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Keith Powell

Keith Powell is the publisher and sales director of RV West magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications group.

Alvah “Tug” Miller Jr., campground industry pioneer.
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California loses a campground industry pioneer

Tug Miller´s credits include helping to secure separate building and safety rules for RV parks and campgrounds under Title 25 of the California Code

by Jeff Crider
New cabin at Cultus Lake Campground, painted brown and yellow.
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Two Projects For BC Parks — “Firsts”

New cabins and new electric vehicle sites and charging stations are a go for two of British Columbia's most popular parks

View of the Kelowna Visitor Centre on the waterfront.
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Kelowna Visitor Centre celebrates one year at Queensway Avenue

More than 200,000 tourists have utilized the many services of the Kelowna Visitor Centre since opening last year

The new Tofino Visitor Centre.
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Tourism Tofino opens doors to new visitor centre

Tourism centres play a vital and integral part in British Columbia's tourism industry

Tent, picnic bench and bike at campsite.
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New features coming to Discover Camping reservation system

Last year, BC Parks had another record-breaking year, with nearly 231,000 reservations made through Discover Camping

Holding tank product being put into toilet.
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California is about to ban RV holding tank products with formaldehyde

While effective at reducing holding tank odors, formaldehyde also kills the beneficial bacteria used to digest human waste in septic systems
by Jeff Crider
Two men sitting with legs outstretched, and holding onto stick with both hands.
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Fairbanks, Alaska hosts annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

Explore Fairbanks welcomes the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, which displays the preparedness Alaskan Natives needed for survival. The games require skill, strength, agility, and endurance, and leave no part of the body untested.

Picture of campfire on beach.
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Safety tips for wildfire prevention – do your part

By being aware, working together and caring for the forested backyard we love – we can reduce human caused fires.

RV on fire.
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RV and ATV Fire Safety Tips

The vehicles you camp in on vacation and use for recreation while in the backcountry can themselves be fire risk factors. 

Wood Buffalo National Park, with herd of bison in foreground.
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Kootenay MP advocates stronger action needed to protect Wood Buffalo National Park

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee expressed serious concern about the continued deterioration of Wood Buffalo National Park and warned Canada the site could be added to the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The South Okanagan-Similkameen region, showing lake and desert-looking hills.
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Western Canada’s South Okanagan is closer to getting a national park reserve with MOU signing

The South Okanagan-Similkameen region is one of the four most endangered ecosystems in Canada and is home to 76 per cent of B.C.’s species at risk

Two yellow kayaks sitting on beach, with camper parked in background.
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Protected land added to two provincial parks

British Columbia has one of the largest park systems in the world with 1,033 recreation areas, conservancies, provincial parks, ecological reserves and protected areas. 

Pictured from left: Paula Amos, Indigenous Tourism BC; Marsha Walden, Destination BC; Amy Thacker, CCCTA; Hon. Minister Lisa Beare, Tourism, Arts & Culture.
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Thompson Okanagan and Cariboo Chilcotin Coast sign Memorandum of Understanding for Gold Rush Trail

The Gold Rush Trail follows the path of prospectors who came in search of adventure and wealth, in the form of gold, to this 1,900 km voyage of spectacular natural beauty.

Canada Day logo
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Make safe driving part of long weekend plans

Some advance planning and preparation can make long weekend travel easier and safer for everyone on the road

Child posing with a Yogi Bear mascot.
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Jellystone Park in Nova Scotia celebrates its 20th anniversary this year

Plans are to celebrate the campground’s 20th anniversary as a Jellystone Park to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Yogi Bear-themed franchise network.

by Jeff Crider
Logo of Desert Mountain, with picture of course.
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Renegade, the original course at Desert Mountain, reopens after renovation by Nicklaus Design

Jack Nicklaus and the Nicklaus Design team return after 30 years to upgrade the first of Jack's six Signature Golf Courses created for Arizona's leading golf community.