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Posted: 05/22/20 04:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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BC is making it very clear that it is BC residents only in the provincial campgrounds. If a camper were to have non-BC plates, they could/will be refused.

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/300622/........dLOEFVYS6q8lx7LiC8Z1xyd81My6c5avo#300622

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So if I show up in my Ontario plated MH and a copy of my several BC property tax bills they will refuse me? That won’t end well for them.......

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StirCrazy wrote:

the only thing that was done is reservations are closed for no BC residents, if you previously had a reservation and you are from out of BC it will still be valid and you can come to FCFS sites. I think you'll see a lot of provinces going this way for the summer to try encourage "stay vacations" to help with COVID

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As per BC Parks , non residents who have prior reservations for BC parks have until June 15th to contact them for a full refund. All non resident reservations are cancelled and after May 25th, if a non resident tries to make a reservation at a BC park, it will be rejected.

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garyhaupt wrote:

BobsYourUncle wrote:

I've been wondering about this very topic myself, and how things will play out. I have read some conflicting information, depending on the source.

A group of us are planning a fishing trip to a lake near Merritt the first weekend in June.
Several of us are attending. 2 from Penticton, 1 from OK Falls, 1 from Kelowna, and myself from Alberta....

I'm wondering if I will run into any kind of challenges since i am no longer a BC resident. I used to live in Penticton years ago.

Location is a rough, totally unserviced area by a lake, FCFS. Park ranger wanders through and collects a nominal fee based on nights spent.

Hope I don't drive all the way from Calgary, only to be turned away....

Could leave the TT home, come out in my car and occupy a spot in a buddy's MH. I prefer my own space though.


It's a tough call, if basing it on available info. There is a lot of real estate that is NOT part of the BC Parks system. I am thinking that if your lake is not a reservation type location, that you will be ok. Emotions are running high, right now and you will need to judge the situation accordingly.

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Hey Gary, I was out on my side X side on Thursday between rain storms and I was way up a logging road when I ran into a BC Natural Resource Officer.
After he checked me out for proof of insurance on the sxs, make sure we weren’t drinking alcohol, if we had helmets ( we were stopped having lunch at the time), we got to talking about camping in the bush this summer with issues around BC parks campgrounds/ c-19 etc.
He said that they will be doing extensive patrols in the bush this year insuring everybody is following the rules for camping in the bush and following The BC C-19 guidelines / regulations.
Now what Laws and regulations they will enforce I can’t tell you but they have really stepped up there presence around here in the Kootenays the last few year and from what this fellow said, they will be more prevalent in the bush in the months to come.

It’s going to be a strange summer coming up.
Stay safe everyone.
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azdryheat wrote:

garyhaupt wrote:

BC is making it very clear that it is BC residents only in the provincial campgrounds. If a camper were to have non-BC plates, they could/will be refused.

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/300622/........dLOEFVYS6q8lx7LiC8Z1xyd81My6c5avo#300622

Gary Haupt
Cool Idea. Maybe Arizona could do the same and keep the state campgrounds open only to AZ residents during the snowbird season.


I sat on my fingers for 24 hours, wondering if I had the energy to respond to this sort of trash talk. I guess I do..

You have singled out snowbirds, so I will take it personally. Your comment is so typical of the nonsense coming out of some folks mouths. Protectionism, US only...that idea may appeal...right up until it doesn't meet the countries needs, then it's all about 'now what'. Be ever so careful what you wish for..water, oil, foods..oh...airfields to park your aircraft and passengers in the event of another tragic event.

I can hear the voices now...'we don't need...'. Oh yeah...you do. By all means..stay out of ours...or be thankful we are good neighbors who are doing what is necessary too look after things. Soon enough, people will be able to cross the border and carry on with their lives. And people like you don't need to travel BC to get north...take the ferry.


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SideHillSoup wrote:

garyhaupt wrote:

BobsYourUncle wrote:

I've been wondering about this very topic .....snip.


It's a tough call, .....snip

Gary


Hey Gary, I was out on my side X side on Thursday between rain storms and I was way up a logging road when I ran into a BC Natural Resource Officer.
After he checked me out for proof of insurance on the sxs, make sure we weren’t drinking alcohol, if we had helmets ( we were stopped having lunch at the time), we got to talking about camping in the bush this summer with issues around BC parks campgrounds/ c-19 etc.
He said that they will be doing extensive patrols in the bush this year insuring everybody is following the rules for camping in the bush and following The BC C-19 guidelines / regulations.
Now what Laws and regulations they will enforce I can’t tell you but they have really stepped up there presence around here in the Kootenays the last few year and from what this fellow said, they will be more prevalent in the bush in the months to come.

It’s going to be a strange summer coming up.
Stay safe everyone.
Soup.

That's interesting and good to know.
We always behave on our fishing trip, very respectful of the camping area, clean up everything, including debris from the last 5 campers that left stuff behind and do on.
We keep our music low, so it doesnt travel. We have a few drinks, never out of hand or rowdy.
We mainly sit around a campfire talking about what hurts and how great we used to be!
I just hope that they don't get snarky about my Alberta residency.
We have been checked on many times over the past 45 years of fishing trips, never once an issue, and always had a great conversation with the conservation officers. They check our fishing licences, which we always have. Our little aluminum boat has all the safety stuff etc.
I just don't want to be sent packing because I'm not a BC resident.


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BobsYourUncle wrote:

SideHillSoup wrote:

garyhaupt wrote:

BobsYourUncle wrote:

I've been wondering about this very topic .....snip.


It's a tough call, .....snip

Gary


Hey Gary, I was out on my side X side on Thursday between rain storms and I was way up a logging road when I ran into a BC Natural Resource Officer.
After he checked me out for proof of insurance on the sxs, make sure we weren’t drinking alcohol, if we had helmets ( we were stopped having lunch at the time), we got to talking about camping in the bush this summer with issues around BC parks campgrounds/ c-19 etc.
He said that they will be doing extensive patrols in the bush this year insuring everybody is following the rules for camping in the bush and following The BC C-19 guidelines / regulations.
Now what Laws and regulations they will enforce I can’t tell you but they have really stepped up there presence around here in the Kootenays the last few year and from what this fellow said, they will be more prevalent in the bush in the months to come.

It’s going to be a strange summer coming up.
Stay safe everyone.
Soup.

That's interesting and good to know.
We always behave on our fishing trip, very respectful of the camping area, clean up everything, including debris from the last 5 campers that left stuff behind and do on.
We keep our music low, so it doesnt travel. We have a few drinks, never out of hand or rowdy.
We mainly sit around a campfire talking about what hurts and how great we used to be!
I just hope that they don't get snarky about my Alberta residency.
We have been checked on many times over the past 45 years of fishing trips, never once an issue, and always had a great conversation with the conservation officers. They check our fishing licences, which we always have. Our little aluminum boat has all the safety stuff etc.
I just don't want to be sent packing because I'm not a BC resident.


Your the kinda people I like.
I have two kids plus grand kids living in Alberta so you won’t hear trash talk coming From our campfire.
Stay safe
Soup

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BobsYourUncle wrote:

I've been wondering about this very topic myself, and how things will play out. I have read some conflicting information, depending on the source.

A group of us are planning a fishing trip to a lake near Merritt the first weekend in June.
Several of us are attending. 2 from Penticton, 1 from OK Falls, 1 from Kelowna, and myself from Alberta....

I'm wondering if I will run into any kind of challenges since i am no longer a BC resident. I used to live in Penticton years ago.

Location is a rough, totally unserviced area by a lake, FCFS. Park ranger wanders through and collects a nominal fee based on nights spent.

Hope I don't drive all the way from Calgary, only to be turned away....

Could leave the TT home, come out in my car and occupy a spot in a buddy's MH. I prefer my own space though.


Usually there is a number you can call for who ever looks after the park, I would call and ask. every time I watch the news I get a different meaning, so I am not sure if anyone knows what's going on. one said if there were prior reservations they would be honored, the next said they would be refunded and any new ones would be cancelled with out a refund. one says it is for reservations only the next says it is for all....

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crosscheck wrote:

StirCrazy wrote:

the only thing that was done is reservations are closed for no BC residents, if you previously had a reservation and you are from out of BC it will still be valid and you can come to FCFS sites. I think you'll see a lot of provinces going this way for the summer to try encourage "stay vacations" to help with COVID

Steve


As per BC Parks , non residents who have prior reservations for BC parks have until June 15th to contact them for a full refund. All non resident reservations are cancelled and after May 25th, if a non resident tries to make a reservation at a BC park, it will be rejected.

Dave


ya seen that, two different news stations reporting two different things.

Steve

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garyhaupt wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

garyhaupt wrote:

BC is making it very clear that it is BC residents only in the provincial campgrounds. If a camper were to have non-BC plates, they could/will be refused.

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/300622/........dLOEFVYS6q8lx7LiC8Z1xyd81My6c5avo#300622

Gary Haupt
Cool Idea. Maybe Arizona could do the same and keep the state campgrounds open only to AZ residents during the snowbird season.


I sat on my fingers for 24 hours, wondering if I had the energy to respond to this sort of trash talk. I guess I do..

You have singled out snowbirds, so I will take it personally. Your comment is so typical of the nonsense coming out of some folks mouths. Protectionism, US only...that idea may appeal...right up until it doesn't meet the countries needs, then it's all about 'now what'. Be ever so careful what you wish for..water, oil, foods..oh...airfields to park your aircraft and passengers in the event of another tragic event.

I can hear the voices now...'we don't need...'. Oh yeah...you do. By all means..stay out of ours...or be thankful we are good neighbors who are doing what is necessary too look after things. Soon enough, people will be able to cross the border and carry on with their lives. And people like you don't need to travel BC to get north...take the ferry.


Gary Haupt
So it's OK for BC to keep people out but not AZ? And you take it personally? Did I forget the smiley face? Am I not allowed to have an opinion on snowbirds? Well since you brought it up, we locals can't stay at our own state parks because out-of-towners are occupying the campsites for 6 months straight. That's right, we don't have access to our own state parks. good thing is AZ state parks has limited stays to 2 weeks. At least they see the problem when others don't. Have a nice day [emoticon]


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garyhaupt wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

garyhaupt wrote:

BC is making it very clear that it is BC residents only in the provincial campgrounds. If a camper were to have non-BC plates, they could/will be refused.

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/300622/........dLOEFVYS6q8lx7LiC8Z1xyd81My6c5avo#300622

Gary Haupt
Cool Idea. Maybe Arizona could do the same and keep the state campgrounds open only to AZ residents during the snowbird season.


I sat on my fingers for 24 hours, wondering if I had the energy to respond to this sort of trash talk. I guess I do..

You have singled out snowbirds, so I will take it personally. Your comment is so typical of the nonsense coming out of some folks mouths. Protectionism, US only...that idea may appeal...right up until it doesn't meet the countries needs, then it's all about 'now what'. Be ever so careful what you wish for..water, oil, foods..oh...airfields to park your aircraft and passengers in the event of another tragic event.

I can hear the voices now...'we don't need...'. Oh yeah...you do. By all means..stay out of ours...or be thankful we are good neighbors who are doing what is necessary too look after things. Soon enough, people will be able to cross the border and carry on with their lives. And people like you don't need to travel BC to get north...take the ferry.


Gary Haupt


Well said Gary. Thank you

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