Recall our blog about how hard it is to find a campsite in BC at peak times? This week marks the start of some related changes to Discover Camping, BC’s Provincial Campground reservation system. These changes will impact the Front Country Campgrounds in several ways but how successful these changes are is yet to be determined. Here is a summary:
How often do you have trouble booking a campsite? Ever wonder why? Our rough research shows that there are indeed far more campers than there used to be, and the number of camp sites hasn’t grown to meet the demand.
Some interesting numbers
1) There are probably 3 times more campers than when I was a child
To start with, there are twice as many British Columbians now than back then.
Further, camping is relatively more popular than it used to be. In 2011 over 18% of British Columbian households owned an RV. As recently as 2005, the Canadian average was just 12% of vehicle-owning households. Continue reading