Canada Camping News Roundup for October 25, 2021

Canada Camping News Roundup for October 25, 2021

The Camping Life News Roundup for the week of October 25, 2021 looks at Saskatchewan Provincial Park visitors, improvements to Kananaskis park BC Parks and camping in British Columbia, new attractions, and park improvements.

Province continues with provincial park plan for Alfred Bog – The Review

The process continues to designate the Alfred Bog as a provincial park. Personnel at the Ontario Parks branch of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks are guiding the effort through the various regulatory stages.

Upgrade in Cultus Lake Provincial Park aimed at relieving parking pressure – The Chilliwack Progress

An upgrade to a parking lot in Cultus Lake Provincial Park is on the way to improve access to Teapot Hill.

St. Clair campground, golf course prices set to increase in 2022 – The Observer

The cost of golf course memberships, golf cart memberships and seasonal campground fees will increase in St. Clair Township in 2022.

New nighttime Banff Gondola experience uses lights, sound and video projection – CTV News Calgary

Visitors to Banff this winter will be able to experience a new attraction that uses the Banff Gondola to explore the town’s Indigenous roots.

Close cougar encounter in Canmore prompts warning – St. Albert Today

A cougar followed two hikers and their dog at close range during a scary 20-minute ordeal in the Three Sisters last Friday evening, prompting an official warning for residents to be extra vigilant.

Parks Canada seeks input on Cape Breton Highlands National Park management plan – Saltwire

Parks Canada is reaching out to the public for input on its management plan for Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Backcountry access off limits to protect Jasper’s vulnerable caribou – rmotoday.com

Two dwindling caribou herds in Jasper National Park have been given a bit of a reprieve while Parks Canada continues working on plans for captive breeding the endangered species.

More than 1 million people visited Saskatchewan’s provincial parks this year – CBC News

More than a million people have been to Saskatchewan’s 36 provincial parks since May, easily beating the visitation record set in 2020.

Kananaskis park pass reaps $10 million for improvements, says Alberta minister – Lethbridge Herald

Alberta’s environment minister says a new pass for a popular Alberta mountain park has generated more than $10 million from users of Kananaskis Country.
2020 Canada National Parks Reservations

2020 Canada National Parks Reservations

2020 Canada National Parks Reservations

Parks Canada reservations will be available in January 2020 for visits between April 2020 and March 2021. The online reservation service is available for 36 national parks, national marine conservation areas, and historic sites across Canada. You can reserve a fully-serviced campsite, roofed accommodation, an interpretive guided hike or a remote backcountry experience.

2020 Canada National Parks Reservations by Phone

Call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783) fromm 8 am to 6 pm local park time (8:30 am to 6:30 pm in Newfoundland)

Outside of North America: 519-826-5391

For general information, please call the Parks Canada national information line at 1-888-773-8888.

2020 Canada National Parks Reservations Online

Reserve Online

View the information below for operating and reservation dates for each National Park.

Alberta National Parks

Bannf National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 8, 2020 at 8 am MST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court
May 14 to October 4
May 14 to October 4
Tunnel Mountain Village 1
May 14 to October 4
May 14 to October 4
Tunnel Mountain Village 2
Open Year round
Open Year Round
Tunnel Mountain Village 2 (oTENTiks)
May 7 to October 11
May 7 to October 11
Lake Louise Hard-sided Equipment Only
Open Year Round
June 12 to September 24
Lake Louise Soft-sided Tents/Trailers
May 30 to September 27
June 12 to September 24
Johnston Canyon
June 25 to September 20
June 26 to September 20
Two Jack Lakeside (oTENTiks)
May 21 to October 4
Two Jack Main (includes Equipped Camping)
June 25 to September 7
June 25 to September 7
Rampart Creek
June 3 to October 11
June 12 to September 13

Elk Island National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 9, 2020 at 8 am MST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Astotin Lake (includes Equipped Camping, oTENTiks)
May 15 to October 11
Oster Lake (Backcountry)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11

Jasper National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 7, 2020 at 8 am MST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Pocahontas
May 13 to September 13
May 13 to September 13
Wabasso
May 6 to September 27
May 6 to September 27
Wapiti
Open Year Round
May 6 to October 12
Whistlers
Closed
Closed
Whirlpool (group camping)
May 6 to September 27
May 6 to September 27
Palisades(cabins)
Open Year Round
Open Year Round

2020 Reservation launch: January 22, 2020 at 8 am MST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Backcountry camping
Open Year Round
Open Year Round

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

2020 Reservation launch: January 9, 2020 at 8 am MST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Heritage Camping (Prospector tent, teepees & Cabins)
May 15 to September 29
May 15 to September 29
Rocky Mountain House Campground (Frontcountry only)
May 15 to September 29
May 15 to September 29
British Columbia National Parks

Fort Langley National Historic Site

2020 Reservation launch: January 3, 2020 at 8 am PST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
oTENTiks
May 4 to October 11
May 4 to October 11

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site

2020 Reservation launch: January 3, 2020 at 8 am PST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
oTENTiks
May 1 to October 16
May 1 to October 16

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

2020 Reservation launch: January 3, 2020 at 8 am PST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
McDonald
May 15 to September 30
May 15 to September 30
Prior Centennial
May 15 to September 30
May 15 to September 30
Sidney Spit
May 15 to September 30
May 15 to September 30
Backcountry Camping
May 15 to September 30
May 15 to September 30

Glacier National Park

2020 Reservation launch: Coming in May 2020

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Loop Brook
Late June to late September
June 26 to September 6

Kootenay National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 9, 2020 at 8 am MST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Redstreak
April 30 to October 11
April 30 to October 11
Redstreak (oTENTiks Only)
May 9 to October 11
May 9 to October 11
Marble
June 25 to September 7
June 25 to September 7
McLeod
June 11 to September 14
June 25 to September 7
Burgess Shale – Stanley Glacier Guided Hike
June 13 to September 7
June 13 to September 7

2020 Reservation launch: January 23, 2020 at 8 am MST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Backcountry camping Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay National Parks
Open Year Round
Open Year Round

Mount Revelstoke National Park

2020 Reservation launch: Coming in May 2020

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Snowforest
Mid June to early October
June 24 to September 27
MicrOcube
To be determined
To be determined
Backcountry Camping
To be determined
To be determined

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

2020 Reservation launch: January 6, 2020 at 8 am PST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Green Point (includes oTENTiks & Group Camping)
May 1 to October 31
May 1 to October 12
West Coast Trail
May 1 to October 6
May 1 to September 30
Broken Group Islands
April 1 to October 31
May 1 to September 30

Yoho National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 9, 2020 at 8 am MST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Kicking Horse
May 14 to October 10
June 18 to September 18
Burgess Shale – Mt. Stephen Fossil Beds Guided Hike
June 13 to September 6
June 13 to September 6
Burgess Shale – Walcott Quarry Guided Hike
July 5 to September 13
July 5 to September 13

2020 Reservation launch: January 24, 2020 at 8 am MST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Lake O’Hara Overnight Camping
June 19 to October 3
June 19 to October 3

2020 Reservation launch: Applications for Random Draw Accepted February 1-29, 2020

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Lake O’Hara Day-Use Bus
June 19 to October 4
June 19 to October 4

2020 Reservation launch: January 23, 2020 at 8 am MST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Backcountry camping
Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay National Parks
Open Year Round
Open Year Round
Manitoba National Parks

Riding Mountain National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 13, 2020 at 8 am CST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Wasagaming (including oTENTiks, Yurt & MicrOcube)
Sites 001 – 085: May 1 to October 11
Sites 001 – 085: May 1 to October 11
Wasagaming (including oTENTiks, Yurt & MicrOcube)
Sites 101 – 172: May 8 to October 11
Sites 101 – 172: May 8 to October 11
Wasagaming (including oTENTiks, Yurt & MicrOcube)
Sites 201 – 275: May 8 to October 11
Sites 201 – 275: May 8 to October 11
Wasagaming (including oTENTiks, Yurt & MicrOcube)
Sites 301 – 359: May 15 to September 6
Sites 301 – 359: May 15 to September 6
Wasagaming (including oTENTiks, Yurt & MicrOcube)
Sites 401 – 421: May 15 to September 6
Sites 401 – 421: May 15 to September 6
Wasagaming (including oTENTiks, Yurt & MicrOcube)
Sites 501 – 577: May 15 to September 6
Sites 501 – 577: May 15 to September 6
Wasagaming (including oTENTiks, Yurt & MicrOcube)
Sites 601 – 640: May 15 to October 11
Sites 601 – 640: May 15 to October 11
Wasagaming (including oTENTiks, Yurt & MicrOcube)
oTENTiks (702-708,710,714,716-731): May 1 to October 11
oTENTiks (702-708,710,714,716-731): May 1 to October 11
Wasagaming (including oTENTiks, Yurt & MicrOcube)
oTENTiks (709,711-713,715): Open Year Round
oTENTiks (709,711-713,715): Open Year Round
Wasagaming (including oTENTiks, Yurt & MicrOcube)
Yurt: May 8 to October 11
Yurt: May 8 to October 11
Wasagaming (including oTENTiks, Yurt & MicrOcube)
MicrOcube: May 8 to October 11
MicrOcube: May 8 to October 11
Lake Audy (oTENTiks only)
May 8 to October 11
May 8 to October 11
Moon Lake (oTENTiks only)
Open Year Round
Open Year Round
Backcountry Camping (including Cabin)
Open Year Round
Open Year Round
New Brunswick National Parks

Fundy National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 17, 2020 at 8 am AST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Chignecto North (including oTENTiks)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Point Wolfe (including oTENTiks & Ôasis)
Camping, oTENTiks & Ôasis: May 15 to October 11
Camping, oTENTiks & Ôasis: May 15 to October 11
Headquarters (including Yurts and oTENTiks)
Camping: Open Year Round
Camping: December 27, 2019 to October 11, 2020
Headquarters (including Yurts and oTENTiks)
oTENTiks & Yurts: Open Year Round
oTENTiks & Yurts: December 27, 2019 to October 11, 2020
Lakeview (Wolfe Lake) including Ôasis
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Cannontown
May 15 to November 1
May 15 to November 1
Backcountry Camping including Cabins
Backcountry campsites: May 15 to November 1
Backcountry campsites: May 15 to November 1
Backcountry Camping including Cabins
Backcountry cabins: Open Year Round
Backcountry cabins: Open Year Round

Kouchibouguac National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 17, 2020 at 8 am AST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
South Kouchibouguac (including oTENTiks and Equipped Camping)
May 14 to October 24
May 14 to October 24
Côte-à-Fabien (including Ôasis)
May 14 to October 24
May 14 to October 24
Newfoundland & Labrador National Parks

Gros Morne National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 21, 2020 at 8:30 am NST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Berry Hill (including oTENTiks and cabins)
June 5 to September 27
June 5 to September 13
Green Point (oTENTiks)
Open Year Round
June 5 to September 13
Shallow Bay (includes oTENTiks)
June 5 to September 13
June 5 to September 13
Trout River Pond (includes oTENTiks)
June 5 to September 13
June 5 to September 13
Lomond
June 5 to September 13
June 5 to September 13

Terra Nova National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 20, 2020 at 8:30 am NST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Newman Sound (long term campsites only)
May 15 to October 11
Sites 177 – 180 and 239 – 278: May 15 to October 11

2020 Reservation launch: January 21, 2020 at 8:30 am NST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Malady Head (including oTENTiks & Ôasis)
June 19 to September 20
June 19 to September 20
Newman Sound (including oTENTiks & Ôasis but excluding long term campsites)
May 15 to October 11
A – J loops: May 15 to October 11
Backcountry
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Northwest Territories National Parks

Wood Buffalo National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 9, 2020 at 8 am MST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Pine Lake
Open Year Round
Open Year Round
Nova Scotia National Parks

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 20, 2020 at 8 am AST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Broad Cove (including oTENTiks)
Sites 1-34: June 19 to September 7
Sites 1-34: June 19 to September 7
Broad Cove (including oTENTiks)
Sites 35-202 & oTENTiks: May 15 to October 25
Sites 35-202 & oTENTiks: May 15 to October 25
Cheticamp (including oTENTiks and Equipped Camping)
May 15 to October 25
May 15 to October 25
Ingonish Beach (including oTENTiks and Equipped Camping)
May 15 to October 25
May 15 to October 25

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

2020 Reservation launch: January 20, 2020 at 8 am AST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Jeremy’s Bay Campground
Closed
Closed
Backcountry Camping (including Cabins)
May 15 to October 30
May 15 to October 30
Jakes Landing (including Yurt and Cabin)
May 15 to October 30
May 15 to October 30
Ontario National Parks

Bruce Peninsula National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 14, 2020 at 8 am EST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Cyprus Lake – (including Yurts)
Poplars: May 1 to October 30
Poplars: May 1 to October 30
Cyprus Lake – (including Yurts)
Birches: May 1 to October 30
Birches: May 1 to October 30
Cyprus Lake – (including Yurts)
Tamarack: Open Year Round
Tamarack: May 1 to October 30
Backcountry Camping (Bruce Trail)
Open Year Round
May 1 to October 30

2020 Reservation launch (Parking only): May 8, 2020 at 8 am EDT

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Grotto Reservable Parking (Cyprus Lake)
Open Year Round
May 8 to October 30

Fathom Five National Marine Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 14, 2020 at 8 am EST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Flowerpot Island
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 14, 2020 at 8 am EST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (days)
2020 reservable period (days)
Reservable Boat Seat (DayTripper)
May 15 to October 12
May 15 to October 12
Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Cedar Spring (includes oTENTiks and Cabins)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Christian Beach (Cabins only)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Backcountry Camping (Tonch North & Honeymoon Bay)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11

Pointe Pelee National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 16, 2020 at 8 am EST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Camp Henry
Open Year Round
Open Year Round

Pukaskwa National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 14, 2020 at 8 am EST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Backcountry Camping & Hiking
May 15 to October 14
May 15 to October 14
Backcountry Camping & Paddling
May 15 to October 14
May 15 to October 14
Hattie Cove – oTENTiks
May 15 to October 14
May 15 to October 14

Rideau Canal National Historic Site

2020 Reservation launch: January 16, 2020 at 8 am EST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Upper Nicholsons Lock 19 (oTENTiks only)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Kilmarnock Lock 24 (Camping & Equipped)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Beveridges Lock 34 (oTENTiks, Camping & Equipped camping)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Newboro Lock 36 (Frontcountry)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Chaffeys Lock 37 (Equipped camping)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Upper Brewers Lock 44 (oTENTiks only)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11

Thousand Islands National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 15, 2020 at 8 am EST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Aubrey Island
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Beau Rivage Island
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Camelot Island
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Georgina Island
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Gordon Island (including oTENTiks)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Grenadier Island – East
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
McDonald Island (including oTENTiks)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Mulcaster Island
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Mallorytown Landing (oTENTiks only)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

2020 Reservation launch: January 16, 2020 at 8 am EST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Douro Lock 24 (oTENTiks only)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Rosedale – Lock 35 (oTENTiks, Camping & Cabin)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Percy Reach – Lock 8
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Prince Edward Island National Parks

Prince Edward Island National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 20, 2020 at 8 am AST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Cavendish (including oTENTiks)
Loop A, C & D: June 3 to September 27
Loop A, C & D: June 3 to September 27
Cavendish (including oTENTiks)
oTENTiks: June 3 to September 27
Loop B: June 3 to September 7
Cavendish (including oTENTiks)
oTENTiks: June 3 to September 27
Stanhope (Including oTENTiks)
June 3 to September 7
Sites 1-41, 42-86, 100-139 &oTENTiks: June 3 to September 7
Quebec National Parks

Forillon National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 16, 2020 at 8 am EST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Cap-Bon-Ami
June 19 to September 6
June 19 to September 6
Des-Rosiers (includes oTENTiks, micrOcube & Ôasis)
May 29 to October 11
May 29 to October 11
Petit-Gaspé (includes oTENTiks)
Camping: May 29 to October 11
Camping: May 29 to October 11
Petit-Gaspé (includes oTENTiks)
oTENTiks: May 29 to September 27
oTENTiks: May 29 to September 27
Backcountry Camping
May 29 to October 11
May 29 to October 11

La Mauricie National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 16, 2020 at 8 am EST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Rivière-à-la-Pêche (including oTENTiks)
Campsites: May 14 to October 11
Campsites: May 14 to October 11
Rivière-à-la-Pêche (including oTENTiks)
oTENTiks: Open Year Round
oTENTiks: Open Year Round
Wapizagonke
June 22 to September 6
June 22 to September 6
Mistagance (including oTENTiks)
May 14 to October 11
May 14 to October 11
Canoe Camping (Backcountry)
May 14 to October 11
May 14 to October 11

Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

2020 Reservation launch: January 16, 2020 at 8 am EST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Grande Île – Barachois à Montpetit
June 1 to September 29
June 15 to September 11
Grande Île – Havre à Petit-Henri
June 1 to September 29
June 15 to September 11
Île à la Chasse – Havre à Landry
June 1 to September 29
June 15 to September 11
Île du Havre – Anse des Noyés
June 1 to September 29
June 15 to September 11
Île du Havre – Havre au Sauvage
June 1 to September 29
June 15 to September 11
Île Niapiskau – Anse du Noroît
June 1 to September 29
June 15 to September 11
Île Nue de Mingan
June 1 to September 29
June 15 to September 11
Île Quarry – Baie Quarry East (oTENTiks only)
June 1 to September 29
June 15 to September 11
Île Quarry – Baie Quarry West
June 1 to September 29
June 15 to September 11

Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site

2020 Reservation launch: January 16, 2020 at 8 am EST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Davard Island (oTENTiks)
June 19 to September 6
June 19 to September 6
Saskatchewan National Parks

Prince Albert National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 10, 2020 at 8 am CST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Beaver Glen (including oTENTiks)
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11
Red Deer
May 15 to October 11
May 15 to October 11

Grasslands National Park

2020 Reservation launch: January 10, 2020 at 8 am CST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Frenchman Valley Campground
May 15 to September 7
May 15 to September 7
Teepees – Two Trees Campground
May 15 to September 7
May 15 to September 7
West Block Backcountry Camping
Open Year Round
May 15 to September 7
Rock Creek Campground (including Teepees)
May 15 to September 7
May 15 to September 7
Yukon National Parks

Kluane National Park and Reserve

2020 Reservation launch: January 16, 2020 at 8 am EST

Name of campground/hike
2020 operating season (nights)
2020 reservable period (nights)
Kathleen Lake
May 15 to September 19
May 15 to September 19

Source: Parks Canada Reservation Service