Reservations

Thank you for your interest in camping with us at Tribune Bay Campsite—we will be open for the 2024 camping season from Wednesday, May 15th until Tuesday, October 1st. We appreciate your patience as we navigate a new booking software for our 2024 camping reservations. Our new online direct booking system is mobile-friendly and will allow for self-serve reservations.

The reservation link will go live on March 15th at 7AM PDT. All sites for the entire season will become reservable at this time (we will not be using a 3-month rolling window for booking this year). Once on the booking page:

  1. Please review the booking instructions.

  2. Input your reservation dates to generate a map showing the available sites.
    1. All reservations will be limited to a maximum 14-night stay and minimum 2-night stay—if you input dates outside of this range, all sites will be listed as unavailable.

  3. Review the site details to ensure that your selected site is appropriate for your group size and equipment type (our sites are all different sizes!). We have:
    1. 13 Power (15 Amp) Sites (max. 6 guests per site) @ $48/night
    2. 83 Unserviced Sites (max. 2-6 guests per site, depending on size) @ $43/night
    3. 8 Unserviced Double/Group Sites (max. 12 guests per site) @ $86/night
    4. 2 Power (2×15 Amp) Double/Group Sites (max. 12 guests per site) @ $96/night


      NOTE:
      You can only book one site per reservation.

  4. Click to reserve your site and review the reservation summary.

  5. Fill in your details:
    1. Guest Info
      1. number of adults (over 16 years old)
      2. number of children (under 16 years old)
    2. Personal Info
      1. name
      2. address
      3. phone number
      4. email address
    3. Vehicle Info
      1. camping equipment type
      2. trailer length
      3. make/model & license plate number
    4. Payment Info
      1. full advance payment is required via debit/credit card at time of booking in order to finalize your reservation
      2. In addition to the site fees, there is also a $10 non-refundable reservation fee for each booking

 NOTE: The base price of the site includes 4 guests (8 guests for double/group sites). Additional persons fees will be collected upon your arrival during check-in. Additional guests cannot exceed the limit listed in your reservation summary under guest info.

  • additional adults (16 years or older) are $10/adult/night
  • additional children (between 5-15 years old) are $5/child/night
  • children under 6 years old are free

 Cancellation/ Modification Info

  • Any cancellations or modification requests must be received at least 7 days prior to your arrival in order to qualify for a refund.
  • Refunds will be subject to a $35 cancellation fee or $15 modification fee.
  • All reservation cancellations or modification requests must be made by email : info@tribunebay.com.

  • All reservations are non-transferable and cannot be resold. The individual whose name is listed on the reservation must be present upon arrival at the campground.
  • Many of our sites can become mucky and experience drainage issues under wet conditions. Refunds will not be offered for weather/ ambient conditions or campground conditions.
  • Hornby Island has a limited freshwater supply. Under drought conditions, our showers may be limited or closed entirely. Refunds will not be offered in the case of shower closures.
  • Please see our Campground Policies and Rules for more information.

 NOTE: Please be advised that office staff reserve the right to reassign your site # if needed.

 

  We are looking forward to another amazing camping season on Hornby Island and hope to see you here this summer!

FAQ’s

Availability information will not be listed on the reservation request form. Staff will respond to your request and will inform you of availability for your desired date(s) and type of site. If there is an issue with availability, Staff will work with you to find the best solution. This may involve a shift in your period of stay or in the type of site you have requested.
If your full reservation dates are not available, our Staff will contact you to help piece together your vacation. This may result in moving campsites part way through your stay or altering your arrival / departure date(s) to fit availability.
If your requested date is not available (the campground is completely booked at the time of your request), we will contact you and inform you that your reservation request is not able to be filled. We will work with you to find an available date, if possible.
If your reservation request is successful, we will email you a site reservation confirmation that includes your dates and the site number. Please carefully review the information. If it looks correct, click on the invoice link that takes you to our secure third party to process your payment. Full payment for all nights will be required at the time of booking. Reservation users can pay with all major credit cards or debit cards.
Tribune Bay Campground is a private campground (not a Provincial Park). The Discover Camping system is reserved for BC Provincial Parks.
All 115 sites are reservable for the full camping season (June 1st – Sept 30th, 2023).
We do not anticipate many cancellations or early departures. We will not be keeping a cancellation list. After June 1st, guests can either continue to use the reservation request form on this website or can call the Campground Office directly to make reservation requests.

Campsite Reservations:

  1. Reservation Fee of $10.00 per site (Non-refundable) 
  2. Minimum length of stay = 2 nights (3 nights for Long Weekends)
  3. Full payment for all nights is required at time of online booking. Payment for additional adults / children will be collected upon check-in.
  4. Campground is open and reservable from May 17th – Sept 30th, 2023 (100% reservable)

Refunds:

Refunds can be granted for exceptional circumstances such as:

  • COVID Travel Advisories
  • Incorrect Charges
  • Park Conditions (no access, flood, evacuations, wildfires in area, etc.)
  • Poor Air Quality (air quality levels are a 7 or higher on the BC Air Quality Index)
  • Serious Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Medical Emergency (serious medical reason that prevents customer from honouring reservation)

Refunds will not be granted for the following: wildlife, weather and ambient conditions, campground conditions, leaving early, general illness or pre-existing conditions, errors when making a reservation, vehicle issues, change of plans.

 

Reservation Cancellations: 

All cancellations must be made at least 14 days in advance of arrival. A $35.00 service charge (per site) will apply for refunds. Campers will receive a full reimbursement of the camping fee, less the $10.00 (per site) reservation fee. Cancellation within 14 days before arrival will not receive a refund unless it meets the criteria for exceptional circumstance. All cancellations require notice by email (info@tribunebay.com). No cancellations are accepted by phone.

Reservation Modifications:

There is a $15.00 service charge for each reservation modification (per site). To qualify for a reservation change, we must receive notification of your changes 14 days (or sooner) prior to your arrival date. All modifications require notice by email (info@tribunebay.com). No changes or modifications are accepted by phone. Shortening a reservation within 14 days of arrival or departing early will not be refunded unless it meets the criteria for exceptional circumstance. 

Guests that make a reservation request 3 months ahead of their arrival date are NOT PERMITTED to modify their booking by removing days from the START of the booking.  The full reservation must either be cancelled OR the guest must forfeit the days missed. The guest must still notify the Park Office of late arrival, otherwise the site may be resold without notice.