Parks Canada Announces South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park Plans in Fruition

Progress on the planned national park that would span the Similkameen and the South Okanagan, British Columbia is slowly being developed, per an announcement provided by Parks Canada. The park’s work was delayed in 2020 because of the pandemic. In 2021, it was postponed again due to floods and wildfires the year before. Since then, […]

Outdoor Rec Group Calls on B.C. Gov’t to Increase Support for the Outdoor Sector

British Columbia (Canada) recreation and tourism groups have penned a message to new Premier David Eby to call on the provincial government to increase the budget for the outdoor sector.  According to a report from Cranbrook Daily Townsman, 40 organizations and businesses across B.C. are expressing concerns over the increasing outdoor recreation demand, which is […]

BC 2023 Camping Reservations Opening Soon

Another year means another season to explore and experience more adventures in the great outdoors.   For Canadian campers and outdoor enthusiasts, January is the perfect time to book outdoor getaways. According to a release, many BC Parks’ will open their reservations on January 3, 2023, with the opportunity for campers to book a site four […]

B.C. Gov’t Announces New Hotel Tax of Up to 2.5% to Support Major Tourism Events

Like any other province and territory, British Columbia’s (Canada) tourism industry is one of the hardest hit sectors during the peak of the pandemic, and until now, the Canadian government continuously implements measures to help in the recovery of the industry. In a bid to boost economic and tourism growth, the B.C. government last month […]

Peace Arch Provincial Park Reopens

The lengthy pandemic closure has ended for a British Columbia (Canada) park that straddles the Washington state border. According to a report, Peace Arch Provincial Park, a nine-hectare park that spans the B.C.-Washington state border, reopened on Monday, October 24. It is one of B.C.’s last remaining COVID-19 closures.  A statement released by B.C. Parks […]

Fairmont Hot Springs Named 9th Best Resort in Canada

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (British Columbia, Canada), home to Canada’s largest natural mineral hot springs with a stunning RV resort and a campground, was recently named the 9th best resort in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler. Photo courtesy of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Now in its 35th year, Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards […]

Canadian Tourism Ministers Collaborate to Support Canadian Tourism Industry

Tourism ministers at federal, provincial, and territorial levels met in person in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada), for the annual Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers (CCTM) meeting. According to a release, Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, and the Honourable Lisa Beare, British Columbia Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, […]

BCLCA Pushes Back ‘Ideas Forum’ Until Spring 2023

Ideas Forum, one of Canada’s largest campground industry events, has been postponed until spring next year, British Columbia Lodging and Campgrounds Association (BCLCA) Executive Director Joss Penny told Modern Campground. “[W]e are polling the membership on dates, location, and virtual vs. onsite preferences,” Penny said. BCLCA members and stakeholders were scheduled to meet in Kelowna […]

BC Parks Posts Record-Breaking Camping Season

In a recent release, BC Parks (British Columbia, Canada) reported the record-breaking numbers of reservations made for campsites, day-use passes, backcountry permits, cabins, and picnic shelters in provincial parks this 2022 camping season. According to the release, over 317,000 reservations were made on the new and improved BC Parks reservation system for the 2022 season—an […]

City of Fernie Adopts Changes to Sewer, Water Bylaws to Include Campgrounds

Changes to sewer and water bylaws of British Columbia’s City of Fernie are set to affect Fernie RV Resort. The campground within city limits had been paying city bills under a temporary rate charge arrangement, according to a local report. Moreover, staff report shows that Fernie RV Resort has not been billed under Fernie’s bylaws […]