How to Use this Guide
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.
The guide is divided into five sections and organized by the six British Columbia tourism regions.
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.
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.
Attractions catering to RVers, campers and tourists are listed on page 58.
RV dealers, RV rental companies, RV service and RV storage places are listed on page 59.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.