The province of British Columbia, Canada, offers some of the most pristine camping destinations that Canada has to offer, reports Vanderhoof Omineca Express. And on Parks Day, July 21, Canadian officials expanded accessibility by announcing the addition of 431 new campsites, a mix of B.C. Parks and forestry recreation sites in areas with the highest demand throughout the province.
“People are passionate about spending time in our beautiful provincial parks and that has increased demand for camping opportunities,” said George Heyman, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “The additional campsites, combined with upgrades to existing facilities, will improve the overall experience of B.C.’s natural beauty and provide a range of camping opportunities for everyone to enjoy.”
“With the expansion, there are now 11,000 camping spaces at 1,100 recreation sites around the province, ” said Doug Donaldson, the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.
Visitors will see upgrades to existing facilities and infrastructure at many campgrounds in B.C. These improvements range from road upgrades, installation of water taps, additional power, dish-washing stations, and accessible toilets.
There are 1,033 provincial parks, recreation areas, conservancies, ecological reserves and protected areas, covering more than 14 million hectares, or approximately 14.4% of the provincial land base, in British Columbia.