Golden Ears CG is fully booked today - Canada Day. Maple Ridge News ran an article Campsites all booked up - Maple Ridge News
Golden Ears is one of the busiest cg in BC. Living just north of the main access to the CG we encounter all kinds of traffic through the summer.
The article mentions some of the problems of the reservation system. Here is some hopeful news .....
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B.C. Parks is going to be reviewing its reservation system, and spokesperson David Karn acknowledged there are loopholes in the system.
“We’re working to close a lot of those.”
But he said there will always be competition for sites in Golden Ears, one of the province’s busiest parks.
“It’s in the bedroom of the Lower Mainland, and there’s extreme demand for it on a long weekend.”
The demand has created a market for selling reservations, much like ticket scalpers.
Karn said the practice is rare, and contrary to a provincial policy prohibiting reservation transfers.
“In the last five years, less than a dozen incidents of people trying to resell their reservations via social media has come to B.C. Parks’ attention,” he said. “We have not received any verified reports to date that people are trying to resell their reservations at the side of the road.”
There have been 115,000 reservations made so far this year across the province – a 10 per cent increase over last year. The majority, 73 per cent, come from B.C. residents, while 6.6 per cent are from overseas and 3.6 per cent from the U.S."