To improve visitor experience, camping in Golden Ears Provincial Park will be 100% reservable during peak season, from May to September.
The popularity of camping in BC Parks has grown significantly over the years. This has created a demand for more reservation opportunities, so everyone has fair and equal access to campsites regardless of where they live.
Given its location in the Fraser Valley and proximity to Vancouver, Golden Ears is one of the busiest parks in the province, with approximately 132,000 campers in 2019 – a 20% increase since 2012. The park has 423 vehicle accessible sites, 20 walk-in sites, two group sites and 40 marine sites at Alouette Lake.
Last year, 594 new campsites were added to 13 provincial parks and 12 recreation sites. Sixty-five of those sites were added to Golden Ears Park. In addition, the park now has a satellite connection that allows the public to see real-time inventory and vacancies, and make same-day reservations.
- Of the 10,700 campsites BC Parks manages throughout the province, 55% are reservable and 45% remain available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Ten campgrounds have 100% reservable sites during peak season – Rathtrevor Beach, Gordon Bay, Cultus Lake, Sasquatch, Alice Lake, Porteau Cove, Swiws, Bear Creek, Wells Gray and Okanagan Lake.
- The campgrounds still permit first-come, first-served opportunities if campsites are available, which is often possible mid-week when the demand is lower.
For more information about Golden Ears Park, visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/golden_ears/
Reservations can be made online: https://discovercamping.ca/bccweb/