9 Kid-Friendly Western Canada Campgrounds

By | June 2, 2016


 Green Point Campground 

What makes this site excellent for families is the many different activities to enjoy along with the gorgeous natural scenery. In addition to hiking water activities and enjoying the beach there are also scheduled evening presentations in an indoor theatre from late June to early September. The villages of Tofino and Ucluelet are also nearby for additional entertainment or if the weather turns rainy.  Located in the Long Beach Unit of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada this campground is open 1 May until 11 October. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at Parks Canada Reservation Service or by calling 1-877-737-3783. There are 94 drive-in (power provided) sites which have flush toilets showers fire pits picnic tables and a sanitation dump. If you prefer there are also 20 walk-in sites with flush toilets firepits cold water taps picnic tables and food storage. One group walk-in site is also available. Firewood is available for a fee and pets are allowed in the drive-in area.

 Golden Ears Provincial Park – Alouette Gold Creek and North Beach Campgrounds 

Golden Ears Provincial Park is a scenic destination for the active family. Offering a large amount of hiking and horseback trails Alouette Lake allows for visitors to enjoy boating water sports swimming and fishing. There is also a beautiful beach — the perfect place for your family to relax. This park is an extremely popular destination so reservations should be made in advance. Each site is quite private and has its own picnic table and fire pit. There are three campgrounds to stay in: Alouette — With 206 sites this is the largest of the campgrounds and it is open 19 June to 7 September. It is $35 per night for an unserviced site. Flush toilets showers RV sanitation areas drinking water and firewood are provided. There is a playground for the kids and group camping is also available here. Gold Creek — Open year round the 148 unserviced sites are quite private and cost $35 per night to book. In addition to winter camping groups are also welcomed. Flush toilets showers RV sanitation areas drinking water and firewood are available. More playgrounds are also to be found for the kids.  North Beach — For a more rustic experience there is the smallest of the three campgrounds  with 55 unserviced sites. Open 26 June to 6 September it is $23 per night. Restrooms RV sanitation drinking water and firewood are available. Pets are allowed here as well but groups must reserve at one of the other campgrounds.  

 Illecillewaet Campground 

Located in the stunning and historic Glacier National Park this campground offers a variety of activities as well as privacy from other campers. The 60 unserviced sites are well-spaced and the trees provide extra isolation. In addition to the world-class hiking and biking available there is also a chance to explore and learn about the Canadian Pacific Railway which first connected British Columbia to the rest of Canada. This campground is open 1 July to 30 September and operates on a first come first serve basis. There are flush toilets and drinking water as well as firewood for each site’s fire pit. There are also picnic tables and pets are allowed.