Camping reservations at all time record
Aug 27, 2013 / 10:32 am
Over 115,000 camping reservations were made in the province this year, setting a new all-time record for BC Parks. That’s a 12 per cent increase over last year when they broke through 100,000 reservations in 2012.
A number of new campsites and campgrounds were added to the reservations system this year, bringing the total number of reservable sites to over 5,000 in 95 provincial parks around the province.
The Labour Day long weekend typically signifies the end of camping season, but many parks will continue to stay open throughout the month of September.
Anyone planning on camping during the coming weeks should be aware of campfire bans, restrictions or closures by visiting the BC Parks website.
Senior camping discounts are available to BC residents 65 and older from the day after Labour Day through to June 14 of next year.
Visitors can also stay at six BC provincial parks between four weeks and six months for reduced rates. The long-stay camping program is offered during select seasons at:
- Tunkwa Provincial Park (southwest of Kamloops)
- Rosebery Provincial Park (north of New Denver)
- Blanket Creek Provincial Park (south of Revelstoke)
- Crooked River Provincial Park (north of Prince George)
- Norbury Lake Provincial Park (south of Fort Steele)
- Moyie Lake Provincial Park (south of Cranbrook).
Castanet did a check and it appears most Provincial sites around the Okanagan are already fully booked for the long weekend, but there are sites available for the fall. To find out more information on booking your provincial camp spot click here.
*If you own or operate a camp or RV site, and you have sites available for the long weekend, send us your company info: site name, address/location, email, phone number and cost and we will create a list for campers to use for this weekend. Send info to [email protected]
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