Camping reservations open on March 15

For the first time, two small, rustic trapper-style cabins at Clearwater Lake campground in Wells Gray Provincial Park will be reservable

Photos shows one of two small log cabins at Clearwater Lake campground that can now be reserved through the Discover Camping website.

Photos shows one of two small log cabins at Clearwater Lake campground that can now be reserved through the Discover Camping website.

For the first time, two small, rustic trapper-style cabins at Clearwater Lake campground in Wells Gray Provincial Park will be reservable when reservations open on Discover Camping at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15.

The cabins have been at the campground since 2004 but accepting reservations for them via email has Cabin Interiorproven difficult, according to parks contractor Merlin Blackwell.

According to a BC Parks media release, individual camping sites in many provincial parks can be booked up to three months in advance through the Discover Camping website or via the call centre.

Although individual campsite reservations don’t open until March 15, all inventory for 2016 was visible on the Discover Camping website as of March 9.

March 9 was also be the first date that the new group-sites could be booked, since all group-sites are reservable up to 12 months in advance of the arrival date.

Discover Camping, the interactive reservation website, displays the availability, layout and amenities at 122 campgrounds – showcasing more than 5,800 campsites – throughout British Columbia.

Campers can also book their vacation destinations through their smartphones.

 

Approximately half of all BC Parks camping opportunities remain on a first-come, first-served basis.