Despite hiccup, record reservations for B.C. campgrounds

Despite an opening day marked by technical issues for B.C.’s camping reservation system, a record 50,479 bookings were made.

The Ministry of Environment repeated its apology to people who had trouble with the Discover Camping system due to huge demand on Monday.

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Everything went smoothly on Tuesday, the ministry said.

The site was still busy, with 1,377 bookings by 7:30 a.m.

By comparison, an entire day before the May long weekend two years ago had 1,200 bookings.

Most provincial campgrounds and backcountry camping areas will be open as of June 1 following a closure of the entire parks system as part of COVID-19 safety measures.

 

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