Access to British Columbia campgrounds will be restricted to residents of the province this summer due to restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19.
BC Parks announces in its reopening plan that non-residents with existing reservations must cancel their reservations before June 15 for a full refund.
From May 25 at 7 a.m., British Columbians will be able to book their campsite two months in advance, so until July 25. The grounds open on 1 st June
Any reservation made by non-residents after May 25 will be immediately canceled without being refunded.
“To ensure a positive and safe camping experience for our staff and visitors, we have implemented additional operational changes for this next camping season,” says an email sent to CBC News by BC Parks.
To prevent people from reserving too much land at once, reservations made within the first two weeks cannot be changed. These reservations may be canceled and will be subject to the usual cancellation fees.
Group grounds and picnic grounds remain closed until further notice. Any existing reservation for these lands until December 31, 2020 has been canceled.
Several provincial parks have already reopened on May 14, but only for day visits and not for campers.