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Camping in the North Thompson

Head out on your wilderness camping adventure in your tent, camper or RV. Choose from rugged to rustic to almost-like-home-comfort. There’s private and provincial camping and RV parks as well as privately owned sites. Wilderness is just a step away, so pick the spot that’s right for you and enjoy!

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Lower North Thompson & BarrierE, Clearwater/Wells Gray AND SUN PEAKS

The Lower North Thompson and Barriere

The Lower North Thompson and Barriere have plenty of camping from walk-in wilderness camping to all the comforts of home in an RV park. There are even provincial campsites only accessible by boat. The rest are accessible by paved, gravel and dirt roads.

Reservation for camping in Provincial Parks has become a must. To find private RV Parks and campgrounds contact the Visitor Centre nearest your destination in the North Thompson.

Many resorts and lodges here have camping and RV sites. Some are dedicated to fishing, while others are for pure relaxation in nature.

This is bear country and you should not approach the wildlife, especially bears.

Clearwater / Wells Gray

Wake up to the sun in your face and fall asleep to the sounds of nature in Clearwater / Wells Gray. With over 700 RV and campsites, this is a great place to unplug, relax and unwind from the daily grind. There are dozens of private and provincial campgrounds in the area. From lake-side to river-side, find your wild camping in Wells Gray and Clearwater.

When you are craving a true get away from it all experience, this is the place to be. Choose from front country camping, to “glamping” in luxurious tents, or having the wild to yourself in the backcountry. They have guest ranches, golf courses and fishing resorts which also have RVing and tenting. For a true backcountry experience, head into Wells Gray Provincial Park and experience all that nature has to offer you.

Sun Peaks

Head up the mountain to Sun Peaks where they welcome tents, trailers and RVs. There are picnic tables, porta-potties and showers available. They even have some winter sites for RVers.

Blue River and Valemount

Camping, glamping, RVing and roughing it are all available in the Blue River and Valemount areas.

Blue River

When you crave outdoor adventure, camping in Blue River is the place for you. With three provincial parks as well as wilderness retreats, it’s the perfect place to rent a cabin, pitch a tent or park your RV.

Murtle Lake, east of Blue River is where you can enjoy North America’s largest paddle only lake. This easy access lake is where you can pitch your tent and forget your cares. They rent canoes and kayaks too! There are about 70 wilderness campsites in 20 locations along the shores of Murtle Lake.

Valemount

Breathe in the fresh air of the Robson Valley as you watch the sun rise over the mountains. Get your wilderness fix at Berg Lake, Cranberry Marsh or along the Fraser River. Marvel at Mount Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.

The most difficult thing about camping in Valemount is deciding where to stay. There are hundreds of front and backcountry sites and seven full service RV Parks in the area. There are three provincial campgrounds in Mount Robson Provincial Park. Choose from Robson Meadows, Robson River or the more remote Lucerne Campground.