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Old 01-18-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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Wintering in B.C Canada

Has any one on this forum spent time in Osoyoos or Ninamo BC during the winter . If so I would like to hear from you .
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Well....you do understand that these places are in quite different parts of the Province. Osoyoos is in the interior Okanagen Valley and is thus very hot in the summer, but equally very cold (freezing) in the Winter. Naniamo Is on VCr. Island & on the water, so the climate is moderate year round. In the Winter it seldom freezes, but it is very rainy and very chilly.

If I was wintering in an RV, I'd avoid Osoyoos....have my roof & vents resealed and hang-out in Naniamo.
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If I were to winter out here in an rv, my pick of parks wood be West Bay Marine & RV in Victoria.....much warmer & maybe drier in winter!!!!
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If I were to winter out here in an rv, my pick of parks wood be West Bay Marine & RV in Victoria.....much warmer & maybe drier in winter!!!!
Thank you very helpful this is some thing I can check out . The reason I am looking at this is the high cost of health insurance .
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I also vote for Victoria as a place to stay for the winter.
Never really gets that cold and in mid February they are counting the spring buds.
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I grew up in the Okanagan and now live at the coast so have considerable experience in both worlds. By Canadian standards, Osoyoos is not cold. Seldom gets below 20F, it depends on what you are used to. We would retire there except for the summer heat.
Nanaimo is very temperate, warm and sunny in summer cool with rain and fog in winter but the cost of living is high. Vancouver is not far away but costs a small fortune to get there on the ferries.
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Hi: We live in South Surrey B.C. We have several RV campgrounds in our area (on the coast and within 10kms of the USA border. Our winter weather is quite mild and we get far less rain than Vancouver does. There are many touristy things to do and the travel is easy to Blaine and Bellingham Wash. for those that wish to partake in some American shopping. For comfort a reasonable well insulated rig with a good electric heater is all you'll most likely need. We have friends who are full timing it just a few kms from our house. Drop around we're sure you'll enjoy your stay.
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We have stayed in Victoria, Vancouver and the Sunshine coast [Roberts Creek], we now stay in Parksville in Surfside RV resort it is a 5 star resort on the ocean surrounded by a wildlife santuary. It has its own microclimate and rarely freezes in winter, the park is within walking distance of 2 grocery stores, restaurants and pretty much any thing you want. The climate is milder than Victoria and Naniamo and definitely warmer than Osooyos. There are lots of park models and several pull thrus and back in sites. Some of the people there are in the same situation as you [ can't go south for medical reasons] We are so happy with the park we bought a pull through site an do not regret it. We are from Alberta and find the cost of living there the cheapest in B.C.
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Thank you all these are very help full .Parksville looks like it could be what I have been looking for .
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