Here are the best national parks for camping in BC

Jul 7 2021, 1:17 pm

It’s the perfect time of the year for camping, and a new list ranks a few national parks right here in BC that are perfect for you to get your camp on. Our province is home to seven national parks in total.

The list was compiled by Canadian travel guide experts Must Do Canada, using a Canada National Parks Camping Index.

These are the five best national park camping spots in BC, ranked among the top 20 overall in Canada.

1. Yoho National Park

Yoho earned the title of the top National Park in BC, coming in on the overall list at #5. Yoho National Park resides in the Rocky Mountains in Eastern British Columbia. The park is home to two stunning waterfalls, including Wapta Falls, and Takakkaw Falls. It also hosts nine designated camp grounds, and 22 designated hiking routes.

2. Kootenay National Park

Coming in at #7 overall is Kootenay National Park. It contains three designated camping grounds, and 30 hiking routes. Kootenay National Park is located in southeastern BC, and is also made up largely of the Canadian Rockies.

3. Glacier National Park


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Glacier National Park, originally established way back in 1886, also resides in southeastern BC, about halfway between Vancouver and Calgary. The park has been described as “fifty Switzerlands in one.” It made the list at #8. Glacier is home to five camp grounds and 19 hiking routes.

4. Pacific Rim National Park

Coming in at #13, Pacific Rim Park, which is located on Vancouver Island, contains eight designated camp grounds and 19 hiking routes. It also happens to be the third most popular park when it comes to attendance out of all the parks on the list.

5. Mount Revelstoke National Park


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Mount Revelstoke National Park rounds out the top five for BC, coming in on the list at #18 overall. It is considered relatively small for a national park at a mere 262 km². The park contains three designated camp grounds and 21 hiking routes.

The other national parks to crack the top 10 were located in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Ontario, and Manitoba.

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