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scott023
05-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Any suggestions for camp sites in the Vancouver area? Looking to be there the week of July 17-24. Would like to be close to the GVA, as we are attending some events in the city and would also like to get the kids out to the coast. Thanks in advance.

bcboy
05-02-2011, 01:43 PM
Porteau Cove provincial park...It is about 20 minutes north of Vancouver but it is on the water with nice sites.

Great location between Vancouver and Whistler.

Are you bringing the boat??? because this is Salt water...if you are looking for fresh water lakes you will have to be about a hour from the city.

Good luck

scott023
05-02-2011, 01:47 PM
Porteau Cove provincial park...It is about 20 minutes north of Vancouver but it is on the water with nice sites.

Great location between Vancouver and Whistler.

Are you bringing the boat??? because this is Salt water...if you are looking for fresh water lakes you will have to be about a hour from the city.

Good luck

Thank you sir.


The boat will be staying in Kelowna, we are there from July 8-16. Hoping to snab tickets for the Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Manchester City on July 18 as well.

06x2
05-02-2011, 01:58 PM
Allouette lake in golden ears park is really nice great sites and a nice lake about one hour from Vancouver east

scott023
05-03-2011, 02:21 PM
^^^^^

Bump

G-Star
05-03-2011, 02:35 PM
There's a lot of people who enjoy sleeping under the trees in Stanley Park... and you're only minutes from downtown! :D

scott023
05-03-2011, 02:40 PM
There's a lot of people who enjoy sleeping under the trees in Stanley Park... and you're only minutes from downtown! :D

Ahh. I hadn't thought of that. Do they have serviced sites? :D

TX.X-30 fan
05-03-2011, 02:44 PM
Rent a hotel room ya tight-A$$

scott023
05-03-2011, 02:58 PM
Rent a hotel room ya tight-A$$

That's me, real frugal. :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:



The kids and wife want to camp. We used to camp a lot as a family, but when our youngest was born we stopped. Would like to get back into it, we have all the gear etc... there's no use letting it go to waste.

CantRepeat
05-03-2011, 03:05 PM
That's me, real frugal. :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:



The kids and wife want to camp. We used to camp a lot as a family, but when our youngest was born we stopped. Would like to get back into it, we have all the gear etc... there's no use letting it go to waste.

There's camping and then there is camping.

I'm all for sleeping in a nice tent with an air mattress in a camp ground that has showers and a bar. :D:D

On the other hand, I've slept in the rain, on the dirt, in the snow with nothing more then a pancho for far to long to ever see that as fun.

TX.X-30 fan
05-03-2011, 03:06 PM
That's me, real frugal. :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:



The kids and wife want to camp. We used to camp a lot as a family, but when our youngest was born we stopped. Would like to get back into it, we have all the gear etc... there's no use letting it go to waste.




You should see if Bruce wants to meet and camp..........:D

G-Star
05-03-2011, 03:10 PM
Ahh. I hadn't thought of that. Do they have serviced sites? :D

Depends on which "services" you're after... but odds are the answer is no. 8p

scott023
05-03-2011, 03:46 PM
There's camping and then there is camping.

I'm all for sleeping in a nice tent with an air mattress in a camp ground that has showers and a bar. :D:D

On the other hand, I've slept in the rain, on the dirt, in the snow with nothing more then a pancho for far to long to ever see that as fun.

That's how we like to roll. :D

scott023
05-03-2011, 03:47 PM
You should see if Bruce wants to meet and camp..........:D

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

I'll throw an invite out there. 8p

CantRepeat
05-03-2011, 04:14 PM
That's how we like to roll. :D

Sweet! Do you guys do no underpants Sunday? :D

TX.X-30 fan
05-03-2011, 04:23 PM
Damn this thread just swerved.............

scott023
05-03-2011, 04:54 PM
Sweet! Do you guys do no underpants Sunday? :D

UMMMM, no. :confused::confused::confused:

pram
05-03-2011, 04:56 PM
http://www.gvrd.com/campgrounds_rv_parks/index.html

scott023
05-03-2011, 05:08 PM
http://www.gvrd.com/campgrounds_rv_parks/index.html

Thanks Pram. Checked that site yesterday, and was just looking for recommendations for good sites.

pram
05-03-2011, 05:10 PM
Sorry I have no input unless it is at Cultus Lake, I have camped there and it is nice.

Take my truck and camper and sleep at Walmart???

scott023
05-03-2011, 05:24 PM
Sorry I have no input unless it is at Cultus Lake, I have camped there and it is nice.

Take my truck and camper and sleep at Walmart???

Ha. That would be interesting. I hate Walmart. :D

G-Star
05-03-2011, 05:25 PM
Ha. That would be interesting. I hate Walmart. :D

Costco? ;)

TX.X-30 fan
05-03-2011, 05:32 PM
Ha. That would be interesting. I hate Walmart. :D



You, obama, and SEIU.....8p

hos505
05-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park is probably the nicest campground within an hour of Vancouver. Nice lake, good hiking, etc.

scott023
05-03-2011, 05:50 PM
Costco? ;)

No Frills. :D

pram
05-03-2011, 05:52 PM
stop and park where ever you want and go to sleep it is a rolling sleeping establishment

pram
05-03-2011, 05:53 PM
there is a no frills in downtown Van

CantRepeat
05-03-2011, 06:01 PM
UMMMM, no. :confused::confused::confused:

Topless Tuesdays? My wife really likes Tuesdays. :D Well, not as much as I do.

BIGBADBLUE
05-03-2011, 06:12 PM
I have no idea about camoing or lodging in Vancouver but I DO want them to lose tonight when they play Nashville at 8!!!!!

scott023
05-03-2011, 06:15 PM
Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park is probably the nicest campground within an hour of Vancouver. Nice lake, good hiking, etc.

Thanks hos.

scott023
05-03-2011, 06:16 PM
there is a no frills in downtown Van

There are 4 of them there now.

scott023
05-03-2011, 06:16 PM
I have no idea about camoing or lodging in Vancouver but I DO want them to lose tonight when they play Nashville at 8!!!!!

Please refrain from junking my thread up with rubbish posts like this one.

C36
05-06-2011, 08:51 PM
Porteau Cove provincial park...It is about 20 minutes north of Vancouver but it is on the water with nice sites.

Great location between Vancouver and Whistler.

Are you bringing the boat??? because this is Salt water...if you are looking for fresh water lakes you will have to be about a hour from the city.

Good luck

Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park is probably the nicest campground within an hour of Vancouver. Nice lake, good hiking, etc.

Both of these two option are beautiful - but different. If your family is interested in swimming in salt water, then Porteau would get the nod (but beware there is an active rail line and the Sea-to-Sky highway both close by).

As for Alouette Lake there is more to due there inside the park (hike, swim, mountain bike) - it is a pretty spectacular spot.

I can not comment on Cultus as I have never camped out there.

Personally I would give the nod to Alouette Lake (I have taken my kids to Porteau for a day trip, but have taken them camping at Alouette - and they still take about Alloutte). My two cents.

Hope you have a great trip and enjoy the game!

ariutta
05-07-2011, 01:08 AM
I would never leave kelowna if I were you! That is a beautiful part of the world.

sand2snow22
05-07-2011, 01:39 AM
There are 4 of them there now.

Do you own them all?

Jetlag
05-07-2011, 03:19 AM
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scott023
05-07-2011, 10:00 AM
Do you own them all?

HAAAAA. Nope.

scott023
05-07-2011, 10:01 AM
Both of these two option are beautiful - but different. If your family is interested in swimming in salt water, then Porteau would get the nod (but beware there is an active rail line and the Sea-to-Sky highway both close by).

As for Alouette Lake there is more to due there inside the park (hike, swim, mountain bike) - it is a pretty spectacular spot.

I can not comment on Cultus as I have never camped out there.

Personally I would give the nod to Alouette Lake (I have taken my kids to Porteau for a day trip, but have taken them camping at Alouette - and they still take about Alloutte). My two cents.

Hope you have a great trip and enjoy the game!

Great info. Thank you sir.

TX.X-30 fan
05-08-2011, 01:27 PM
Please refrain from junking my thread up with rubbish posts like this one.




Get more fiber in your diet and chill.

TX.X-30 fan
05-08-2011, 01:29 PM
I would never leave kelowna if I were you! That is a beautiful part of the world.



And I understand a thriving ganga business..........:D