Please read this overview of site specific info and then click on the headers for more information on each topic. Lots of critical info about our new home!

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  • Currents on main river are dangerous
  • There is a safe spring-fed swimming hole on the grounds
  • Flooding is not a risk – river is huge and rises over days, not hours
  • The river level drops, and we can use and explore the river bed!

The Grounds

  • Less tree cover than SVC – bring shade and don’t plan to suspend things
  • Space is somewhat limited for 2015 – plan to get cozy and don’t sprawl
  • Parking and RV space is also limited – carpool if you can, use tents
  • Primary camping area is part of a farmer’s active hayfield – treat the grounds gently, and do not trespass into the marked out-of-bounds area.

Insects and Wildlife

  • More mosquitoes than at SVC. Bring DEET, coils, citronella, screens
  • There are wild honey bees onsite. They are friendly and typically don’t sting, but if you are allergic bring a CURRENT EPI-PEN and KNOW HOW TO USE IT!

Services

  • No garbage/recycling onsite…Pack it in, Pack it out. Like Burning Man!
  • Potable running water is available onsite
  • A trading post near the gates will have supplies, as well as fresh local fruit, veggies, salmon. Support the Cheam FN and indulge your stomach!
  • Take extra care with generators on this new site, or consider leaving them at home. Use spill prevention when refuelling.

Respecting our Hosts

  • Foundation of our relationship with the Sto:lo is respect for the land…keep your site tidy and Leave No Trace
  • Respect the people also; a few members of the Cheam band council may visit for a scheduled, guided tour.
  • A Sto:lo caretaker has lived on the site for 40 years and will be present…feel free to ask for stories!
  • A handful of Sto:lo fishermen will use the boat launch throughout the weekend. They will be escorted to and from the launch.
  • Website: cheamfishingvillage.com, Facebook page: facebook.com/cheamfishingvillage

You may support our hosts by purchasing food and supplies at the trading post, or using their garbage drop-off service outside the grounds when you leave.

The Fraser (Sto:lo) River ♦ The Grounds ♦ Insects and Wildlife ♦ Services ♦ Respecting our Hosts