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Alberta extends camping season in provincial parks

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DH Calgary Staff Sep 05, 2017 7:28 am 204

September doesn’t necessarily mean that summer is over, even if the kids are back to the books.

There’s still plenty of time to take that weekend off, get out into the wild, and reconnect with nature—and there’s even more time now that Alberta has decided to extend the camping season at some of its parks.

Due to another record setting year for campsite bookings (the eighth year in a row), the province has added three additional late-season options for eager campers.

Both Crimson Lake Campground and Moonshine Lake Campground will be open until October 31, and Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park has added year-round cabins.

“We’ve had another great summer, but Albertans are still eager to get out and explore our wild spaces,” said Minister of Environment and Parks Shannon Phillips in a press release.

“That’s why we’re making life better by extending the camping season and upgrading provincial parks that previous governments neglected.”

Along with the three new additions, 79 other campsites are set to remain open until October 31 or later, with 37 of those staying open all year round.

Though, if you want to spend your camping trip soaking up the last rays of this summer’s sun—instead of being buried in snow—sooner rather than later is still your best bet!

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