Tenquille Tent Sites are available by reservation only. You must have a confirmed reservation PRIOR to arrival - there is no cell service on site.  You must bring the confirmation of your reservation to show the Site Operator.  Site Map is here.

Capacity: There are 9 tent sites. Each tent site is limited to 2 tents and 4 adults per site. Maximum number of consecutive booking nights is 10.  Drop-ins are not permitted.

Cost:  $25.00 per site per night

Open for Bookings:  July 1 - Oct 31   Please note that the Tenquille area is often snow covered until late June.

Commercial use of the Tenquille Cabin & Tent Sites is NOT permitted!  (ie. guides or guests in any guided groups, benefit or fee for service, film groups).  This includes all recreational activities (ie. mountain biking, backcountry skiing, hiking, mountaineering) and business purposes (ie. filming, product advertising).

Outhouses:  Urine diverting toilets. Bring your own hand sanitizers and toilet paper.

  • Tent site bookings open 60 days prior to the arrival date.
  • Dogs, pets and horses are NOT permitted in the Tenquille Lake Recreation Site or cabin. Registered Guide Dogs for the visually impaired are exempt from this prohibition.
  • Quiet hours 11:00pm to 7:00am The tent sites are for active people & families who pursue mountain climbing, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, hunting, fishing and wilderness appreciation. Respect quiet hours so all can enjoy - it is not a party place! If the site operator or another party asks you to be quiet, please be reasonable & curtail your activities. Get along – everyone has worked hard to get here!
  • This is Bear Country! Campers are responsible for keeping their tent site clean. Tent sites are to be cleaned daily and left clean upon your departure. Store your food in the Cache Storage lockers provided. Clean up is NOT the responsibility of the site operator - if you are asked to clean or put things away, please do so promptly.
  • If You Packed it In, You Must Pack it Out  The Rec Site does not have a garbage removal service. Pack out everything you brought with you including any 'green' propane bottles. Leaving garbage, food scraps and food wrappers behind is a hazard for the next camper as well as bears. 
  • Discharge of Firearms is Prohibited within any BC Rec Site - the entire Tenquille Lake area is a Provincial Rec Site.
  • Food Cache Lockers: Campers are to use the food cache lockers and keep their food well away from their tents. There are two lockers available.
  • Campfires are NOT Permitted at Tenquille Rec Site. There is a social fire pit, wood is available from the Site Operator. 


The Pemberton Wildlife Association (PWA) and many Pemberton community volunteers built and have maintained the trails accessing Tenquille Lake and tent sites. For decades, lake side tenting was self-managed by users and dedicated volunteers from the PWA - site maintenance, installation of urine diverting toilets, countless hours of trail building and maintenance - are all the work of the Pemberton volunteers. The PWA takes great pride in what the volunteers have built, as our guest please show appreciation for their hard work by respecting the Rec Site, the surrounding area and those who share the area with you.

The Tenquille to Owl Lakes Recreation Area is a Special Place!

Please RESPECT the Land & Facilities Provided for You. Pack Out Everything You Packed In - Leave No Trace