Online camping reservations for Alberta Parks for 2019 summer season will open on February 4, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Counting all individual, group and comfort camping options, Alberta Parks is offering more than 650 new online booking options. There are about 250 provincial campgrounds with more than 14,000 campsites in the Alberta provincial parks system.
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Camping in Alberta remains an affordable family fun option; there are no new camping-related fee increases in 2019. Alberta Parks last introduced minor fee increases in 2016.
HOW TO RESERVE A CAMPSITE
- To make an online reservation, set up an account or update your existing account in advance of the reservation days, visit Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca.
- Contact Centre: 1-877-537-2757 (Toll-free in North America): The Contact Centre can make, change and cancel reservations for individual campsites, group camping areas and comfort camping included on Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca.
- The RAP system allows online booking for 88 provincial campgrounds (the remaining provincial campgrounds are first come, first served), 162 group camping areas and 64 comfort camping units.
- Reservations made for individual campsites are 90 days out from the booking date.
- Backcountry reservations are campground-specific only, not site-specific, meaning people who book into the campgrounds can select a vacant site upon arrival.
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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
- Comfort camping reservations open Feb. 11 at 9 a.m.
- Kananaskis backcountry camping reservations open Feb. 25 at 9 a.m.
- Individual campsite reservations for the May long weekend start Feb. 19.
- Staggered reservation times by region for individual campsites on Feb. 19 are:
- South region at 9 a.m.
- Kananaskis Country at 11 a.m.
- Central region at 1 p.m.
- Northwest/east regions at 3 p.m.
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In the fiscal 2018-19 year, government is investing $38 million in provincial park upgrades, expansions and modernizations as part of its $239-million, five-year commitment under Budget 2016. Improvements to the provincial parks system include access for persons with disabilities, new and improved boat launches, facility upgrades and maintenance to popular amenities like picnic tables, fire pits and washrooms. Revenue generated from camping fees is invested back into Alberta Parks.