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Royston Refuge

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Cumberland, BC

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Hosted By

theNaturalists

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    45+ (ft)

  • Parking Spaces

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    3

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    5

  • Same Day Requests

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    No

On the edge of a thriving mountain town, explore expansive trail networks, glacier fed lakes and more. Local restaurants and boutiques a 2 minute drive (or 15min walk) away. There's a free, public clean out down the road (by the park) that the municipality manages. Construction is happening next door this summer and we live next to a busy road so expect some noise during the day. Families with children are welcome to use our trampoline, sand pit and climbing gym (just check with us first). Please note: if you still buy into the mainstream narrative and prefer to wear a mask, please don't request to stay here. We don't want our young children exposed to irrational, fear-based mentality at home and are tired of dealing with this destructive psychological operation in general. (We've only had one run-in so far, thankfully, but it was enough to prompt this disclaimer!) For accepted stays, please let us know your approximate ETA and kindly send a message about an hour or two before arrival so we know when to expect you. We may or may not come out to greet you depending on our schedule and energy levels. Happy trails, live free and stay sane!

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Offleash Area for Pets

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Generators Allowed

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

No loud noise after 9pm.

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Location

Please park anywhere near the silver trailers. Mostly level mix of gravel, grass and dirt depending on area. Puddles occur after rain fall and some areas get soft so you may want to walk it first.

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Gravel

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Hosted By theNaturalists

Age:

30-45

We are a sun-seeking family of four that migrate south for winter. Kids (6 and 3) are homeschooled and enjoy the arts, swimming, cycling and foraging. Dad is an artist who loves the outdoors and is experienced in building & design. Mama is passionate about plant medicine, cooking with whole foods and has a background in media & communications. Let us know if you need a hand with a small job when we're coming through :)

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References for this location from other RVers

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    TaffysTravels

    3 months ago

    Great place to stay, plenty of room. Easily access and friendly and helpful hosts. The town is very cozy has everything you need. A dumping station near by.

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    TravelingT

    5 months ago

    I did not meet the host, but felt safe and am glad I stayed. The property is exacty as described and is just down the road from a nice community park. Cumberland is an interesting village with lots of options for hiking and biking.

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    Martin_family2022

    5 months ago

    unfortunately we could only stay one night out of two reserved due to a break down and we wish we had longer despite the persistant rain. Hosts were perfect with communication, access and location was great, our son enjoyed watching the resident deer and we had a brief but interesting chat. thanks for a great stay, hopefully we can call again one day when its not raining 😅

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    LoveBugs

    5 months ago

    After our camping in Port Hardy fell through just before we left on our 6 week trip around Vancouver Island we ask for 4 days at Royston Refuge, and are we ever glad we did. Unfortunately the host were off camping themselves for the first three days but let us know where to put our trailer. The Village of Cumberland is an absolute delight, we had a great time checking out the stores and restaurants, I think my wife's favorite was the ice cream shop. Everynight that we were there we were treated to a spectacular sunset, if for no other reason this made this spot to the top of our Boondockers list. Thanks for a great stay.

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    AllyBarry

    6 months ago

    This friendly family was gracious enough to allow our rig to park for two nights on property. It did rain the entire time we were there, so there were puddles about, but you can't help the weather! They have a decent spread of land with lots of room and offered to let us park wherever worked best for us. We found a mostly level spot near the scrap wood and didn't even need jack pads, just our leveling jacks. Had a couple of nice conversations with various family members who were friendly and polite and gave us recommendations for trails around the area. Would for sure come back for a visit when the weather clears up and were passing back through!

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