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.
- 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