After a what seemed like days and day touring the hi-ways and bi-ways, we decided to spend a few nights at Burnaby RV park.
Driving into the park you will have the impression of a neat, tidy and orderly environment. It was busy with several groups of people waiting to check, the 2 staff members were being stretched in order to handle the customer flow. I took about 30mins to check in.
I wondered why the place seemed so cold, no-one seemed very friendly. During our stay , no-one was approachable, let alone said hello. I was told later by a park employee, "We cater to German and Dutch tourists, advertising exclusively to these markets, its little wonder no one said hello. They don't speak English."
So now we know that no one speaks English, I can live with that. What I had a very hard time with is the TRAINS, and lots of them. The park is bordered by 2 major rail lines, the trains run on the hour non stop. These track are about 20 feet away from the park bordering lines. The trains feel like they are coming directly through the RV, shake, rattle, bang , thump. The first night the entire family had no sleep.
As the sun rose in the morning, I was sitting outside and realized that it was not just trains, there were 2 main roads that circle the park as well.
Diesel trucks with engine brakes start round 5 AM, it slows down around 10PM.
If you want to get some enjoyment from your trip, I suggest you by-pass this place.
Several other parks in the area which we stayed at had none of these problems. South Surrey and White Rock have parks that are quiet, peaceful. North Vancouver has one right at the bridge to the city center.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Deluxe RV Park for sightseeing the Vancouver, BC area. This campground has full hook-up accommodation for any size motorhome, trailer or 5th wheel. Sites are paved and landscaped. Cablevision is available. Separate tent camping area. Indoor pool, jacuzzi, fitness room, games room, WiFi and internet access, playground, store, large laundromat. Coin-operated RV wash as well as a free RV washing area. On transit route, minutes from the Skytrain (monorail) to Vancouver's attractions. West Coast tours picks up daily. Guided city tours also available in German. From Hwy 1 (east or west) take exit 37. Turn right at the first light, left at the next light, the next right turn is access road. Open all year. Languages spoken: English, German, French, Dutch. ... more less