It’s officially camping season. That means it’s time to load up the car with all the essentials and get out into the wild. Situated around Vancouver are some amazing campsites that offer all the swimming and tanning space you could imagine. To make your life easier, we came up with a list of campsites around Vancouver that all have stunning lakes for you to enjoy. You can thank us later. 

Officials have given us the go-ahead to camp in the province again. Now that provincial and national parks are open, we have no excuse to sit inside. 

Summer plans are no longer on hold and you might as well make the most of this hot weather. 

From massive lakes to little hidden waterfalls, we found six campsites that are super close to Vancouver and you need to go to them all. 

Whether you want to adventure alone or with a group of friends, these spots are bound to fill all your camping needs. Just remember to bring all the proper supplies.

Since you will be living in nature, there may be wildlife. 

Be sure to pick up after yourself and take all the proper safety precautions to ensure you don’t have a scary encounter with one of the many wild residents. 

Alice Lake Provincial Park 

Where: Squamish, BC

Why You Need To Go: As of June 1, this spot opened for camping. There are four freshwater lakes in the area that are perfect for fishing, paddle boarding, or floating.

Cat Lake 

Where: Squamish, BC

Why You Need To Go: Campsites are all around the lake which means you can have a beachfront location wherever you go. The tall trees surrounding the secluded lake will make you feel like you’re on a private island and that’s something we can get behind.

Golden Ears Provincial Park

Where: Maple Ridge, BC

Why You Need To Go: There are tons of bodies of water in the area to explore. Not to mention a cute little waterfall. You will definitely be able to find a secluded place to splash around somewhere.

Say Nuth Khaw Yum Provincial Park

Where: Say Nuth Khaw Yum Provincial Park, BC

Why You Need To Go: This lake is perfect if you have water toys handy. Whether it's a boat or a blow-up raft, this body of water is huge and you need to explore it.

Juan de Fuca Provincial Park

Where: Juan de Fuca, BC

Why You Need To Go: We know, this lake isn’t the closest. If you're down to travel, this four-hour drive is so worth it. Just take a look at the pictures and you’ll understand why we needed to add it.

Brohm Lake 

Where: Squamish, BC

Why You Need To Go: This area has spots for both tents and RV hookups. The private swimming area is surrounding bay wildlife and lush foliage and the chances of you seeing someone else is slim to none, so take it all in.