo region, British Columbia's best known ghost town is Barkerville. In 1862 the town was founded by Billy Barker, who was originally

We decided to go for a drive around the island, our first destination was Poets Cove, located on north Pender.  This resort is tucked away in Bedwell Harbour and offers accommodation, spa and full-service marina. See more at: http://blog.travel-british-columbia.com/the-penders-north-south-island-gulf-islands/#sthash.qpDvekLG.dpuf

The Penders – North & South Island – Gulf Islands

The hot springs is around 104 degrees, with the caves offering the idyllic setting to take a truly natural steam bath.  Of course, the plunge pool is just that – meant to refresh and revitalize (somewhere around the 50-degree mark) before and/or after your hot soak. - See more at: http://blog.travel-british-columbia.com/relaxing-in-ainsworth-hot-springs-and-visiting-nelson-british-columbia/#sthash.wX3Fzj0A.dpuf

Relaxing in Ainsworth Hot Springs and Visiting Nelson, British Columbia

The farther north you go, the better your chances of seeing it, but if a trip to the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories, or Nunavut is not in your plans this year, don’t despair. Even during low solar activity periods, the northern lights are visible in many parts of BC. - See more at: http://blog.travel-british-columbia.com/best-places-to-camp-and-see-the-northern-lights-in-british-columbia-canada/#sthash.9QSLlkMy.dpuf

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