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Check-in time is anytime after 1 pm. Check-out time is 11 am. We request that you please check out by 11 am and leave your site tidy in respect for other campers checking in and for us to ensure the site is ready.
All music MUST be off when quiet time begins at 10pm. If you must bay at the moon, we invite you to take a stroll on the beach, while fellow-campers enjoy the precious peace of Hornby. There are a number of campfire locations in the closer, west end of the beach. The far end is park area and no fires allowed.
Dogs are welcome, on a leash, cleaned up after, and not left unattended.
Many campers bring bicycles. There is a network of trails on the island for biking, from leisurely easy-riding to advanced technical down-hill. There are also many beautiful hikes/walks on beaches and trails. One of the best ways to see Hornby's natural beauty is from kayaks. The rock formations and varied flora and fauna provide a rich, natural setting for summer fun.
Your campsite is your home away from home. Our night watchman will announce himself if he needs to enter your site. He might want to remind you to stash your cooler away at night. Or he may have a concern about your campfire. Tribune Bay staff are here to help and support your enjoyment in safety and respect.
Please don't move your burn ring. This is the single most difficult part of keeping the campsites grassy and nice. We go to a great deal of work to secure them. We've given a lot of thought to their best location. It will be a long time before grass will grow again in a burnt pit.
Also, please only burn paper and wood – not garbage or items that will create unpleasant odors or toxins.
Food left on your picnic table will attract crows. It is good practice to tuck things away and lock bikes to your picnic table. We like to think that Hornby Island is pretty safe, but thieving does happen occasionally, so keep your valuables safe.
Facilities at Tribune Bay Campsite include Men's and Ladies' wash houses, coin-operated hot showers, and a unique and popular playground. The 116 drive-in sites are equipped with burn rings and picnic tables. 18 sites have 15 amp electrical hook-up. Also in walking distance is the local, well-stocked Co-op and Ringside Market, which includes gas bar, ice cream, 2 restaurants, 4 gift shops, and a bike shop.
Because of the delicate water table on Hornby, we are very conservative with water consumption and always suggest that RVs come full and leave empty. We urge all campers to bring some drinking water if it's convenient. We have clean and very practical outhouses and 5 access taps in the grounds for water. We ask that you take water to your site for washing up or drinking, to avoid puddles around the taps, then sprinkle your gray water on young trees or on the road to keep the dust down. For the same reason, we do not have a dumping station, but suggest in this case that you come empty and leave full. Again, the bushes and greenery appreciate your gray water. Our water is pumped daily from our wells into storage cisterns, then chlorinated, charcoal filtered, and put through a UV light.
We have a recycling center on Hornby that we are very proud of. Due to our sorting efforts, very little garbage becomes landfill. Other refuse is sorted daily by our staff. Nine recycling centers in the campground are clearly labeled and emptied daily for your convenience.
Each site is unique and we try to place campers in an effort to make sure that everyone gets along. If you plan to come, please call first. Tell us your special needs - large tent? Lots of kids? Honeymooning? We want to avoid disappointment after two ferry rides to get here. If you're a last minute camper, watch for the "campsites full" sign at Buckley Bay.