Shot of one of the local parks.

Camping reservation open March 15

An update on camping reservations on the Southern Vancouver Island.

Campers, set your alarm clocks to wake up from dreams of roasted hotdogs and riverside hikes, Discover Camping, the Province’s camping reservation system, opens for business at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015.

Just a few clicks is all it takes to reserve a frontcountry campsite in many provincial parks, up to three months in advance through the Discover Camping website (www.DiscoverCamping.ca). Bookings can also be made through the call centre at 1 800 689-9025.

Up to three reservations can be made easily for those avid explorers looking to book more than one camping excursion.

New for the 2015 camping season, families can now reserve campsites in Summit Lake, Juniper Lake, Whiskers Point and Kootenay Lake provincial parks. More campsites are also available in Mount Robson and Kentucky Alleyne provincial parks.

This year, Haynes Point and Okanagan Falls provincial parks are being managed by the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB). Campers to these Interior parks can expect the same recreational opportunities enjoyed previously. The Province and OIB are working to have both parks open April 1, 2015, for the camping season, and for Haynes Point to be on the Discover Camping system. The campground at Okanagan Falls remains first-come, first-serve.

The interactive reservation website transports campers to their desired campground displaying the availability, layout and amenities at 115 easily accessible (frontcountry) campgrounds in 99 provincial parks. Campers can also make bookings on the go through their smartphones. This mobile platform is simpler and easier to access when the Discover Camping website is in high demand, accessible from any Internet-ready device.

To stay up to date with BC Parks info, visit  www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks.

 

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