Camping reservations for BC parks open tomorrow

May 24 2020, 4:30 pm

BC Parks is reminding visitors that despite some parks reopening, physical distancing measures remain in full effect. Visitors should bring their own hand sanitizer and are asked to practice appropriate hygiene. If you are sick, please stay home. And remember to only visit parks that are close to home. 

If you’re dreaming of getting some nature time this summer, remember to set an alarm tomorrow morning.

British Columbians will officially be able to make a provincial campsite reservation beginning Monday, May 25, at 7 am, through Discover BC’s website.

Even though the camping season has been delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of campgrounds in BC will reopen as of June 1, according to BC Parks.

Provincial parks were initially closed on April 8, and many reopened to the public for day use only on May 14.

To promote physical distancing, BC Parks will implement increased spacing between campsites, and there will also be a limited number of guests at campgrounds.

Communal facilities, including shower buildings, will reopen with a stringent set of cleaning protocols.

However, sites that require campers to share cooking facilities and backcountry cabins will remain closed, BC Parks says.

Emily RumballEmily Rumball

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