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Old 06-30-2020, 12:15 AM
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This happened to me with 5 days to go before we are to leave for our annual spot in a Parkbridge run campground deep in the Okanagan. They say they mirror BC Parks operations and recommendations fyi. Fun telling your two kids who've been going there half their lives this little story. I was behind a couple bc plates yesterday, no big thing, welcome neighbor.

Nothing like scrambling to find a place for me and the kids on about 4.5 days notice. Hows that for feeling welcome in your own country on Canada Day? First day of reservation would be Canada Day btw. A month ago i called and reservation still stood.

I've removed the actual campground name and person's details from the below but otherwise it is a cut and past from my email inbox.

"First, I want to thank you for you and your familyís incredible patience during this very uncommon time. There has been challenges on us all, as we have navigated our way through the first half of 2020.

After the announcement Thursday by the provincial governments of Alberta and BC, and the strong message to remain with in the province of which you reside. Parkbridge will be following the BC Parks lead and will only be accepting recreational Guests from the home province of their properties for the first part of July.

This very difficult decision has affected your 2020 reservation.

As you know, I have had the pleasure of welcoming most of you to beautiful _____________ for the past 5 years and it saddens me to not greet and host you this season.

Going forward, we offer the following:

Cancel your reservation for this year with a complete refund with no cancellation fee; or
Defer your reservation and deposit to 2021 with no penalties. This would be a onetime offer to defer.
If you are opting for the rebooking offer, emails are highly recommended, as our phones are very busy. We will forward a confirmation for your 2021 stay.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience this will cause you and your family.

Yours truly,"
maybe try this place Ive stayed there many times, kids and no kids and love it., just outside Kaslo and a private lake full of bass, dont even need a license. and I will be going back again. http://www.mirrorlakecampground.com/
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:07 AM
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This happened to me with 5 days to go before we are to leave for our annual spot in a Parkbridge run campground deep in the Okanagan. They say they mirror BC Parks operations and recommendations fyi. Fun telling your two kids who've been going there half their lives this little story. I was behind a couple bc plates yesterday, no big thing, welcome neighbor.

Nothing like scrambling to find a place for me and the kids on about 4.5 days notice. Hows that for feeling welcome in your own country on Canada Day? First day of reservation would be Canada Day btw. A month ago i called and reservation still stood.

I've removed the actual campground name and person's details from the below but otherwise it is a cut and past from my email inbox.

"First, I want to thank you for you and your familyís incredible patience during this very uncommon time. There has been challenges on us all, as we have navigated our way through the first half of 2020.

After the announcement Thursday by the provincial governments of Alberta and BC, and the strong message to remain with in the province of which you reside. Parkbridge will be following the BC Parks lead and will only be accepting recreational Guests from the home province of their properties for the first part of July.

This very difficult decision has affected your 2020 reservation.

As you know, I have had the pleasure of welcoming most of you to beautiful _____________ for the past 5 years and it saddens me to not greet and host you this season.

Going forward, we offer the following:

Cancel your reservation for this year with a complete refund with no cancellation fee; or
Defer your reservation and deposit to 2021 with no penalties. This would be a onetime offer to defer.
If you are opting for the rebooking offer, emails are highly recommended, as our phones are very busy. We will forward a confirmation for your 2021 stay.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience this will cause you and your family.

Yours truly,"
According to the BC gov't site...

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/t...ed-by-covid-19

If you are travelling to B.C. from another province or territory within Canada you are expected to follow the same travel guidelines as everyone else in BC and travel safely and respectfully.

If you are travelling from B.C. to another province, please check with that province for travel restrictions or guidance in place.


Ask them what policy they are referencing...sounds like BS
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:21 AM
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maybe try this place Ive stayed there many times, kids and no kids and love it., just outside Kaslo and a private lake full of bass, dont even need a license. and I will be going back again. http://www.mirrorlakecampground.com/
hmm that look s beauty......
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:51 AM
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maybe try this place Ive stayed there many times, kids and no kids and love it., just outside Kaslo and a private lake full of bass, dont even need a license. and I will be going back again. http://www.mirrorlakecampground.com/
Thank you Sir. We are resourceful so have new plans for this year but I think this soured me on anything parkridge/bc parks for life. That was low. We can vanlife style off grid so it does t really matter where we go but campgrounds are more fun for the kids. I will look into this for future.✌️
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I am in Victoria right now camping in private campground.Few Alberta plates here and no issues at all.
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:38 PM
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So the media reports 1 story and all of a sudden this is a ďthingĒ?!!! Come on people. Iím so tired of this fake animosity driven by money hungry media. We have Alberta plated crews of workers in the kootneys. Zero animosity and just downright good experiences all around. Iím typing this from invermere. The locals at a honey hole fishing lake were super friendly to us, knowing we were a bunch of Albertans looking for a good time.

Bottom line: I suggest to turn off the tv and letís start living in reality. These tourist towns need red plates. Our tourist towns need blue ones.
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:40 PM
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hmm that look s beauty......
I got into flyfishing for the bass, so much fun!!! but at dusk I ended up catching 2 bats that hit my fly! weirdest thing Ive ever caught .. the owners are really great people too they even have a marina right across the road on the big lake..plus a short drive to Ainsworth hot springs and not a whole long ways to Nelson too
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