5 Best Private Campgrounds in BC to Book This Summer


British Columbia has many beautiful campsites, from its vast provincial parks to some of the finest private campgrounds in the country. It’s an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts because of its diversity. 

The landscape in BC is unlike any other province, ranging from the lush Pacific Coast rainforests of Vancouver to the lakeshore communities and wineries of the Okanagan. And with rocky coastlines, towering mountain ranges, inland deserts, and much more in between, simply drive 40 kilometers in any direction in BC and you’ll often feel like you’ve entered a different world! 

In a province this diverse, there’s no reason to limit yourself to the same old campsites you’ve visited before — here are five of the best private campgrounds in BC, all available for rent today on Campertunity. 

1. Welcome Harvest Farm

This beautiful private campsite is located in Van Anda on Texada Island in the northern Gulf of Georgia. If you love birds, this is the place to be. Known as the “Jewel of the Georgia Strait”, Texada Island is a birdwatcher’s paradise with over 250 species of birds including cormorants, heron, bald eagles, hummingbirds, and more.

Welcome Harvest Farm consists of 160 acres of farmland in a serene, peaceful environment that’s home to friendly farm animals including horses, goats, cows, chickens and “Lucky” the pig. When you’re here, make sure you take advantage of the fresh veggies from the garden and organic meat, and enjoy the lush forest, small lake, various ponds, and bluffs. 

This site is perfect if you love glamping, with studio lodging that features two beds. 

2. Valhalla Pines

The next time you head to the Kootenays, make a special trip to Valhalla Pines. Just a short distance from the historic mountain town of Nelson, this forested, 6-acre campground is a hidden Slocan Valley gem. 

Featuring an awesome shared community building with a kitchen, free hot showers, flush toilets, WiFi, and electricity, this site also includes access to picnic tables, hammocks, fire pits, and dry toilets. Wildlife lovers, you’re in luck — watch for the wild turkey and deer that frequently wander the property! 

3. Valley View Acres

Located in the sunny Okanagan Valley, this 10-acre campsite is covered in wildflowers and features stunning mountain views. Wildlife including deer, marmots, and hummingbirds are all frequent visitors to peaceful Valley View Acres.

Only 15 minutes to Penticton and five minutes away from four lakes, this tranquil campsite is ideal for visitors who are looking for a quiet, relaxing stay in one of the Okanagan’s most beautiful locations. 
The Twin Lakes store is only a minute away and carries all your camping essentials, including baked goods, coffee, an ice cream bar, and alcohol. (The Okanagan Valley is famous for its wineries, after all.)

4. The Goat House


Now that we have your attention… We are thrilled to welcome The Goat House to Campertunity! This small, family-run farm is located in the Comox Valley on the east coast of beautiful Vancouver Island and is minutes away from crystal clear rivers and lakes, scenic Mount Washington, and the Pacific ocean. 

The Goat House Escape campground sits on the 80-acre farm property. Campsites are within walking distance of the pig and goat pastures, and guests can learn to milk goats and experience farm living up close. 

Check out The Goat House on TikTok for hilarious goat antics and to meet official Goat House farm dog Frank. 

5. Eagle’s Nest Retreat

If you love riverside camping, then Eagle’s Nest Retreat is the perfect choice for you. Located between Rock Creek and Beaverdell in Westbridge, Eagle’s Nest Retreat runs alongside the beautiful Kettle River, with tent sites right on the river bank. Just imagine waking up every morning to the sound of the river!

You’ll also love the swimming hole with a floatie launch, communal fire pit, and pet friendly atmosphere. 

And if tenting and RVing aren’t for you, the site includes a riverside camper rental which includes power, running water, a working bathroom, and queen bunk bed. 

BC is full of unique private camping experiences, no matter where you live in the province. You don’t have to travel far to find a one-of-a-kind campground — and with Campertunity, you’re invited to step off the beaten path and seek out a new adventure, one that’s uniquely yours. 

Article by Campertunity, www.campertunity.com


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