Prince Rupert RV Campground (Prince Rupert, BC)
As we mentioned in our post about the scenic drives of Alaska and Canada, we took a westward detour on our southward journey back to the continental US to visit Prince Rupert. We had no real plans or idea of what we’d find in Prince Rupert, but decided it would be a nice enough place to spend a few days.
We ended up camping for 3 nights at the Prince Rupert RV Campground.
Prince Rupert RV Campground is one of only two campgrounds that we found in the city of Prince Rupert. Technically, this is the only one that’s actually within the city limits of Prince Rupert, which made our decision easy.
Located on the southwestern side of the small city, you can get to most anything within Prince Rupert pretty easily, though there’s not a lot to do out in these parts. There’s outdoor recreation to the east of Prince Rupert and kayaking in the surrounding water. With respect to the city of Prince Rupert, however, the campground is in a great location.
There is a short loop hike through a mossy rainforest out to the Sound from the end of the campground that we were on.
It took some work, but we managed to finagle the kind of site that we’d called about with electric and water. Once we got into a non-primitive spot (after 3 visits to the front office…yet another place that doesn’t like putting tents in RV spots), the hookups were great. We had an electric/water site which fit our needs.
There is only one bathroom, which unluckily for us was located at the far end of the park. The bathrooms are clean and in good condition though and the showers give you plenty of hot water, as long as you aren’t in the 11am to 2pm daily boiler maintenance period. The shower heads could use a little updating though and once the soap at the sink ran out, the supply was never replenished. But at least they had a way of drying your hands.
Laundry & Wi-Fi
There are laundry facilities, but we didn’t make use of them. The campground has wi-fi, but it doesn’t reach very far beyond the office, so you have to get lucky enough to get a campsite within the signal range or go up front. The internet was touch-and-go for us in our site, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes non-existent.
Given that it’s an RV park, the campsites themselves aren’t exceptionally large and don’t offer much privacy. In terms of size, it was ample for what we needed, which was to put up our tent and our pop-up outhouse (for those middle of the night emergencies, since we were so far from the bathrooms).
There’s no vegetation to provide any shade cover or privacy from neighbors, however, though that is a hallmark of RV parks, which are typically just big parking lots.
With tax and all, our electric/water site came to $33.32, which is pretty much the going rate in the northern parts. Given that there’s only the one campground within Prince Rupert and only one other nearby one just outside, there’s really no complaining about the price.