Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Nightly Fee: $59 (Call for pricing as nothing was consistent when we arrived there) Certain discounts are available… be sure and ask first!
Amenities: Full hook ups (30amp-50amp), free cable TV, complimentary free WiFi, laundry facilities, grocery store’ free hot showers, pool area, whirlpool, dump station, horseshoe pits, RV wash area, fitness room, basket ball court, tether ball, playground and much more.
Topography: In the middle of the Burnaby area of Vancouver BC within walking distance to Burnaby Lake.
Miles One-Way: 1,401
Directions: From So Cal area I-5 N to CA 99 N to I-5 N to WA-543 (BC-15) N through border crossing to BC-1 N to exit 37 Gaglardi Way turn right on Cariboo Rd and stay left to continue on Cariboo Rd, turn right on Cariboo Pl and continue to RV park entrance
Website: Burnaby Cariboo RV Park
Well, now that you’re here and have found one of the very few Vancouver Canada RV parks, you’re undoubtedly here to be around people so you won’t be disappointed arriving here, getting set up and beginning to venture out and explore. We arrived the evening before Canada Day and were surrounded by other RV’ers.
The pricing was confusing over the phone but after having made reservations at Capilano River RV Park and finding out at the last minute that the person that made the reservations for us put us in a space that we couldn’t fit in and there weren’t any other spaces available, we went ahead and booked one of the last spaces they had here at Burnaby Cariboo.
Here at this RV park, the spaces are pretty tight and confining but separated by shrubs and hedges. When you do hook up though, you do have all of the expected amenities including cable TV. However, if you want to use their ‘complimentary’ free WiFi, I wish you well!
You have three options to choose from. First, you can avoid this whole mess and just pay $5 a day or $25 for the week, setting up an account with Tengo. Secondly, after registering you can access the WiFi for 30 minutes 12 times a day broken up by 2 hours in between each session. Thirdly, after registering you can access the WiFi for 2 hours 3 times a day broken up by 8 hours.
Another nice little touch is the train that rolls by within a stone’s throw. If you’re used to a train rollin’ through your kitchen all night, every night, ya’ might be able to sleep. But on the other hand if trains aren’t part of your every night process, bring a good book!
This RV park is full of great amenities though, from an indoor swimming pool to RV wash areas. There are also some nice little walking trails all around the park with Burnaby Lake just being minutes walk from your front door. Also very worthwhile mentioning is the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. They indeed are top notch!
As mentioned in a previous post, location can be everything and this RV park won’t disappoint in that area. Each day that we were there we headed over to the Cambie Bridge area and got there easily within around 20 minutes. From our side of the Cambie Bridge on the river walk we could look directly across the water at downtown Vancouver and enjoy all the sights and sounds of a great Canadian holiday. Just down the walkway was Granville Island which I highly recommend seeing if you’ve never been to Vancouver before. Their “Marketplace” is extraordinary and well worth the walk.
Previously I mentioned our failed reservations at Capilano River RV Park… we still wanted to go see what it looked like for future trips up to the Vancouver area. We’re totally glad that we did because in spite of the train, the tight sites and the extremely spotty WiFi when ya’ do have it, we were very thankful for a place to stay for four nights that was so well maintained, well organized and clean. The arrogant young ladies on the phone at Capilano River RV Park really did us a huge favor when they annihilated our reservations with them. That’s probably enough about Capilano River RV, ey?
Again, as I mentioned in the post description, do your research well when choosing an RV park/resort to visit in the Vancouver area because there really isn’t a whole lot to choose from if you’re wanting to stay in the heart of things. Be sure and call the folks here at Burnaby Cariboo RV Park for any questions that you might have about your possible stay with them or visit their website at Burnaby Cariboo RV Park.
By R.C. Stude