The third Canadian RVing and Camping Week occurs Tuesday, May 23 to Sunday, May 28, 2017. In British Columbia, 39 campgrounds are participating in this annual event that showcases all that Canadian camping has to offer.
Canadian RVing and Camping Week is designed to encourage Canadians to get outside to enjoy a fun, safe and secure camping experience with family and friends. And with Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in full swing, Canadian RVing and Camping Week offers the perfect opportunity to experience our home and native land.
To kick off the official camping season in Canada and to encourage BC residents to get out and experience all that British Columbia offers, participating campgrounds in BC are offering either a special discounted rate of $50, $60 or $70 for two nights camping May 26 to 28 (Fri/Sat), or for a 5-night stay between May 23 to 28 (Tues-Sat) a price of 4 nights.
Camping is an affordable family activity that promotes a sense of community, creates life-long memories and encourages Canadians and International visitors to discover Canada’s rich landscape and engage with nature. However, there are some less fortunate who cannot participate. So this year, Go RVing Canada and the Canadian Camping and RV Council are partnering with Make-a-Wish ® Canada, with the goal of raising $20,000 to help wishes come true for children facing life-threatening medical conditions. This year’s recipient is Parker, a six-year-old with T-lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Parker’s wish is to camp, fish and explore Canada in a pop-up camper because “camping is my favourite thing to do.”
Campers can help by purchasing a $2.00 Wish star at participating Canadian campgrounds with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish® Canada. Then on Saturday, May 27th at 10 pm (local time), campers will gather, make their personal Wish, then participate in the largest coordinated Marshmallow Roast. Alternatively, campers can make a direct donation online.