This was our first stop on a 3 week RV camping holiday in British Columbia and Northern Washington. We booked it from the UK in order to ensure somewhere to stay on our first night. We were welcomed by the owners and had several friendly encounters with them during our stay. Our pitch was in a forest clearing and came with a picnic table and a fire pit. The washrooms were opened by an entry code and were clean and adequate. Hot showers were not free but were operated by Canadian dollars on a timer. We loved the campsite. There were waymarked trails in the woods down to the river and up to the salmon hatchery. The campsite was a little way off the beautiful Sea to Sky highway north of Squamish so there were plenty of other trails within driving distance. Overall, a great introduction to camping in Canada.
I hadn't read any reviews before we booked but the internet site tempted us. Reading the recent comments posted about rules by Tripadvisor members and the reply of the owners is interesting. I was only aware of 2 rules - no amplified music and no gathering of firewood from the forest floor. The first one was obvious to me because I have been in campsites before where fellow campers actually thought they were doing me a favour by sharing their musical choices with me! I am glad there is such a rule in this campsite because I much preferred listening to the woodpecker in the tree next to our van. As a city dweller from England, the reason for the second rule was not obvious to me but the owners explained that when people "clear up" fallen leaves and wood the forest floor soon becomes barren. My own opinion is that the owners have done a great job in creating a quiet campground in the forest and (in my case) educating their visitors about the way to treat the forest for sustainability.
- Also Known As:
- Paradise Valley Campground Hotel Squamish