How to Use this Guide

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The Travel-British-Columbia.com print guide is de­signed to as­sist you in find­ing a place to stay, whether camp­ing, RVing or driv­ing on your va­ca­tion in British Columbia. It fea­tures in­for­ma­tion on pri­vate camp­grounds, RV Parks and lodg­ing es­tab­lish­ments that are mem­bers of the BC Lodg­ing and Camp­grounds As­so­ci­a­tion; Na­tional Parks camp­grounds; RV deal­ers who of­fer ser­vices and sup­plies; RV rental com­pa­nies, and a sec­tion on At­trac­tions to help you en­rich your va­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ence.

LAY­OUT

The guide is di­vided into five sec­tions and or­ga­nized by the six British Columbia tourism re­gions.

Sec­tion 1

Super Camp­ing list­ings of RV parks, camp­grounds and na­tional parks are on pages 6 to 45. Th­ese list­ings ap­pear un­der their com­mu­nity and are ar­ranged in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der.

Sec­tion 2

Se­lect Lodg­ing list­ings of ho­tel/mo­tels, lodges, re­sorts, cab­ins and cot­tages, and other ac­com­mo­da­tion such as yurts, park model trail­ers and glamp­ing tents are on pages

46 to 57. Th­ese list­ings ap­pear un­der their com­mu­nity and are ar­ranged in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der.

Sec­tion 3

At­trac­tions cater­ing to RVers, campers and tourists are listed on page 58.

Sec­tion 4

RV deal­ers, RV rental com­pa­nies, RV ser­vice and RV stor­age places are listed on page 59.

Sec­tion 5

Win­ter Camp­ing & RVing are lo­cated on pages 60 to 61. Th­ese fa­cil­i­ties, which are open year round, of­fer camp­sites usu­ally on a weekly and/ or monthly ba­sis.

Maps

The six BC tourism re­gions each have a map and a short write-up about some in­ter­est­ing tours and drives in the re­gion. It is sug­gested that you se­lect your des­ti­na­tion from th­ese maps and re­fer to the in­dex of com­mu­ni­ties, ar­ranged al­pha­bet­i­cally on page 62 of the guide, for the page num­ber of the list­ings you re­quire. The re­gional maps are lo­cated in Sec­tion 1 among the Super Camp­ing list­ings.

SEE IN­DEX ON PAGE 62 FOR A COM­PLETE LIST OF COM­MU­NI­TIES

The re­gional maps with sug­gested drives and short write-ups are:

Van­cou­ver Is­land and The Gulf Is­lands - page 6

Van­cou­ver, Coast and Moun­tains - page 14

Thompson Okana­gan – page 22 Koote­nay Rock­ies – page 32

Cari­boo Chilcotin Coast – page 38 North­ern British Columbia – page 42

FEA­TURED MEM­BERS MAP LIST­ING ENHANCEMENTS

Camp­ground and Lodg­ing op­er­a­tors have the op­por­tu­nity to “en­hance” their list­ings with a paid “Fea­tured Mem­bers” list­ing on the re­gional maps. Th­ese enhancements do not re­flect any spe­cial rat­ing or qual­ity of the es­tab­lish­ment. They are ad­ver­tis­ing pref­er­ences.

LIST­ING ENHANCEMENTS

Busi­nesses have the op­por­tu­nity to “en­hance” their list­ings with the use of colour or a screened box. Th­ese enhancements do not re­flect any spe­cial rat­ing or qual­ity of the es­tab­lish­ment. They are ad­ver­tis­ing pref­er­ences.

RATES IN­FOR­MA­TION

The guide fea­tures 2018 rates. In rare cases where they are un­avail­able, 2017 rates have been sub­sti­tuted. Rates quoted are net of taxes un­less stated. An ad­di­tional 5% Goods and Ser­vices Tax (GST) ap­plies to all rates and in the case of room rentals at lodg­ing es­tab­lish­ments an ad­di­tional 8% Pro­vin­cial Sales Tax. Cer­tain com­mu­ni­ties in BC also charge a lo­cal ho­tel room tax of 2% or 3%.

Please note that rates pub­lished in the guide are sub­ject to change. Gen­er­ally, printed rates rep­re­sent low sea­son to high sea­son. Rates printed are not nec­es­sar­ily avail­able at all times. When mak­ing a reser­va­tion di­rectly with a camp­ground, RV Park or lodg­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion it is rec­om­mended that you ask for the fa­cil­i­ties can­cel­la­tion and re­fund pol­icy.

CAN­CEL­LA­TION, RE­FUND & PET POLI­CIES

In some in­stances busi­nesses have can­cel­la­tion poli­cies in place, please check at time of book­ing. The can­cel­la­tion pol­icy de­ter­mines when and how a reser­va­tion can be can­celled, and de­tails the re­fund pro­ce­dures. Many op­er­a­tions have pet poli­cies in ef­fect; please call the prop­erty for de­tails.

CAMP­ING & RV SYM­BOLS

Handy icon sym­bols pro­vide spe­cific in­for­ma­tion on fa­cil­i­ties found at, or im­me­di­ately ad­ja­cent to, each camp­ground, RV Park or RV dealer or rental agency. A com­plete list of sym­bols is pro­vided on page 3.

LODG­ING SYM­BOLS

Lodg­ing es­tab­lish­ments of­fer ser­vices and ameni­ties in var­i­ous types of ac­com­mo­da­tion in­clud­ing lodges, cab­ins, cot­tages, mo­tels, ho­tels and RV park mod­els. A com­plete list of sym­bols is pro­vided on page 46.

BIG RIG FRIENDLY

List­ings that in­clude the word­ing “Big Rig Friendly” have five or more sites that are a min­i­mum 24 feet wide by 60 feet long, of­fer 14 feet over­head clear­ance and have 50-amp ser­vice.

DEF­I­NI­TION OF AB­BRE­VI­A­TION

Add’l = Rate for an ad­di­tional per­son CP = Can­cel­la­tion Pol­icy

Hrs. = Hours

Hwy = High­way

Incl. = In­cludes

Km = Kilo­me­ter

L = Fluid Litre

Mi = Mile

Min. = Minute

Oz. = Fluid Ounce

‘ = Feet

WiFi = Wire­less In­ter­net Avail­able

CUS­TOMER SER­VICE GUAR­AN­TEE

BC Lodg­ing and Camp­grounds As­so­ci­a­tion has im­ple­mented a Cus­tomer Ser­vice Guar­an­tee which all mem­bers are asked to ad­here to in the op­er­a­tion of their busi­nesses.

• To main­tain a high de­gree of clean­li­ness.

• To carry out reg­u­lar main­te­nance to en­sure guest com­fort.

• To pro­vide ex­cel­lent ser­vice and hos­pi­tal­ity at all times and to op­er­ate their busi­ness in a pro­fes­sional and cour­te­ous man­ner.

• To ex­er­cise truth in all ad­ver­tis­ing and to ad­vise guests of any ser­vices they are un­able to pro­vide. • To ad­here to their pol­icy on can­cel­la­tions and de­posit re­funds as pub­lished.

• To charge rea­son­able and ap­pro­pri­ate rates at all times.

• To of­fer fair ex­change on U.S. cur­rency.

• To han­dle any com­plaints promptly and fairly.

COM­PLAINTS

If you would like to file a com­plaint against a tourism busi­ness in British Columbia, there are sev­eral op­tions avail­able to you. The first is to con­tact the busi­ness di­rectly to dis­cuss your con­cerns. If this course of ac­tion does not at­tain the re­sults you are seek­ing, you may then con­tact Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion BC who can of­fer as­sis­tance with fi­nan­cial or con­trac­tual dis­putes. To learn more, visit their website https://www.con­sumer­pro­tec­tionbc. ca/. Lastly, you can share your ex­pe­ri­ence with other con­sumers via a re­view of the busi­ness on pop­u­lar peer-to-peer re­view sites such as Tri­pAd­vi­sor. For guide­lines on how to post a re­view on Tri­pAd­vi­sor visit their website, https://www.tri­pad­vi­sor­sup­port.com/hc/en- gb/ar­ti­cles/200614877/.

NA­TIONAL PARKS CAMP­ING IN­FOR­MA­TION

Na­tional parks pro­tect out­stand­ing ex­am­ples of Canada’s nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment. British Columbia is home to five na­tional parks and park re­serves, each with their own dis­tinct char­ac­ter­is­tics. Camp­ing is an ex­cel­lent way to ex­pe­ri­ence th­ese na­tional trea­sures. To re­ceive your FREE guide to na­tional parks and na­tional his­toric sites in British Columbia please visit: www.pc.gc.ca/visit or call toll-free 1-888-773-8888.

Re­serve your camp­site, oTENTik (tent-cabin struc­ture in ad­vance). Visit the reser­va­tions website for a list of par­tic­i­pat­ing camp­grounds: www.reser­va­tion.pc.gc.ca.

PRO­VIN­CIAL PARKS

Pro­vin­cial park camp­grounds (BC Parks) are not listed in the guide. They are listed in the Go Camp­ing BC guide, (see ad on page 20 for more in­for­ma­tion). Al­ter­na­tively, for cur­rent in­for­ma­tion on camp­ing at pro­vin­cial parks, visit their website at: www.bc­parks.ca or for reser­va­tions visit www.dis­cov­er­camp­ing.ca or call Dis­cover Camp­ing at 1-800-689-9025.

CANA­DIAN RVING & CAMP­ING WEEK MAY 22 - 27, 2018 & MAY 21 – 26, 2019

Par­tic­i­pat­ing camp­grounds across Canada will cel­e­brate ev­ery­thing that makes camp­ing and RVing so pop­u­lar with ac­tiv­i­ties, dis­counted camp­ing rates, and a spe­cial fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive for a na­tional char­ity. For in­for­ma­tion visit: https://www.camp­in­grvbc. com/camp­ing-week/.

CAMP­ING AP­PRE­CI­A­TION WEEK­END SEPTEM­BER 7 - 8, 2018 & SEPTEM­BER 6 - 7, 2019

Camp­ing Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Week­end is a na­tional ini­tia­tive co-or­di­nated by the Cana­dian Camp­ing and RV Coun­cil to say thank you for your pa­tron­age over the sum­mer. Campers are of­fered a spe­cial rate for two-nights camp­ing at ei­ther $50, $60, $70 or $80 at par­tic­i­pat­ing camp­grounds.

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