Midway Camp-N-Ride - IMPORTANT UPDATE
We have been in contact with the Village of Midway and at this point, our Midway Camp-N-Ride is still on but with some minor changes. We have to limit our numbers to meet with Provincial Health Guidelines and we have to track and record all attendees in case of problems with COVID-19.
We are limiting attendance to 40 people and you must pre-register in order to attend. We will be asking for a deposit of $20 per tent to hold a spot(s) payable in advance via e-Transfer or Paypal. This will give us some commitment from people and allow us to meet regulations. Your deposit will go towards your tenting fees.
Please be aware that the US/Canada border closure has been extended to August 21st for non-essential travel. We fully expect that it will be extended again, so it doesn't look like our American members and friends will be able to attend. Hopefully all will go well and we'll be able to go back to our normal events in 2021.
Our September Camp-N-Ride at Midway is usually very well attended by both our Canadian and American members. The weather in September is almost always excellent in the Boundary Country. The camp location in Frank Carpenter Memorial Campground (otherwise known as Midway Waterfront Park) is right on the banks of the Kettle River and the group site at the west end is shaded and grassy. For directions, click on the link in the venue information below.
Note that we've rearranged the dates on this camp-out to run from Friday to Monday. If we get enough feedback from members we may be able to extend this to include Thursday as well.
The cost is normally around $10 per tent per night (we'll confirm pricing) and we have the group site reserved for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. (Some members show up on Thursday) There are clean washrooms and good showers (1$/short shower or $2/long shower) on site.
If anyone wants to bring an RV and have hook-ups, you will have to contact Steve in Midway directly by email to reserve a site. Steve Stewart email@example.com
Midway is a little shy on amenities but it does have a pub, restaurant, grocery store, hardware store and fuel. It's a very scenic and pleasant ride to Greenwood or Grand Forks for a day run if you are looking for more. The Rock Creek Golf Course is just a few kilometers down the road and has a nice restaurant as well.
There are a number of other options for day rides. Jewel Lake Provincial Park is on the other side of Greenwood and a ride up to the old ghost town of Phoenix is always a great option.
If you're looking for a nice hike, the hill across the river has some excellent well marked hiking trails and fantastic views up and down the Kettle Rive. There are also nice walking/cycling paths along the river. Midway also features a nice Museum which is worth a visit.
- Wiebe, Judy
- Frank Carpenter Memorial Campground