Camping

A Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation guardian took this photo about a month ago of dozens of vehicles parked along a forest service road in the Kennedy watershed. (Submitted photo)

Ucluelet RCMP increase patrol at Kennedy watershed

“There’s no social distancing and there is a lot of drugs; total destruction of the environment.”

A Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation guardian took this photo about a month ago of dozens of vehicles parked along a forest service road in the Kennedy watershed. (Submitted photo)
The view of Cox Bay Beach from the Maltby Road entrance, any given day in August. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino residents pumped up by perceived lack of bylaw enforcement

“Bylaw hours should reflect the influx of visitors weekends and holidays.”

The view of Cox Bay Beach from the Maltby Road entrance, any given day in August. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Campers left a mess at a site in Cherryville over the weekend, as seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, sparking concern from local residents who are asking elected officials and politicians to do something. (Contributed photo)

Wedding party bear sprayed at Okanagan campsite irks locals

Latest criminal activity at the Meadows leaves locals frustrated

Campers left a mess at a site in Cherryville over the weekend, as seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, sparking concern from local residents who are asking elected officials and politicians to do something. (Contributed photo)
Beach fire remains at MacKenzie Beach in Tofino. (Westerly file photo)

Fire restrictions in Tofino and Ucluelet

“It is visitors and residents alike that struggle with this one on a yearly basis.”

Beach fire remains at MacKenzie Beach in Tofino. (Westerly file photo)
Campers along the beach on Tent Island. (Photo submitted)

Tent Island closed due to neglect and abuse from campers

Illegal campfires common on Penelakut Tribe reserve land

Campers along the beach on Tent Island. (Photo submitted)
A hiker pauses on Chairback Mountain overlooking Long Pond on the 100-Mile Wilderness section of the Appalachian Trail north of Monson, Maine, in this September 2004 file photo. COVID-19 restrictions on camping site reservation and other forms of travel have led to increased demand and system bottlenecking, so when reservations opened across British Columbia on June 1, they went quickly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Robert F. Bukaty

Camping offers a great pandemic escape, for less money than you might think

But for many first-timers, knowing what to bring can be a challenge

A hiker pauses on Chairback Mountain overlooking Long Pond on the 100-Mile Wilderness section of the Appalachian Trail north of Monson, Maine, in this September 2004 file photo. COVID-19 restrictions on camping site reservation and other forms of travel have led to increased demand and system bottlenecking, so when reservations opened across British Columbia on June 1, they went quickly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Robert F. Bukaty
(Facebook photo/Strathcona Provincial Park)

Campers can get one site for the price of two in BC Parks this summer

B.C. campers disgruntled by full rates being charged for half-capacity double campsites

(Facebook photo/Strathcona Provincial Park)
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.
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)
Lisa Morgan-Mack, one of Toquaht Nation Chief Anne Mack’s six daughters, led a traditional dance to the ‘Victory Song’ during the Grand Opening of Secret Beach Marina, Campground and Kayak Launch on June 21. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Toquaht Nation opens new marina in Barkley Sound near Ucluelet

“Our journey, our choice, our future. That is what we as a Maa-nulth Treaty Nation have taken on.”

Lisa Morgan-Mack, one of Toquaht Nation Chief Anne Mack’s six daughters, led a traditional dance to the ‘Victory Song’ during the Grand Opening of Secret Beach Marina, Campground and Kayak Launch on June 21. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Wildpod Tofino owners Pete and Ashleigh Clarke with newborn Philo soak up the peaceful nature of their new couples resort at the edge of town. The unique accommodations boast six themed pods, all with stunning views of the Tofino harbour. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Waterfront glamping resort opens in Tofino

“We want to give guests the maximum zen, quiet, peaceful experience.”

Wildpod Tofino owners Pete and Ashleigh Clarke with newborn Philo soak up the peaceful nature of their new couples resort at the edge of town. The unique accommodations boast six themed pods, all with stunning views of the Tofino harbour. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)