Tips and Hints

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Good Camping Etiquette

After a long day of travel, you want to be able to set up camp, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with your friends and family.  It can be disappointing when other campers make it hard to enjoy these moments.  By following these simple tips, there's no reason why everyone can't have an enjoyable camping trip without annoying your campsite neighbours.

  • Don't walk though someone else's camp site. Campers can find this offensive and intrusive even if it makes it easier for you to get to where you're going.
  • Control the noise level around your campfire at night. Other campers may be trying to relax or sleep after their long day of activity.
  • Be considerate using a radio, especially in the later hours when noise can travel farther. Check with your neighbours if you are using a radio to see if the noise level is too high for them.
  • Be friendly and introduce yourself to your campsite neighbours. It's a great way to start off your trip by meeting new people. It can be an advantage while you're away from your site to know that they may keep an eye on it for you. It can also be helpful if you forgot anything (bug spray, sun block etc.) they could have extra to spare.
  • Maintain control of your campfire. The light and smoke coming from your camp could bother your neighbours. Many parks have rules against larger fires. Check out the parks rules about this and other things you may plan on doing.
  • It is dangerous to leave a campfire unattended. So when you're going to bed for the night or leaving your camp site, completely extinguish your fire. A smouldering fire can also cause unnecessary smoke that could disturb others around your site.
  • If you have brought along your pet, please keep them on a leash at all times. Not everyone likes dogs and this will help keep your pet out of trouble and keep them from bothering other campers.
  • Please pick up after your dog. Carry around extra plastic bags or a scooper with you so you can properly dispose of the waste. Nothing can ruin someone's hike more than stepping in dog-doo.
  • Make sure your camp site is always clean of all garbage. This will help to discourage animals such as raccoons, bears and other creatures from being tempted to come around your campsite.

Remember what you expect your campsite to look like when you arrive and how you would want other campers to treat you.  Please treat them with the same respect and everyone will have a happy, memorable camping experience.