Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 27th, 2017, 4:10 pm

Here's something that the NDP simply must review:
https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/214892 ... -campsites

British Columbians have been effectively banished from B.C. campsites ever since the BCLP started this stupid reservation system . Greedy out-of-province tourists have been snatching popular campsites the minute reservation lines are open, booking them whether or not they plan to use them. If they don't plan to use them, they simply become reservation scalpers, much like concert ticket scalpers. It's time to go back to the previous system..........first come, first served. The reservation system was just another way for the government to rake in more $$ at the expense of B.C. residents.

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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby GordonH » Dec 27th, 2017, 4:16 pm

impo best system is & always will be, first come first serve...... leave reservation to hotel & motels.
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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby maryjane48 » Dec 27th, 2017, 4:23 pm

Even though camping is something i dont part take anymore i would also like see ndp go back to first come first serve. . The bclibs reservation system is a bust and not fair

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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby LordEd » Dec 28th, 2017, 7:58 am

Cactusflower wrote:Greedy out-of-province tourists

Hasty generalization. Try again.
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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby Chyren » Dec 28th, 2017, 8:04 am

Huge generalization. I camp with my family all the time and have almost ZERO problems getting sites. I've never used the online system. However, it is a great way to get revenue to keep our parks great and in the end isn't that the goal?

Why does it matter where the money comes from? Campers from out of province are bad?

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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby Gilchy » Dec 28th, 2017, 8:48 am

Also, reservations are the most efficient way to ensure the campsites are being used without people driving with their families all the way out to a BC Provincial Campground, to find them full, then what?
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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby Bsuds » Dec 28th, 2017, 8:51 am

I would be OK with a 50/50 split between reservations and who gets there first.
If they are full all the time then maybe we need more spots?
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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 28th, 2017, 6:29 pm

maryjane48 wrote:Even though camping is something i dont part take anymore i would also like see ndp go back to first come first serve. . The bclibs reservation system is a bust and not fair

Why is it not fair? Are BCers not able to make a reservation?
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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby stevemic » Jan 7th, 2018, 5:41 pm

I camp alot, never have I ever made a reservation, dont plan too ever.
there are plenty of places that are first come first serve

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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby zerograv » Jan 8th, 2018, 8:51 am

Why not go to BC Rec sites? Exactly the same service as Provincials (minus the ones with flush toilets,) pretty much always a spot available and only $12 a night typically.

Plus some of the most beautiful areas of the province :up:
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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby johnny24 » Jan 8th, 2018, 11:48 am

Chyren wrote: However, it is a great way to get revenue to keep our parks great and in the end isn't that the goal?



That's not my goal. My goal is to get a campsite.
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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby hobbyguy » Jan 8th, 2018, 11:52 am

Actually, the reservation system is a good idea, and generally, despite a few teething problems, it works well.

There are many campsites where bookings are not needed, but for the busy ones, it allows you to plan. E.g. let's say your first choice is Herald, and second choice is McDonald Creek - they are a long way apart. Being able to reserve means you can plan a holiday ahead of time - can't get in at Herald then see if you can get in at McDonald Creek, and work your way down a list of sites for that time period.

That said, there not enough campsites in the popular areas for prime summer camping, but I understand the cost pressures. Most of the sites are easy to get into except for July/August. Pretty hard to have enough sites in prime areas for that period, so reservations make sense.

The same situation exists at the popular sites in Washington State. You just have to plan ahead.
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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby Hassel99 » Jan 8th, 2018, 12:40 pm

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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

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Re: Booking 2018 campsites in 2017?

Postby zerograv » Jan 8th, 2018, 12:47 pm

Half the excitement is wondering if you will get a spot or not, and if you don't you keep driving until you find the next one!

I hate the reservation system. Its to easy for it to be manipulated.
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