Camping reservation system now open

Campers can book spots in provincial campgrounds up to three months in advance

  • Mar. 25, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Discover Camping, the province’s camping reservation system, is up and running for another season with even more campgrounds and sites to choose from.

Discover Camping is now accepting reservations for campgrounds with reservable inventory. In total, there are over 4,500 reservable sites. With a few clicks of the mouse, up to three reservations can be made online in one easy transaction through Discover Camping. Individual sites are available up to three months in advance, while group sites are available up to 12 months in advance.

The interactive system allows campers to view the availability, layouts and amenities at 113 reservable campgrounds that campers can generally drive into (front country campgrounds) including group sites, in 96 provincial parks throughout British Columbia. These campgrounds are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings.

This year, more sites at more campgrounds are available to reserve. B.C. Parks has added four new campgrounds to the reservation system: Kleanza Creek, Martha Creek, Chilliwack Lake and Bowron Lake. Lac La Hache has been restored to the reservation system after a one-year absence. Campgrounds at Kikomun Creek, Okanagan Lake North and Porteau Cove now will be 100 per cent reservable.

Customer service has been enhanced this year through improvements to guidelines around refund requests. You can book a camping spot up to three months in advance by visiting

Discover Camping also offers a mobile platform so smartphone users can easily make and change plans from the road. This interface is an alternative way to book a campground from any mobile device or computer.