Is there a cost for tenting overnight in Recreational Sites? >>
Recreation Sites and Trails manages approximately 1300 recreation sites. There are two basic types of recreation sites- those with fees, and those without. At fee sites, camping fees are charged to pay for services which may include supervision, daily maintenance and facility/structure maintenance. Camping fees can range from $12-$15 per night for a person, family or party of six. Sites without fees may not provide these services, and some may be user-maintained. You can find out which sites require a fee by visiting our website and searching by facility/location.
Some Recreation Sites say they charge a fee on the weekend. How is this fee collected? >>
Once at a site where fees are collected, an on-site attendant will be available to collect a fee. It is the site operators’ responsibility to collect fees from campers.
Can we book a Recreation Site or do we just pitch our tents? >>
Sites are on a first come first serve basis. Each recreation site has a number of easily identifiable tenting sites which can accommodate 1-2 tents each. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. Upon arriving at a recreation site it will be obvious if sites are available. With the exception of a few limited sites in the Chilliwack River Valley, no reservations are available.
Are we allowed to have fires at Recreational sites? >>
Fire restrictions in BC vary depending on local or regional conditions, and can be updated anytime by the provincial wildfire office. You can find the latest conditions, restrictions and updates at their website here – http://bcwildfire.ca/.