Princeton Receives CA$750K to Revitalize Community Space, Enhance RV Campground

Earlier this week, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced an investment of CA$750,000 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Town of Princeton. As per a press release, the funding will enable the town of Princeton (British […]

New Regional Park Coming to Bowen Island

Metro Vancouver (Canada) has big plans to protect a forested waterfront property at Cape Roger Curtis on Bowen Island. According to a report, the regional district announced Wednesday that it plans to create a new regional park with managed camping areas.  “I am really pleased, this land is really special from an ecological perspective, it […]

BCLCA Members to be Together Again for Hybrid Ideas Forum

After some time apart due to pandemic-related delays and cancellations, members of the British Columbia Lodging and Campgrounds Association (BCLCA) will finally be together again as they meet face-to-face in Kelowna this October for the 2022 Ideas Forum. BCLCA is anticipating bringing together somewhere between 50 and 75 delegates representing over 60 campgrounds for the […]

Garibaldi Lake Campground Closed This Long Weekend Due to Flooding

Flooding has prompted the closure of a campground at a popular British Columbia (Canada) provincial park this long weekend. As per a report, Garibaldi Lake Campground, which is situated in Garibaldi Park and has 50 sites, closed on Friday and will remain closed until further notice, as per BC Parks. “High heat and unseasonably large […]

Parks Canada to Hold Interpretive Programs at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Parks Canada has launched new interpretive programs at the Gulf Islands National Park Preserve for this summer. As per a report, every Saturday until the end of August, SMONEĆTEN Campground will host the Coast Salish Traditions Campfire program. Between 7 to 8 p.m., Coast Salish storytellers will share traditional stories with campers around the campfire. […]

BC Parks Urges British Columbians to Follow Camper’s Code

With Canada’s Parks Day just passed, and as many British Columbians get ready for camping in the warmer weather, BC Parks encourages everyone to adhere to the Camper’s Code. As per a report created in collaboration with a dozen B.C.-based organizations, the Camper’s Code provides nine rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable camping experience. […]

B.C.’s Provincial Sales Tax, MRDT on Accommodation Now Includes Online Marketplace Facilitators

British Columbia’s Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) on accommodation have been expanded to include marketplace facilitators. According to Bulletin PST 142, the new PST rules apply to marketplace facilitators, marketplace sellers, and online marketplace services. The rules became effective on July 1. Through the revisions, marketplace facilitators must collect […]

Vernon Council OKs New RV Sani-Dump Site

Vernon council (British Columbia, Canada) has approved the construction of a new RV sani-dump facility on Tronson Road across the city’s airport. According to a report, the council voted 6-0 in favor of the new RV sani-dump site.  The council agreed to spend CA$175,000 on building the facility on a city-owned site at 6401 Tronson Road.  […]

qathet Regional District to Improve Accessibility in Parks

qathet Regional District (British Columbia, Canada) will be looking at nearly CA$28,000 worth of upgrades to regional parks to improve accessibility. According to a report, at the committee’s July 14 meeting, directors unanimously adopted a motion to have the regional board review the proposed accessibility projects and suggested that the board direct staff to include […]

Unkept B.C. Provincial Park Prompts Frustration

White Lake Provincial Park, located in B.C.’s Shuswap region (Canada), has been deteriorating, according to a camper. Photo courtesy of White Lake Provincial Park “I’m picking up and cleaning up garbage after campers leave,” says Sorrento resident Don Pryor. “The next campers (are also) coming in (and cleaning) it up because they want to camp […]