Our connection to the land is unbroken.
Direct experience with nature is all the medicine you need to keep on the adventurer’s path. With spectacular settings ranging from sage-filled desert to salty-shored coastline, camping in Indigenous British Columbia is the lap of luxury.
From dome glamping to teepee camping, the best places to camp in British Columbia are Indigenous-owned.
Soothe your soul and seek the unknown.
Land-based activities such as fishing, hiking, and kayaking combine with outdoor accommodations and connect you with Indigenous locals.
Learn more about Indigenous-owned campgrounds, RV parks, and cabins, and make your camping reservations.
*Last updated July 2023. Accommodations are listed by region; and then in no particular order.
Cheam Fishing Village
Campground | RV Park | Boat Launch
The Cheam Fishing Village and Campground is located on the bank of the majestic Fraser River. They open in early spring and close after the October long weekend. The campground offers 52 spacious campsites plus 2 group sites, a boat launch, riverside walking trails, fire pits, picnic tables, 30amp power & water hookups, overflow parking, and direct access to the largest, healthiest salmon, sturgeon and trout fishing in the world.
Fraser Canyon Riverside Domes
📍Outside of Hope
Fraser Canyon Riverside Domes is a unique waterfront property with two domes and a wood-fired hot tub. These luxury domes come with power and cooking facilities and your own private deck steps away from the Fraser River. Each dome has a Weber bbq, picnic table, and propane fire table and there is a common wood-burning fire pit with wood provided. Located in the Fraser Canyon, just 15 minutes north of Hope, BC off Highway 1.
Retasket Lodge & RV Park
RV Park | Lodging
Nestled near the renowned Old Suspension Bridge, a beloved landmark in Lillooet, is where you’ll find Retasket Lodge & RV Park. Along with providing complimentary breakfast, the lodge features modern amenities, including a flat-screen TV, complimentary WIFI, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, ensuring exceptional comfort and convenience throughout your stay.
Salish Seaside RV Haven
RV Park | Float Home | Gift Shop | Ocean Front
Proudly owned and operated by a partnership of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, Salish Seaside RV Haven is located on a private peninsula right in the heart of Victoria’s waterfront harbour. A majority of the sites are right on the water, commanding spectacular views in all directions. Salish Seaside RV Haven is big rig friendly, with 30 & 50 amp power. Guests can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, and a brand new amenities building featuring modern washrooms, showers, laundry room, and a spectacular Clubhouse with decks and a fireplace.
Campground | RV Park | Cottages | Estuary + Ocean Front
Cluxewe Resort is an Indigenous-owned and operated campground, RV Park, and resort on Northern Vancouver Island. Rent beachfront cottages or camp with your RV or tent. Go bird watching on the Cluxewe Estuary or watch whales from your cozy ocean front campsite.
Thunderbird RV Park & Resort
📍 Campbell River
RV Park | Cottages | Estuary + Ocean Front
Located in Campbell River, Thunderbird RV Park and Resort has provided year-round accommodations for over 40 years. The resort is conveniently located to all shopping amenities and features 95 fully serviced RV sites including spacious big rig friendly pull-through and ocean view sites. There are four one and two-bedroom cottages with spectacular views of the estuary and ocean complete with hot tubs on private decks.
📍 North of Nanaimo
Campground | RV Park | Ocean Front
Snaw-naw-as Campground offers pristine oceanside views. Snuggled north of Nanaimo, 20 minutes from downtown, they off a combination of the rustic camping experience and the comforts of the region. Within 5 minutes, you can be hiking the beautiful Copley Ridge Trail System, or enjoy the amenities of North Nanaimo.
Campground | RV Park | Cabins | Ocean Front
Wya Point Resort is situated amongst old-growth forests and private, pristine beaches of the Yuu-thlu-ilth-aht (Ucluelet) First Nation peoples. Located on the rugged and remote West Coast of Vancouver Island, Wya Point offers luxurious lodge accommodations, waterfront yurts, and beachfront camping.
Tsawaak RV Resort & Campground
RV Park | Cabins | Private Beach Access
Tsawaak proudly offers the region’s most versatile site options in a modern-rustic setting, including Longhouse Cabins and RV Hookups designed to accommodate all sizes. They have scenic and private settings as well as all the necessities for a safe, fun and relaxing trip.
Fair Harbour Marina and Campground
Campground | RV Park | Cabins | Boat Launch | Ocean Front
Discover the welcoming haven of Fair Harbour Marina and Campground, where you can find a 26-site campground, 4 cozy rental cabins, convenient fuel and moorage docks, a boat launch, and a well-stocked general store. This pristine territory belongs to the Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations, and it serves as a launching point to some of the most awe-inspiring and breathtaking scenery on the West Side of Vancouver Island.
Chims Guest House
Chims Guest House is nestled in Port Alberni along Highway 4 en route to Tofino. Each Indigenous designed unit can comfortably accommodate up to four guests. Chims Guest House also offers a convenient location, being a short 20-minute drive from Victoria Quay and Harbour Quay, the Alberni Valley Museum, an abundance of hiking trails, Sproat Lake, and Stamp Falls.
Tsa Kwa Luten
RV Park | Ocean Front
Embark on a picturesque 10-minute ferry journey from Campbell River to Quadra Island, where you’ll find the Tsa-Kwa-Luten Oceanside RV Park, located on the ancestral lands of our Laichwiltach First Nation. This waterfront retreat spans 1,100 acres of forest, where bald eagles soar overhead and orcas traverse the waters.The RV park offers 25 fully serviced sites, including 15 with ocean views and 10 nestled right on the beach.
Pachena Bay Campground
Campground | RV Park | Easy Ocean Access
Pachena Bay Campground is located near Bamfield, BC, and serves as the gateway to the renowned West Coast Trail. Stroll along untouched beaches, explore ancient rainforests, and witness soaring eagles and other captivating wildlife. Enjoy outdoor experiences such as world-class sportfishing, kayaking, diving expeditions, eco-tours, and enriching cultural experiences. Pachena Bay Campground is a full-service camping site that accommodates RVs, Campers, and Tents.
Puntledge RV Park and Campground
Campground | RV Park
Enjoy a natural environment with modern comforts at the Puntledge RV Park and Campground. A short walking distance to downtown Courtenay, Puntledge RV Park and Campground is within close proximity to local shops, restaurants, and beaches. The campground features well-spaced campsites with tables and fire rings, complimentary WIFI, laundry facilities, showers, and a children’s playground.
The Cabins at Alert Bay
Cabins | Ocean Front
Discover The Cabins at Alert Bay, a ‘Namgis First Nation-owned retreat. Perfect for those seeking cultural experiences, eco-adventures, leisurely escapes, or a combination of it all, each of the 14 cabins features hardwood floors, electric fireplaces, and queen beds with cozy duvets. With fully equipped kitchens, high-speed internet, cable tv, private verandas, and BBQ facilities at your disposal, the cabins provide the utmost convenience for your stay.
Qualicum First Nation Campground, Cabins & RV Park
Campground | Cabins | RV Park | River Front
The Qualicum First Nation Campground is located on the north side of the Big Qualicum River, overlooking the Strait of Georgia on Vancouver Island. Here you can find basic, serviced, and non-serviced waterfront and off-water recreational vehicle sites, tent camping sites and cabins. Just a 14-minute drive from Qualicum Beach, this popular campground offers beach access, making it an ideal destination for campers seeking a coastal getaway on Vancouver Island.
Campground | Ocean Front
Experience the unparalleled beauty of camping on Saysutshun, where 18 walk-in campsites nestled in a tranquil forest await, just a 5-minute stroll from the docks. Select sites offer ocean views, while five group campsites cater to larger gatherings of up to 50 guests. Enjoy modern amenities including potable water, flush and pit toilets, hot showers, and food lockers to safeguard your provisions from local wildlife. Enjoy the peacefulness of the car-free island while enjoying the calming sounds of the ocean, birdsong, and rustling trees.
Campground | RV Park | Lake Front
Nk’Mip Campground & RV Park is located on the picturesque shores of Osoyoos Lake, right at the edge of the captivating Sonora Desert. Nestled amidst flourishing vineyards, here you can journey through the world-class outdoors, indulge in exquisite wines from renowned wineries, and visit family-friendly attractions and cultural gems to create lasting memories.
Sulphurous Lake Resort
Campground | RV Park | Cabins | Lake Front
At Sulphurous Lake Resort, you’ll discover a spring-fed freshwater lake teeming with Trout, Kokanee, Burbot (freshwater cod), and Rainbow Trout. The pristine waters of Sulphurous Lake offer the perfect setting for fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, and a host of other aquatic activities. Bask in the beauty of nature while enjoying the comforts of home.
Tunkwa Lake Resort
Campground | RV Park | Cabins | Lake Front
Located in the sunny Southern Interior of the Thompson Nicola region of British Columbia, Tunkwa Lake Resort is both a fishing resort and an affordable destination for fishing lodge vacations. Guests can also enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails, and birding/wildlife viewing opportunities as well as a playground for children.
Quilakwa RV & Campground | Mabel Lake
📍35km outside of Enderby
Campsite | Glamping
Quilakwa at the Lake Campground is located above the mouth of the Shuswap River where it meets the picturesque Mabel Lake, just 35km outside of Enderby, BC. This rustic campground is conveniently located within walking distance of the local marinas, golf course, and beaches.
Quilakwa RV & Campground | Enderby Campground
Quilakwa RV & Campground is located along the banks of the beautiful Shuswap River in the heart of Enderby. The RV Park is calm and serene with groomed lawn and grassed sites. The Enderby Cliffs provide a majestic backdrop and there are numerous golf courses and hiking trails close by.
Utopia Feels Botanical Glampground
Campsite | Glamping
Utopia Feels Botanical Glampground is a luxury campground and micro-farm located on the grounds of a former nursery. Just a short 10-minute drive from Kalamalka Beach, guests can enjoy off-roading trails, biking routes, orchards, local wineries, and spending time with the farm animals that reside on-site. Utopia Feels offers large, spacious Glamping tents equipped with queen-size beds as well as additional cots, and floor mattresses to accommodate larger families.
Tim’s By the River Campsite
Campsite | Glamping
Tim’s By the River Campsite is located near Salmon River, a serene river that winds its way to Shuswap Lake. Tim’s welcomes RVs and tents and is conveniently located just before Salmon Valley Road to Salmon Arm. Ideal for all kinds of campers, hikers and cyclists, the campsite features twenty sites, including 30 amp options with water hookup as well as picnic spots, and firepits.
The Raven’s Nest Resort + Campground
📍Fairmont Hot Springs
Campground | Cabins
The cabins & camping at The Raven’s Nest Resort are in a naturally beautiful setting to stay, relax, play, and connect with yourself, your friends & your family. The resort offers spacious, unserviced campsites nestled amongst the trees, perfect for anyone seeking an opportunity to unplug and unwind. Get cozy in your own off-grid, solar-powered, log cabin overlooking the beautiful Columbia Valley Wetlands.
Alpha Mountain Lodge
Alpha Mountain Lodge is located in close proximity to the renowned Boulder Mountain and just minutes away from Revelstoke. Experience the thrill of sledding or biking straight from your cabin’s doorstep to Boulder Mountain. Alpha Mountain Lodge offers cozy private hideaways, providing the perfect sanctuary for all your mountain adventures.
📍Hazelton, Kitimat-Stikine District
Campground | RV Park | River Front
Nestled at the heart of the picturesque Skeena and Bulkley River region, ‘Ksan Campground is located beside the renowned ‘Ksan Historical Village and Museum. Immerse yourself in nature along scenic walking trails, and relish in the breathtaking mountain views the campground has to offer. ‘Ksan Campground offers fully-serviced RV/Trailer sites that accommodate rigs of all sizes, ensuring a comfortable stay.
Wyld North Outfitters
Experience the Pacific Northwest throughout every season with one of Wyld North Outfitters‘ self-contained campervan rentals. Embrace a simplified lifestyle, step outside, and reconnect with the fundamentals of nature. Wyld North Outfitters can assist you in planning your adventure, whether it entails exploring rainforests, rivers, lakes, or ocean views. With their well-equipped campervans, Wyld North Outfitters ensures you can effortlessly engage in all these experiences.
Kasiks Wilderness Resort
Campground | RV Park | Hotel
Experience the tranquility of Kasiks Wilderness Resort, also known as Kasiks Lodge and Campground. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the campground, nestled amidst trees and mountains, with the Skeena River nearby. Kasiks Lodge offers 10 lodge rooms and 24 spacious campsites. Conveniently located 60km west of Terrace and 90km east of Prince Rupert and Port Edward, Kasiks Wilderness Resort is your gateway to a memorable vacation along the Northwest Coast.
Witset RV Park and Campground
Campground | RV Park | Cabins | Cottages
Nestled on a picturesque plateau and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the Witset RV Park and Campground offers breathtaking views of the Widzin Kwah Canyon. The campground is located along the renowned Yellowhead Highway 16 circle tour route to Alaska. It stands as the first accessible campground in British Columbia, featuring roll-in accessible showers, picnic tables, and sites designed to meet diverse mobility needs.
Campsite | RV Park
Located along Highway 97, Whispering Willows is an accessible location with basic amenities and offers a practical overnight stop for travellers driving north towards Barkerville / Quesnel. Their tenting sites and full-service options suitable for RVs are surrounded by trees and located near a sparkling creek to cool off in.