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Vancouver Opens RV Parking for Olympic Games

August 25, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

What could be one of the cheapest and most scenic places to stay in Vancouver, British Columbia, during the 2010 Winter Olympics is now taking reservations, according to the Seattle Times.

Two city parks are opening up their beachfront parking lots to RVs for about $88 ($95 Canadian) a night. Online reservations for the 350 RV spaces opened Monday afternoon (Aug. 24) at www.vancouver2010rv.com. The Vancouver Park Board said a minimum four-night booking is required for an RV site at Spanish Bank or Jericho Beach parks. Both are on the English Bay waterfront near the University of British Columbia campus, and shuttle buses will take campers to a nearby light-rail station for a quick ride to many Olympics venues.

The RV camping will be available from Feb. 10 to March 2 (the Olympics run Feb. 12-28). There are no hookups, but there will be potable water available for refills, a sewage-removal service and propane for purchase. Both parks have public restrooms.

The city has placed strict limitations on the size units it will accept. RVs can be up to 30 feet long; Class A and Class C motorhomes, truck campers and van conversions will be accepted. No fifth-wheel or other towed units can be accepted.

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