Parks busy despite slow start to summer

B.C. Parks celebrates increase in reservations

  • Sep. 4, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Overall, at 93,465 reservations to date, camping reservations in provincial parks are up eight per cent over last year, and up an impressive 48 per cent for the week of Aug. 22-28.

“It’s great to see that camping reservations are strong. Our parks staff do a wonderful job of looking after the provincial parks for the nearly 20 million people who visit each year, and this centennial year has been exceptional,” said Environment Minister Terry Lake. “So, come on out and enjoy B.C.’s parks, and please remember to be safe.”

This year marks the 100th anniversary of B.C. Parks. Events honouring 100 years of conservation and recreation are being held all throughout the province.

Many B.C. Parks campgrounds are open through September – so it’s not too late to reserve your spot in one of B.C.’s world-class provincial parks.

Check fire bans before you head out – there are no fire bans in the Okanagan region

During times of high fire risk, be prepared. It is recommended that you always carry a portable stove for cooking.