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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 (PT)

Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (PT)

Mobile Interface: DiscoverCamping/Mobile/

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Group Camping Reservations

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Some provincial parks offer group camping; as of 2011, group camping reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance of the arrival date via the Discover Camping reservation service: www.discovercamping.ca

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Group Camping Party Size

  • A regular group camping party must consist of a minimum of 15 adults (an adult is anyone 16 years and older) or more.
  • A youth group camping 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.

Group Campsite Reservation Policies

  • Reservations for group campsites 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. Any reservation owners or holders found to be transferring or selling their reservations to another party, risk the chance that their reservation may be cancelled without a refund. If a customer can no longer use their reservation, they are encouraged to cancel their reservation so that any unused User Fees that are not forfeited as a penalty, can be automatically refunded to the credit card that made the original reservation.
  • 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 $5, with a minimum charge of $75 (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

Min Occupancy

Group: 15 Adults

Youth Group: 12 people

Max Occupancy

Site-specific

Senior Fee Discount

No discount

Persons with Disabilities Discount

No discount

Minimum Stay

None (except statutory holiday weekends)

Maximum Stay

14 nights

Minimum Stay on Statutory Holiday Weekends

3 nights

Earliest Booking

12 months

Check-in time

1:00 pm

Check-out time

11:00 am

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:

  • 2016
    New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1, Thursday, Friday, Saturday restriction
    Family Day – Monday, February 8, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Good Friday – Friday, March 25, Thursday, Friday, Saturday restriction
    Victoria Day – Monday, May 23, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Canada Day – Friday, July 1 Thursday, Friday, Saturday restriction
    BC Day – Monday, August 1, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Labour Day – Monday, September 5, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Thanksgiving – Monday October 10, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Remembrance Day – Friday, November 11, Thursday, Friday, Saturday restriction
    Christmas Day – Sunday December 25, (no minimum stay applies)

  • 2017
    New Year’s Day – Sunday, January 1st (no minimum stay applies)
    Family Day – Monday, February 13, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Good Friday – Friday, April 14, Thursday, Friday, Saturday restriction
    Victoria Day – Monday, May 22, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Canada Day – Saturday, July 1st (no minimum stay applies)
    BC Day – Monday, August 7, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Labour Day – Monday, September 4, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Thanksgiving – Monday October 9, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction
    Remembrance Day – Saturday, November 11 (no minimum stay applies)
    Christmas Day – Monday December 25, Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction

Group Campsite 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 Camping Reservation

  • 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 Camping Reservation

  • 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).