Fort Langley ‘oTENTik’ tents appeal to new generation of campers

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WATCH: Fort Langley Historic Site offers camping opportunities for families

Parks Canada officials hope a new kind of camping shelter will draw more people into the great outdoors.

So-called “oTENTik” tents are available at camping sites like Fort Langley and are fitted with comfy mattresses, a table, fridge, dishes and utensils. There’s also electricity, a little heater and even Wi-Fi.

This will be the third season for the oTENTiks at the Fort Langley National Historic Site, and already most weekends through the summer are booked.

“I had 150 per cent higher booking rate on opening day than we did last year,” said Stephen Dicks of the Fort Langley Historic Site.

“It’s a great balance between the folks who want to go out camping and those who aren’t quite so familiar or comfortable with that activity. This kind of gives you the amenities of a cabin and the feeling…

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