Plan Your Summer Camping Trip – Reserve Parks Canada Campgrounds for Summer 2020

Credit: Canadian Tourism Commission

Are you going camping in Canada’s National Parks this summer (2020)?

Mark these dates on your calendar and reserve Parks Canada campgrounds you want to stay, as soon as possible, as best spots and/or long weekend availability will be long gone much before the summer arrives.

Reservations will be available from January 3, 2020 for visits between April 2020 and March 2021.

New in 2020: The Lake O’Hara area of Yoho National Park is one of the most spectacular areas in the Canadian Rockies. To get there, you either must hike 12 kms or take the Lake O’Hara shuttle bus run by Parks Canada. Lake O’Hara shuttle bus will be booked through a random draw reservation system in 2020. Parks Canada will be accepting entries for random draw reservations from February 1 to 29, 2020 for trips between June 19 to October 4, 2020.

Shuttle to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake: New reservation system for shuttle from parking lots to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake launches on April 1, 2020.

2020 Reservation Open on: January 3, 2020 at 8 am PST

  • Fort Langley National Historic Site, British Columbia campgrounds are open for reservation from May 4 to October 11, 2020.
  • Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site, British Columbia campgrounds are open for reservation from May 1 to October 16, 2020.
  • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, British Columbia campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to September 30, 2020
  • Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon campgrounds are open from May 15 to September 19, 2020.

2020 Reservation Open on: January 6, 2020 at 8 am PST

  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia campgrounds are open from March 5 to October 31, 2020. Select camp sites having shorter operating season.

2020 Reservation Open on: January 7, 2020 at 8 am MST

  • Jasper National Park, Alberta campgrounds are open for reservation from May 6 to September 27, 2020. Select campgrounds in Jasper National Park have shorter operating season. Wapiti and Palisades sites are open year round.

2020 Reservation Open on: January 8, 2020 at 8 am MST

  • Banff National Park, Alberta campgrounds, except backcountry camping sites are open for reservation from May 7 to October 4, 2020. Select campgrounds have shorter operating season while Tunnel Mountain Village 2 sites are open year round.

2020 Reservation Open on: January 9, 2020 at 8 am MST

  • Elk Island National Park, Alberta campgrounds are open from May 15 to October 11, 2020.
  • Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, Alberta campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to September 29, 2020.
  • Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta campgrounds are open for reservation from May 8 to September 9, 2020.
  • Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta campgrounds are open year round.
  • Kootenay National Park, British Columbia campgrounds except backcountry camping sites are open for reservation from April 30 to October 11 with select sites having shorter operating season.
  • Yoho National Park, British Columbia campgrounds except backcountry camping sites are open for reservation from June 13 to September 18, 2020 with select sites having shorter operating season. Yo can also book Burgess Shale Guided Hikes from June 13 to September 13, 2020

2020 Reservation Open on: January 10, 2020 at 8 am CST

  • Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to October 11, 2020.
  • Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to September 7, 2020.

2020 Reservation Open on: January 13, 2020 at 8 am CST

  • Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba campgrounds are open for reservation from May 1 to October 11, 2020. Moon Lake oTENTiks, backcountry camping and select oTENTiks at Wasagaming are open year round. Select camping locations at Wasagaming have shorter operating season.

2020 Reservation Open On: January 14, 2020 at 8 am EST

  • Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario campgrounds are open for reservation from May 1 to October 30, 2020.
  • Fathom Five National Marine Park, Ontario Flowerpot Island campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to October 11, 2020
  • Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Ontario campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to October 11, 2020. Day Tripper Boat reservations also open on the same date for May 15 to October 12, 2020.
  • Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to October 14, 2020

2020 Reservation Open On: January 15, 2020 at 8 am EST

  • La Mauricie National Park, Quebec campgrounds are open for reservation from May 14 to October 11, 2020. Exceptions: Rivière-à-la-Pêche oTENTiks are open year round and Wapizagonke campgrounds are open from June 22 to September 6, 2020
  • Thousand Islands National Park, Ontario campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to October 11, 2020.

2020 Reservation Open On: January 16, 2020 at 8 am EST

  • Forillon National Park, Quebec campgrounds are open for reservation from May 29 to October 11, 2020. Select campsites have shorter reservable periods.
  • Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, Quebec campgrounds are open for reservation from June 15 to September 11, 2020.
  • Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site, Quebec campgrounds are open for reservation from from June 19 to September 6, 2020.
  • Pointe Pelee National Park, Ontario campgrounds are open for reservation year round.
  • Rideau Canal National Historic Site, Ontario campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to October 11, 2020
  • Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site, Ontario campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to October 11, 2020

2020 Reservation Open On: January 17, 2020 at 8 am AST

  • Fundy National Park, New Brunswick campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to October 11, 2020 (Headquarters, Backcountry cabins (including Yurts and oTENTiks) are open year round).
  • Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick campgrounds are open for reservation from May 14 to October 24, 2020

2020 Reservation Open On: January 20, 2020 at 8 am AST

  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to October 25, 202o. Select Broad Cove sites have shorter reservable nights.
  • Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to October 30, 2020
  • Prince Edward Island National Park, Prince Edward Island campgrounds are open for reservation from June 3 to September 27, 2020

2020 Reservation Open On: January 20, 2020 at 8:30 am NST

  • Long term Campgrounds at Newman Sound – Terra Nova National Park are open for reservation from May 15 to October 11, 2020

2020 Reservation Open On: January 21, 2020 at 8:30 am NST

  • Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador campgrounds are open for reservation from June 5 to September 13, 2020.
  • Terra Nova National Park (Malady Head, Newman Sound, Backcountry) campgrounds are open for reservation from May 15 to October 11, 2020.

2020 Reservation Open On: January 22, 2020 at 8 am MST

  • Backcountry camping at Jasper National Park, Alberta for year round camping.

2020 Reservation Open On: January 23, 2020 at 8 am MST

  • Backcountry camping Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay National Parks for year round camping.

2020 Reservation Open On: January 24, 2020 at 8 am MST

  • Lake O’Hara Overnight Camping at Yoho National Park, British Columbia for June 19 to October 3, 2020.

2020 Reservation Open On: May, 2020 – Date TBA

  • Glacier National Park
  • Mount Revelstoke National Park

2020 Reservation Open On: May 8, 2020 at 8 am EDT

How to Reserve:

Online 24/7 at: www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca

Phone: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). The telephone service is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local park time (except from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Newfoundland).

For general information, please call the Parks Canada national information line at 1-888-773-8888.

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