If you love the idea of camping in the woods but not actually “roughing it”, Canada’s National Parks (and that includes Kootenay National Park) now offer campers the option of renting one of several oTENTiks, or tent cabins.
The question is… Is it a tent or is it a cabin? Designed and manufactured in Canada, oTENTiks are a cross between a prospector’s tent and a cabin in the woods, and could be just the thing for visitors who want to discover the joys of camping but prefer the comfort of a bed and a campsite already set up. it’s a great way to introduce camping to families as well as to help those who remember the camping experiences of their youth but no longer own the equipment.
Sleeping in one of the oTENTiks is an outdoor adventure in itself. Each unit offers:
- 6 x 7 metre (19 x 24 foot) interior
- high density foam mattresses for a restful sleep
- raised wooden floors
- spacious indoor sitting area for late night card games
- under-the-bed storage for outdoor gear
- unzipping windows, screens and a fibreglass door ensure comfort and security
- private picnic tables and fire pits offer the authenticity of eating and cooking outdoors
- additional campground amenities close to the oTENTiks:
- washrooms and showers
- grey water sinks
- cook shelters
- food storage lockers
In consideration of wildlife, strict protocols surrounding no cooking or eating within oTENTiks will be implemented and supported through the provision of fire pits, cooking shelters, storage lockers, dish washing sinks, a picnic table, grey water disposal, bear-proof garbage bins and cleaning supplies. All oTENTik sites in the mountain national parks have been built within the existing ecological footprint of the campgrounds in each national park.
So don’t let the summer camping season go by without a National Park adventure in one of the brand-new oTENTiks. Call and reserve yours now.
oTENTiks at Redstreak Campground
|Camping 2016||# Sites||Flush Toilet||Shower||Sani Dump||Access||Fire Pits||Interp Prog||Reserve||Fee|
|May 6 to October 10||10||X||X||$8.80||X||X||$120|