This is a very old park with mostly permanent units which are not being maintained. Due to construction in the area the exit to the park has been eliminated and the highway is now extremely close to the park edge. Management was helpful getting us there by phone. There are lots of speed bumps. Customer service is not a big deal here. I would never stay here again and hope others read this review before going there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The worst park I have ever been in, which includes 7 years of camping. Very trashy place, full of potholes. No pull through site, which we were told the night before there was. They refused to take a reservation, so unsure if we were going to get a spot. The lots were basic, in poor condition and very difficult to maneuver into. I will say again the trashiest place I have ever seen, will not recommend to anyone ever. Very defensive manager, not a pleasant stay We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very basic park. Most of the spaces are taken by storage units or permanent units. It's really pretty trashy! I will find another place to stay if I'm in the area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was friendly. I would refer to the river as a brook, although I understand it can flood. Site 127 was excellent! Level, well maintained, with older trees which provided lots of shade, and the babbling brook. It is very family oriented, but quiet after 9 PM until 9 AM. It was a very pleasant experience for us. Possible Drawbacks: Electric and water only at sites, which was fine with us (class B). Dumping station provided. While I did not search the whole park, it did not look as if Class A folks or larger TT would have an easy time of getting in and out due to road configuration. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is NOT big rig friendly. The interior roads, while paved, are narrow and winding. Backing into our site was difficult due to very tight access. Our site was barely long enough to take our 38' motorhome and it took quite a bit of work to level our rig. Apparently the large majority of rigs in this campground are full time residents or long term. The sites available for shorter term visitors seem to be relegated to the outer edges of the park. While the full time and longer term residents appear to be taking care of their sites, mine was unkempt, with bottles and cans in the fire pit along with many cigarette butts. The Wi-Fi was strong even at the outer edges of the park but you have to ask for the password, it is not offered. Similarly you must ask for the Good Sam discount when you register, it too is not offered. The park seems primarily oriented to long term or seasonal residents not those of us who are just passing through. We will not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you are looking for cookie cutter perfect, then this will not be the park for you. However if you are looking for a more traditional camping experience in a quiet rural setting, with a river passing through, you will be happy with this park. The many amenities, store/games room, pool/hot tub, mini golf, restrooms/showers, laundry facilities and playground are all clean and well maintained. The WiFi is strong and the cable TV where available has 50+ channels. Yes, as mentioned, there are a fair number of permanent/seasonal residents, however with the notable exception of the trash in #86, most maintain their units and sites very well. It did provide comic entertainment watching #86 continually beat on the starter in her car with a hammer when it didn't turn over. An added bonus is this park has a large level, grassy overflow area, so it would be extremely rare not to be able to find a place to park. The park is very "family friendly", so yes, you will experience some child noise, big deal. The only reasons I marked this park down are: 1. It was built prior to big rigs so while not impossible, the sites can be a challenge; and 2. the water pressure tends to fluctuate significantly at times. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place forever has changed my opinion of RV parks. The setting in and around the park is beautiful. The restrooms and showers were very clean. Even the females in our group were impressed by the cleanliness of the place. The main clubhouse offered a small store and a game room. We did not use the pool or hot tub since it was still cold in April. We did laundry on-site so we took clean clothes home rather than dirty clothes. We used the Wi-Fi connection, but we did not bring a TV to enjoy the cable. Many of the residents live there year round and you can tell that there is a sense of pride among them to keep the place looking nice. I may run into an even better RV park someday, but these guys set the bar very high. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
WiFi was good but cost $2. Lots of traffic & kids but it quieted down at night. Convenient location--30 minutes to ferry for Vancouver Island and less than that to the US. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Only stayed one night but this is a nice park. One chap told us that they only allow 30 day stays so this wouldn't be a destination park for say the summer season. Nice and clean but the spaces were a bit short and narrow and access to them was a bit difficult for us in our 38' plus bike rack 5th wheel. The site we had was a bit muddy but right beside a stream.We would definitely stay there again but it is a bit of a drive to the nearest shopping. Something to be aware of if you don't have a towed vehicle in a motorhome. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park felt more like a mobile home park than an actual RV park. There is 168 sites but only a few are actually available for campers. The sites are small and we found it difficult to back up a 30' unit into the spot. The pool was closed most of our stay due to chemical problems and due to them putting in a new water system found our water supply shut off a number of times. Our spot was nice though, as there was a creek running behind us and it was quiet. Unsure if we would return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The staff and other campers (about 1/2 are long-term residents) are very friendly. The level, gravel sites are narrow, but separated by strips of grass. Electrical, water and sewer hookups are very convenient. Wi-Fi was mostly very slow, but reasonably fast late at night. On top of the rather steep $40 per night price, they charge for showers, making this a fairly low value proposition. Convenient laundry facilities were a plus. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an excellent RV park experience for us. The ladies in the office were fantastic, answering our numerous questions, and seeking information to help us. We stayed a week and wished we could have stayed longer. Most RVers are there long term. Everyone was very friendly. The restrooms are clean and the showers are $1 for 20 min and were minimally used. The Wi-Fi reception was sketchy at the trailer but found an excellent signal at the clubhouse. We found lots of places to walk in the neighborhood and as far as White Rock if you wished. The location was convenient and easy navigation for access to the US and to Vancouver. Thank you for a great place to stay. We will be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for a week and had a great time visiting the Vancouver area. Pacific Border RV Park is excellent, everyone is so friendly, and the landscape is beautiful. The park is only 3 miles from White Rock , which has a lot of very nice shops and restaurant. The WI-FI and cable TV worked just great. You cannot go wrong with Home Land Security right next door! We would recommend this RV park to everyone. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park. I have spent a lot of time there through the years. My only complaint would be the truck noise coming from the truck border crossing. The park has a lot of permanents. The staff is friendly and the park incredibly landscaped and clean. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very clean, well maintained park. All roads are paved and wide. Sites are gravel and grass, some have cement patios. The office staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The rate based on the monthly rate. The park has mostly long term occupants, but every lot neat and tidy. The owners cut all the grass. Bushes, schrubs and flower beds are trimmed and free of weeds. All facilities are very clean. Cable TV and Wi-Fi are included in rate. We booked in for a month and will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
From looking at reviews of the various campgrounds in the whole Vancouver area, this rated the highest. But if this was the best, that's pretty sad, in our opinion! While neat and tidy, the place is cramped, not that friendly, expensive, and not pet-friendly! It's more like a glorified parking lot. And like a previous reviewer said, it has mostly seasonal, long-term folks who all know each other and don't really care much about transient newcomers (can't blame 'em necessarily, but it doesn't make for a warm, welcoming atmosphere either). The staff is OK (with one really friendly gal). Our rate was high, even with a discount for a week-long stay (would have been $45/night otherwise!), but almost everything in Canada is very expensive!! And finally, last but definitely not least: they make you walk your dogs all the way to the outside of the park before you let them go potty at all. That may be OK if you're parked near the front and it's not cold and raining out! But we were in the back and it was often cold and raining!! It didn't help that we saw the owner's dog running around loose in the RV park!?! Also the Wi-Fi kept dropping out, so someone in the park has to call and have them reboot all the time (whomever gets the most upset first, I guess). From the reviews and the crowding, I guess this place suits a lot of people: but not us. We were NOT happy campers here and will not be back. If I can't find a better place in the area, we just won't stay in Vancouver!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely RV Resort. Ladies in the park were extremely accommodating. Grassy sites. Clean gravel driveway. Cement patios. Spotless washrooms & showers. 20 minute shower for a Loonie. I know some will complain about being charged for a shower, but the loonie charge for 20 minutes is minimal compared to some where you get 3 minutes for a loonie. I had no problem with the minimal charge. That is one reason the showers are spotless. Quiet RV resort. Would certainly stay again. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed for one night on the way to the island. Great staff, very friendly. I asked for directions and help and they were very knowledge able about the area and directions. The park is immaculate. Lots of long term residents but still room for us traveling through. We are considering staying for an extended time this winter. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We picked this park for a four day stay after driving back from Arizona. We wanted to stay at a nicer park with good facilities after being in state parks on the way home. This park isn't a good short stay park in our opinion. It is very crowded with snowbirds who drive the short distance from the border and then stay until heading back to the U.S. Our site didn't have a patio or picnic table. We were looking forward to good Wi-Fi, but there was NONE. We were told they were working on it, but four days later when I expressed my disappointment, I was asked, "Did you tell anyone about it?" Like it was my fault! The pool and hot tub are great, but they don't make up for the noise of the air brakes on the trucks going to the border all night, nor the out of the way location not close to grocery stores or other amenities. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of the best RV parks we have stayed in and certainly deserves its 5-star rating. Staff members are extremely friendly and more helpful than we have experienced in other parks. The grounds are immaculate and very well maintained, as are the restrooms, inside pool, sauna and hot tub and laundry room. The rate includes cable TV with a large selection of channels. Each site is gravel. They have planned activities throughout the year. We will definitely stay here again when we are in BC. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is amazingly clean and well maintained. The operators are very professional and easy to do business with. There are a lot of rules here, which would support the cleanliness, but it can seem out of hand at times, especially with children. There was a very "guarded" feeling towards our family by most of the long term residents here. Find this site by taking the first stop light north of the border, and head west. Turn back south just west of the truck border crossing, about 300 feet from the intersection. The park will be about 500 feet on the west side of that road. The Pool is beautiful and useful for swimming. It's about 5 feet deep at the deep end, and about 35 feet long by about 20 feet wide. The truck noise is not bad as there is a tall concrete wall dividing the roads. We would definitely stay here again, because we like clean and well maintained and quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very good paved interior roadways. Most sites have been recently "re-graveled" and are mostly level (less than an inch off side to side). Landscaping in the park is immaculate. Very friendly and helpful staff. Indoor pool and facilities are spotless. We used this park twice in an 8 day period as an over night stop prior to or after crossing the U.S. / Canada border. That would be the only negative. The south property line of this park is the national border and on the U.S. side is the truck inspection area for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. There is some minor noise from idling trucks and truck air brakes. Also, do not trust Mapquest to get you here. It tried sending me 7 miles north! There are many full timers here and it looks like they are spending the summer. We will use this park again if we head that way. We certainly would recommend it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very difficult to find. Our navigation system (Tom Tom) guided us to a no-through road about 10 miles east of the park! We did some inquiry. ("There must be a trailer-park somewhere at the border, I guess." Was the help we got.) When we arrived, we were surprised by the quality of this park, so clean and well organized! A very friendly owner who offered us free chairs, left by guests, who did not take them home. It was a pity, we could not use the swimming pool, as it was painted this particular day. Further it was raining cats and dogs all day, so we stayed in the motorhome. The campground was full so a reservation is absolutely necessary for this place. The sites are rather small and there is no privacy at all. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent RV Park with great amenities. The staff are excellent and always willing to help in case you need anything or have any questions. We would definitely recommend this RV Park and we plan to stay here again the next time we are visiting the lower mainland. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great Park, friendly staff, clean sites, good WiFi, indoor pool, sauna, hot tub (great for wrapping up a wet, cold day). We chose this Park rather than one in Vancouver based on reviews, and as an operating base to visit Vancouver and then proceed East on Canadian 1 (saves backtracking with a rig). We have 4 slides and had no problem extending them or our awning. Take left at first stop light after truck Port of Entry and left again at the stop sign (turn onto the road West of the tall sound wall. Fuel up and buy wine and smokes before entering Canada. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This very nice park is located adjacent to the 'east' Vancouver crossing into the US - Pacific Border crossing. Good paved interior roads. Level, gravel spaces. An older park so spaces are very narrow. I could not fully extend my Girard awning. I would have hit my neighbor. I was in space 71 which is a pull-through facing south. I would have preferred facing northeast. I got a hot afternoon sun. Very nice indoor pool and spa. Very clean park. Lots of permanent residents but don't look like it. Most residents spend the entire summer. Very good, free Wi-Fi. I'm surprised that I am the first person to review this fine park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park appears to be well maintained and they certainly made a great effort at Christmas lighting near the entrance. The spaces are adequate and are easy to navigate. Services are convenient. The WI-FI was quite slow and may not work further from the office. They apparently have several sites but we could only see 3 or 4 and they were all weak. Likely due to all the large trees. Access to the park is easy but is via a very narrow road with steep ditches – be careful. Access from the site may take some patience if you are trying to get to Hwy. 99. Alternate routes should be considered. Would definitely stay again when in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is clean, spaces are adequate sized. Facilities are clean and centrally located. Washrooms available, however costs a looney (1 dollar Canadian) for a 7 min. shower. Overall would stay here again, but reservations are recommended. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Paved sites are very close together. Wi-Fi in the office only. Poor dog walking areas. Clean showers and laundry. Mostly long-termers, but a very nice place to stay to sight see in Vancouver. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Older park with 30amp max. Big Rig friendly, but lots of speed-bumps. Pull through spaces are about 60' long 20 wide. Mostly full-time residents who speed through the area. WiFi advertised, but only works well around office/library area, not very well (if at all) at sites. Good security with night gate guard. weekly $293, monthly $515. Can be a challenge to get satellite tv due to trees at every site. Fixed unit will not work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed there for the months of July and August. I checked out a lot of campgrounds on-line before I chose this one and once I was there, I physically looked at some other campgrounds. I can honestly say that this campground was the absolute best and certainly the best price and the most beautiful, so for those of you who said negative things in your review, you obviously did not check out other campgrounds in that area. The other ones I looked at were not near as nice and they wanted $700 a month, almost $200 more a month, and they offered hardly anything. This one was $515 a month and worth every penny. They keep their grounds very very nice and clean with beautiful flowers and plants. Some of the other reviews say that there were too many trees but that was what made the park so beautiful was there trees and plants and flowers and the care that goes into them. Those trees also helped from my trailer turning into a sauna. It is only a 10 minute drive to the beach, which was wonderful. The security was great. I would DEFINITELY go back again and I wouldn't even consider another place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Not a bad place to stay but just a warning if you are in an RV 40 ft. or longer. Entering and exiting on the main road are pretty tight especially if your towing a car. Park itself was nice for an older park. Our rig is 40 ft. and we were towing. When checking in we were given a spot to the rear of the office. I asked if I needed to disconnect the car and was told, "No, should be fine." Well we barely got the RV around a corner we had to negotiate, and that was after I went ahead had disconnected the car. We had a crowd as we tried to make that corner with a tree right there on the edge of it. We ended up putting some pretty bad scratch's in the paint from the tree branchs. If we would have been placed in one of the pull through sites beside the office this would not have happened, they did have spots available there. I did return to the office and let the lady know I would not send anymore 40 ft. RV's to those sites. So, you might want to do a pre-check on the site they put you in. We will probably stay here again, just not in those back of office sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy check in. We had a level pull through site close to the office and restrooms. Very little road noise from Hwy 99. Good water pressure. Cable TV and free wi-fi fine but unsecured. Plenty of full timers here. Close to the border and a good overnight stop. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I noticed some negative reviews of the park from last year and earlier. Whatever the issues were, they have apparently been resolved. The entrance to this park is beautifully landscaped and laden with colorful flowers. The roomy sites afford good privacy. The cable TV provides more than 100 US and Canadian channels. The bathrooms and showers are modern and spotless, but there is a small fee for showers. Wi-Fi works close to the office. All in all, a very good RV park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There was a time that I would recommend this park to friends or anyone traveling in the area. As a matter of principal, now I encourage everyone to stay anywhere but here. In April 2009 they gave notice that they were jacking their rates from $ 445 per month to $ 600 per month. They claimed they were under priced. This isn't true as other places are in the same range and offer more. One of the top places is at $ 600 and offers indoor poor, hot tub and sauna. Not to mention proper working Wi-Fi and full cable TV. Here at Peace Arch you will be very lucky if you can get on the internet for more than 20 minutes at a time. Cable? No, you get a few channels. So what do you get for the $ 600 a month as compared to other places? Ripped off. Here is where they don't deserve your business. I talked to many people here that have been very long term guests, who have helped pay for their property and fill their bank accounts. Many of these people are retired and on a fixed income. They are now forced to leave as they cannot afford the increase. When they expressed their concerns they were told to move. What a way to treat the people who have paid every month for 5 to 10 years. They don't mind the increase as they work here and don't have to pay it. With the current economic downturn, it isn't wise for businesses to increase their rates of this magnitude. Now obviously it's private land and they aren't subject to the same rules as landlords but we all know that no landlord would be allowed to increase by 35% in one month. With well over 200 sites they are going to pocket well over $30,000 per month or close to $500,000 a year. I'm sure they don't need the money but rather it's a show of greed and in these tough times there isn't room for greedy people. Don't forget that you get no cable and pretty much no Wi-Fi. Make the owners understand that this was a bad move and the only way to do that is to hit them where it hurts, in the pocket book. As they have proven this is all they care about. Stay clear of Peace Arch RV Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
I stayed in the older section opting for some privacy as these sites have shrub and tree borders. Unable to get WIFI connection at the campsite and had to use the library to get it. Libray has six tables where you can set up your laptop. Laundry has six washers and maybe four dryers. It can get busy. Cable TV selection only 11 channels and reception poor. Local TV off an antenna has about six channels. An RV can now turn left off 152 St northbound, but it is a tight fit for the big rigs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The 'new' section is now for 'monthly' residents only. Overnight or weekly stays are not allowed in that area. I have stayed in the 'new' section 3 times in the past because there are no trees - can get good satellite reception. I tried to make a reservation for a site that was free of trees and was told, in no uncertain terms, that they could not guarantee a site where I could get satellite TV reception. The lady on the phone was rude. So I did not stay there and instead stayed at the Pacific Border RV Park. See my review of Pacific Border RV Park in Surrey. I'm glad they 'forced' me to stay elsewhere and in doing so I discovered Pacific Border which is a much nicer park than Peace Arch. I will never try to stay at Peace Arch again - they lost me as a customer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pay showers, wifi is free, 2 laundry rooms, 1 open 24 hrs, 15 min from White Rock Beach, directions to park in Trailer Life from Trans Canada not good anymore as you can't cross 152nd St, need to take 99A south from Hwy 10 then East on 40th Ave., some sites with clear view of southern sky for satellite hookup; we were barely able to find a clear window for satellite AMC9 for our internet satellite. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A prior review stated that a satellite signal could not be acquired. I have stayed at the park twice once in the 'old' section which has tall cypress trees and once in the 'new' section. The new section has no or has small trees so satellite reception is fine. In the 'old' section there are some sites where the trees have been topped by wind and a signal is possible. Be sure to arrive from the north because, as stated by another reviewer, the left turn on 152nd is blocked. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had an excellent site. Private, with trees on each side, but not overhanging. It was an excellent location for touring the Vancouver area without having to take the RV further into town, which is difficult. It's only 20 minutes or so to the main ferry to Vancouver Island (Butchart Gardens, etc.), and about 45-60 minutes to Vancouver's main business district, cruise terminals, etc. Wifi is available in the office area or laundry/rec room until closing (9 pm Summer). Free. We'd recommend it and will stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stay in this park off and on every summer. It is a older KOA park and it is a little run down but still very servicable. Washrooms are always clean. Sure have seen lots of kids on bikes & scooters so I don't know what the other post means. Always very quiet at night except for some mild road noise from the freeway but not too bad. Probably the best value campground close to Vancouver. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Please note that this park does not allow biking, skating, rollerblading or scooters. The play area has not changed since Expo 86. According to the Surrey By-law. One cannot stay more than 6 months. Dogs over 50Lbs are not allowed. There appears to be many permanent residents there though. Monthly rates are available. However since children cannot get out to play on bikes etc I would not recommend this park for families. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This is an older mobile home park with some permanent RVs they have also have short term/overnight spots with full hookups. It is located in a city area with a park close by, bus to downtown and sight seeing stops at the front gate. There is no pool or playground or activity center but if you want a secure place to stay while visiting the Vancouver area this will work. There were a dozen rental RVs that were either starting or finishing their trips as it is close to one of the rental outlets. This is not a fancy place but it is in a good location. We were out most of the time and just came back to the park for evenings. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here on way south. Handy location off freeway, easy access, but no highway noise. Wi-Fi is very weak, showers OK, one day cold water only, staff OK. We will stay here again, but only because of location and price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall this park is clean and our spot was large enough for our 32 ft fifth wheel. The WiFi included in fee did not reach most campsites and was only available around the office. Even though it is close to #1 Hwy, there is no noise. Traffic was backed up on #1 Hwy both times we left in the mornings because of the construction which is too continue until 2013. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV park is convenient for travel into and around the Vancouver area. The sites could be a bit bigger but are adequate. There are some fulltimers whose units appear a little run down but for the money and convenience, I would recommend this RV park. The grounds are well kept and the services are good. The store, if you can call it that, is lousy but there are good stores within a short drive. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.