Every province has different rules, but random camping in BC is very open and accessible to the public (as long as you dont misuse it- see below). As long as you leave no trace, obey fire rules, and dont stay longer than 14 consecutive days, you can hike and camp on British Columbia “crown land”.
Can you just camp anywhere in BC?
You do have to use campgrounds in BC. You are not allowed to just pull over and camp anywhere. All levels of governments - federal parks, provincial parks, and some regional districts and municipalities - have public campgrounds in their jurisdictions.
Can cars stay overnight at truck stops?
Did you know theres free overnight parking at truck stops throughout the United States? The Flying J, Pilot and Loves are some of the truck stops that offer designated overnight parking for big rigs, RVs and cars.
Is it legal to sleep in your car in BC?
It is now legal to sleep in cars parking on most public property between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. It is legal to use camp stoves and small cooking devices, as long as they are used in safe manner and in conditions that do not place any person, property or structure in danger.