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Camping Fees for Persons with Disabilities
The purpose of this program is to provide support for persons with disabilities who are also receiving income assistance from the authorities identified.
Camping for free – what are the criteria?
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.
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.
- Obtain, from your caseworker, a current calendar year Release of Information form issued by the BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.
- Upon arrival at the campground, show the campground operator the ORIGINAL approved form AND a second piece of identification.
- This Release of Personal Information form (view a sample page [PDF]) can be obtained by contacting your local MSDPR or Service BC office.
You have a child registered through the “At Home Program” (administered by the British Columbia provincial government Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)).
- 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.
- 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).
- A letter of eligibility (click to view two different types of eligibility letters – either one is acceptable: letter 1 [PDF] and letter 2 [PDF]) can be obtained by contacting your local MCFD office.
You are a person living on-reserve and receiving Disability Income Assistance for Persons with Disabilities from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
- Contact your Band Social Development Worker for a fully completed, original, current calendar year Release of Personal Information form issued by a First Nation Administering Authority on behalf of ISC.
- Upon arrival at the campground, show the campground operator the ORIGINAL Release of Personal Information form AND a second piece of identification.
- Release of Personal Information form – sample [PDF] (Updated 2017)