I was reading through the 2015 BC Parks report, and noticed in their discussion of revenue, backcountry camping fees totalled a mere $15,000 (the year before was only $10,000). At $5 a pop, that's only 3,000 permits which sounds absurdly low. Y'all have been paying your fees, right?
Do park operators even have the ability to hand out fines these days? Like, if a group of a dozen just walks into Garibaldi without permits and refuses to leave, can the OP do anything beyond sternly telling them off?
I used to be one of those minimum wage dudes. Definitely did not have the power to write tickets. Only the park rangers did - of which we had three, who were around for approximately 3 months per year.