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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada), Banff National Park, Alberta

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Nothing has changed with this campground since my review of last year. It is still the most poorly laid out campground that I have ever stayed at, and with sites measuring 13 feet wide, it has some of narrowest sites I have encountered. As we are self-contained, I do not us campground showers, so forgot to mention in last year's review that there is only one shower building to serve the 189 campsites - just another example of how this campground is not designed to meet the needs of campers. There are 5 washrooms with flush toilets and hot water sinks scattered throughout the campground, but no dishwashing sinks. Another reviewer stated that fires are not allowed in the trailer campground. This is inaccurate. This summer because of the severe wildfires, there has been a ban on campfires, but normally fires are permitted at sites that have a fire pit. We camped at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
143
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

As this is prime bear country, keep your BBQ and any cooking related materials stored, including coolers, inside your RV, lest you return to your site and find them gone. Staff make frequent rounds both day and night and remove all food related items from sites if no occupants are present.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Blue Cedars RV Park and Campground, Prince George, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

I didn't know that Prince George had a zoo. Dogs running loose, doing their business wherever they please with no owners in sight, families walking through your site. In the sites around ours, there were a minimum of two and usually three vehicles parked at each site - party time! There is a pool, a laundry ($3 wash, $0.25/ 5 min dry), and unreliable WiFi. Supposedly 53 sites have cable TV, but neither their web site nor staff could identify which sites had cable. Highway traffic noise is constant throughout the night. When I called to make a reservation the woman could not guarantee a 30 amp full service pull-through site, rather just that I would have a site - that should have been my first clue. When I arrived, I was assigned a full service back-in site that was suitable only for a small class B or pop-up, not a 33-foot fifth wheel. Next I was assigned an electric-water site. When I asked for a refund of the difference between the price for an EW versus a full service site, I was told there was no difference in price. So, back-in, pull-through, full service, or electric & water, cable or no cable are all the same price - to quote Shakespeare: "something is rotten in the state of Denmark". Oh, I forgot to mention the one positive of this campground. It is the closest RV park to the major shopping places in Prince George (Costco, Superstore, Home Depot, etc.). We camped at Blue Cedars RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Wapiti Campground (Parks Canada), Jasper National Park, Alberta

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Wapiti is primarily an unserviced campground (sections AA & FF have electricity) best suited for tents and smaller RV's. Reservations need to be made as far in advance as possible. However, there is one section (AA) that is non-reservable (i.e., first come, first serve). It is nothing but a large paved circular area with RV's lined up side-by-side-by-side, though each site has electricity, but no water. There is a central dump station and water fill area available for all campers. So, if you are in Jasper without a reservation, this can serve as a good base. While the main campground has one large central building with hot showers, to serve the over 300 sites, this 30 site loop has its own clean modern washrooms with free hot showers, electric outlets, and flush toilets. There also is a dishwashing sink with hot water. There are a few picnic tables with fire pits around the perimeter of the loop as well as down the hill by the Athabasca river. We camped at Wapiti Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
AA 23
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Beaverview RV Park & Campground, McBride, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Based on the occupancy for the night we were there, this appears to be a popular park. I don't understand why, as it doesn't offer anything special. Sites are on grass, VERY close together and not level from side to side. Each site has a picnic table. IMHO site # 39 is the best as there are no other sites on the door side of your RV. Other good sites would be around the perimeter, though I think they are unserviced or 15 amp (inquire). There are 2 washers & 2 dryers. A 30 amp electric & water pull-through is $38 (no discounts are offered). There is a dump station as you exit. You can add this RV park to the long list of campgrounds that advertize hi-speed internet, but deliver slow and unreliable WiFi. Okay for an overnight. We camped at Beaverview RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Paarens Beach Provincial Park, Fort St James, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely provincial park campground located on the shores of Stuart lake. There is good spacing and plenty of trees between most sites affording excellent privacy - the exception being the waterfront sites which offer little privacy. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. Staff do an excellent job of cleaning sites after campers depart (the rake marks were clearly visible in all unoccupied sites) and the pit toilets were very clean. There are threaded water spigots throughout the park so fresh water tank fills are possible. There is one cold outdoor shower located in the day use area next to the beach, a children's playground, a boat launch, and 800 meters of sandy beach along the shores of Stuart Lake. There are more beachfront campsites than pictured on the campground's website map. There is no dump station with the nearest being in nearby Fort St. James free). There is no WiFi. Cell phone coverage is best along the beach (1-2 bar). My main complaint about this park is the access to sites. Most sites have deep ditches on either side of the entry way (total overkill if the intent is for drainage), making excellent backing in skills essential. We camped at Paarens Beach Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Fort St. James national historic site. Fort St James has two grocery stores, a couple of banks, and sells diesel.

This is not about this park in particular, rather all BC provincial parks that accept reservations. There is a $6 reservation fee - understandable. However, I made one reservation for 3 consecutive nights and was charged 3 reservation fees of $6 each for a total of $18. Their reservation fee is nothing more than a surcharge. As this campground is seldom full during the week, save the $6 per night 'reservation' fee and select one of the many non-reservable sites.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Piper's Glen Campground, Fort Fraser, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an average campground that has a lovely view of Fraser Lake. However, as others have noted, the campground is situated on Highway 16, so expect traffic noise day and night. As the passing trains do not blow their whistle, there is minimal train noise. There are a few 30 amp sites (most of which are pull-through), but the majority of sites are 15 amp. No sites have sewer, but there is a central dump station. Each site has a picnic table, a fire pit and there is a tree between each of the pull-through sites. It sounds much nicer than it is, as there is very little space between sites. Based on seeing most RV's using leveling blocks, sites are not level from side to side. The dump station is sloped downwards, so do not expect to be able to completely empty your tanks. There is a floating wharf (see pic on website) and they have paddle boat rentals. Internet is passable if close to the office and not many other campers are using it. Good for an overnight. We camped at Piper's Glen Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground, Telkwa, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is located along Hwy 16 on a hill overlooking the Bulkley river. As there are train tracks on the other side of the river, you will hear the train whistle during the night, though the highway noise is minimal. The owners are most friendly and helpful. In some ways this is a fairly typical private campground, with sites being side by side, though each site is 30 feet wide and has a picnic table and fire pit. Don't be tempted by the pull-through sites along the fence - there is no outdoor seating area, picnic table or fire pit. This campground has are some very nice perks. There is a free vehicle wash, a sauna, over 50 SD cable TV channels, and the fastest WiFi I have ever experienced in a campground - fiber optic. And the building that houses their showers, sauna, and laundry is wonderful. There are three private shower rooms, each with free hot shower, sink with electric outlet, and toilet. There are 3 washers and dryers ($3each). We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is a gas station in Telkwa that sells diesel and propane by the pound. Nearby Smithers is a full service community with three grocery stores, Canadian Tire, etc.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

K'san Campground, Hazelton, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

After driving the Alaska Highway and then the Stewart-Cassier, it was nice to return to civilization. We booked for 2 nights but stayed 6 nights. This is a lovely open campground, located on the grounds of 'Ksan Historical village in Hazelton. There are full service (30 amp) and unserviced sites. Sites are nicely spaced with grass and each has a fire ring and picnic table. WiFi is excellent, at least for the sites closest to the office(# 1-8, 16-22). There is a playground for children and a covered shelter for cooking. As the campground is situated at the junction of the Sikanni and Bulkley rivers, fishing from "the point" (located in the campground) is excellent. $33.50 for a full service pull-through with a double discount (10% GS + 10% seniors). Washing of vehicles at your site is permitted. There is only one washer and dryer, $2 each. Washrooms are dated but reasonably clean. We camped at K'san Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take the tour of the Longhouses and if there on a Wednesday, take in the Yukw, a cultural performance held in one of the longhouses. On Sundays there is a farmers market on the grounds of the Visitor Information Centre on Hwy # 16.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Bear River RV Park, Stewart, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

We chose this campground because it has laundry facilities, which we desperately needed; otherwise we would have stayed at another campground in town. We later learned that one of the hotels in town, allows non-guests to use their laundry facilities - inquire at visitor information. The interior roads are terrible and filled with pot holes. Bear River offers full service and unserviced sites. There are some pull-throughs, but most sites are back-in. Sites are half gravel and half grass, and as Stewart is located in a rain forest, the grass quickly becomes mud. Our picnic table was broken, there was no fire ring. They offer 18 SD cable channels. Laundry facilities are limited - 2 washers and 2 dryers ($2.50 each). Ever wondered what free limited WiFi means? At this campground it means 100Mb of data per device, per stay (not per day). And good luck getting connected; I could not even when standing next to the router. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35a
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Stewart is a full service community, offering a decent grocery store, a hardware store, diesel, propane (sold by the pound but charged by the tank), etc. The 40 km drive to the summit of Salmon glacier is well worth the drive. Check out "The Bus" in Hyder for their most delicious fish chowder, and their fish and chips.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Conrad Campground, Carcross, Yukon

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Situated on Tagish Lake (all territorial parks in the Yukon are located on bodies of water), this 29 site campground is most lovely. Generally sites are spacious and all have picnic table and fire ring. There are two huge pull-through sites (#23 & 26). There is a playground and a shelter with tables and a wood stove. As with all territorial parks, firewood is free, however the wood that they provide is NOT split. So be prepared to do some serious splitting before you ever get a fire lit. There is a faucet but it is not threaded so tank fills are not possible. As with all territorial parks they advise boiling water before using. This potentially needless activity would not be necessary if park staff tested the water! My biggest concern, however, is the entry road. It is on a fairly steep grade and the gravel surface is like a washboard. I was unable to go up the road without my truck sliding from side to side. I mention this as a caution for those hauling big rigs. We camped at Conrad Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park, Iskut, British Columbia

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is another beautiful lakeside BC provincial park. The entry road and road throughout the campground are in very good condition, and there is a turnaround loop at the end of the road. Water is from a hand pump, but it was not clear in colour, so we did not use it. There is no dump station. There is a wharf, a boat launch, and a small day use area. We were lucky enough to get a lakeside site and very much enjoyed our stay. Advance reservation is not possible. A campground staff comes by around 6pm to collect the $20 camping fee. Many sites will accommodate even the largest rigs. My only complaint about this campground is the layout of the sites. Entry into sites can be difficult, unless you have excellent backing-in skills. There have dug ditches on both sides of the road as well as on either side of most sites. Even with double sites, they have terraced these and placed large boulders between the sites, so any advantage of added width for manoeuvring is lost. We camped at Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Hwy 37 is now paved or chipsealed the entire length. For the most part there are NO shoulders, so watch out for the semi's that like to hug the centre line - it can be a white knuckle experience.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Mountain Shadow RV Park and Campground, Iskut, British Columbia

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The grounds of this private campground are immaculately maintained. The 10 pull-through sites are terraced affording views of the mountains. There are also a number of shorter back-in sites with mountain views. Another area of the campground that I did not see apparently is in a wooded area and is for shorted RV's, and tents. There are no laundry facilities. As is the case along the entire length of the Cassier Hwy (#37), there is no cellphone service, however there is an outdoor pay phone near the office. There is free limited WiFi (100Mb per deice, per day). There is a path to a lake where my wife caught a rainbow trout, so there is fishing. As evidenced by the number of RV's using levelling blocks, it was not just our site that was not level from side-to-side. Also the strip of grass separating the sites is sloped, so there is little utility for the picnic table. The dump station is not level, so it is not possible to completely empty ones tanks. Credit cards are accepted, but a $3 discount is offered for cash payment. We camped at Mountain Shadow RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Hwy 37 is now paved or chipsealed the entire length. For the most part there are NO shoulders, so watch out for the semi's that like to hug the centre line - it can be a white knuckle experience.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Boya Lake Provincial Park, Good Hope Lake, British Columbia

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The chipseal entry road into this lakeside campground is in excellent condition as are the gravel roads throughout the campground. There are sites that can accommodate large rigs with several being lakeside, some even pull-through. As this is a popular campground, arrive early for the best selection. All sites have a picnic table and fire ring. Wood is available ($), though there was a province wide fire ban when we were there. There is water from an Artisan well, though not enough for filling fresh water tanks. Kayak and canoe rentals are available. All sites are unserviced and are $20 cash or CC, payable at the kiosk or to the staff who comes by around 6pm. This is a most beautiful campground. We camped at Boya Lake Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Hwy 37 is now paved or chipsealed the entire length. For the most part there are NO shoulders along the highway, so watch out for the semi's that like to hug the centre line - it can be a white knuckle experience. Arrive with your fresh water tank full, as the amount of water available is only enough for drinking, making coffee, etc.,

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Haines Hitch-Up RV Park, Haines, Alaska

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The grounds are well manicured and each site is grass covered and has a picnic table. While sites are side-by-side, there is some spacing between sites and when not full, staff seem to leave an empty site between occupied sites. Cable TV with 31 channels is provided. There is a laundry ($3 wash, dry = $0.25 for 3 min) and clean washrooms with free hot showers. WiFi is terrible. Even with an extender the few times that I was able to connect, the signal dropped frequently and was extremely slow. There is an additional charge of $3 a day if you use your AC or heater. Staff are especially pleasant and helpful. Despite its shortcomings, this park is far superior to the other RV park in town (Oceanside) which is nothing more than a gravel lot with RV's lined up in a row. We camped at Haines Hitch-Up RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Hi Country RV Park, Whitehorse, Yukon

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this campground twice, on our way to and then back from Alaska. This park is the closest to town and offers variety of full and partial service, open and shaded sites. This is a true campground, not like the typical gravel lot RV campgrounds along the Alaska Highway. Sites are close together, but usually there is greenery between sites. All sites have a picnic table and most have a fire ring. A full service 30 amp pull-through was $40.60 Cdn with GS discount, and a 20 amp pull-through was $34 Cdn. Free WiFi is limited to 30 minutes per device per 24 hrs, though additional time can be purchased. They have a large souvenir/gift shop and the property is dotted with trucks and machinery from the building of the AlCan. We camped at Hi Country RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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