Camping & Glamping

With so many beautiful campgrounds and full-service RV parks throughout the area, you're really spoilt for choice of camping and glamping in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region.

Our camping and glamping season runs from April through October, although snow can affect the edges of that time. July and August are guaranteed to be great camping weather, with long hot days and cool breezy evenings. Views in these remote locations offer magical starry nights, big open views of the Selkirk and Purcell mountains and Kootenay lake, and the sought-after peace and quiet.

If you're looking for remote forest spots, to access mountain recreation activities, why not stay at the new Hummingbird Lodge & Campsite at Whitewater Ski Resort. Or stay close to the action, at Nelson City Campground or Kaslo Municipal Campground.

Are you after a more luxurious escape while camping in Nelson? If so, Bear Spring Eco Retreat, conveniently located near Nelson, offers breathtaking views, seasonal glamping, an outdoor event venue and year-round guest rooms. Their eco-friendly approach includes edible gardens, adding a touch of sustainability to your experience. Plus, on clear nights, you can enjoy the sight of the Milky Way.

If beautiful lake views and water sports are at the top of your list, our waterside camping options are plentiful. Try the large Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, Schroeder Creek, Woodbury, Lost Ledge or Davis Creek. BC Parks has created a system that allows you to see what is available - check out Kootenay Lake and at Kokanee Creek

Spending time exploring the East Shore is a remote glorious adventure. Check out Garland Bay, Riondel, Bernard Bay or Pebble Beach.

For a memorable outdoor experience, consider staying at Hummingbird RV & Campground, offering 10 sites (6 with services). Enjoy easy access to outdoor adventures at Whitewater Ski Resort, providing immediate access to recreational activities throughout the year. Don't miss the chance to indulge in delicious food and beverages at their cafe.

View all campgrounds using our map listing below and be sure to book ahead, these magical spots get booked up quickly.

Where can I sleep under the stars?

RV Dump Stations

To find the nearest sani dump station visit this interactive map.

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