January 23, 2015 - 8:27 AM
VICTORIA - Camping fees at provincial parks in B.C. are going up, and the government says the extra money will help maintain the sites.
Most campsites will cost $2 more a night but the charge will jump by $5 at others starting March 15.
Fees at Cultus Lake Provincial Park in the Fraser Valley will be $35 a night for up to four adults, for example.
The province says the cost to stay at a campground in B.C. is competitive with other jurisdictions and generally lower than at private facilities.
The fee increase is expected to generate $1.3 million this year.
The last hike was in 2010, and parking is still free at all provincial parks.
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