Camping Season Kick-Off draws Record Numbers
Reservations for comfort camping in Alberta parks opened Feb. 13 and set a new record with 847 bookings.
Comfort camping units, which range from yurts to cabins to canvas tents, offer users an upscale camping experience that includes such amenities as beds, dishes, cutlery and mini fridges.
Campers can book provincial park regular campsites for the May long weekend starting Feb. 21 at Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca (RAP).
“This year marks Alberta Parks’ 85th anniversary and it is clear that the tradition of camping is as strong now as when our parks were established in 1932. We are proud to provide diverse opportunities for people of all abilities to connect with nature.”
- Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks
Alberta Parks offers staggered reservation times by region for regular campsites 90 days in advance. Reservation time openings Feb. 21 are:
- South region at 9 a.m.
- Kananaskis Country at 11 a.m.
- Central region at 1 p.m.
- Northwest/east regions at 3 p.m.
Under Budget 2016, the Alberta government committed $239 million in capital funding over five years to provincial parks, which is double the capital budget over the previous five-year investment period.
Communications, Environment and Parks