We have a wide carport where short Motorhomes can fit level, longer rigs need some blocks. You can also park on a grassy strip next to the fence, and use the backyard to sit in. Slide outs on one side should be OK, but it might be tight for Awnings.
Very large rigs and Travel trailers are not really suitable to our location, as we don't want to antagonize our neighbours!
Kids must have fun in backyard :-)
Easy City streets
Sorry no Tow vehicles or extra Trailers, due to consideration for neighbours
We will be around most of the summer, and are happy to host when we can.
Here a few tips:
If you are coming to Vancouver, most side streets on the city's west side are good for 'stealth' camping, you can spend the whole day at Locarno and Jerico Beach for free, and the KITSILANO community centre 49.261797, -123.162549 offers free showers, just have to ask for the 'community shower'. There you can also park for the day and take a short bus into town.....
WARNING: Three of our guest have been broken into when parked at tourist locations in Vancouver: Gastown, Yaletown and Granville Island are NOT good places to leave you RV. Park away from the top spots and cycle or take transit!
If we are not available, or you just want some boondocking sites, here are a few that I know work
49.237676, -123.154907 East BLVD good for overnight
49.272592, -123.204925 Close to the Beach and Youth hostel
49.274348, -123.092344 Next to playing field, but not greatest area, close to down town
In Richmond / Steveston
49.196367, -123.136807 Close to Airport, Trucks spend then night here at times
49.116533, -123.104844 Next to the River, very quiet, often RV for the night in summer
49.126133, -123.190298 In Steveston Village, great for off season, tough in summer
Everything Vancouver has to offer, plus we are only 20 minute walk from the historic Steveston Village, and one block from the Ocean. (Though there are no beaches, just Marshland and a Dyke to walk/ride/run on)
One block from our house you can catch the bus to the centre of Richmond and the sky train which takes you to the Airport or Downtown Vancouver. The whole trip takes about 50 minutes
It was our first ever stay from this website and it was fantastic, Rainer and Takara were great hosts , laid on water , WiFi and power for us , very friendly , and had loads of great tips for the local area and things to do in Vancouver area . Highly recommended
We were very appreciative of the warm welcome offered to us by this family. The kids loved the yard, and we loved chatting with Rainer especially. He had lots of advice which was massively helpful and is an all around great guy. His wife and children are also friendly too. Thanks again and look us up when you visit England! :-)
We stayed 2 nights in Takara's home. Very quiet and nice area. He make us feel very confortable and gave us a lots of tips to visit Vancouver and the area. We also enjoyed a lot talking with him, we even wish we could have some more time to talk with him! Very nice family!! We had a restful time here.
We had a very nice stay in Takara's house. It's very easy to visit Vancouver from their home. Rainer was very helpful, from visiting Vancouver to choosing a new lens ! Kids were very happy to play outside. We would be pleased to welcome them at home in Europe even if they don't have a motorhome !
We stayed here one night. Nice quiet location. Hosts were very kind and knowledgeable about the area. Would stay again.
We were Takara's guests and we really enjoyed knowing them and their 2 beautiful sons. We shared very pleasant times. They made us very comfortable. We hope to see them again. Maybe in France ? Thank you very much!
Our host was very available to us. We had great conversations about Vancouvers's culture and history. The spot is in the suburbs, but we were able to slide out our 35ft RV. Also, a nice short ride into the city by RV. I took a bike ride in the area and was happy to find biking/hiking trails right on the coast including whale watching ships. Great hosts and great town full of history.
This was our first boondockers welcome stay and what a great way to start. Very friendly welcome from the family. Really appreciated the loan of a few tools to help with our set up (we traveled from NZ, so nothing in the shed). Great walk along the Dyke to Fishermans market where they sell the fish off the back of the boat. Handy location if you are stopping over before sailing to Vancouver Island, only 30 mins to the ferry terminal.
Even though we came on short notice, this family arranged everything (even parked away all their cars) and made our stay as comfortable, as they could! We stayed only two nights, but we should have stayed longer, because we discovered that lovely sea dike only in the last minute... We used public transport into downtown Vancouver and it was no problem. The whole family welcomed us very warmly, they even invited us in and shared their delicious cheesecake with us, while we could have chatted the whole night! ;) Thanks for this great boondocking experience!
It was our first time to park overnight (actually two nights and one whole day) on someone else's property and we loved it. Rainer was already waiting for us and was a great help getting us to Downtown Vancouver through public transport. Thank you so much for the great cake (we loved it) and everything else!!