quote:Originally posted by peter1955
Downtown Jasper isn't much of a park either, but it's surrounded by a vast amount of territory where the only buildings are the occasional warden's offices.
Provincial parks are subject to the whims of the various governments, I guess, and we have the same problem here. It seems a shame to designate half a lake as a park and cede the other side to development. Cottagers with powerboats can ruin the whole lake, not just their side of it. Personally, I go to the parks to get away from all that crap.
Come to Elk island sometime. The camping is the kind of thing that you'd do with your RV at Astotin, or your Boy Scout troop at Oster lake, but the trails are pretty.