Canadian Woman Circumvents Campground Regs

July 9, 2010 by   - () Comments Off on Canadian Woman Circumvents Campground Regs

Most campgrounds along Prince Edward Island’s north shore in Canada have filled with visitors for the Cavendish Beach Music Festival.

A South Rustico woman, however, has offered an alternative, according to CBC News.

Celina Gallant has been renting spots on her one-acre property to campers who can’t find places to stay.

Tourism officials say that’s illegal, noting such properties need approval from the municipality and province first.

Gallant insisted those rules don’t apply to her backyard.

“It is not a campground. It is just a place to park ’cause everything else is full … just so they’re not on the side of the road or in the Zellers parking lot,” Gallant said.

“What’s the difference between being at Zellers and being here? Here’s more comfortable.”

Gallant has been charging $20 a night, which includes the yard, water and the use of the bathroom in her house.


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