After a ridiculously long winter, the shy face of the sun is beginning to show. And you know what that means — summer's coming, which means camping season is too. It's time to dig out the BBQs, stockpile the firewood, and reassemble the scattered pieces of your tent because you're about to get a whole lot of use out of them.

According to a recent press release by the Government of British Columbia, the Canadian province will see more than 350 new campsites this summer. While the majority will be in the Kootenays, the Okanagan, the Lower Mainland, and Vancouver Island, the entire province will see plenty of new sites. Not only that, but an investment of $22.9 million is set to add more than 1,900 new campsites over the next five years. To put things in perspective, you could spend every single night in a new campsite for the next five years, and you still wouldn't have been to them all. Yeah, we're not even kidding.


The new campsites for the 2017 season are:

Blanket Creek Provincial Park near Revelstoke – 58 sites
Halfway Hot Springs Rec Site near Nakusp – 20 sites
Six Mile Bay Rec Site near Mackenzie – 20 sites
Okanagan Lake South Provincial Park near Summerland  – eight sites
Badger Lake Rec Site near Heffley – 30 sites
Scuitto Rec Site near Kamloops – 17 sites
Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squamish – 20 sites
Chek Canyon Rec Site near Squamish – 32  sites
Stave West –Sayres Lake Rec Site near Mission – 60 sites (Phase 1)
Desolation Sound Provincial Park  near Powell River – 34 sites
Rathtrevor Provincial Park near Parksville – 30  sites (Phase 1)
Goldstream Provincial Park near Victoria – four sites
Pye Mountain Rec Site  near Sayward – 20 sites
Maple Grove Rec Site near Lake Cowichan – 22 sites