Cariboo Bonanza Resort – Horse Lake, BC

Cariboo Bonanza Resort on Horse Lake, BC

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Our morning coffee view.

Another big group camping trip is in the books. The memories, laughter and stories will live on forever, only improving with time.  We received an email to advise the campground we pre-booked for 2015, Moondance Bay Resort, was closing.  It was difficult to find another campground that could give 7 families totalling 26 people lake front sites without a year’s notice. After calling several resorts I stumbled upon Cariboo Bonanza Resort which is also in BC’s Interlakes area.  We were so happy they could offer us 5 lakefront sites with 2 more just behind. Continue reading

Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park – Kamloops, BC

www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/laclejeune/

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Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park is located about 1/2 an hour south of Kamloops and a bit over a 1/2 hr north of Merrit, just off Highway 5.  The elevation, of almost 1,300 meters, can be both an attraction and deterrent when considering this park. Residents of Kamloops and Merrit flock here is the summer to get away from their often extreme desert-like temperature. You will find Lac Le Juen is on average about 10 degrees cooler than either of those cities. th (4) This park also has a nice beach and swimming lake although it can be very cold early in the season. The area is popular for fishing and there are also a couple of other good fishing lakes nearby. It is surprising that you are only 1/2 hour away from the city but once in the park you feel like you truly are getting away. Continue reading

Dutch Lake Resort – Clearwater, BC

http://dutchlake.com/

Written by guest blogger Fourroys, Surrey, BC 

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Dutch Lake Resort is located in Clearwater, BC. It offers a number of fully serviced lake view RV sites as well as shaded and open partially serviced sites. All of the sites are a short walk to the lake. Clearwater is approximately half way between Edmonton, Alberta and Vancouver, BC (about a 5.5 hour drive either way). Continue reading

Canyon Alpine RV Park and Campground – Boston Bar, BC

 http://canyonalpinervpark.com/

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It was the end of July 2014 and we had been camping near 100 Mile House for a week. As we neared Boston Bar the thermometer was inching up to 41 degrees. We needed a place to stop, have a cold drink and break up the trip. Our internet search gave us Canyon Alpine RV Park. We were 3 families traveling together so we were hoping for sites near each other. We called and the owner was more than willing to accommodate us. I must say Canyon Alpine was a pleasant surprise. I am not sure what we were expecting,  Boston Bar is not exactly known for destination camping, but we were not disappointed.  The back of the campground is up hill so those sites have retaining walls between them. These tiers give you added privacy but because the sites run across the slop each site is very level. Most sites are pull through, which is great for all sizes of camping vehicles. If walking is an issue then pick a site on the lower part of the campground because it can be a bit of a trek to the back sites. All sites have full hook ups, a picnic table and a fire pit. We were put into sites, 15,16 and 17. It worked great for us and we were just thrilled to open our drinks and turn on the air conditioners. The campground also has a hotel and restaurant. I am not sure if it was the 41 degrees, the 5 hour drive or the 7 days of RV cooking but the restaurant alone made the moms decide this was where we were staying. We were told the restaurant caters to the fire fighters that arrive in the summer so the food is fresh, the portions big and the home made pies a must order. We found all 3 to be true. As for things to do in the area, we were just passing through, but Hells Gate Tram is 15 minutes away and there are several river rafting options in the area. Although we were happy with Alpine Canyon I would only stay in this area for a stop over or maybe a couple of nights if I was river rafting. If that’s what you are looking for this campground fits the bill! Continue reading

Moondance Bay Resort and Campground – Bridge Lake, BC

Moondance Bay Resort – We have camped at this resort as a group for 2 summers. It was a great place for group camping but sadly they are closing as of December 2014.