COWICHAN PARKS FEES

CAMPING FEES:

  • Fees apply year round
  • Frontcountry Camping (Bamberton) – $20.00/party/night (new fees for 2016)
  • Party size definition = 8 persons per site, only 4 can be adults (16+)
  • Frontcountry Camping (Cowichan River) – $20.00/party/night (new fees for 2016)
  • Party size definition = 8 persons per site, only 4 can be adults (16+)
  • Frontcountry Camping (Gordon Bay) – $35.00/party/night
  • Party size definition = 8 persons per site, only 4 can be adults (16+)
  • Backcountry Camping (Carmanah Walbran) – $5.00 per person (6 yrs. +)
  • Frontcountry Winter Fee – $11.00/party/night (Bamberton); $13.00/party/night (Gordon Bay)

Senior rates apply from the day after Labour Day to June 14th of the following year. B.C. Residents who are 65 yrs of age or older, pay one half of the summer season fee or the off-season rate, whichever is less, for a frontcountry campsite. This discount does not apply if the camping party includes an adult who is not a senior or the spouse of a senior. The senior rate applies to up to four seniors/spouses per site, plus children to a total of 8 persons.

Camping fees for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) – please review the criteria at the B.C. Parks web site at www.bcparks.ca.

DISCOVER CAMPING RESERVATION SERVICE:

Campsite Reservations:

To make a reservation, visit www.discovercamping.ca or call 1-800-689-9025( the Call Centre will charge an extra fee of $5.00). Overseas callers may call 519-826-6850. The Call Centre is open Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm PST and Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PST. On-line reservations can be made 24 hours/day. Discover Camping will be open for reservations on January 2nd, 2017, on the new 4 month rolling window. Customers will be able to reserve up to 4 months in advance of their arrival date.

Group Reservations:

Group Reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance of the arrival date provided the dates are within the operating season of that park. Please see park operation dates by clicking on the specific park you are interested in at www.bcparks.ca.

The Operating Season for Bamberton is April 1st to September 30th.

The Operating Season for Cowichan River and Gordon Bay is May 1st to September 30th.

  • Group Site Reservations (Youth Rate) – $50.00/night (12 to 25 persons)
  • School/not-for-profit society with adult supervision of youths 18 years or younger. Adult/Youth ratio is at least 3 youths per adult and no more than 8 youths per adults.
  • Group Site Reservations (Cowichan River-Adult) -Base Fee = $80.00/night + $5.00/adult(16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1.00/child (6-15)
  • Horseshoe Bend (100 maximum – includes adults and children) – Stoltz Pool (50 maximum – includes adults and children)
  • Group Site Reservations (Gordon Bay-Adult) -Base Fee = $120.00/night + $5.00/adult(16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1.00/child (6-15)
  • Swordfern (50 maximum – includes adults and children)