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Fort Camping
Reviewed November 14, 2012

First of all, let me say that Fort Langley is wonderful as is Brae Island and nearby Derby Reach. The fact that Fort Camping is established within the vicinity of these attractions is about all that it has going for it.

The campsites have zero privacy, are very close together and the staff are rude, aggressive and unhelpful. Let me be clear, they are pleasant enough until anything more than checking you in is required by them. Even having a propane bottle filled seems like a hassle.

It is a very large campground but even when it is not busy, the staff refuse to space out campers out of laziness. I'm surprised other reviewers have said that they make an effort to space people out. We have camped her a few times at different times of the year and it's always been an issue. The employees sulk around like every camper is an imposition and the attitude sets a dismal tone for the campground.

We camped here in the summertime and again in the fall. The summertime was very busy, so I could see that it would be hard to space people out, but in the fall it was not even half full. We considered having our RV there for the wintertime as a "weekend cabin", but changed our mind when we saw the area they would have crammed us into. It's starting to feel like more of a trailer park than a campground.

It's such a shame because as I mentioned, the surrounding area is really beautiful but it doesn't justify the negative experience. Being that it is adjacent to a regional park, you would think there would be an awareness from the management that people who enjoy camping would like to experience the natural surroundings, not the sewer hookup of the neighboring RV.

Room Tip: Ask to be spaced out if possible. Maybe if enough people ask, this will become a policy.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We love the town of Fort Langley and surrounding nature, but the campsite is essentially a parking lot with very little room between sites, and the staff is not much better. The normal customer service rules dont apply here, instead they follow the philosophy of the customer is always wrong, prefering to talk down instead of listening. If it wasnt for the location I would be giving this a one star rating.

Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
2  Thank WhistlerWalden
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Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

We considered going elsewhere (having read a couple of the reviews on here) but found the site not overcrowded and the staff quite pleasant. The site was nowhere near full and arrivals were directed to sites which left a vacant plots between them.

The showers and toilets were clean.

The site is walking distance to shops and attractions in Fort Langley where we ate a lovely meal at the beat nik cafe ($110 for 2 three course meals with a bottle of wine).

We stayed here in order to return our hired RV to Delta before 11.30, which we did comfotably.

Only thing to be warned about would be the trains which run all night and sound their horns regularly.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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1  Thank SarahAndRob1
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We visited as a family of 2 adults & 2 teens travelling in a camper, for 1 night in September 2012. Check-in staff was friendly and helpful, and made a point of spreading everyone out through the site as it was fairly quiet - about half-full - was a Sunday night & had been full till noon that day according to front desk.

Site was easy to get into (backed in - ours was not a pull through), with shady trees and a sturdy picnic table & good fire ring. Firewood was an extra charge, but was a generous bundle with a firestarter packet included.

Showers were $1 for 5 minutes, but had to be the longest 5 minutes on record! I shampooed & cream-rinsed my long hair (takes a while) and basked under the water until I finally turned it off - got tired of waiting for it to stop! A shelf, floor mat & several hooks in the shower stall made juggling clothes etc. easy. Bathroom counters, fixtures & showers were very clean except for the rather gritty floor - paths outside were sandy and obviously some made it inside on peoples' feet.

There is a small swimming pool, but it was drained at the time of our stay. Might be nice for kids in summer, though. Also a play area and a snack bar/store, which also was closed - posted signs stated it was open during busy times only. Free Wi-fi apparently available in vicinity of that building, or by extra charge at the campsites - we never used it at all so can't say if it was a good connection.

There was some train noise, but not at all excessive. We all slept well.

Easy walking distance to Fort Langley, both the historic site and the shopping/restaurant district, over a handsome bridge across an arm of the Fraser River. (Campground is on a large island.)

No mosquitoes in September, but I suspect it might be a bit buggy in some parts of the season, due to proximity of the river. No raccoons, but we did have a curious squirrel. (We never leave things out overnight, being accustomed to camping in bear country, so don't usually experience unwelcome camp visitors!)

We will definitely be using this campground again, and would recommend it based on our experience.

Room Tip: Should probably make a reservation in busy season/weekends. From our observation it looked like most...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank 373Barb123373
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

We camped here with our children (7,4,4) in August. The location could not be better for visiting all of the lower mainland. All the sites were large, and gave some privacy. Our only complaint were the trains were close enough to hear them blow their horns at the crossings at night, but they were also far enough away to not be noticed once you were asleep. The grounds are nice and clean, and you will forget you are in the city once you get here.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank cpearson001
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

We had planned a family reunion on the weekend of June 22.With the flooding in effect we had phoned everyday to see if it was still a go to be told that it was still fine to come out.They were on evacuation alert but was told there was no need to worry.We had family comming over from the Island so I was a little hesitant as I didnt want them to have to pay for the ferry and then get here to just have to leave.Our campsites were flooded when we go there,and then worse the next morning to which we all had to move.A few of the staff were rude and actually was telling me we had family members join us at 11;30 at night,which we didnt but she proceeded to basically tell me I was lying.We will never go back and I will be sure to let all my family and friends how they treated us.I dont understand if they had dry spots to begin with why wouldnt they put as there in the first place.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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7  Thank tammy984
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

This is a great place to go if you are not looking to be really in the great outdoors, the facilities are nice (good showers, bathrooms, wifi, pool (though we did not use that), playground) walking distance to Fort Langley.
We stayed in the permanent tents and the tents and shelter were great, the staff are top notch and could not help us enough.
The tents have bunk beds so can sleep 10, room and well maintained.

Highly recommend if you are looking for non wilderness tent trailer, tent or platform tent camping.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank 4Gees
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Address: 9451 Glover Road, Fort Langley, British Columbia V1M 2R9, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Langley > Fort Langley
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Fort Langley
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Metro Vancouver's family camping resort located 45 min from downtown. Escape to Fort Camping in Brae Island Regional Park within walking distance of the historic Village of Fort Langley. We are a family oriented park and cater to a variety of different campers ranging from large RV's and small tenting sites, to large group camping areas and family tent cabins. Lots of fun for the whole family. Full Hookups, tent cabins; hot showers; laundry; supervised children's activities; heated outdoor pool; concession, & camp store, playground; near museums, antique & craft shops, canoe/kayak/bike rentals (seasonal); dining & golfing; weekly, monthly & seasonal rates available; Visa, MasterCard, debit cards; pets on leash; CP 24 hrs. ... more   less 

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