BC Parks Backcountry Registration System
The new BC Parks Backcountry Registration System allows you to purchase a backcountry permit before leaving home. This service provides the convenience of paying the registration fee in advance by credit card and eliminates the need to fill out a registration form at the park. There are no additional fees to register.
Backcountry Camping - Backcountry means an area in a park or recreation area that is primarily for wilderness hiking and backpacking. There are usually no facilities available.
- 27 parks are participating in the online Backcountry Registration Service.
Although backcountry areas in most of these parks are available year-round, this registration service is available for periods when fees are charged for overnight backcountry stays. You can register up to two weeks in advance of your trip.
- The backcountry permit system is for backcountry and marine site use only. This system will not be used for car camping or controlled back country permits such as Berg Lake Trail (Mount Robson) and Bowron Lake.
- This is an alternate (on-line) way to pre-pay for your backcountry permit and is NOT a reservation.
- The registration fee allows for overnight camping in back country areas but does not guarantee that a campsite in a specific area will be available.
- Self-serve registration facilities are still available at some designated trail heads and access points.
- All backcountry registrations are final. No changes or refunds are permitted.
Always travel within your ability and prepare for your trip. Please follow the link to purchase your permit.
For further information about a specific Park please continue on this website. For inquiries about the Backcountry Registration System please contact BC Parks Information at ParkInfo@Victoria1.gov.bc.ca.