|Monday, January 21, 2019|
British Columbia Camping Tips
Each province in Canada has unique reservation systems, laws and travel requirements. Here are some tips for travelling in BC.
- Forest fires are a real threat in British Columbia. Campfire regulations are seasonal and vary from region to region. For detailed information, contact BC Forest Services Fire Information Line at 1-888-336-7378. Burn carefully and within the regulations. Be aware of any Fire Bans in your area.
- British Columbia is a wonderful place to see wildlife in their natural habitat. Please remember that you are camping in their backyard. Trying to approach wildlife of any kind can have serious consequences. Pay attention to all notices at the campgrounds and DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS.
- National Park passes and Provincial Fishing Licences may be required at your destination.
RV Towing Restrictions in BC**
Brakes: All trailers and towing dollies over 1400 kg (3000 lbs) must be equipped with brakes on all wheels plus a break-away device hooked to the trailer brake system. Three unit RV vehicle combinations are prohibited on BC highways.
Motor vehicles with a laden weight over 2,000 kg (4,409 lbs) must have brakes and a breakaway device hooked up.
Motorhomes Towing: Motorhomes (only) may tow motor vehicles without brakes hooked up on the towed vehicle when the towed vehicle’s laden weight is:
Less than 2,000 kg (4,409 lbs) and
Less than 40% of the GVW rating of the motorhome.
Camper Tie Downs: Campers must be secured to the vehicle carrying them at all four corners by tie downs that can be adjusted by the driver and are of sufficient strength together to secure more than the gross weight of the camper. These tie downs must also be marked with the safe working load or sufficient information to determine the manufacturer, grade and quality of the tie down.
Maximum RV Width: Maximum total overall width for RV’s is 2.6 metres (8 feet 6 inches). Mirrors only may exceed the width by 20 cm (8 inches) on each side.
Maximum RV Length: Maximum total length for a motorhome is 12.5 metres (41 feet). Maximum length for a towed RV is 12.5 metres (41 feet). Maximum overall length for a combination is 20 metres (65.6 feet).
Maximum RV Height: Maximum for any vehicle is 4.15 metres (13 feet 8 inches)
**provided for information only. Please confirm prior to travel.