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Campsite Costings

Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Campsite Costings

Can someone please advise on the average cost of staying on a campground with a RV(Motorhome) in Canmore/Banff/Golden etc.

And what hidden extras should I be aware of?

Comox, Canada
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1. Re: Campsite Costings

Cost all depends on which kind of campgrounds you are looking at. Federal and provincial goverment campgrounds are cheaper, usually ranging from $15.00 CDN to $30.00 CDN (about 7-15 pounds) per night. These are very basic campgrounds. Some of the fancier ones have flush toilets and showers. The more basic ones have only pit toilets (outhouses) and taps throughout where you get water. There are no hookups (ie. electricity, water, sewer, cable, etc.).

The privately owned campsites are of course more expensive. You will be able to get services at each site. The services you get will make the nightly fee higher. For example, if only get water and electricity (this is considered basic), you may find one for around $30.00 (15 pounds) per night. However, for full service sites with water, electricity, sewer (and maybe with cable as well) you may be paying upwards of $50.00 (25 pounds) per night. This can vary depending on where the campsite is. In smaller towns it may be less.

I can't think of any hidden extras that have been a problem. We have been camping for years and have never been charged for anything we didn't use or want. In the government campgrounds everyone will pay the same fee (some of the ones in Alberta will separate the campgrounds based on wether you want fires or not, because the parts of the campground with fires will cost a little more to pay for the wood). In the private campgrounds they will ask you what services you need/want and direct you to a specific campsite that has those services. Just make sure you only ask for the services that you want.

For the BC government campgrounds (Golden area), checkout www.discovercamping.bc. It will give you places and rates. Hope this helps out.