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Frequently Asked Questions - General Park Information

Frequently asked questions How many vehicles are allowed per campsite?

BC Parks charges on a per party basis. Due to wear and tear, maintenance and conservation factors within our parks, limits must be placed on the party size - the number of people and vehicles each campsite can accommodate. Each camping party is allowed:

  • One vehicle and trailer (including towed vehicle). Either one (but not both) may be an RV.
  • A second vehicle (non-RV) may be allowed on site for an additional nightly charge of 1/2 the campsite fee.
  • Note: A towed vehicle is not considered a second vehicle.
Frequently asked questions What is the maximum number of people allowed per campsite?

A maximum of eight persons including children (15 years of age and younger). At least one member of the party must be 16 years of age or older. BC Parks camping party definition states:

  • One to four persons 16 years of age or older.
  • A maximum of eight persons including children (15 years of age and younger).
Frequently asked questions When are the gates closed?

Gates are opened at 7:00 am and closed at 11:00 pm. Please respect other campers’ right to enjoy a peaceful camping experience.

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Frequently asked questions Are pets allowed in a provincial park?
  Domestic pets are not permitted in all parks - please check specific parks for details. In those that allow them, domestic animals must be kept on a leash (no longer than 2 metres - about 6 1/2 feet) or in a vehicle, at all times. Domestic animals are NOT ALLOWED in beach areas or park buildings unless designated by sign. You are responsible for the behavior of any domestic animal you bring into a park and must dispose of its excrement in a manner that does not inconvenience or annoy other park visitors.
Frequently asked questions Is the area patrolled by security or parks personnel to watch for noisy parties, vandals etc.?
  In some parks, depending on the service level of the park, there is either a full-time security presence or a part-time security presence provided by the campground facility officer.
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How long can I stay in a provincial park?

  No person shall camp or dock in a particular park or recreation area for more than 14 days per calendar year.
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Is hunting or firearms allowed in parks?

  No person shall possess or discharge a firearm, bows or crossbows in a park or recreation area except during an open season as specified under the "Wildlife Act" or as authorized. Hunting is permitted in some parks where management deems it appropriate. For more information, Hunting and Trapping Information.
Frequently asked questions What is winter camping and where is it available?
  Certain parks within the park system offer a year-round camping opportunities. Generally the services provided during the off-season are minimal, and a camping fee may be charged depending on the particular park.
Frequently asked questions How can I make a campground reservation?

To make a campground reservation, you can reserve online or call the Discover Camping campground reservation service toll-free at 1-800-689-9025 (604-689-9025 in Greater Vancouver). For general information on campground reservations and a list of parks which accept reservations, contact Discover Camping.

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