Camping expenses

Our inflated camping fees are another reason why many of us opt to camp south of the border.

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 hookup.

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

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