It’s time to make your Parks Canada Camping Reservations!

Campers enjoy a picnic at Green Point Campground, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada.

credit Parks Canada

To celebrate 150 years of our great nation, park entrance fees in our national parks and historic sites have been waived. That’s great news for a family budget, but we have a feeling it’s going to mean a very busy year in the Parks! Get ahead of the game by making your camping reservation on-line! Reservations for the 2017 summer season opened for some of the National Parks in British Columbia as early as January 3rd. Reservations open in waves, based on location until January 24th.

Campgrounds within Parks Canada offer some really neat options! Be among the first to stay in a tiny house, sleep on a cocoon bed, or inhabit a funky water droplet. Read more: 5 Wacky Ways to Camp Across Canada

If it’s all a bit too  much of the great outdoors for you, you might want to try an oTENTik; where cabins meet tents. Family Fun has had a blast trying them out in Fort Langley and Elk Island National Parks.

Or if hauling (and beg/borrow/buying) all the necessary camping gear is more daunting than you can bear, look into equipped campsites located at several national campgrounds. Anything that makes camping easier is a good thing!

Visit the Parks Canada Camping Reservations website to find the opening date for your park, and get planning for a great 2017!