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These are the best off-the-beaten-path camping spots to visit in B.C.

The lesser known camping destinations that offer the great outdoors without the crowds.
Set up camp off-the-beaten-path!

You look forward to camping every year, but with travel still limited, your usual spots have either filled up or will be overrun with first time campers. Instead of visiting the same-old-same-old, why not try something new?

B.C. has tons of campsites that can very accurately be described as “hidden gems”, so it’s time to rally your friends, load up the car and hit the road for one last summer hurrah at one of these unique, remote locations. 

Don’t forget to check restrictions before you go (COVID and wildfires), and pack generous supplies and snacks galore, including Jack Link’s Original All Beef Sticks.

After all, isn’t camping mostly about the snacks?


Inland Lake Provincial Park. Photo: Trip Advisor.

Looking for an active summer getaway? Inland Lake Provincial Park has 6,812 acres to explore through kayaking, canoeing, hiking, swimming, and fishing. There’s also a scenic 13 km wheelchair accessible loop that’s perfect for hiking and biking. 

If you need a quick break from the great outdoors, Powell River is just 10 minutes away, serving up great local fare and craft brews at Townsite Brewing


Strathcona Provincial Park. Photo:

Strathcona Provincial Park spans 250,000 hectares and covers a large, rugged, and mountainous area of central Vancouver Island. Most of this park is undeveloped, so there’s lots of opportunity for off the beaten path adventure.

Home to the Della Falls and Comox Glacier, there is so much to explore. Jack Link’s Original All Beef Sticks has enough protein to get you through the wildest hikes, so be sure to bring some along for the trip. 


Kettle Valley Recreation Area. Photo: BC Parks.

Nestled in a forest of beautiful Ponderosa Pines, the Kettle Valley Recreation Area is just a short drive from Osoyoos and only 90 minutes from Kelowna. The best part about this site is that you can bring a floatie and take a lazy drift down the Kettle River into Rock Creek. You can check your dates and book a reservation here.


Gray Bay Campground. Photo: Go Haida Gwaii.

If you’re looking for a super remote location, the beautiful Haida Gwaii is the place to be.

Gray Bay Campground has no cell or internet service, so you will be officially off the grid. It is close to amazing trails and the beach, so you’ll have no problem replacing scrolling on your phone with exploring the wilderness. There’s no services or potable water at this campsite, so pack accordingly!

No matter what remote location you travel to this summer, always make sure you have the right supplies! 


Jack Link’s make the perfect trail buddy because they’re a filling protein snack to keep fueled on your adventures. Plus, with resealable packaging, you can take these snack sticks along with you anywhere you venture all summer long! 

If you prefer more spice, you can up the ante with an 8-pack of the Wild Heat version of Jack Link’s classic all beef sticks. 

Stay safe out there and enjoy these last few weeks of summer fun!

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