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Camping FAQ

Q. Who is listed in the camping section of this website?
A. Members of the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association offering overnight campsite rentals to the travelling public in independently run campgrounds and RV parks.  Want to connect your business to travellers visiting this site? Please see http://www.travel-british-columbia.com/about-us/membership/

Q.  Do camping properties offer pricing deals or stay promotions?  
A. If you are travelling on a budget or in the off-season then visit our special offers page where many excellent rates and offers are available see http://www.travel-british-columbia.com/travel-resources/special-offers/

Q.  Do you have a Customer Service Guarantee?
A. BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association has implemented a Customer Service Guarantee which all accommodation members are asked to adhere to in the operation of their businesses. Visit http://www.travel-british-columbia.com/about-us/service-gaurantee/

Q. Are properties inspected by an independent body?
Approved Accomodations
A. Destination British Columbia inspects all accommodation properties in British Columbia with respect to standards of maintenance, cleanliness, comfort and professionalism. Accommodation establishments who meet the standard may display the "Approved Accommodation" sign. This program will be discontinued December 31, 2014 but properties can carry-on using the designation for two more years.

Q. Where can I make a complaint about a property?
A. Complaints about accommodation facilities should first be discussed with the manager of the establishment and, if not resolved, be directed to the Tourism Business Customer Service, Destination British Columbia, 12th floor, 510 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8 or email productservices@destinationbc.ca

Q. What are the overnight costs to rent a tent site?
A. These will vary depending on location. A campground located in a more remote area of the province and with fewer facilities will charge less than one in a popular resort area. Rates could range from around $15 a night to over $45 a night for an unserviced site (a site with no water or power).

Q. Can I have a Campfire?
A. Yes as most campgrounds have fire rings at each site. The smoke from campfires pollutes our environment so we ask that you please limit your use of campfires to cooking and warmth. Where possible use firewood purchased from the campground and always observe local burning regulations. Never leave a campfire unattended. Please do not move firewood from one location to another as it can spread pests and disease.  Occasionally campfire bans are implemented in extreme dry weather for information visit, bcwildfire.ca. Please note that propane firepits and cooking devices can be used during a campfire ban unless specifically prohibited.

Q. Do campgrounds have pet policies?
A. Most campgrounds allow pets (dogs) however they are required to be on a leash at all times. Pets should not be left at the campsite unattended. Campgrounds may have specific pet policies. Please check with the campground before you arrive.

Q. What are typical Campground Rules?
A. Each campground sets its own rules. Here are a few typical rules - times and details may change.

  • Campground quiet hour 11:00 pm until 8:00 am.
  • All RV park/campground fires to be out by midnight.
  • Check out time 11:00 am.
  • All visitors must check in at office and park vehicles in guest parking provided.
  • No pets permitted in the beach area, playground, swimming pool or recreation hall.
  • Speed limit in campground is 10 km (5 mph).
  • Do not climb or destroy trees.
  • Beach and swimming pool are unsupervised; an adult must accompany children under twelve years old at all times.
  • Do not feed or encourage wild animals into the RV park/campground.

Q. What  taxes will I have to pay on my campsite?
A. The federal Good and Services Tax (GST) is charged on campsite rentals and the current GST rate is 5%. Campsite rentals are exempt from the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) so PST is not charged.

For answers to general travel FAQ's please visit the Travel Advice section.  

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