Campers can soon start booking provincial park campsites for the 2019 season through an improved reservation process with staggered start dates.
For the first time, reservations will open over two days. Eastern and most central region parks will start taking reservations on Tuesday, April 2 and western region parks will accept reservations starting Wednesday, April 3.
“Camping season is an exciting time for families and friends to make memories while enjoying nature,” said Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin. “Improvements to the registration process will make it easier for campers to reserve a campsite and enjoy the many benefits of provincial parks.”
Provincial campgrounds continue to gain popularity. The 2018 season saw 82,422 camper nights booked, an increase of five per cent over the previous year.
Campsite bookings that begin Tuesday, April 2:
— Battery, St. Peter’s, Richmond Co.
— Mira River, Albert Bridge, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
— Whycocomagh, Whycocomagh, Inverness Co.
— Salsman, Country Harbour, Guysborough Co.
— Boylston, Boylston, Guysborough Co.
— Caribou-Munroes Island, Caribou, Pictou Co.
— Five Islands, Five Islands, Colchester Co
— Amherst Shore, Amherst Shore, Cumberland Co.
— Cape Chignecto, Advocate Harbour, Cumberland Co.
— Porters Lake, Porters Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality
— Dollar Lake, Wyses Corner, Halifax Regional Municipality
Campsite bookings that begin Wednesday, April 3:
— Laurie, Grand Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality
— Smileys, Brooklyn, Hants Co.
— Rissers Beach, Petite Riviere, Lunenburg Co.
— Graves Island, East Chester, Lunenburg Co.
— Blomidon, Canning, Kings Co.
— Valleyview, Bridgetown, Annapolis Co.
— Thomas Raddall, Port Joli, Queens Co.
— The Islands, Shelburne, Shelburne Co.
— Ellenwood Lake, Deerfield, Yarmouth Co.
Most day-use and camping parks will open Victoria Day weekend, while some will open in June. Visitors should check the provincial parks website at http://parks.novascotia.ca or social media for up-to-date information on openings.
Source : Media Release