On Monday, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation voted to convert parking lots at Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks into lots for recreational vehicles from Feb. 10 to March 2, 2010. For $95 a night, visitors can reserve one of 110 spots at Jericho Beach or one of 255 at Spanish Banks.
Park Board commissioner Aaron Jasper said the move is an attempt to address the expected shortage of RV space in Metro Vancouver during the Games. “We could have these folks either camping in shopping mall parking lots in an uncontrolled way or we could have an actual area that is controlled, monitored and supervised, and I think it’s in everybody’s interest to go that route,” he said.
The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation has promised to send out information to nearby residents and provide an opportunity for them to ask questions or provide feedback.
Reservations will be available once a site operator is chosen in July.
Last modified: June 17, 2009