A hike in camping fees has the NDP’s environment critic accusing the B.C. government of putting money before families.
Spencer Chandra Herbert says it’s the second year in a row fees have gone up for provincial parks, and while it’s just one or two dollars extra depending on the park, he says the costs keep building up for Vancouver families.
“It hits families who are just trying to squeeze by in this insane real estate market pretty hard and puts what should be one of the most affordable kinds of vacations out of reach for more and more people over time.”
The province’s Environment Ministry has defended the rise saying it’s to “maintain high service levels and provide new recreational opportunities at B.C. provincial parks for a growing number of visitors.”