Campers will have more places to pitch their tents at the Pacheedaht Campground in Port Renfrew this summer, according to Saanich News.
The $1 million project is part of the B.C. Rural Economic Recovery program grants announced earlier this week.
“We are working to support economic recovery in every corner of the province, so families and communities can get through the pandemic and start looking towards their futures again,” said Premier John Horgan.
The Pacheedaht Campground will add about 20 new serviced and unserviced campsites, washroom facilities, parking, and improved access with the $992,589 grant.
Work will begin “almost immediately” on the project that will span the 2.25 kilometres (1.3 miles) of shoreline the campsite fronts, said Robert Sagmeister, economic development manager for Pacheedaht First Nation.
Year over year, there has been a steady increase in visitors to the Pacheedaht Campground, with more demands placed on the facility. Staff routinely turn visitors away because the campsite is full, particularly over long weekends.