Camping

Plugging up free camp sites with long-term trailer parking means less access to the parks for everyone else. (Northern Vancouver Island Tourism/Steven Fines)

North Island recreation sites are not your summer home, officer says

Long-term trailer parking ruins viability of free recreation camp sites in the north Island

Plugging up free camp sites with long-term trailer parking means less access to the parks for everyone else. (Northern Vancouver Island Tourism/Steven Fines)
Reservations for some B.C. Parks camp sites are now open. (File photo)

‘Just went crazy:’ Group gets lots of interest in random camping on public land

Parks Canada has said campgrounds in national parks will remain closed until at least June 21

Reservations for some B.C. Parks camp sites are now open. (File photo)
Climbing in Bugaboo Provincial Park in 2019 (File) British Columbia.

Only British Columbians allowed to camp in provincial parks this summer amid COVID-19

The residency restriction matches similar initiatives by Alta. and Sask.

Climbing in Bugaboo Provincial Park in 2019 (File) British Columbia.
Richmond Boy Scouts enjoy a photo op at last summer’s Pacific Jamboree at Camp Barnard. The camp has hit hard times with the coronavirus epidemic. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Coronavirus restrictions will keep thousands from Vancouver Island summer camp

Scouts won’t be making traditional visit to Camp Barnard in Sooke this summer

Richmond Boy Scouts enjoy a photo op at last summer’s Pacific Jamboree at Camp Barnard. The camp has hit hard times with the coronavirus epidemic. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Camping in Jasper National Park. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Parks Canada extends closures until at least end of May

The agency is suspending camping, group activities and events across the country

Camping in Jasper National Park. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Jasper Sunshine lives full time in his camperized cube van. He said he knows many people living a similar lifestyle that are struggling without access to recreation centres, public libraries, coffee shops and restaurants to do things like take showers and connect with others. (Black Press Media file photo)

Full-time campers face various struggles amidst COVID-19

One camper advises others to find a way to work together

Jasper Sunshine lives full time in his camperized cube van. He said he knows many people living a similar lifestyle that are struggling without access to recreation centres, public libraries, coffee shops and restaurants to do things like take showers and connect with others. (Black Press Media file photo)
A petition is underway to stop the Regional District of Nanaimo from adopting a bylaw that would allow homeless people camp overnight in designated parks. (File photo)

Petition underway to stop bylaw on homeless camping in Regional District of Nanaimo

‘Canadians are known for their meekness but this time we need to have a voice’

A petition is underway to stop the Regional District of Nanaimo from adopting a bylaw that would allow homeless people camp overnight in designated parks. (File photo)
A cart sits in front of a tent pitched in Beacon Hill Park in Summer 2017. (News files)
A cart sits in front of a tent pitched in Beacon Hill Park in Summer 2017. (News files)