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What is a Campground?

Clear designation of the parameters and features of a campground assist the industry in communicating the specific standards that define and qualify campground businesses. 

Campground Definition

Recreational establishments that offer accommodation in ready-to-camp roofed accommodation units or on camp sites composed of a range of site types to accommodate tents or recreational camping vehicles, motorized or not, including services.

Campgrounds may, but are not required to, offer a variety of services – such as hydro, water, sewage and/ or recreational activities – to campground guests that support the recreational nature of their business.


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Clarification of Campground Definition

A “Campground” is a recreational facility that offers temporary or seasonal access to the vacationing and traveling public for use of individual campsites at a set rate.

Campsites are equipped for use by all types of Recreational Vehicles such as Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Truck Campers, Folding Campers, Motor Homes, Destination Trailers, and Park Model RVs. Campsites may also accommodate camping equipment including Tents and “Rental Units” such as cabins and yurts. Mobile Homes as described below are strictly prohibited in a Campground.

“Mobile Home” means a transportable, single or multiple section single family dwelling of residential occupancy and conforming with CSA Z240 MH Series Manufactured Homes standards at the time of manufacture. It is ready for occupancy upon completion of set-up in accordance with required factory recommended installation details.

Campsite Occupancy: A Campsite is equipped for tents, recreational vehicles, ready to camp or temporary roofed accommodations for a set rate.

Intent of Use: A Campground is used for recreational purposes only and does not offer site use agreements for the purpose of principal/permanent residential occupancy.

Services within a Campground: A Campground may offer a variety of services to guests that support the recreational nature of their business and facilitate on site, non-use storage of recreational vehicles.