Maple Ridge who want some first-come, first-serve to use Golden Ears Provincial Park‘s complain that the are not being used, a report said.
Michael Babor is one of three “unhappy“, who lobby for at least some in one of the most popular in the province. Only peak season is permitted in the , which runs from May through September.
The unhappyhave started an online petition at Change.org that now has more than 11,000 signatures, calling for first-come, first-serve access to the in their home community.
Babor was admittedly disappointed that he couldn’tin the in his hometown. He visited his family in the and saw many empty .
Babor drove for two hours through theon Wednesday night between 7 and 9. He took photographs of the empty spots.
He found threeareas within the . There were 29 vacant in Gold , while another 37 were in Alouette. Although he didn’t make it to North , he estimates that he could have reached 100 vacant if he had more time.
Despite the fact that theentrance and signage at 232nd Street indicate it is full.
There are 432with access and 20 walk-in .
Babor wanted to give a “snapshot ofvacancies” on Wednesday nights during the summer. He believes this illustrates a continuing problem. He claims that people who wish to can’t, despite being able to, and the system isn’t working.
But Stu Burgess, the operations manager at Golden Ears said that thewas fully booked.
He explained that just because ais empty one night does not mean it hasn’t been used. He said that can show up until 11 a.m. on the following morning before their reservation is lost. They can extend the deadline by calling the operators to inform them of late arrival.
Burgess stated that they enforce‘ no-show policy and that can be booked through discovercamping.ca. Burgess advises that people check the website at 7 AM to verify if are available in the due to cancellations and no-shows.
Golden Ears, which is located close to Vancouver, is one of the most popularin the province. It hosts around 132,000 .
. manages 10,700 in the province. 55 percent of these are reservable while 45 percent are first come, first served. Golden Ears is among 10 that are 100% reservable.
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