Our inflated camping fees are another reason why many of us opt to camp south of the border.
For example, BC Parks charges $30 per night plus a $3 reservation fee, plus $3.60 HST for a total of $36.20. What did I get? A plain, bare-bones, gravel campsite with no water, no electricity and no sewer hook-up.
Now compare Oregon state, a full-service site for $24 per night, plus a $4 transaction/reservation fee.
I stayed two nights for a $56 total, and yes, on a paved site close to the ocean.
Then there is our over-the-top price to fill your car/truck with gas in B.C.
Do I need to say more?
Peter Walters, Surrey