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1. Posted by AstralMimi (Budding Member, 12 posts) 6 Apr '13 10:15

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Hello all

Was looking to the forum to ask if anybody knows if its safe/legal to camp and backpack around Vancouver Island? I was hoping there would be some free designated camping spots as opposed to just wild camping (Thinking of safety) but haven't been able to find anything that isn't very expensive. We will be backpacking in Canada for a while before continuing on to Asia so don't have a lot of money to blow. Aiming to do as much as possible on a string budget!

Has anybody tried to do this before? Is it possible or will I need to start thinking about budgeting for hotels?

Thanks

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1341 posts) 6 Apr '13 14:45

The Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts oversees hundreds of free campgrounds, recreational sites, trails, etc. throughout the province. Lots of these are difficult to get to without transport though..

http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/about/faqs.aspx

Cheers,
Terry