Camping reservations for many of Canada's national parks launch this weekend

Jan 2 2020, 6:39 am

If the dreary January weather has you dreaming of those warm summer days spent camping, you’ll want to start planning your vacation soon.

Parks Canada is officially opening summer camping spots at some national parks in BC on Friday, while reservations for other national parks throughout the country become available throughout the rest of January.

Parks Canada is in charge of 36 national parks throughout the country including national marine conservation areas and historical sites.

“Whether it be a fully-serviced campsite, roofed accommodation, an interpretive guided hike, or a remote backcountry experience, visitors can plan their experience with confidence and travel at ease, with the peace of mind of a guaranteed place at their favourite location,” states the website.

As of January 3, 2020, reservations for the following parks will be open:

Fort Langley National Historic Site
2020 reservation launch on January 3, 2020, at 8 am PST

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site
2020 reservation launch on January 3, 2020, at 8 am PST

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada
2020 reservation launch on January 3, 2020, at 8 am PST

The remainder of parks reservations open later in January, so keep these dates in mind:

Banff National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 8, 2020, at 8 am MST and January 23, 2020, at 8 am MST (for backcountry camping)

Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 14, 2020, at 8 am EST

Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 20, 2020, at 8 am AST

Elk Island National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 9, 2020, at 8 am MST

Forillon National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 16, 2020, at 8 am EST

Fundy National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 17, 2020, at 8 am AST

Georgian Bay Islands National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 14, 2020, at 8 am EST

Grasslands National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 10, 2020, at 8 am CST

Gros Morne National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 20, 2020, at 8:30 am NST

Jasper National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 7, 2020, at 8 am MST and January 22, 2020, at 8 am MST (for backcountry camping)

Kejimkujik National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 20, 2020, at 8 am AST

Kootenay National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 9, 2020, at 8 am MST and January 23, 2020, at 8 am MST (for backcountry camping)

Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 17, 2020, at 8 am AST

La Mauricie National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 15, 2020, at 8 am EST

Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada
Reservations launch on January 16, 2020, at 8 am EST

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada
Reservations launch on January 6, 2020, at 8 am PST

Point Pelee National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 16, 2020, at 8 am EST

Prince Albert National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 10, 2020, at 8 am CST

Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 20, 2020, at 8 am AST

Pukaskwa National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 14, 2020, at 8 am EST

Rideau Canal National Historic Site 
Reservations launch on January 16, 2020, at 8 am EST

Riding Mountain National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 13, 2020, at 8 am CST

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site 
Reservations launch on January 9, 2020, at 8 am MST

Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
Reservations launch on January 17, 2019, at 8 am EST

Terra Nova National Park of Canada
Reservations launch (long-term campsites only) on January 17, 2020, at 8:30 am NST

Thousand Islands National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 15, 2020, at 8 am EST

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site 
Reservations launch on January 16, 2020, at 8 am EST

Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 9, 2020, at 8 am MST

Yoho National Park of Canada
Reservations launch on January 9, 2020, at 8 am MST and January 23 at 8 am MST (for backcountry camping)