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Age: 65+

Member since July 2017

Retirees welcome you to the Columbia Valley

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Offerring a good sized level space for boondockers! Love the idea of being able to provide fellow travellers with a space to park your rig amidst your travels.
Pat & Greg love to cycle, garden, explore new places, and meet new people.

Travelbug's Pets

Not usually. Sometimes we travel with my daughters little Westie

Favorite Boondocking Locations

A newbie! No favourites yet!

Travelbug's Hometown

Canal Flats is a small village about half way between Cranbrook and Invermere. There is a boat launch/Park on the lake, a post office, coffee shop, and a grocery store/gasoline.

Travelbug's Guest Details

Travelbug's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

17 feet long

We travel with a 2017 Alto Safari Condo travel trailer. 17 feet long. No pullouts. Retractable roof. Solar power.

Travelbug's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

Travelbug Has 1 Host Location

Pat’s Parking Space

Canal Flats, BC, CA
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Travelbug's References (21)

References from Hosts (5)


June 2020

Wet Weekend

These folks were wonderful guests. Very quiet and appreciative. We hope they will come and stay again and get to enjoy some sunshine here.


July 2019

Very quite - never knew they were there

We agreed to a longer stay, and they were 110% courteous.
During there stay Travelbug took in some of the local attractions and activities.
More than welcome to return at any time.
Took care of the area very well.


June 2019

Great people

Hardly knew they were there.


December 2018

Nice Couple

We enjoyed meeting this very pleasant couple. They stayed with us three nights and were up and away early. They were very quiet and congenial; we hardly knew they were here. We would recommend them to any host Boondocker.


December 2018


Fine, enjoyable time with this couple. I would love to visit their summer.

References from Guests (16)


August 2021

Nice spot nice host

Thanks for letting us spend 2 nights at your place. The girls just loved the playground in front! The Columbia lake and the Hoodoo Trail were nice places to discover, at a short distance. Take care and safe travels!


July 2021

Very Cordial Hosts in Canal Flats

Everything went smoothly at Pat's. At first Canal Flats looks a bit dated but after a couple of hours we felt right at home there. Very restful sleep in our camper. The only problem was we discovered a leak on our truck. Pat told us of a local service garage (Tim's). He diagnosed the problem (likely due to the terrible heat the day we arrived). Tim topped up our fluids and got us going in no time. Very friendly, helpful people. We hope to have a return visit. Thanks again to Pat and Greg for hosting us.


September 2020

Pat’s Parking Space

Thank you so much to Pat for allowing us to over night at her parking space. And for noticing that we were incorrectly setting up next door! That is where we saw the deer browsing the next morning!!
And thanks so much for keeping us up to date with the forest fire report. Much appreciated!
As well thank you for the suggestions to visit Marble Canyon and Paint Pots on our trip southward - both unique locations! We also enjoyed the gelato in Invermere!
Hopefully the fires will be out soon and everyone can relax!


August 2020


Thanks Travelbug for your hospitality. We enjoyed your small town and will return.


July 2020

Peaceful Spot

This is a very quiet spot with great views and Pat is such a lovely person! They are very accommodating and helpful about the area and there is great coffee available at the nearby Cafe! I very much look forward to staying again soon!


June 2020

Great stay at Travelbug

Thanks for letting us boondock in your quiet peaceful yard with a beautiful view! We can highly recommend your place including the wonderful Viibrant Cafe almost across the street!
We are sorry to have missed you this morning, no one answered the door bell when we left but we appreciated your boondocker hospitality!


August 2019

Easy Peasy

We arrived to find a very easy spot to pull into (and out of when we left). When our host got home, she greeted us warmly and told us about some natural hot springs nearby (Lassier). Our host was very accommodating and generous. We were not around much since we spent most of our time visiting Kootenay National Park. We would stay here again.


August 2019

Nice stay

Our stay at Pat's was a very nice experience. We stayed for 2 nights. Pat is the most friendly host. The beach is not far and it is the ideal place to visit Whiteswan Lake, one of our favourite on our trip throughout west Canada. The Lussier hotspring on our way to the lake was a winner, we got there at 7am, and were not the only early birds. We would come again if we have the possibility in the future.


July 2019

Just perfect

Pat and Glen spot was located on our way between Glacier National Park and Banff National Park. Their parking is huge. Canal Flats is a quiet village (where many people speak French like us).
Pat was very helpful and refer us a free hot spring (Lussier Hot Spring) in the White Swan State Park nearby. That is why we stayed 2 nights. They also invited us for a chat on their patio. It was a very nice evening and experience. I recommand to everyone.


July 2019

Great level parking spot. Easily accessed.

Pat was EXCELLENT with communication. They had to leave before we arrived for a family engagement, but gave us all the information we needed to setup and stay.

The spot is walking distance to the town’s grocery store and close to the main highway.

I’d stay here again.

Thanks Pat!


July 2019

A nice stay at Pat’s parking space

We had a great visit of Canal Flats, great beach, and enjoyed some great fireworks for Canada Day!
So welcoming and was a wonderful host!
This was our first Boondockers stay and we really enjoyed it!
So great and easy!!


June 2019

Loved our spot

Very nice couple and very accommodating. Plenty of room for our trailer and around the corner from a grocery store. Highly recommend!


June 2019

Great spot

This spot was perfect location right in town. My boys enjoyed playing on the play set across the street!


July 2018

Great host!

A great host - very understanding!


July 2018

Overnight at Travelbug, Canal Flats, BC

Very adequate parking. Not much in town. Did find a nice little grocery store and fuel stop. Enjoyed seeing the Columbia River Source area. Again, not much there, but historical none the less.


June 2018

Nice place

We had a lot of space and a playground for the kids just across the street. Great host, would definitely stay again.