Parks & Recreation

Ferry Island Campground

Reserve your spot
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Aaron Whitfield, Red Bike Media
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Aaron Whitfield, Red Bike Media
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Aaron Whitfield, Red Bike Media
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Steve Rogers

News

Ferry Island temporary closure scheduled for Monday, April 25

 

REMINDER ABOUT DOG ETIQUETTE:

We have noticed a large number of off-leash dogs in the campground area as well as dog poop left behind. Please leash your dogs in the campground area for everyone’s safety and enjoyment. The off-leash area is beyond the power line, outside the campgrounds—see this handy map for the area with diagonal lines.

ALL visitors should be picking up poop after their pooches when visiting Ferry Island or any public area—no exceptions. We provide poop bag receptacles in many locations, but since these often empty quickly, please bring your own bags with you. With a little practice, it’ll quickly become a habit to bring them, and the receptacles will become an emergency-only resource—that’s how we like to think of them, anyway!

To recap: Leash and scoop! It’s that easy.

 


Ferry Island Campground is a municipal campground composed of 103 campsites and conveniently located 3.5 km from downtown Terrace. This campground is surrounded by a 150-acre park that includes trails, a children's playground, and unique tree carvings!  

Visitors to the Ferry Island pond are asked to respect the fragility of the creatures that are living there. Please do not handle or remove any of our resident tadpoles, frogs, or snakes.


 

Campground Status

Reservations are now being accepted for the 2022 camping season. The first day of camping will be Friday, April 29, 2022.

Reservations require one night advance payment. Long weekend reservations require advance payment in full. Accepted payment methods include cash, debit, or credit card.

Please email ferryisland@terrace.ca or call 250-631-2716 to reserve your spot.

Check the campground brochure for campground rules and etiquette.

Check the campground map for campsite locations.

 

 

Make a Reservation

Payment methods: Cash, debit, or credit card.

Reservations require 1 night of advance payment with the understanding that failure to show on night 1 will mean the campsite can be reassigned by 2 pm the following day if no contact is made with the caretaker. Long weekend reservations require advance payment in full.

Fees:

$22/night non electrical campsites
$30/night electrical sites
No refunds or discounts

How to Book:

Contact the caretaker, Shanon Young.

Campground Information

Open May—September
Reservations for the season open March 15
Gates open 7 am-11 pm | Quiet hours 11 pm-7 am

Check-In / Check-Out Procedures:

Check-in is at 2 pm.

Report to Caretaker office for check-in and payment. Valid government-issued ID required at time of check-in. Check-out is 11 am.

Maximum Stay:

14 nights

Camping Party Definition:

1-4 persons 16 years of age or older. A camping party can have one vehicle and trailer or RV (but not both). Max party size is 8 persons (children under 16 years included).

Second Vehicle on-site:

A camping party may have a second vehicle (non-RV) on-site for an additional nightly charge of half its camping fee. (A towed vehicle and/or boat is not considered a second vehicle.)

Pets:

Pets must be leashed in the campground and playground areas. A leash-free zone is available at the south end of the Island only. It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.

Firewood:

For sale at Caretaker's office.

Quiet Hours:

Generators, stereos, etc. must be turned off during quiet hours. Only registered campers are permitted in the campground and park area after 11 pm.

Natural Surroundings:

Campers accept the risk of camping in a forest where branches and trees may fall, and next to a river that may flood. The Caretaker/City of Terrace will not be held responsible for any such incidents and/or acts of God (ie:, weather, earthquakes,etc.).

Campground Etiquette

Ferry Island is a family-orientated facility. Campground and park users are required to adhere to etiquette and regulations. The Caretaker and City of Terrace reserve the right to refuse admittance and evict anyone for failure to obey the rules.

Smoking / Vaping / Alcohol:

Lawful use is permitted in occupant’s campsite only and is prohibited in all other areas of the campground and park.

Profanity / Disturbances:

Be considerate;remember you have campsite neighbours and the campground is for the enjoyment of all. Do not walk through other campers' campsites.

Theft:

Do not leave valuables unattended and ensure to lock up your vehicles/RVs. The Caretaker/City of Terrace is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items.

Abusive Behaviour / Violence:

Abusive behaviour and violence will not be tolerated and RCMP will be contacted.

Garbage Collection / Recyclables:

Dispose of in designated areas/bin. Please remove from campground/park any hazardous waste, barbeques, lawn chairs, batteries, or propane bottles to dispose of on your own. Leave the campsite clean and tidy.

Business Activities / Unsafe Conduct:

Commercial and business activities are prohibited in the campground as well as activities or behaviour that is deemed unsafe.

Shower House / Pit Toilets:

Registered campers will have code access to the shower house. No dumping garbage in pit toilets.

City of Terrace Bylaws:

The City of Terrace Parks and Public Spaces Bylaw will be in effect in the campground and parklands.

Dogs at Ferry Island

Did someone say “walk”? While we love having dogs visit Ferry Island and get the chance to walk off-leash, please be aware that dogs may only be off-leash south of the Hydro line. Dogs must be on-leash in the campground and play area. Enforcement is in effect for the safety of all park users, as well as staff doing maintenance work in these areas. See the trails map for details on off-leash areas (shown with diagonal lines).

Remember to clean up after your pet (also an enforceable offence) while exploring Ferry Island.

Thanks for your co-operation!

 

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