Merrill Lake Campground Picturesque Vancouver Island Camping

Merrill Lake Campground on Vancouver Island just northwest of Campbell River is a very pretty campsite.  GPS coordinates are: 125°33,30″W, 50°3,40″N. Nestled among older second growth and a few old growth timber, Merrill Lake Campground is very serene. There are only two campsites with one not so good (except for a tent). The preferred campsite […]

Brewster Lake Campgrounds Family Wilderness Camping

Brewster Lake campgrounds consist of 4 separate campgrounds with their own campsites. Situated at the south end of Brewster Lake, they range in size from 3 campsites to 19 campsites. All of them are within 2 kms of each other and have a natural boat launch for smaller boats. Brewster Lake campgrounds are pay sites […]

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease When Camping On Vancouver Island

Ticks carrying Lyme Disease is a real possibility when camping on Vancouver Island. Year after year, your chances increase two fold with every migratory birds arrival. Song birds, deer, elk and small rodents carry the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria responsible for Lyme disease in their bodies.  When ticks feed on these animals they in turn become carriers […]

Preparing Your Camping Gear For The Upcoming Season

Preparing your camping gear for the upcoming season along with making reservations, should begin now.  Arriving at your campsite you shouldn’t see a tear in your tent or that your camp stove isn’t working. You don’t want to find out after arriving that there is a leak in your motor home, camper or travel trailer.  Everyone […]

Kathleen Lake Campground A Vancouver Island Campers Delight

Kathleen Lake will surprise you with its beauty and serenity.  This lake caught me off guard for sure when I first arrived. It looked a little run down from a lack of maintenance that I had noticed when first driving in. As I was the only one there I set up my camper and decided […]

Atluck Lake – Vancouver Island Camping For Free

  Nestled below Pinder Peak is Atluck Lake. Vancouver Island camping for free in all its beauty with sandy beaches and rocky shorelines. This is one of the islands best kept secrets for a free campground. I enjoyed it so much I came back to it twice. Atluck Lake has four access points for camping with […]

Woss Lake Campground Remote Camping At Its Finest

  Woss Lake Campground is a rustic campsite built where the Woss River leaves the lake and makes its way towards the Village of Woss while heading towards the Nimpkish Valley. History has it that the village of Woss in British Columbia Canada was built in 1948 by Canadian Forest Products (Canfor). The logging camp […]

Bonanza Lake Campground A Real Wilderness Experience

Would you like to have a real wilderness experience? Bonanza Lake Campground is 876 feet above sea level in the Bonanza Range Mountains on Northern Vancouver Island between the Nimpkish and Tsitka Rivers.  A large lake that covers 2226 acres, Bonanza Lake has a maximum depth of 528 feet. The lake is a large body of […]

Schoen Lake Provincial Park Serenity At It’s Finest

Schoen Lake Provincial Park is one of Vancouver Island’s best kept secrets when it comes to remote wilderness camping.  The relatively untouched area is amazing to behold with lots of scenic shots of mountain tops and old growth forests.  Old unmaintained trails still exist at various points around the lake and with a little exploration […]