Changes to campsite bookings in Alberta Parks

In previous years all available campsites were made available for online booking at once. That system has been replaced

“For folks who want to book car camping, individual sites or back country sites they can go online today and book up to 90 days in advance of their first booking night,” explained Regional Director, Kananaskis Region, Michael Roycroft. “They can book up to ten nights beyond that.”

The new system should help alleviate wait times and lessen the amount of cancellations.

“We heard from Albertans that they wanted easier access, and more streamlined access to the reservation system,” Roycroft told The One. “We’re basically introducing reserve.albertaparks.ca as a year round service. That’s a big change. Previously we’d launch in February and shut it down in the fall.”

The new platform went into effect Monday morning and Roycroft says it is running smoothly.

“By 10 AM, so only an hour into the service, we only had two minute wait times. That compares to, in some cases, more than an hour last year. So we’re hoping that this will continue. So far, people have not been having to wait in line as long as they previously had to wait. So that’s good news for many.”

By Corey Graham – Jan 12, 2022 | 12:09 PM (parklandnow.ca)

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