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BC’s Awesome Autumn Camping Spots.

Last updated: 10 October 2023

Just because summer is done for another year doesn’t mean you’re done camping for the year. Autumn is an amazing season for camping and now is the time to take advantage of it. 

What makes autumn camping so great? Read on to find out!

Reasons To Go Camping This Fall

There are plenty of reasons to go camping this time of year, and here’s why.

More Hustle, Less Bustle

First of all, it’s not nearly as busy at campgrounds this time of year, which can be a blessing if you’re looking to relax. You won’t be fighting for prime spots as much and you’ll have better, less unobstructed views. 

It also means shorter lines and smaller crowds at any destinations and roadside attractions. Just make sure that the places you want to go are still open because some seasonal attractions close for the fall and winter.

Sweater Weather

The days may be getting shorter, but the temperature is starting to go down, which means less sweltering days. Instead, it’s a much cozier atmosphere which makes activities more refreshing and less sweaty and nights more restful than in the heat of summer.

Pack comfy sweaters and fluffy blankets to make the most of your autumn camping trip.


There’s nothing like feeling the crunch of leaves under your boots and watching them fall. The colours of autumn are coming out as the days go by, which makes now a great time to camp. If you wait much longer, all the leaves will be long-gone off the trees.

Cozy Campfires

If there’s one thing synonymous with camping, it’s a campfire. In the fall, campfires actually serve its purpose of keeping you warm

fall leaves camping bc

You’re also actually allowed to have a campfire, because fire bans are usually lifted in the autumn, which means more s’mores for everyone!

BC’s Top Spots For Autumn Camping

We’ve picked a few choice spots in BC for you to roll your RV to this Fall. Read on for your next weekend away!

Nk’mip RV Park and Campground

Venture down to Osoyoos to stay at the Nk’Mip RV Park, situated right on Osoyoos Lake, which FYI is the warmest lake in Canada. Chances are you could still take a dip if you’re feeling brave.

The campground has full RV hookups and space for bigger rigs if you’ve got one. They also have a cantina, a bistro, showers, laundry, complimentary wi-if, and an indoor pool and hot tub. 

Kekuli Bay Provincial Park

Located just south of Vernon, Kekuli Bay Provincial Park is right on Kalamalka Lake and provides all the views you expect in the Okanagan. There are a few RV sites, so you might want to call ahead to reserve a spot. 

Once you’re there, there’s plenty of hiking trails for you to take in the fall scenery, as well as fishing, power sites, flush toilets, showers, and it is pet friendly.

Porteau Cove Provincial Park

porteau cove camping bc

Porteau Cove is a gem near Squamish is an ideal spot for stargazing, which is a perfect fall camping activity. There’s also plenty of hiking to take in the views around Howe Sound, plus local wildlife to spot if you look hard enough. You’re also mere steps away from the beach, which is a perfect place to chill and listen to the waves as you relax and enjoy a hot drink.

Facilities include drinking water, powered sites, picnic areas, pit and flush toilets, showers, and fire pits.

Living Forest Oceanside Campground

If you want to take an autumn jaunt to Vancouver Island, consider visiting the Living Forest Oceanside Campground near Nanaimo. It’s located on 50 acres of land overlooking the water, so there’s plenty of space to stretch your legs and enjoy the spectacular views.

This campground has full hookup RV sites, and even offers group RV sites. It also has laundry, showers, and flush toilets, an adventure playground, a cafe, and a store.

Call Us Today!

Want to hit the road in your own rig this autumn? Mike Rosman RV can get the right RV or trailer that suits your needs. Call 1-800-811-8733 to find out more.

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