Set along the west side of Okanagan Lake, Bear Creek Provincial Park offers 178 hectares of lush territory and many kilometers of hiking. It also includes several hundred meters of beaches along the side of the lake, as well as water toy rentals from an on-site company and freshwater fishing for licensed anglers.
Bear Creek Provincial Park is extremely popular, so reservations are necessary for most of the year. If a spot happens to be unclaimed, it’s available on first-come, first-serve. Somewhat unusual, this park also features concession stands during summer, offering cold drinks, ice cream, basic supplies, and even some groceries.
Firewood is available for purchase, and fires themselves are permitted in all of the park’s fire rings. Flush toilets and shower buildings with hot water provide sanitation, while a children’s playground offers opportunities to help kids burn off all of their energy. Bear Creek Provincial Park does not have a boat launch but does permit canoes and kayaks.
Camping sites include 143 vehicle-accessible locations, most of which are at least partially shaded and come with their own table and fire areas. Pull-through sites are available, and 21 of the locations feature 30 Amp electrical hookups for RVs and similar vehicles.