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Top notch hospitality in the Creston Valley

Scottie's RV Park and Campground in Creston, B.C., offers a clean, beautiful environment.

One of the well-shaded sites at Scotties RV Park & Campground in Creston, B.C.
One of the well-shaded sites at Scottie's RV Park & Campground in Creston, B.C. — Photo courtesy of Brendan Charest

One of the things that makes Scottie's RV Park and Campground in Creston, B.C., so special is the dedication of owners Debbie Laing and Morgan Moyer. The couple run the site year-round and their commitment to ensuring RVers and campers enjoy their stay is apparent, as 70 per cent of clients are regulars. Laing took a few minutes out of her day to chat with RV West.

What made you decide to buy and run an RV park?

We are originally from Alberta and really wanted to do something together and thought this would be something to try. So eight years ago we bought Scottie's, which has been around for years, and although we’re very busy, we enjoy it.

What does your day look like?

It’s just the two of us so we do a little bit of everything. Open and run the office, cleaning, garbages, maintaining the sites and grounds as well as PR. That is a huge part of my day, talking to people telling them what there is to do and see in Creston and the surrounding area.

What do you do that makes you successful?

There are a couple of things. First of all we are very clean and friendly. And I also spend a lot of time motivating people to stay another night or few nights by promoting the town and area.

What is your favourite part of your job?

I really enjoy meeting people and talking to them. We get folks from all over Canada, the States, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. When we bought Scottie's there were already some regulars, but we have built up our own regulars over the years.

Why do people choose to come to your area?

The Creston area has the same weather as Kelowna and that really draws people here. We are also a central location to easily cross the line, plus we have wineries, orchards, the brewery and Kootenay Lake. There’s a lot to do in a day or an afternoon and people can easily spend a couple of weeks or longer.

What do you do in the off season?

We are open year round and take ten RVs in the winter. Camping in the winter months is becoming more popular, as a lot of Albertans come here to get away from the low temperatures. We also own and run a mobile home park, and that keeps us busy in the off season.

Scottie's RV Park and Campground offers 44 level sites, heated showers, washrooms and laundry facilities that are wheelchair accessible, 15amp/water sites and 30amp with full hook-ups and some pull-through sites available. To make a reservation or for more information: Scotties RV Park and Campground.

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