Wow! What else can you say about a place that absolutely nickel and dimes you to death. $3 more for a site with a fire pit, $3 for a 6 minute shower, $7 for firewood, $8.50 to swim in the pool. I was dumbfounded when we checked in (late at night on a Friday on our way through back to Vancouver Island) and began to openly laugh at and eventually ridicule the folks at the front desk.
All this wrapped up in a facility nestled between the CPR mainline and Highway 1. We asked for a quiet spot (I can see you all smirking now) and it was away from the highway but right next to the train tracks. Not sure if you can get much better than this due to the nature of the valleys and the transport but the host at the front should not have presented our spot as being quieter than others.
Our first spot wasn't very level so moved to another. The site was not cleaned and the fire pit was dirty from previous guests.
The bathroom was not particularly clean and the peeling paint, poorly maintained sinks and the rest of the equipment shows a facility lacking in maintenance.
Their information on bears was lengthy which ended with a section stating that if you did not adhere to the rules then you would be asked to leave. The garbage bin we were near wus unlocked and not bear proofed. The recycling bin like wise.
The pool was just okay. Nothing really wrong with it, but not really interesting at all. That there was a charge was surprising, at first, but after you stay a few minutes you begin to get the general drift of the place.
All in all we felt over charged, nickel and dimed and just generally disappointed for the lack of value for money. Our experience with a private campground operator was not brilliant and we will continue to prefer government run or forestry campsites over private.
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