Ready to book your camping trip?

Randi-Marie Adams

The 2020 summer camping season has arrived, giving people in B.C. more opportunities to get outside and connect with nature as most provincial campgrounds and recreation sites open June 1, along with more parks for day-use activities.

To ensure British Columbians have access to camping opportunities close to home during the summer, new reservations can only be made by B.C. residents.

People can now reserve a site two months in advance of their arrival date instead of four - a temporary measure to spread out the demand during the busy summer months.

As part of the ongoing campsite expansion program, the Province has also added 180 new campsites to BC Parks and recreation sites. Since 2017, more than 1,200 campsites have been added.

On June 1, additional parks will reopen for day-use activities. Playgrounds, halls and picnic shelters remain closed in all provincial parks. The remaining parks that attract the largest crowds will only reopen when it is safe to do so, taking into consideration the safety of visitors and staff, impact on nearby communities and the protection of the environment.

To ensure parks stay open and safe for everyone, visitors are expected to follow physical distancing requirements and will need to manage their own safety. If a park is too busy and physical distancing cannot be maintained, visitors using parks for day-use activities are asked to find another outdoor space to enjoy close to home.

If you would like more information or would like to book a campsite within B.C. check out these links

For status updates on BC Parks closures, visit:

For status updates on Recreation Sites and Trails BC, visit:

To reserve a BC Parks campsite, visit:

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