Camping in British Colombia

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Minimum Age: 21. Drivers less than 25 years old will have to purchase a mandatory VIP insurance.Please read on insurance
Driver's Licence: A copy of your driver's licence will be taken on pick up day. Make sure you don't forget it, providing your licence's number will not be enough!
It isn't requested to provide the International Driver's Licence. 
On your arrival to our base station, 1 to 1.30 hours will be necessary for the paperworks (contract, safety deposit, explanations on itineraries and so on) and the detailed check out.
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Road maps:
After having booked with Aventure Voyages, you will receive our Road Map, suggested itineraries and information documents.
A road map of British Colombia will be waiting   for you in your unit anyways. Should you wish to plan your trip in advance, you can have access to road maps at
http://www.sitesatlas.com/Maps/Maps/203.htm  
or order them by phone or mail to: 

Forest Services,  Récréation, 
4595 Canada way, Burnaby, BC, V5G4L9
(1604) 660 7500
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You already have a map, but you are reluctant to calculate your mileage? Let us do it ! 
Our  "automated mileage calculator " is here for you !
Some interesting information can also be found on www.camping.bc.ca 
and for Alberta: www.travelalberta.com
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Ferries:
Ferries are "part of the roads" here in B.C. They will be part of many itineraries, connecting islands one to another, and often the only way to go from one side to the other of an inlet.Ferries between Port Hardy and Prince Ruppert, as well as the new "Discovery Ferry"  between Port Hardy and Bella Coola are true magnificent trips... Inner ferries crossing rivers are free of charge and on the regular lines, fees are charged. Get ready for a line up on the most popular itineraries in busy summer. You can make a reservation, check on BC Ferries Website at  http://www.bcferries.com

Northern Highways:
The Alaska Highway and the Mackenzie Highway are paved. However, watch for the windshield on the gravelled Liard Highway, and slow down when crossing the huge logging trucks on their way to the wood mills. 
Driving the Alaska Highway requires special authorization and is subject to a higher insurance fee.
Most of the secondary roads are graveled, but almost as wide as European 4 lanes highways...
However, driving on gravel roads is not permitted. Our insurance does not cover any damage subsequent to use of the motorhome on gravel roads. And as all insurance claims are subject to a police report... don't take a chance!
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Gasoline:
Gasoline is cheaper in the US than in canada. It is also cheaper East of the Rockies. Prices range from 1.40 to 1.50 cents per liter, depending on the day and place...Gas stations are not that many in remote areas. Make sure to always keep your tank above 1/4 . Note: gasoline (as well as many other articles) is cheaper in the First Nations Territories...

Distance finder

Metric system  

1 gallon US = 3,78 litres 1 pound = 0,45 kg 1 km = 0,62 mile 1 mile  (terestrial) =  1,60 km 20°C = env. 70°F
1 litre = 0,22 gallon 1 kg = 2,20 pds 1 mètre = 1,09 yard  1 foot (pied) = 30,3 cm 90° F = env. 30° C

 

Book your Campground:
The "Discover Camping" campground reservation service opens in March for the year's camping season.
From March 1 to September 15, reservations can be made online at http://www.discovercamping.ca

Sixty-seven of the most popular provincial parks and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (Green Point campground) accept campsite reservations. 
At most parks, campsites are also available on a first-come, first-served basis, based on availability. For more information about services available at provincial parks, please visit BC Parks' website at http://wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/bcparks  ,
or for Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (Green Point campground) visit their website
http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca /pacificrim

Reservations can be made up to three months in advance or two days before your arrival date, with some exceptions. Campsites at Birkenhead Lake, Liard River Hotsprings, Loveland Bay, Stamp River and Strathcona (Buttle Lake campground) can be reserved five days before your arrival date.
The reservation service fee is $6.42 per night to a maximum of $19.26 for three or more nights (includes 7% GST) per campsite. The campsite fee must also be paid at the time of booking, using MasterCard or Visa.
The Discover Camping campground reservation service is operated in partnership with the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Tourism British Columbia and Parks Canada. 
Visit the Discover Camping website at www.discovercamping.ca  or phone the Call Centre at 1-800-689-9025 (or 604-689-9025 in Greater Vancouver).
Reservation agents are available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays (Pacific Time).

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