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Old 03-14-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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Upcoming trip through Canada up to Alaska. I will try and camp each night in Regina, Edmonton, Charles Lake, Mucho Lake, Johnsons Crossing and Beaver Creek.

Looking for camp site ideas in these areas...can be anything from provincial parks to full blown RV parks. Any ideas will be appreciated.

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Old 03-14-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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Steer clear of large cities and ride until dusk where ever that takes you. Ride through the cities if you must see them but never camp within their limits! Also the family owned sites are usually much better than provincial sites. This is less true so to speak the further you get north. Each province has their own price range and emmenities if that's the right word to describe what you will get from the provincial parks. Many RV sites will also have good tent sites within them. They will usually have better services or more services.

Ontario has to be the worst province from what I have found for costs and services in their provincial camp sites.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:51 AM   #3
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If stealth camping is what you seek, we usually look for the red flashing lights on top of the radio towers as they have usually remote locations away from people and also have a good flat parking lot for the work vehicles for you to drop a tent onto. Some even have port a toilets for their workers too.
As said before, when stealth camping, if anywhere near people, don't use a fire. Leave the area as you found it so as not to get it closed down for others.....common sense stuff really. Plus if you are found 99% of the time you won't get evicted.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:46 AM   #4
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Forest Lake Recreation Site. Andy Bailey Provincial Park. Howard Lake near Mahood Falls in Wells provincial Park. All free and stunning places to wake up in the morning. Try the book 'camp free in BC'. Its a bit pricey but well worth it as it suggests some incredible places to camp.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:18 PM   #5
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Hi Jprism,

I use freecampsites.net when camping in North America. I camped or stayed with ADVriders on the tentspace list on my latest adventure since I can't afford anything above 10 bucks a night for accomadation. Highly recommend those two options. Check them out.

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Old 03-16-2013, 06:05 AM   #6
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FYI, & to just take a look with an eye for my future use at the campsite link posted above, I looked at my area(and I know it very well!) which is in the middle of Daniel Boone Nat. Forest. There were a couple of forest campsites listed. There are many,many others besides those so my point is to say that the list seems it's limited by who posts a new campsite so not a very broad listing. JamieZ also seems to have a knack for finding the freebie sites, see the sticky.
A lot of the freebie/low cost sites boil down to shower vs. no shower but also give more likely privacy plus being truly in the woods as many RV'rs will avoid them because they lack the "nice" stuff.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:32 PM   #7
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You can camp in my backyard in Regina. Might even rustle you up a bed if you want.
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In Canada,I have found, where there have been public works projects, there are also campsites, often free, often very nice places. I think they built them for the project workers, and then afterword they just keep them for the public.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:47 AM   #9
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On your way back don't miss highway 37 or the Cassier highway through central BC, search Telegraph Creek, Hyder/Stewart, Salmon Glacier.....Bella Coola.....all great places to visit for sure. You will see the most wilflife on the Cassier also for some strange reason.....Oh, Bell II has camping in the back and you share the shower facilities with the other guests, very nice I think for $24. Rooms are very steep!
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:31 PM   #10
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I agree that is some great country. Might be a bit out they way from Nashville to Alaska?

Life would be grand if we all had the time and money to ride where we wanted, wouldn't It?
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:04 PM   #11
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Wondering how your plans are going? Saw on a different post you are coming back Hwy 37. I lived in Prince George, BC for ten years so I know Western Canada pretty well and willing to share what I know to make your trip enjoyable.

Rode from Saskatoon to Hyder Alaska about 2009.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:40 AM   #12
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Wondering how your plans are going? Saw on a different post you are coming back Hwy 37. I lived in Prince George, BC for ten years so I know Western Canada pretty well and willing to share what I know to make your trip enjoyable.

Rode from Saskatoon to Hyder Alaska about 2009.
South down 37 to 16 then east to Jasper.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:57 AM   #13
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In Canada,I have found, where there have been public works projects, there are also campsites, often free, often very nice places. I think they built them for the project workers, and then afterword they just keep them for the public.
I've never noticed this before. At least not along the TransCanada or anywhere in Alberta or Ontario.

If the OP ends up needing to stay around Grande Prairie, there's a decent
little campground at the ski hill south of town.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:02 PM   #14
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If you're going through Kenora Ontario, I have a camper in the yard, you're welcome to use.....if the fucking snow ever leaves!
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:18 PM   #15
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No kidding its melted down from 5' to 3'! This is one of the worst winters in a long time!
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