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Old 03-20-2016, 07:06 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I'm driving to Chilliwack from Calgary to pick up my new 19 around June 9. Last time when I picked up my 17B I just stayed at Cottonwood for a night then headed back to Calgary. This time I have to stay in the lower mainland for about five days before I head back to Calgary and I don't want to stay in Cottonwood for 5 nights. Any recommendations for good campsites in the Fraser Valley for five nights in June?
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:52 PM   #2
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There is a negative aspect to campsites in the lower mainland. Because of the geography and the proximity to a major population area it's sometimes a disappointing experience. A fair percentage of the population view provincial parks, not as camp sites, but as party places. So it's a crap shoot if your stay is enjoyable or somewhat diminished by yahoos.

A private RV park is most likely the best option.

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I'm usually doing at least 90 kph through the Fraser Valley, but just outside of Hope is Othello Tunnels Campground. That's not that far from Chilliwack ( 45 min. max? ). I haven't stayed there, but I did stop there once to dump my tanks. It is small and off the highway. You could check out the tunnels and look at the chainsaw carvings in Hope.
Their web site doesn't have pix but Google does.

Between Chilliwack and Vancouver is Fort Langley where the BC Glass Eggs hold their rally, so it must be OK. Less of a drive into Vancouver.
http://www.fortcamping.com/
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I'm usually doing at least 90 kph through the Fraser Valley, but just outside of Hope is Othello Tunnels Campground. That's not that far from Chilliwack ( 45 min. max? ). I haven't stayed there, but I did stop there once to dump my tanks. It is small and off the highway. You could check out the tunnels and look at the chainsaw carvings in Hope.
Their web site doesn't have pix but Google does.

Between Chilliwack and Vancouver is Fort Langley where the BC Glass Eggs hold their rally, so it must be OK. Less of a drive into Vancouver.
Fort Camping in Fort Langley, BC, Brae Island Regional Park
Thanks Glen the campground at Fort Langley looks pretty decent I will probably give it a try.
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You can visit the Fort, the farm museum, antique shops and pub, all nearby.
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You can visit the Fort, the farm museum, antique shops and pub, all nearby.
Thanks Glen, grew up in Vancouver so I've spent lots of time in Ft. Langley but never camped there. Should be interesting.
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In that case, I'd just go to the pub.
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If you're okay with pit toilets we really enjoy Derby Reach which is just outside of Fort Langley right on the Frazer River. They do a really good job of keeping the campground quiet at night
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Derby Reach is a nice CG right along the Fraser River. 23.00 or so a night. It is a municipal CG. Get there early. No reservations. Some of the pics in our Escape Forum album are from Derby Reach. Oh yeah, you get to listen to trains running at around 2:00am across the river. We like Derby Reach and intend to get there midweek the first nonrainy day we get, which according to the 14 day forecast is March 29 or so.

Eagle Wind RV, (About Us) closer to Vancouver, in Aldergrove may work for you specially if you want to get into Vancouver. It's a pretty typical but a nice urban RV CG. We rented their club house for an extended family Christmas gathering a few years ago. And the place looked ok and well run.

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Golden Ears at Alouette Lake isn't right off the main drag, but only 20 minutes into Maple Ridge. And if you reserve a site you tend to be away from weekend yahoos. In recent years the park staff has been good at keeping a lid on disruptive groups and we have had great experiences there, even on the May long weekend. You are only about 50 minutes from ETI if you need anything fixed (as we did) and not that far from Vancouver.
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