Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Campground Review - Osborne Bay, BC

Osborne Bay RV Resort
Charlotte Street, Crofton, BC V0R 1R0
(250) 246-4787

Why we chose here? We were recommended this place by a friend, we were going to house sit on Vancouver Island for the winter

Location: Osborne Bay, about 30 minutes north of Duncan

Sites: There were some nice sites high on the hill overlooking the bay, they are very close to each other. We had one on the lower side, right on the bay. The Ferry is a bit noisy but they stop before you go to sleep. We couldn't back into our site as the hook ups where on the other side, so after speaking to the owners, we just went in frontwards and jutted out! But this was a bonus as our main windows were looking out to sea.

Facilities: laundromat, washrooms, rec room - but didn't use any of them.

Groceries: There is a small grocery store in town but probably best to shop before you come.

Reservations: Yes

Cell Coverage / WiFi: We had to go up to the office to download our email onto the iPad, there was no coverage at our site. Not ideal.

Price Paid: $27.14 based on weekly rate

Date of visit: November 2014

Other: There is a nice walk along the coastline

Would we come here again? Probably not as we have seen everything we want to see in the area.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Campground Review - West Vancouver BC

The Capilano River RV Park
295 Tomahawk Avenue, West Vancouver, BC V7P 1C5
(604) 987-4722

Why we chose here? It was closer to the city than any other RV park. We had stayed in Surrey on a previous occasion but it was too far out for a two week stay.

Location: North West Vancouver, close to the Lions Gate Bridge and Park Royal Shopping Centre

Sites: 205 - 15, 30 & 50 amp. The sites are very close to each other. It was fine when we had no-one next to us, but when there was we had to move our awning in a little. It is an older style park that was laid out before RV's had multiple slideouts. Nice, clean and well laid out.

Facilities: pool which was empty when we were there and a good laundry.

Groceries: Asian supermarket across the road, Whole Foods is in another section of the shopping centre which takes a little longer to walk to. Walmart and Save-On foods are a 10 minute drive away. Nearest Costco is across the bridge in the City. 

Reservations: Yes and we did.

Cell Coverage / WiFi: Excellent, the campground has a repeater so that you get good connection throughout the park. We don't have a cell or data plan in Canada so this is important.

Price Paid: $42.41 based on weekly rate for full hook up

Date of visit: October 2014

Other: There is a bus that goes to the city that stops outside the park.

Would we come here again? Yes, as it is central to everything.