01/22/2015 06:41 EST | Updated 03/24/2015 05:59 EDT

Camping At B.C. Provincial Parks To Cost More Starting March 2015

Camping fees at provincial parks in B.C. are going up.

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VICTORIA - Camping fees at provincial parks in B.C. are going up, and the government says the extra money will help maintain the sites.

Most campsites will cost $2 more a night but the charge will jump by $5 at others starting March 15.

Fees at Cultus Lake Provincial Park in the Fraser Valley will be $35 a night for up to four adults, for example.

The province says the cost to stay at a campground in B.C. is competitive with other jurisdictions and generally lower than at private facilities.

The fee increase is expected to generate $1.3 million this year.

The last hike was in 2010, and parking is still free at all provincial parks.

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