VICTORIA, B.C. — Soon, British Columbians will be able to place reservations for campgrounds, through the BC Parks reservation system, Discover Camping.
Starting at 7 a.m. on March 15, Discover Camping will begin accepting reservations for most campgrounds. People can book individual camping sites in many provincial parks up to three months in advance — meaning the earliest you can book right now is for June. Groupsites can be reserved up to a year in advance of the arrival date.
“Our world-renowned parks are in increasing demand from not only British Columbians, but the global community as well,” said Minister of Environment Mary Polak.
“The camping reservation system is a convenient and efficient way to secure a fun, outdoor adventure for the whole family, in some of the most spectacular settings anywhere.”
Interesting accommodations this season include two trapper’s cabins in the southern interior’s Wells Gray Provincial Park, for ‘more adventurous campers’ that are new this season.
It’s advised for prospective campers to not wait until opening day to plan their vacations; although individual campsite reservations don’t open until March 15, all inventory for 2016 will be visible on the Discover Camping website at 9 a.m. on March 9.
The Province says more than 158,000 reservations were made through Discover Camping last season — an increase of nearly 20 per cent from 2014.
Parking is free in all provincial parks.