Parks Canada has announced the opening of online reservations for coveted campsites in Banff National Park.
As per a report, starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, outdoor enthusiasts can book sites at popular locations including Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon, and Tunnel Mountain. The anticipation for these bookings is high, with expectations that many sites will be reserved quickly after opening.
Banff National Park, established in 1885, is Canada’s first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It spans 6,641 square kilometers, featuring diverse landscapes from majestic mountains to emerald lakes. The park’s history, beginning as a 26 square kilometer hot springs reserve, reflects its evolution into a global destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
Reservations for Jasper National Park start on January 30 at 8 a.m. Booking for shuttle services to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Lakeshore is scheduled to open on April 18.
Several sites under Parks Canada that recently opened for reservations witnessed a rapid booking pace.
Parks Canada recommends that visitors mark important dates, set up an account in advance, and have a plan B in case their preferred site is unavailable.
Reservations for Waterton Lakes National Park, Elk Island National Park, Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, and Wood Buffalo National Park have been open since Wednesday morning.
Parks Canada’s reservation system upgrade in 2023 aimed to modernize and enhance stability.
Each year, Banff National Park attracts millions of visitors. They come to marvel at Lake Louise’s emerald waters, explore Sunshine Meadows’ flower-filled landscapes, and drive along the Icefields Parkway’s towering peaks. The park offers a plethora of activities, including hiking, wildlife viewing, and winter sports, catering to a wide range of interests and skill levels.