Thursday, February 25, 2021

BC residents go to the front of the line for camping reservations in 2021


There  are many options for adventure seekers ahead this spring and
summer as BC Parks prepares for what should be a busy year
(map from BC Parks)

It may not be much like camping weather at the moment, but in a few short months the call of the great outdoors will be loud and strong and for North Coast residents looking to get away to spend some times at some of British Columbia's provincial parks and campsites.

Towards those warmer days hopefully filled with sunshine,  your first chance to save a spot at a BC Park will arrive on March 8th.

That's the day when the province's Discover Camping reservation service will open which provides the first opportunity to book space for up to two months in advance of your travel plans.

“Our provincial parks have never been as important as they are right now. They provide a special place to safely connect with nature and improve our health and well-being during these difficult times. We are all looking forward to another summer of camping and outdoor recreation in B.C., and while public health concerns and advice remain, we are asking people to pick a campground as close to home as possible to avoid long road trips and non-essential travel.” -- George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

Camping season is just around the corner in BC
(photo from BC Gov't)

With British Columbians having spent a fair bit of time in their personal bubbles these last few months, BC Parks officials are anticipating a strong demand for space this year, with British Columibans having sole access to space up until July 8th when the reservation service will be offered to the rest of the nation.

Since COVID-19 is still impacting the province and travel opportunities are limited, this year’s camping season is expected to be busy. BC Parks appreciates that a positive camping experience starts the moment a site is booked, so it is important to be prepared with back up options for preferred sites and dates.

To check out where your trip to British Columbias park locations may take you, see the BC Parks website here.

For more on Tourism in the Prince Rupert area see our archive page.

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