Parks Canada has expanded its new campground reservation service to include 18 national parks, according to CNW Telbec, a Canadian news wire portal.
The service was implemented on a pilot basis in March 2004 in several campgrounds in the Parks Canada network.
“Parks Canada is proud to offer Canadians a new on-line camping reservation service,” said CEO Alan Latourelle, noting the program’s success prompted the expansion. “This new national service was developed in response to campers’ requests for an on-line campground reservation service that would allow them to better plan their experience by being able to reserve a campsite in advance of their arrival at the park.”
The new service will replace or enhance the individual campground reservation services that were previously offered by some national parks, and will provide campers with the ability to make reservations in multiple campgrounds through one toll-free phone call or website visit.
A number of camping sites will still be available on a first-come, first-served basis.