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Reservation Service Contact Information

ONLINE RESERVATIONS:

Reservation website: www.discovercamping.ca

Reservations can be made 24 hours/day.

CALL CENTRE:
($5 surcharge applies)

    Toll free from CAN/USA:
  • 1-800-689-9025
    Other International:
  • 1-519-826-6850

Weekdays: 7.00 am to 7.00 pm (PDT)

Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (PDT)

Mobile Interface: DiscoverCamping/Mobile/

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Group Camping and Picnicking Reservations

Some provincial parks offer group camping and picnicking facilities and since 2011 group camping and group picnic reservations have moved to the Discover Camping reservation service. All BC Parks reservations are now on one central web location and one telephone number.

As of September 15, 2011, reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance, are taken on a “first-come, first-served” basis, and may be made online at www.discovercamping.ca.

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Group Camping Party Size

  • A regular group camping or group picnicking party must consist of a minimum of 15 adults (an adult is anyone 16 years and older) or more.
  • A youth group camping or group picnicking party must consist of a minimum of 12 people or more. A youth group means a K-12 school, recreation centre or not-for-profit youth organization located within BC, undertaking a camping or day-use trip.

Groupsite Reservation Policies

  • Reservations for group sites and picnicking sites can be made up to 12 months in advance of your arrival date.
  • For statutory holiday weekends, a minimum length of stay of 3 nights is required for a group camping reservation; all fees are non-refundable.
  • Arriving at the park with more people or vehicles than stated in the group reservation will result in additional fees, or unavailability of additional accommodation.
  • Reservations are not transferable.
  • Regular group camping fees:
    The fee per night for the regular use of a frontcountry group campsite is calculated by adding together:
    1. the group camping base fee for the site established in the fee schedule [PDF 148KB]; and,
    2. per person charges which are calculated by:
      multiplying the number of adults (age 16+) by $4, with a minimum charge of $60 (15 adults); and,
      multiplying the number of children (age 6 to 15) by $1.
  • Youth group (means a K-12 school, recreation centre or not-for-profit youth organization located within BC) camping fee:
    The fee per night for the use of a frontcountry group campsite by a youth group is $1/person (age 6 and
    older) with a minimum charge of $50/groupsite. The $50/groupsite/night minimum includes the first 50
    people. The maximum charge is $150/groupsite/night.
  Group Campground Group Day-Use/Picnicking

Min Occupancy

Group: 15 Adults

Youth Group: 12 people
Group: 15 People

Max Occupancy

Site-specific Site-specific

Senior Fee Discount

No discount No discount

Persons with disabilities Discount

No discount No discount

Minimum Stay

None (except statutory holiday weekends) None

Maximum Stay

14 nights 14 days

Minimum Stay on Statutory Holiday Weekends

3 nights 1 day

Earliest Booking

12 months 12 months

Check-in time

1:00 pm Specific to each park opening

Check-out time

11:00 am Specific to each park closing

Statutory Holiday Weekends

Policy Rules:
If you book a group campsite for one of B.C.’s statutory holiday weekends, you are required to reserve a designated minimum of three nights.
When the statutory holiday falls on a Friday, the 3 day minimum stay will be for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
When the statutory holiday falls on a Monday, the 3 day minimum stay will be for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
When a statutory holiday falls on any other day than a Friday or a Monday, no minimum stay applies.

For group campsites, the 3 day minimum will apply to all statutory holiday weekends as follows:

  • 2013
    Remembrance Day – Monday, November 11, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Christmas – Wednesday, December 25 (no minimum stay applies)
  • 2014
    New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1 (no minimum stay applies)
    Family Day – Monday, February 10, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Good Friday – Friday, April 18, Thursday, Friday, Saturday restriction
    Victoria Day – Monday, May 19, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Canada Day – Tuesday, July 1 (no minimum stay applies)
    BC Day Holiday – Monday, August 4th Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Labour Day – Monday, September 1st, Friday (Aug 29), Saturday (Aug 30), Sunday (Aug 31) restriction
    Thanksgiving – Monday October 13, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Remembrance Day – Tuesday, November 11, no minimum stay applies)
    Christmas – Thursday, December 25 (no minimum stay applies)
  • 2015
    New Year’s Day – Thursday, January 1 (no minimum stay applies)
    Family Day – Monday, February 9, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Good Friday – Friday, April 3, Thursday, Friday, Saturday restriction
    Victoria Day – Monday, May 18, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Canada Day – Wednesday, July 1 (no minimum stay applies)
    BC Day Holiday – Monday, August 3, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Labour Day – Monday, September 7, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Thanksgiving – Monday October 12, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Remembrance Day – Wednesday, November 11, (no minimum stay applies)
    Christmas – Friday December 25, Thursday, Friday, Saturday restriction

Groupsite Reservation Charges

Charge Via Website Via Call Centre

reservation charge (non-refundable)

$6.00 per night, to a maximum of $18.00 plus taxes, for 3 or more nights per campsite. $11.00 for the first night, to a maximum of $23.00 plus taxes ($6.00 per night, to a maximum of $18.00 reservation charge + $5.00 call centre charge) per campsite.

Changing a Group Reservation (Camping and Picnicking)

  • There is a non-refundable change fee of $6.00 (plus tax) per change.
  • If changes are made more than 28 days before your scheduled arrival date, the camping fees will be refunded. Reservation charges are non-refundable.
  • If changes are made within 28 days before your scheduled arrival date, the camping fees and reservation charges are non-refundable.
Please Note:
  • Changing to a group campsite in a different park is considered a cancellation and the reservation charges will not be refunded.
  • Changing to a group campsite within the same park may occur without a penalty, depending on availability.
  • Within 28 days before your arrival date, changing your arrival date to a later date or shortening the length of your stay is considered a cancellation. In this instance, group camping and picnicking fees and reservation charges are non-refundable.

Cancelling a Group Reservation (Camping and Picnicking)

  • The original reservation charge is non-refundable.
  • If a cancellation is made more than 28 days before your scheduled arrival date, the camping fees will be refunded.
  • If a cancellation is made within 28 days before your scheduled arrival date, all camping fees will be forfeited and are non-refundable.
  • Reservations will be held until 11:00 am the morning AFTER the first reserved night.  If you do not claim the site by the 11:00 am deadline, it is considered a no-show and there will be no refund of fees.
  • The exception to the no-show rule is for bookings that require a 3 day minimum stay (over statutory long-weekends).