B.C. Government releases camping gift cards and improvements to reservation system 

click to enlarge Golden Ears Provincial Park campground. Photo Shutterstock
  • Golden Ears Provincial Park campground. Photo Shutterstock

The B.C. Government has announced some changes to the reservation system for Provincial parks.

In a press release, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, George Heyman, describes the changes as a "a new reservation system that meets all their needs, no matter where their journey takes them."

While that might be a bit of a stretch, there are a few new things of note that will make campers' lives a little easier – before and after they get into the woods.

If you've ever tried to book a site in a Provincial campground in the busy season you'll know that they're often overbooked and it's sometimes difficult to secure a spot. They've been working to remedy that by not only adding 362 campsites in parks, but also by adding some features to their system.

According to the release, they've just added:

– "notifications if previously booked sites become available at a certain park during a specific time"

– "advanced search and display features that show campsites available in nearby parks if the first choice is full"

New additions also include the option to pre-purchase firewood, ice and other items, as well as a gift card system where you can now send family and friends e-gift cards which can be used to reserve campsites.

Instead of a Starbucks gift card this holiday season, perhaps you want to give the gift of camping?

The reservation system is located at discovercamping.ca.

This article originally appeared here.

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