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1. Posted by sportboy (Budding Member 22 posts) 11y

Hi there
Can anyone tell me how much money (english pounds) I will need to survive living in Canada on the basics. For example camping, 1/2 meals a day etc. Plus is it safe to camp around BC on sites and/or not?
Thanks

2. Posted by Monalisa (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y

Campings cost approximately 9 to 10 pounds per night ($20). For meals, it depends, if you eat fast food it could cost around 3 pounds ($6) but a nicer meal could cost between 4 to 7 pounds ($10 to $15). Shopping at supermarkets should help you save some money.

Camping are very secured (for camping equipment). I find that people who live on the west coast are very respectful. But be aware of grizzly! Ha! Ha!

3. Posted by geog (Budding Member 24 posts) 11y

Depending on the time of year you are coming, like in June/July some campgrounds are extremely busy and some of them take reservations. If you don’t have a car not to worry - it is usually easy to get a camping site as they have designated areas for people with just tents. I also have never had a problem with security/safety at a campground.

There are some really amazing place to visit in BC and great spots for camping, hiking etc.

Safe Travels!! :)

4. Posted by funky_kell (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

I am an avid camper myself! And from British Columbia no less!

If you're looking for a more rustic experience, I must recommend you pick up a forestry campground guide. Forestry campgrounds are very rustic (Very rustic... maybe even no toilets) but they're also often free! many of these campgrounds are remote, but they're often worth the drive.

provincal and national park campgrounds are VERY crowed in the summer... and up to 25 dollars a night. Many a night I have been kept up by party animals. But generally speaking, the fewer amenities a campground has, the less problem you are likely to have with crowds (and the less money you will have to pay!)

if you get a chance, head up to Northern BC. It's not much in the way of cosmopolitan living, but it is quite beautiful and undisturbed.

I've never had a problem with safety, but with some of the bigger parks, like the huge one at Jasper, it's a good idea to lock your stuff up, or take expensive things with you when you leave for the day.