Starting on March 15 for the first time ever people will be able to book up to three reservations at one time for their favourite BC Parks campground.
If you've been dreaming about your summer vacation, dream no more. BC Parks has it all - campgrounds, hiking trails, beaches, swimming, fishing, rock climbing, wilderness - you name it, it's time to discover BC Parks - it's easy to do with the Discover Camping reservations system.
New this year is the ability to make up to three reservations in one transaction - reservation fees apply for each booking.
- Reservations for all frontcountry provincial campgrounds begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 15.
- Reservations for group sites are available up to 12 months in advance.
- Reservations for the Bowron Lake canoe circuit opened in January to accommodate international visitors' travel plans.
Also new this year is the addition of the Ralph River campground to Discover Camping reservations. Ralph River is in Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island.
Don't forget that parking fees were eliminated from B.C.'s provincial parks on May 3, 2011, making parks more accessible and inviting to families.
Discover Camping allows you to view the availability and amenities at more than 125 reservable campgrounds in 78 provincial parks across B.C. Whether you're hiking, camping under the stars with nothing between you and the great outdoors but a tent or hauling an RV, the reservation service offers information about sites, maps and amenities so you can customize your camping vacation.
B.C.'s provincial parks are popular. As reported last fall, camping reservations in provincial parks were up eight per cent over 2010, and up an impressive 48 per cent for the last week of August.
Book your favourite spot through the interactive online reservation system at www.discovercamping.ca. The system also offers mobile web services so Smartphone users can easily make and change plans from the open road. For a surcharge of $5, reservations can also be made through the call centre at 1 800 689-9025 or from overseas at 0+1 519 826-6850.
Ministry of Environment