Discover an outdoor utopia amongst our pristine alpine lakes, rugged mountainous interior, and misty old-growth forests carpeted with dew-soaked ferns and moss. Pitch a tent, or just hike in for the day – in British Columbia you can see nature as it was meant to be seen, in all its breathtaking glory.
The Discover Camping Internet Reservation Service allows you to book a campsite in a BC provincial park allowing you to travel to your chosen destination knowing that your campsite is secured. Discover Camping will start accepting reservations for this summer at 7am Pacific Time on March 15, 2016, through the Discover Camping website or via their call centre.
Campsites in many provincial parks can be booked up to three months in advance, although campground bookings are not available at all campgrounds. New this year, campsites can be reserved in Dry Gulch, Inland Lake and Okanagan Falls provincial parks. There are also campsites at Ruckle Provincial Park on Salt Spring Island, and two new group camping sites at Syringa and Kootenay Lake parks. Also open to reservations this year are two small trapper’s cabins in Wells Gray Provincial Park.
Phone: If you have a question about booking, call 1-800-689-9025 to speak to a reservation agent. If calling from overseas, call +1-519-826-6850.
Office Hours: The call centre is open from 7am to 7pm (Pacific Time) Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
Camping in National Parks in British Columbia
The Discover Camping service does not take reservations for National Park campgrounds. Reservations are made through Parks Canada, and commenced in January, 2016. There are seven national parks in British Columbia, all offer Frontcountry Camping, Backcountry Camping, Huts and Cabins, and Winter Camping. Reservations can be made for camping in three of them: Gulf Islands National Park, Kootenay National Park, and Pacific Rim National Park, as well as for the West Coast Trail.