The BC government has announced the construction of 55 new campsites in the Thompson Okanagan which will be ready for the upcoming camping season.
They includes eight sites at Okanagan Lake South Provincial Park near Summerland, 30 more at Badger Lake Rec Site near Heffley, and 17 sites at the Scuitto Rec Site near Kamloops.
The new campsites are among the first phase of the 1,900 new campsites announced by Premier Christy Clark in November 2016, as part of the BC Parks Future Strategy.
Additional new campsites across BC which will be available for the 2017 camping season include:
* Blanket Creek Provincial Park near Revelstoke – 58 sites
* Halfway Hot Springs Rec Site near Nakusp – 20 sites
* Six Mile Bay Rec Site near Mackenzie – 20 sites
* Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squamish – 20 sites
* Chek Canyon Rec Site near Squamish – 32 sites
* Stave West -Sayres Lake Rec Site near Mission – 60 sites (phase one)
* Desolation Sound Provincial Park near Powell River – 34 sites
* Rathtrevor Provincial Park near Parksville – 30 sites (phase one)
* Goldstream Provincial Park near Victoria – four sites
* Pye Mountain Rec Site near Sayward – 20 sites
* Maple Grove Rec Site near Lake Cowichan – 22 sites