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Parks Canada website crashes on first day of reservations for national parks

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Daily Hive Staff Jan 09, 2018 6:44 am 3,988

We Canadians love our national parks and once again, we have proved it by crashing the Parks Canada website on the very first day of reservations this year.

According to a statement from Parks Canada, its reservation service experienced “slowness” during the opening few minutes because of such high demand.

“More camping reservations were received for Pacific Rim National Park Reserve in the first hour than received during the entire first day of reservation last year,” said the statement.

While admission to Parks Canada was offered for free in 2017 in celebration of Canada 150, the 2018 season will see admission fees for adults and seniors return to the usual rates.

Meanwhile, admission for youth under 17 years will be discounted at all locations and offered for free with family bookings beginning in 2018.

“Camping is an iconic Canadian experience and Parks Canada is thrilled that so many people are excited to book their stay at Parks Canada places in 2018,” said the statement.

“Parks Canada is committed to continuing to offer high-quality and meaningful experiences to all visitors from Canada and around the world in 2018 and beyond.”

And last time we checked, the website was working fine again, so here’s the full list of campsites that are now, and soon will be, accepting reservations:

Banff National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 10, 2018 at 8 am MST and March 1, 2018 at 8 am MST (for backcountry camping)

Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 16, 2018 at 8 am EST

Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 22, 2018 at 8 am AST

Elk Island National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 11, 2018 at 8 am MST

Forillon National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 18, 2018 at 8 am EST

Fort Langley National Historic Site 
2018 reservations launch on January 3, 2018 at 8 am PST

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site
2018 reservations launch on January 3, 2018 at 8 am PST

Fundy National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 19, 2018 at 8 am AST

Georgian Bay Islands National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 16, 2018 at 8 am EST

Grasslands National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 12, 2018 at 8 am CST

Gros Morne National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 23, 2018 at 8:30 am NST

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 3, 2018 at 8 am PST

Jasper National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 9, 2018 at 8 am MST and January 24, 2018 at 8 am MST (for backcountry camping)

Kejimkujik National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 22, 2018 at 8 am AST

Kootenay National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 11, 2018 at 8 am MST and March 1, 2018 at 8 am MST (for backcountry camping)

Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 19, 2018 at 8 am AST

La Mauricie National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 17, 2018 at 8 am EST

Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 18, 2018 at 8 am EST

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 8, 2018 at 8 am PST

Point Pelee National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 18, 2018 at 8 am EST

Prince Albert National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 12, 2018 at 8 am CST

Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 22, 2018 at 8 am AST

Pukaskwa National Park of Canada
2018 Reservation Launch: January 16, 2018 at 8 am EST

Rideau Canal National Historic Site 
2018 Reservation Launch: January 18, 2018 at 8 am EST

Riding Mountain National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 15, 2018 at 8 am CST

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site 
2018 reservations launch on January 11, 2018 at 8 am MST

Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
2018 reservations launch on January 18, 2018 at 8 am EST

Terra Nova National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 23, 2018 at 8:30 am NST

Thousand Islands National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 17, 2018 at 8 am EST

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site 
2018 reservations launch on January 18, 2018 at 8 am EST

Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 11, 2018 at 8 am MST

Yoho National Park of Canada
2018 reservations launch on January 11, 2018 at 8 am MST; April 20, 2018 at 8 am MST (for Lake O’Hara Day-Use Bus); and March 1, 2018 at 8 am MST (for backcountry camping)

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