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Help Stop The 300% Tax Increase Threat

Tax Fairness for Small Campgrounds

an initiative of Canadian Camping and RV Council

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Camping, a long cherished Canadian pastime may be in jeopardy, thanks to a recent change of interpretation made by Canada Revenue Agency and the Federal Government that is threatening small campgrounds of a 300% taxation increase. This poorly thought out decision has far reaching financial effects on a local, regional, provincial and national level and is one that affects all Canadians.


  • Prohibitive taxation reclassification will force many small campground owners to shut down their sites.
  • Decreased tourism and revenue loss for rural and northern communities
  • Increased unemployment rates in these areas, as a result of seasonal job loss due to fewer tourists and campgrounds.
  • Fewer campsites means fewer opportunities to visit some of Canada’s natural wonders.


Stand in support of small campground owners and make your voice heard.

Tell Canada’s government that you support tax fairness for small campgrounds today on our ‘Take Action’ page.

Basic Facts

Before the Government’s threat of a 300% tax increase on small Canadian owned campgrounds, approximately $1 billion dollars a year of tax revenue is generated from Camping in Canada.

Canada’s love of camping supports the equivalent of 60,000 jobs across Canada and $2.9 billion dollars of paycheques for Canadians.

5.7 million Canadians camp each summer season and contribute approximately $4.7 billion dollars of economic activity to the largely rural and northern communities they visit.

Most Canadian campgrounds are family owned and operated small businesses that provide gateways to tourism for their communities and region on a seasonal basis.

The Government of Canada and Provincial Governments operate more than 1,000 campgrounds across the country, representing about 25% of the total campground market.

Camping is a popular family activity and especially popular with families whose incomes are less than $80,000 per year.