Blake Shelton standing outside of an old blue Chev truck.

Big Valley Jamboree 2016

Camrose's most famous annual event is going to be bigger and better than ever!

Rockin' River Fest logo.

Rockin’ River Fest

Get rockin' and rollin' in the music-oriented community of Merritt.

Picture of grizzly bear and cub crossing a road.
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Bear encounters: what you need to know

Bears are one of our province’s wild species and we need to be cautious and alert when we head out into bear habitat. 

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Provincial parks upgrades will benefit families, create jobs

The Alberta government is announcing improvements to several provincial parks in the Calgary-Kananaskis region to mark Canada’s Parks Day on July 16. 

Picture of campground sign that says they are full.
RVwest Insider

British Columbia needs more campsites, says Minister Polak

Essentially, the root cause of issues with the BC Parks reservation system is too many people trying to book too few campsites, according to B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak. 

A vast expanse of white sand beach, with a turquoise-coloured ocean in the background and blue sky.
Cabo San Lucas

A family camping trip sparks a love for Mexico and the Baja Peninsula

"The Mexican camping experience is more than just tropical sun and fun," said Lisa Goy, co-owner of Baja Amigos, an RV tour company. 

Mary Polak, BC Minister of Environment.
RVwest Insider

Opinion-Editorial: Improving access to provincial campgrounds

B.C. Minister Polak addresses Discover Camping reservation service.


A cow moose and her calf in a river

Long stretches of verdant river valley

The District of Taylor is home to a wide variety of wildlife.


by Nowell Berg
California bighorn sheep
Kootenay Rockies

Birds and deer on view in Grand Forks

Mule deer, white-­tailed deer and a wide range of birds can be spotted along the Kettle and Granby rivers at Grand Forks, B.C.


by Nowell Berg
An Amur tiger takes a nap among the dandelions at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.

Get close to the critters at the Edmonton Valley Zoo

Edmonton's zoo will help you get to know a variety of wild animals.