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6 enchanting luxury glamping sites you can visit this summer in B.C.

When “roughing it” simply won’t do…

We all love the benefits of spending the weekend outdoors, but that doesn’t mean we always appreciate the grit and grime that comes with it.

For those of us seeking a more *ahem* refined outdoor experience, we’ve partnered with 6 of the province’s most glorious luxury campgrounds to bring you the rejuvenating summer getaway you’ve been looking for.

That's right B.C., it’s time to get your glamp on.

REO Rafting Resort - Boston Bar, B.C.

 Photo: REO Rafting Resort
Photo: REO Rafting Resort

A unique glamping and adventure vacation property with remarkable rafting and yoga at an affordable price.

For 37 years, REO Rafting Resort has hosted thousands of happy campers looking for a one-of-kind luxury getaway. Their 25 glamping tents all come with river’s edge decks overlooking the rapids of the jade-green Nahatlatch River, while their 3 yoga stages overlook both the river and the surrounding mountains and canyons. Enjoy nightly campfires alongside your family and friends, take advantage of their private beach, nature trails, beach volleyball, hot tub, or simply spend the day drifting in and out of a refreshing summer snooze as you listen to the soothing sounds of the mighty Nahatlatch. Ahhh, sounds nice to us!

Fossil Beach Farm - Hornby Island, B.C.

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Photo: Fossil Beach Farm

Fossil Beach Farm offers a unique waterfront Hornby Island accommodation and cider tasting located on the beautiful sunset side of the Island.

The 100 year-old oceanfront farm plays host to the farm’s gorgeous glamping tents, which are nestled between the trees and perched on the high bank of Fossil Beach. Accomodations look out at 1 mile of oceanfront during low tide with a lightly wooded backyard with private pasture. Each tent is outfitted with furniture, bedding and solar lighting. The deck and surrounding area provides chairs and table to enjoy spectacular sunsets.

Their on-site cider house provides guests with private showers and washrooms, while their cookhouse is a great place to share meals and celebrate the natural surroundings. Eat, drink and be merry… in luxury of course.

Tin Poppy Retreat - Mara, B.C.

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Photo: Tin Poppy Retreat

Tin Poppy Retreat is a remote solar powered vacation rental and elopement venue nestled in the Larch Hills near Salmon Arm.

The 160 acre property has four unique and beautiful vacation rentals suited to different moods and atmospheres. The stunning Lavender House sits perched high above the Shuswap River while the Violet Cabin & Wild Rose Cabin sit nestled in the cozy-quiet forest. Finally the iconic Tin Poppy (pictured) offers campers a taste of little house living with contemporary-meets retro chic interior.

The surrounding region is ripe with year-round spectacular outdoor activities (cross country skiing, hiking) in addition to wineries, restaurants and music festivals. Ultimately Tin Poppy provides a splendid and luxurious habitat to make your own.

Ruby Lake Resort - Sunshine Coast, B.C.

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Photo: Ruby Lake Resort

Nestled between the Caren Range Mountains and gorgeous Ruby Lake, Ruby Lake Resort is situated in a uniquely British Columbian paradise!

Their 80+ acre nature-resort offers accommodations in rustic glamping safari style tents, tiny wood cabins as well as comfortable lagoon-side cottages. As an outdoor-enthusiasts haven, Ruby Lake Resort offers walking, hiking and cycling trails, swimming and paddling, onsite boat and board rentals, yoga classes and  a private dock and small beach. Their renowned Italian restaurant boasts a waterview covered patio and regularly hosts special culinary events; specializing in farm-to-table produce from the lodge’s on-site garden. The property even features a majestic outdoor amphitheatre and a large marquee tent with tables and chairs - perfect for hosting weddings, retreats, concerts, and other special events for up to 200 people. This is a rustic, eclectic nature-resort, offering genuine, unpretentious accommodations, dining, and activities for free-spirited folks looking for a little piece of paradise close to home.

Wild Havens - Pemberton, B.C.

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Photo: Wild Havens

Wild Havens is B.C.’s first pop-up glamping provider, based out of Pemberton, B.C.

Wild Havens canvas Boomer bell tents are comfy and cozy spaces which have been kitted out with love and affection. They offer the perfect retreat for you and your friends, an opportunity to sleep under the stars and to be at one with nature, without all the hard work. Choose your own location and Wild Havens will setup everything before you arrive. We can also create a bell tent village for your wedding, festival, party or event at a site of your choice!

Rockwater Secret Cove Resort - Sunshine Coast, B.C.

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Photo: Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

Nestled among the arbutus trees overlooking Malaspina Strait, each suite of Rockwater Secret Cove Resort opens onto an endless view of the Pacific Ocean.

Guests at Rockwater Secret Cove can choose from a wide variety of outdoor activities, which include enjoying a heated 45 foot swimming pool (open seasonally) or soaking up the sun on one of many outdoor viewing decks. For those wishing to discover the many wonders of the Sunshine Coast, kayaking along the shoreline, hiking the nearby trails or mountain biking through old growth cedar forest and along coastal trails will be an ideal daytime excursion.

Rockwater Secret Cove’s tenthouse suites are like nothing you’d expect from the traditional “camping” experience. Let your toes tingle on the heated slate floor; your muscles melt in the hydro-therapy tub; your heart warm to the shoji screens and fireplace; relax as you welcome the evening from your private veranda under a blanket of stars.