Alberta Campground Business Thriving
The campground business apparently continues to thrive in the Canadian province of Alberta, based on reports out of Medicine Hat. "Hatters" might be grumbling at the high cost of fuel but local campground operators are doing a booming business with Albertans looking to vacation close to home.
The city-run Gas City Campground is seeing its campsites fill up with holidaymakers faster than an open tent with mosquitos with numbers higher for the months of May and June over last year, according to the Medicine Hat News.
Finding an open spot in the jewel of southeast Alberta, the Cypress Hills, can also be a challenge with last weekend seeing just about all the campgrounds full to the brim.
And just outside of town near Echo Dale Park, locals looking to keep close to home at Golden Sheaf Park might want to book ahead as the summer season kicks into overdrive.
Ina Boschee, owner of Golden Sheaf, said with her campground being so close to town, but not too close, and having all the facilities, they have been extremely busy.
“We have boating, fishing, swimming and showers. We don’t have power or water but just the fact that we are close to town we are affordable because people don’t have to drive far,” she said.
“We have been busier so far this year. I know that our May and July long-weekends were stupendous.”
And with schools across the province now out for the summer, Boschee said she expects it to continue to be busy.