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VICTORIA, B.C. – Reservations will soon be available for those looking to camp in provincial parks this year.

The Discover Camping service opens March 8th, allowing bookings two months in advance. B.C. residents will have priority access to campsite reservations all summer.

On July 8th, people from other provinces can reserve campsites in British Columbia for the remainder of the camping season.

George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy says our provincial parks have never been as important as they are now.

“They provide a special place to safely connect with nature and improve our health and well-being during these difficult times. We are looking forward to another summer of camping and outdoor recreation in B.C, and while public health concerns and advice remain, we are asking people to pick a campground as close to home as possible to avoid long road trips and non-essential travel,” says Heyman.

According to Eddie Wood, president of the Society of Park Operators, this year’s camping season is expected to be busy. B.C. Parks website says the provincial parks receive more than 23 million visits a year.

There are over 1,000 provincial parks, recreation areas, conservancies, ecological reserves and protected areas covering nearly 14.4 per cent of the land mass.

Camping reservations can be made on the Discover Camping website.

Information about reservations and facilities can be found on the B.C. Parks website.

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