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British Columbians love camping and they know how quickly those spots can book up.

On Monday morning, BC Parks launched their brand new online reservation service and within two hours the site had nearly 16,000 new bookings over the next two months. 

The online booking system was upgraded to make the process of booking a camping spot easier for British Columbians and to keep up with growing demand.

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The website launched last week, giving users a chance to create their accounts and save booking preferences to ensure a smooth booking experience when reservations opened at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 21st.

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Within two hours of the reservation system being operational, nearly 16,000 bookings had been made. 

The system allows users to reserve campsites up to two months before their desired arrival date at most campgrounds.

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Posted by BC Parks on Monday, March 21, 2022

Feedback on the new booking system was overall positive, with users excited to get confirmation of future camping trips. 

According to BC Parks, they recommend those who were not able to get a reservation to explore a new park, travel a bit further and consider mid-week or non-holiday weekend travel.

You can view a detailed list of campground operating dates and reservable dates on the BC Parks website.

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