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Estelle Bates
The Wife of Bates Beach founder "Geroge Bates Sr"  Estelle Bates passed away in August of 2020.  She was a devoted mother and staple of Bates Beach in the early years supporting her husband in the operations at the Beach.   

 

     
Covid 19 Update
We would like to inform everyone this year due to COVID-19 we have had to make a few changes to our Campground Rules.
   1) To ensure the safety of all our guests and to enforce social distancing rules, this year there will be no visitors allowed in the campgound and to your campsite  only other  registered campers.
  2) The Washrooms are open sanitized 2-3 times daily and cleaned regularly, however, we are requesting you please limit yourselves to the number of guests using the washrooms at anyone time to those in your family or who you are camping together with. 
  3) the laundry Room is open, sanitized 2-3 times daily and cleaned regularly we are requesting you limit the number of people in the room to2 at a time.
 
 
Thank you for your understanding as we try our best to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff during these difficult times.
 
As of May 25th Campgrounds are being advised to follow the "Provincial Guidlines" and not provide for tent camping unless self contained.  Keeping aligned with our Campground Association and the Provincial Guidlines we will not be providing tent camping unless fully self contained at our campsite until further notice.  All campers must be fully self contained, follow the social distancing guidlines and practice the guidlines and notices posted and provided upon checkin at the cmpsite.  In addition visitiors are not allowed to vist your campsite unless they are registered campers,  only registered guests will be allowed in the Campsite.    We appologise for any inconvience this may cause.
2019 Bullhead Derby
The 2019 Annual Bates Beach Bullhead Derby was a great success again this year. Held on the Sunday of the August long weel end, the weather gods were smiling on us all, as the seas were calm and the sun was radiant. There were 16 participants ranging in age from 8 months to 12 years. All the registered participants caught bullheads with Anton catching the first one measuring 16.0 c.m. in a record 6 minutes of Bella ringing the bell to start the friendly competition. The largest length of bull head was caught by 4 year old Nolan at 21.9 c.m. so he claimed the trophy this year. Congratulations. Other notable sizes were Anna, 10 years with a 19.5 c.m. and third biggest was Jobernal at 19.1 c.m. The kids enjoyed hotdogs, drinks and each claimed a prize and the campers in attendance enjoyed cake. See you in 2020!!
 
Canada Day Fun
  
For Canada Day 2019, the cake cutting was on June 30th, Sunday, as the mass exodus occurred on the holiday Monday. The camp was bustling over the long weekend with families from here in the Comox Valley, other parts of the island and the brave travellers who journeyed from the mainland and jockeyed for spots on the ferry to and from the island. The weather was cooler, in the low 20's, but pleasant and sunny for the Saturday and Sunday. We have a busy season ahead with our retuning customers and newer ones every year. Welcome to all and enjoy your summer holidays!
Reighing Mayor of Bates Beach
On September 1st while fishing by herself Jean Rowe caught the big one a 24 1/4 pounds the top fish so far in 2018 caught form Bates Beaeach and earned the title of "Mayor" of Bates of Beach.  To hear Jean tell it there was quite the battle between Fisher, Seal and the Fish !!!
Well done.
 
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