Riverside Municipal Campground

Riverside Municipal Campground & RV Park will be open from May 15th – September 30th, 2021

Online reservations for the 2021 camping season begin on April 1st, 2021. This gives campers the time to consider the latest COVID-19 measures that are in place and plan their stay with us accordingly.

We are open to BC residents and self-contained units ONLY. A self-contained unit meets the requirements for the holding capacity of fresh, grey and black water, as well as storage capacity for garbage waste. A self-contained unit is equipped with a toilet, shower, and a power source. Put simply, it has all of the utilities needed for its operation without relying on campsite facilities. 

Our shared facilities and cookhouse will remain closed.

Please review the COVID-19 Safety Plan for the Riverside Municipal Campground & RV Park (Updated April 14th 2021)

When reservations are open, a link to the reservation portal will be provided below. Alternatively, you can contact the Recreation Coordinator to book your stay at 250-847-1600. Office hours are week days from 8:30am – 4:30pm. Closed all Statutory Holidays. Reservations are recommended.

Please follow this link to book your stay: RESERVATION LINK

Please note: You MUST make an account to complete the online booking process. If you are having any trouble booking reservations online, please call the office within the office hours noted above.


Cancellation/Refund Policy:

  • Our change/cancellation policies are in effect for the season, and visitors must agree to these policies at the time of booking.
  • Campsites are on a first-come first-served basis, unless reservations have been made online, by telephone or three days in advance of check-in.
  • Fees are due upon registration.
  • Fees are refundable with three days' notice prior to arrival, otherwise you forfeit your fees

Thank you for choosing Smithers Riverside Municipal Campground & RV Park as your place to stay, play, relax and enjoy.

Park Entrance

Park Benches

Printer Friendly Riverside Campground Map

The Riverside Municipal Campground & RV Park offers spectacular scenic views of the Hudson Bay Mountain, and the captivating Bulkley River. The Riverside Municipal Campground & RV Park is surrounded by connecting trails to enjoy by foot or bicycle around the beautiful town of Smithers. The 13-kilometer Perimeter Trail is a scenic community trail linking together the inspiring beauty of the creeks, parks, and landscapes in the community. Many of the best scenic highlights are found along the Bulkley River and throughout the Riverside Park. The campground is located adjacent to the Bulkley River at 3843-19th Avenue. The park, operated by the Town of Smithers, is a safe and peaceful place to relax and enjoy wonderful views, a stunning river, and a friendly approach to camping. Pets are welcome on leashes.

When traveling west on Highway 16 (towards Prince Rupert), turn right onto Main Street. Follow the Riverside campground signs for 1.3 kilometres and make a left hand turn at the campground sign on 19th Avenue.

Site Amenities

  • Playground
  • Shower/flush toilets 
  • Nature trails - beautiful views of the Hudson Bay Mountains and the Babine Mountains
  • Bike trails
  • 15 minute walk from downtown shopping and recreation facilities
  • Firewood
  • Electrical (15 amp and 30 amp) and water and sewer hook-ups
  • River fishing on the Bulkley River
  • Picnic Shelter 
  • Food storage lockers in tenting area (must provide own lock) 
  • View the Campground Map here
  • Please remember - motor vehicles are not allowed on any of the Town owned sport fields or trails (ie. Snowmobiles, ATV's and dirt bikes).

2021 Park Rates Taxes Included:

Unserviced Campsite $30.50/site
Campsite with Electrical, Water and Sewer Connection $37.90/site
Per Tent in unserviced tenting area $24.20
Riverside Cookhouse /booking* $35.80
1 Bundle of Firewood $8.00
3 Bundles of Firewood $20.00
Showers $2.00

We accept Cash/Debit/Credit Card.
We do not accept cheques or American Express.



3843 19th Avenue, Smithers, BC


* Riverside Cookhouse Fees are for event use, not fees charged to campers.

For assistance or inquiries, please call: 250-847-1600 or email: recreation@smithers.ca. Monday to Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.