Pulling An Overnighter Up At Porteau Cove


by Andrew Morrison | Camping at Porteau Cove is the next cool thing. Located in North America’s most southerly fjord, the picturesque spot is less than an hour from downtown. It presents the best and most accessible camping opportunity for Vancouverites. There’s a chance that the tranquility might be disturbed by a passing train (the tracks are adjacent), but I happen to love the sound like few others, so it bothers me not at all. There are dozens of walk-in and drive-in sites available, with many situated on the beach. The corresponding photo above shows the view from campsite #22, which we enjoyed a couple of Springs ago. A few minutes after it was taken a grey whale came by to say hello. Magic for $38 a night!


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