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Better down south

Our inflated camping fees are another reason why many of us opt to camp south of the border.

For example, BC Parks charges $30 per night plus a $3 reservation fee, plus $3.60 HST for a total of $36.20. What did I get? A plain, bare-bones, gravel campsite with no water, no electricity and no sewer hook-up.

Now compare Oregon state, a full-service site for $24 per night, plus a $4 transaction/reservation fee.

I stayed two nights for a $56 total, and yes, on a paved site close to the ocean.

Then there is our over-the-top price to fill your car/truck with gas in B.C.

Do I need to say more?

 

Peter Walters, Surrey

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