by Kevin Lapp
on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 2:30pm.
While there’s still snow on the ground, Albertans can set their sights on warmer weather and book their summer campsites through Alberta Parks’ popular online reservation site.
Campers can log on to https://reserve.albertaparks.ca/ to book their group camping areas. Comfort camping reservations opened Feb. 12 at 9 a.m., while regular, individual campsite reservations for the May long weekend start Feb. 20.
“Albertans love their parks. We encourage everyone to camp here and support our economy. Last year saw a record-breaking 164,000 online camping reservations. To meet this growing demand, we’ve added 11 more campgrounds and two group camping areas to our online system, making it even easier for Albertans and visitors to reserve their ideal campsites.”
Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks
Alberta Parks is once again staggering the reservation times by region for regular, individual campsites to improve public access to the online system. Reservation openings on Feb. 20 are:
South Region Kananaskis Country Central Region Northwest/East Regions
Recreational users will continue to see new and improved campsites, hiking trails, shower buildings, playgrounds and other upgrades throughout the Alberta Parks system this year.
The Government of Alberta is investing $239 million over five years for the much-needed improvements, after years of under funding left roads, buildings and amenities in poor condition.