Campers – Don’t Be A Jerk And “Save” Free Campsites

Victoria – There is nothing like enjoying the May long weekend in the great outdoors.

To provide everyone with the same opportunity, the Province of British Columbia reminds campers that it is unlawful to park unattended vehicles, trailers or tents to save a free campsite.

Free campsites are available on a first-come basis. Personal property that has been left unattended for 24 hours will now be removed at the owner’s expense, in order to provide fair and equal access to the camping opportunities on recreation sites.

The Forest and Range Practices Act section 20 (1)(c) states that people should not leave personal property on a campsite unless the person is camping

In the past, signs posted within campsites and warning letters left on unattended property have not deterred campers, especially in Vancouver Island (Campbell River, Courtney and Comox) from leaving personal property to claim a campsite leading up to the busy weekends.

Reservations for BC Parks campsites can be made by phone at 1 800 689-09025, or online at: https://discovercamping.ca/

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