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BC parks more expensive, less user-friendly than 10 years ago

Stats explain decline in user visits.

Due to higher fees, camping revenues have risen 27 percent since 2006 while visits have flatlined.VICTORIA, BC, July 29, 2011: According to Jody Paterson of the Times-Colonist, the state of provincial parks in British Columbia has deteriorated since the Liberals took office and began their privatization campaign. Now that virtually all park services are privately operated and maintained, user visits have declined to an all-time low and are expected to plateau for the next few years.

"The B.C. parks system marked its 100th birthday this spring. So how are things going?

As an enthusiastic camper, I can attest that the campsites are still lovely, the scenery amazing and the pit toilets tolerable.

By the numbers, though, I think British Columbians have cause to be a little concernedÂ…"

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Posted: August 09, 2011

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