By Spencer Hall
BC Parks is now accepting campground reservations through its online booking system for the May long weekend.
The Ministry of Environment said online reservation systems are typically put in place to manage the high demand for camping spaces and provides certainty for campers, especially those who have to travel a far distance to reach the park.
The Ministry added that local parks on the reservation system have been reservable for years and the demand for camping spaces in the Robson and Upper North Thompson Valleys continues to grow.
“Parks on the reservation system are exposed to a broader audience and as a result could lead to more visitors,” the Ministry said.
Campers in the Robson Valley are able to reserve campsites in the North Thompson River, Wells Gray, and Mount Robson Provincial Parks.
In North Thompson River Provincial Park, 37 of the park’s 53 frontcountry campsites are available to be reserved online. Reservations are required for camping once the Park gate opens on May 1st.
Online reservations at Wells Gray Provincial Park are available for the Mahood Lake, Clearwater Lake, and Falls Creek campgrounds, with reservations required for campers as of May 15th. BC Parks says out of the Park’s 162 frontcountry campsites, 102 are available to be reserved online.
Mount Robson Provincial Park offers frontcountry camping at its Robson River, Robson Meadows, and Lucerne campgrounds. Reservations will be required at Robson River as of May 3rd, but reservations aren’t required at Robson Meadows or Lucerne campgrounds until May 17th. 94 of the 182 frontcountry campsites at Mount Robson Park can be reserved online.
Backcountry camping will also be available at Kinney Lake campground on the Berg Lake Trail, with 14 tent pads available for online reservation. Reservations will be required for campers as of May 31st.
To find out more specific park information and whether or not reservations are required, visit each park’s page on bcparks.ca.
To reserve a campsite, visit https://camping.bcparks.ca