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Camper Species – Types of Camping

Camping - the exploration of the unknown, the rediscovering of nature…the burning of food. Yes, camping is an experience that truly rejuvenates the soul. As a Canadian who lives at the feet of the Rocky Mountains, camping is an integral part of my life. There are many provincial and national parks near my home, and each time I visit them, I notice that there are three distinct types of campers.

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Camping Doesn’t Have to Include an Uncomfortable Sleep

Have you ever heard the saying "you can't have your cake and eat it too"?  Well, I like to think that I can.  Most people accept the fact that camping lacks a lot of the luxuries that we are used to at home. After all, that very fact is what makes camping so special. However, I have figured out a way to balance both, at least in regards to sleeping. Camping doesn't have to include an uncomfortab

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Camping in British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia plays host to some of the best campsites I have ever visited. Camping in British Columbia, Canada has such a variety of landscapes that the camper can take their pick of the best sites. Bike camping, backpacking or car camping, BC is a camper's paradise. BC offers Great Parks - Like Ruckle Park Ruckle Park on the South East tip of Salt Spring Island is an Oceanside gem. My girlf

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Camping at the Bay of Fundy: A Series of Unfortunate Events

The year was 1980, the family was camping at the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada in a 1977 Chevy campervan. The day was beautiful, sunny, warm, safe and secure....Until a thunderstorm dropped in - and I do mean dropped. A Series of Unfortunate Events First a crack of lightening, then the thunder caught up, the pelting rain deluged.  My husband was fishing, license free, in the crystal clear w

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Camping in Wells Gray Provincial Park: A Little Piece of Heaven

Who would have thought by Googling "Where is it sunny in Vancouver" we'd find the best Park closer to Vancouver, BC then Banff, AB. It was raining in Vancouver as usual...and we wanted to getaway and go camping. We discovered that Wells Gray Provincial Park wasn't as grey as the name indicated. We drove 5 hrs up into Wells Grey Provincial Park to the Clear Water Lake Campsite. On the way we saw a

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Should Camping be Free?

Should Camping Be Free? Benefits & Downsides of Free Campsites Every avid camper knows about those secret, free campsites. I am sure you know what I am talking about. When my girlfriend and I traveled through Australia we got a thrill out of spotting a nice free campsite somewhere. With a campervan it was easy to just ‘hide’ somewhere in a parking lot or some national park. Some state

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28Apr2019
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Camping Memories on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

I love the luxuries that I have available at my fingertips when I’m in the comfort of my own home.  Meals cooked on the stove.  Laundry done in a washer and dryer. A dishwasher doing my dishes.  A warm, dry bed and clean shower with hot water. However, after a long winter stuck in the house I’m sick of these walls and the luxuries within them! May 24th weekend arrives. The first long wee

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21Apr2019
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Guide to RVing: Camping After Retirement

When we retired on Canada’s west coast and we were looking at inexpensive vacation ideas, my son mentioned tent trailers. My initial reaction was…. “I’m not going under canvas again at my age!” This all changed when I finally stuck my head inside a new tent trailer unit. You could almost live full-time in one nowadays. You have a furnace, fridge, stove; running water, electricity and

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