A stay at the Canyon Alpine RV Park in the Fraser Canyon

As I mentioned in my last post, I chose to use the Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground as my base for exploring that part of the Fraser Canyon. It worked out particularly well, and telling you about it justifies a separate post.

I arrived at Canyon Alpine, 5 km north of Boston Bar, just before noon on May 4th, and pulled away at 11:00 on the 5th, so spent a total of 23 hours there. Well, the motorhome was there – I was often out exploring.

Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground, Fraser Canyon, BC

I chose this park to stay at (my first commercial park stay of the trip) because I’d seen comments about having new owners who were doing a lot of work on the property. I don’t know what the park looked like previously, but new owner Shirley and Tim have clearly already done a great deal of work.

The nightly rate is $40 for full hookups (electrical/water/sewer) – with Skihist Provincial Park having been $23 with nothing but a great view, I considered this to be good value. The sites vary somewhat in size, but the lowest-level one I took (#2) was very large, and very easy to get in and out of with my 51-foot-long combination.

Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground, Fraser Canyon, BC
The 31 sites in the park are terraced up an increasingly-steep slope, but the sites themselves are very level, and new gravel has just been laid on each.

Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground, Fraser Canyon, BC
In the centre is a fenced ring with garbage and recycling cans.

Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground, Fraser Canyon, BC
The fenced dog park is a nice touch. Bella and Tucker appreciated the soft grass even if it was too warm for poor Bella to play, with her winter husky coat still intact.

Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground, Fraser Canyon, BC
The bathroom was quite exceptional – all new and spotless. The men’s has 2 showers, 2 toilets, and a urinal.

Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground, Fraser Canyon, BC

Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground, Fraser Canyon, BC
Outside the bathrooms, a washing machine and dryer is available for “light laundry”.

Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground, Fraser Canyon, BC
The view back down to the office and the mountains on the opposite side of the Fraser River.

Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground, Fraser Canyon, BC
There’s a comfortable conversation area with a stove outside the office. As I was leaving, Tim was just in the process of building a putting green beside this area.

Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground, Fraser Canyon, BC
Behind the park proper, a very steep old road leads up the mountain for about 2/3 of a kilometer, offering a good workout for dog owners, and great forest smells for the fur-kids. The road dead-ends at what may have been an old woodlot cutting area.

Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground, Fraser Canyon, BC
Wifi is one of the things that I bitch about regularly at RV parks – service is usually dismal. At Canyon Alpine, however, it was solid and fast, and free for up to 500MB of data (more can be purchased). Thumbs up to their provider, Lookieloo.net!

Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground, Fraser Canyon, BC
I got tired of my own cooking and had my first nice meal out while I was at Canyon Alpine, at the Canyon Alpine restaurant 2 doors over. That brought my total costs beyond fuel for the 10 days up to almost $150. 🙂

Canyon Alpine RV Park & Campground, Fraser Canyon, BC

There’s another RV park a few miles down the highway, Anderson Creek. I haven’t looked at it, and it gets great reviews, but I was very happy with Canyon Alpine and will be back next year for at least 2 nights.

Okay, back to exploring!




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A stay at the Canyon Alpine RV Park in the Fraser Canyon — 1 Comment

  1. Murray, seeing your current (and previous ) writings of the Fraser Canyon brought memories flooding back (somewhat faded I hasten to add) of my road trip with my cousin along those parts in 1971.
    The names Lillooet/Seton Portage and Lytton sprang to mind of places we drove through. Marvellous…I have it all on Super 8.

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