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Camping enthusiasts now have more options when it comes to choosing where to go, as dozens of new campsites have been added to 13 BC Parks throughout the province.
In making the announcement the province said that in total, 13 provincial parks will have 362 new sites, and 12 recreation sites will have 232 new sites.
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These new sites will range “from walk-in tent sites to marine sites.”
The new BC Parks campsites are located in regions with what the province says are the highest-demand areas: the Lower Mainland, Thompson-Okanagan, The Kootenays, and Mount Robson.
The campgrounds and new sites include:
- Golden Ears – 65 sites (20 walk in, 15 drive in and 30 marine)
- Fintry Park – 60 sites in two new loops
- Kentucky Alleyne – 40 sites in two new loops
- Stawamus Chief Park – 35 sites
- Martha Creek Park – 30 new sites
- Cultus Lake – 25 small cabins
- Robson River Campground – 21 sites in a new loop
- Mount Fernie Provincial Park – 19 new sites
- Pyramid Campground in Wells Gray Park– 18 new sites
- Kokanee Creek Park – 18 new tent pad sites
- Monck Park – 12 new sites
- Tantalus Park – 12 tent pad sites
- Homestead Campground at Herald Park – Nine new sites
“People from all over the world come to our province to experience the spectacular natural beauty and enjoy a range of camping opportunities,” said BC’s Environment Minister, George Heyman.
“Camping is more popular than ever, which is why our government continues to increase the number of campsites and enhance visitor experience.”
The sites are in addition to 431 new campsites created in 2018, bringing the total number of new campsites to 1,025 during the past two years.
Despite the new additions, the government noted will be no increase to provincial park camping fees.
“People in BC love getting out to the great outdoors,” said BC’s Tourism Minister, Lisa Beare.
Increasing the number of campsites, she said, “means more people can access popular spots and discover new favourites in different areas of the province.”