Beaverdell RV Travel Tips Blog
Tips for Camping in BC with Pets

Posted on March 31, 2014 | Written by Natalie Appleton

Follow these pet camping tips to make your time at BC parks a fun and enjoyable experience for both you and Bailey.

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As the snow melts and the sun begins to shine, everyone starts to look forward to camping season—even pets! If you’re getting ready for your first BC camping trip of the season, here are some tips to consider when bringing along your furry friends.

Before Leaving the House

  • Always phone ahead to your BC camping destination and check to see if pets are allowed within the campground. If so, ask about the rules and regulations you need to be aware of during your stay.

  • Pack enough food to keep your pet full for the entire length of your trip. It’s also a good idea to bring a jug of water in case the campground doesn’t have potable running water. Be sure to discourage your pet if they try to drink from stagnant bodies of water. The germs and diseases found there can upset their little bellies.

  • Don’t forget a leash, collar, carrier, portable fence, or any other items you’ll need to keep your pet with you at all times. This way the two of you can sit back, relax and enjoy your weekend away from the busy city without having to try and scrounge up a rope or two.

You’ve Made It to the Campground, Now What?

  • Make sure your furry little loved one has a collar and leash on at all times. As much as you love your pet, your neighbours may not feel the same way. Keeping Fido on a leash at all times will also ensure their safety.

  • If you tie your pet to a tree or picnic table, make sure the leash will not come into contact with the fire pit or allow them to become tangled around a group of trees or chairs. This can result in injuries for both you and your pet.

  • Try to control your pup’s barking. Camping is an exciting time for any pet, but being respectful of the peace and quiet will help make everyone’s stay more enjoyable.

  • Be mindful of on-leash and off-leash areas within the campground.

  • Always carry a poop bag whenever leaving the campsite. The best way to make sure you’re always prepared for the doggy doo is to tie the poop bag directly on the leash. Now you’ll never have to have that awkward moment of asking a stranger for a baggie while your dog is taking care of his business a few steps away.

  • Although ticks are not very common in BC parks, it’s important to check your pet daily. Go ahead and give your dog an extra scratch behind the ears. They probably won’t mind the extra affection.

  • When heading into your RV rental, tent, teepee, camper, or whatever else you’ve managed to set yourself up in for the night, bring in your pets food dishes as well. Leaving the pet food out overnight could result in some unwanted campsite crashers.

Keep these simple tips in mind the next time you want to make your pet’s BC camping experience the trip of a lifetime.

Looking for the best place to take your fur angel camping next? Pets are always welcome to stay at the Beaverdell RV Park south of Kelowna. With full access to dirtbike and hiking trails and pristine lakes for fishing, Beaverdell RV Park is fun for the whole family.

Beaverdell RV Park
5880 Hwy 33
Beaverdell, V0H 1A0
Phone: 1-877-399-4341
Fax: 250-766-0470
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Make your stop and relax, cycle, fish, hunt, or hike at the Beaverdell RV Park!
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