May Long Weekend
The Victoria Day long weekend is coming up and across our lovely country, Canadians will be celebrating the late Queen’s birthday by rekindling their enthusiasm for our beloved monarchy.
Well, that is probably not entirely correct, but is a public holiday and the unofficial first camping weekend of the year.
Mixed in with the tents, tarps and campfires will undoubtedly be the usual beer drinking.
Beer is the inspiration behind the affectionate alternative label for the last weekend before the 25th, May 2-4; this refers to the standard number of cans sold in a flat of barley pops.
So if tea and crumpets isn’t your thing, grab your friends, your camping gear and all the hotdogs you can fit in your cooler and head off for a semi-wilderness adventure.
We at Simmons Mattress Gallery may not condone the beer consumption, but we would like to recommend a few ideal camping destinations inside the lovely province of British Columbia.
Here are a few:
Manning Provincial Park (North of Hope)
-Just far enough away from the city, Manning Park has four campgrounds to choose from. There may still be snow in the higher regions of the park.
Ruckle Provincial Park (Salt Spring Island)
-It’s a quick ferry ride to the most beautiful campground on the Gulf Islands. Located right along the shoreline, Ruckle has 78 sites and is perfect for cyclists who want a medium distance ride from the ferry terminal.
-This is a great alternative for campers with limited travel time. Golden Ears is just outside of Maple Ridge and hosts three separate campgrounds. Canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are available for rent.