frequently asked questions

Pets are welcome at Paradise Valley Campground. There is no additional charge for pets but please remember:
– We ask that pets be on leash and not left unattended.
– Please clean up after your pet.
– Excessive barking / disturbance to others is not permitted. 

The campground opens May 1st and closes at the end of September. 

No, but we do ask that you contact us to advise your estimated time of arrival to ensure that your site is saved for you. See our policies for details.

Because we are front country wilderness, we do have wildlife in the immediate area, such as deer, coyote, racoon, squirrels, bobcat, and black bear, to name a few. We have never had a problem with any of the wildlife. We believe this is because we have bear proof garbage cans, which we empty multiple times daily and because the property is immaculately maintained. We ask our guests to ensure that they keep their garbage and their food in their vehicles when they are not at their sites, or when they are sleeping.

Yes we do. Don’t worry about running out in the middle of cooking your dinner. We can refill non-expired propane tanks on site. Please note, small green portable tanks are not refillable. 

We have an on-site general store offering basic supplies such as eggs, coffee, tea, ketchup, candy, batteries, flashlights, personal items, scooped ice cream and a variety of snacks including chips and drinks. If you don’t see something you need please ask.

2022 UPDATE: We are now an Rural Licensee Retail Store and are able to offer beer, wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages for sale. 

Firewood is sold at our general store.

We charge $1.00 for five minutes in the shower.

There are day use fees in place for visitors/vehicles and fees for overnight guests/vehicles in addition to the basic fee as described in our online booking platform.  

There are also items and snacks that can be purchased in our General Store and concession.

Most of our sites are private, except the sites used by groups or families camping together.

Help us maintain site privacy by staying on established trails and keeping your camping gear on the campsite pad.

Fishing, river rafting, kayaking, bouldering, birding, biking, hiking and walking. We do rent bikes, but for other activities, please bring your own gear.

If you enjoy hiking, there is a challenging hike (straight up for 1.5 km) Thompson Trail to Brohm Lake directly from our property. There is also a network of trails that can be accessed at the top of Thompson Trail.

Squamish is the “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada”, and we are only 15 minutes or so from any Outdoor Recreation in Squamish.

Even though the Cheakamus River runs along our property, we do not have sites set up on the river. We believe that all our guests should have access to the river’s edge, and a trail has been created for everyone’s use. Swimming can be found at Brohm Lake for the extreme hiker (one hour straight up Thompson Trail), or for the younger children, Alice Lake is your best bet. (8 km from the campground, across Hwy 99).

We have 30 acres of nature to explore where trails have been created. We encourage parents to bring their children’s bikes so kids can explore. 

We also have a grass area where kids can kick a ball around or play catch. We do not offer man-made park amenities. For property layout, check under the Maps Tab on our website.

You are welcome to book as many sites as you need for your stay. 

Our sites all unique and do have a maximum occupancy. Generally, each site will accommodate 2 adults and kids OR 4 adults. Double sites and group sites can accommodate more guests. We recommend you review the site occupancy’s for each site at the time of booking. 

Please note that if you are making a reservation for multiple families in a variety of sites that you are considered the responsible party and agree to the policies on behalf of your entire group. 

If you have any questions about booking a site or need suggestions about what will work best for your group please contact us by phone toll free line, 1 800 922 1486 (local calls: 604 898 1486) or by email:

Yes feel free to call us for assistance. You may need to leave as message as we may be on the grounds working or assisting other customers.

It will be much faster for you to use the booking engine on our website which is totally secure or email us at

We recommend reservations, however, we are happy to accommodate drop-in guests whenever possible. Long weekends (minimum three night booking) and regular weekends are often full so we recommend reserving if you want to be guaranteed a site. 

No. We are only 10 minutes from town but so far from the internet.  We encourage our guests to embrace nature and unplug while they stay with us. We have a selection of free books or geocaching/scavenger hunt information at our office.

If you must be online for some reason we do have excellent cell service throughout the property. 

If you have a solar panel or satellite dish they will not work well as we are located in a Coastal Rainforest with a medium to dense tree canopy and trees more than 50 feet tall.

After much trial and error, and numerous sleepless nights for us and our campers, the solution to a persistent problem of noise was to try a “No Amplifed Music” policy. We couldn’t believe the difference in the noise level throughout the day, as well as the evening. The campground became a place where one could hear the leaves in the breeze and birds singing.

NO AMPLIFIED MUSIC is now a hard and fast policy that has created a very tranquil experience for anyone camping here. Music lovers can go to just about any other campground, but this one is quiet.

Earphones are encouraged if you would like to listen to music, and quiet guitar strumming around your campfire is enjoyed by most, as long as the guitar is put away and the singing stops at 10:00 pm.