My wife and I were on a bit of a “walk about” with our (new to us motorhome) We did a “shake down” cruise going counterclockwise from Hope, BC; Edmonton via the Yellowhead and on to Calgary and Lethbridge. Then Via Hwy #3 to Fernie and points west until we arrived back at our home in Hope.
The location I wanted to comment on is the RIVERHAVEN RV Park & MOTEL. It is located in the Similkameen Valley; BC just west of the little town of Hedley. (250)292-8221 Host is Rod Taylor.
The unusual thing about this RV Park is the number of parking positions set up for motorhomes so they can park with the front facing the beautiful river. The power/water/sewer setup are all on the left side so we didn’t have to run extra length (under the camper) to get them hooked up. Most of the sites are pull through except those right at the river but that is the better (in our opinion) spots to observe the river wildlife etc.
All the sites are packed gravel and reasonably level with grass all around. Some campfire spots and all have nice picnic table. Full hook-up’s at all sites with 75′ pull-thrus for big rigs. Fully shaded & grassed sites. Sandy beach. Pet friendly.
We landed there around suppertime the first day and were thinking about setting up for supper. We did not have the towed car this trip. One of the Park attendants suggested visiting the little town of Hedley for supper as there is a beautiful old hotel converted to resturant serving excellent meals. With this suggestion she offered to drive us there and return to pick us up after supper. NOTE: She has no financial interest in this establishment.
We took her up on the offer and enjoyed one of the best steaks of the summer. Service was great and cost pretty average. The park lady was there to pick us up at exactly the right time and we were home again in 10 min.
We ended extending our stay for another day and enjoyed the surroundings completely. Watching the deer watering on the other side of the river and just relaxing with the sound of the water rushing past.
I just wanted to pass on this “Jem” of an RV Park to others travelling the BC Hwy #3. Site cost (27/28 Jul 2012) runs $30. +tax and including WiFi. Oh yes; we were even able to pick up 4 chanels on the RV antennae for the news when we tried.
Happy Trails to All. Walter & Judith Davis