Ramping up for camping

Reservations in BC Parks and the Kootenays are up 10 per cent this year to date.

Reservations in BC Parks are up 10 per cent this year to date, at 36,038 reservations compared to 32, 729 reservations in 2012.

To check availability in BC Parks, people are encouraged to visit the Discover Camping website at: www.discovercamping.ca.

Many parks have seen upgrades directed at attracting young families, offering new recreation opportunities, improving accessibility and increasing attendance.

In the Kootenays, visitors can enjoy new picnic tables, signage and other improvements to the trail system at Kikomun Creek Provincial Park. The new Ponderosa campground also provides 37 campsites, two cabins and a shower building.

To find out what’s new in a park near you, visit: www.BCParks.ca

There are over 5,000 reservable sites in 95 provincial parks throughout British Columbia. Up to three reservations can be made online in one easy transaction through Discover Camping.

Individual sites are available up to three months in advance, while group sites are available up to 12 months in advance.

Discover Camping is also accessible by mobile devices at https://secure.camis.com/BCMobile This is an alternative way to book a campsite from any mobile device or computer.

Reservations can also be made through the call centre at 1 800 689-9025 for a surcharge of $5 (plus tax).

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