BC Parks – Camping for Free “What are the Criteria”
The purpose of this program is to provide support for persons with disabilities who are also receiving income assistance from the authorities identified.
If you meet any ONE of the following criteria, your camping party can camp for free. There is also no charge for a second non-recreational vehicle. Please note: This discount does not apply to group camping, group picnicking, electrical hookups, cabins, yurts, backcountry and marine fees or reservation charges.
1.You are designated a “Person with Disabilities” (PWD) and receiving PWD Disability Assistance (administered by the BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR)).
Note: Recipients of CPP disability are eligible for free camping if they are also designated under the PWD program and receive additional Disability Assistance from the MSDPR.
A. Obtain, from your caseworker, a current calendar year Release of Information form issued by the BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.
B. Upon arrival at the campground, show the campground operator the ORIGINAL approved form AND a second piece of identification.
C. This Release of Personal Information form (click here to view a sample page – in pdf format) can be obtained by contacting your local MSDPR or Service BC office.
2. You have a child registered through the “At Home Program” (administered by the British Columbia provincial government Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)).
A. Obtain a Letter of Eligibility from your caseworker, stating your child is eligible for the “At Home Program” issued by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development.
B. Upon arrival at the campground, show the campground operator the ORIGINAL approved Letter of Eligibility AND a second piece of identification (either the child’s ID, if possible, or the parent/legal guardian’s ID).
3. You are a person living on-reserve and receiving Disability Income Assistance for Persons with Disabilities under Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
A. Contact your Band Social Development Worker for a fully completed, original, current calendar year Release of Personal Information for Persons with Disabilities form issued by a First Nation Administering Authority on behalf of ISC.
B. Upon arrival at the campground, show the campground operator the ORIGINAL Release of Personal Information Form AND a second piece of identification.