Friday, November 23, 2007

RV parks threatened by soaring land prices

Vancouver Sun - British Columbia, Canada
VANCOUVER - B.C. is losing thousands of campsites for recreational vehicles as owners sell off prime recreation properties to take advantage of spiralling land values.

That's the word from Chris Bower, general manager of Nk'Mip Campground and RV Park, Osoyoos and president of the B.C. Lodging and Campgrounds Association [BCLCA], who said in an interview Thursday that 74 parks representing 4,687 campsites have closed or changed use in the past three years.

"We've lost 10 per cent," said Bower.

"As an example, in Osoyoos we used to have 1,200 campsites. Now we've got 640. And this is all over B.C., especially in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan."
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