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Porteau Cove Provincial Park

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Address: Highway 99, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Spectacular views & Ocean front Campground & picnic

The bad news extremely hard to get a spot for camping. Easier to get a tent sight. Booked 6 weeks early and only sites available were tent sites. On the waterfront side all the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
650GsGuy
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North Vancouver, Canada
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North Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The bad news extremely hard to get a spot for camping. Easier to get a tent sight. Booked 6 weeks early and only sites available were tent sites. On the waterfront side all the sites are excellent. Normally we go mid week spring and fall. We would go at least once a month if we could.

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Thank 650GsGuy
New Westminster, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always enjoyed Porteau Cove!!! I made sure to book early to get a spot & visited twice already this year! Friendly park staff, very informative info and they also share such a love for the park...... I have absolutely no complaints about the park or the staff...sadly however, I have watched some pretty disappointing situations caused by campers.... More 

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Thank diannehathaway
Vancouver
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to come here, spectacular views, great staff and family friendly. It's always a pleasure, the park is very well run, they enforce the rules which makes for a much more rewarding visit the majority. The trains still run close by although, so be prepared, but they are very few and far between. So much wildlife here, there was... More 

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1 Thank Grendel-Vancouver
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to check out a piece of paradise close to home! We booked just one night and arrived around noon on a very rainy Saturday. Once we found someone we had to ask for the site list for the day to be posted as we couldn't retrieve our e mail confirmation. This was completed and the ranger who also informed... More 

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2 Thank Kelly W
Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Porteau Cove has been one of my favourite spots for many years. However, in the past three years, the park has gone downhill. The rangers are rude. Their unhappiness is palpable and they take it out on their visitors. I've had negative experiences with them both during day visits and camping trips. One staff member went out of his way... More 

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2 Thank zooeywright
Essex, United Kingdom
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563 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to whistler. Watch the signs as your coming north up the 99 as we came off a stop too early seeing a sign for porteau cove but it's the next one. There's really nice mountain views here and viewing platforms on the pier.

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Thank Tom J
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent drive not far from home. Beautiful location and there are beautiful camp sites. Washrooms and also a geocache hidden here. Love coming to this park

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1 Thank Tanya V
vancouver, B.C.
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

This park is beautiful but we won't be going back until the staff changes. The park rangers behaviour was rude, condescending, and totally unprofessional. They treated us like children, we constantly felt like we were being watched. I drove away that day feeling sick to my stomach by the way we were treated. I have grown up camping in BC... More 

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3 Thank iheartbcgirl
Seattle, Washington
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185 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This is a popular spot for divers, which makes for some fun people watching while relaxing on the beach. The views here are stunning and this makes for a great stop if traveling up to Whistler.

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1 Thank Elizabeth A
Maple Ridge, Canada
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have camped at this piece of heaven for the past 10 years. The last two years have been terrible. The park operators are rude and go out of their way to look for problems from families that are quiet and considerate. The rules are not enforced equally and you feel like you are camping on egg shells and constantly... More 

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