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3 Popular Backcountry Campgrounds Announce Reservation Openings in BC

British Columbia (B.C) Parks announced reservation dates for three of its most sought-after backcountry campgrounds. It allows campers to secure their spots well in advance, specifically four months before their planned arrival dates in three of its popular backcountry campgrounds, the Porcupine Campground, Kicking Horse Campground, and Frosty Creek Campground.

Starting February 21, reservations will be accepted for Porcupine Campground in Mount Assiniboine Park, marking a new chapter for one of British Columbia’s iconic outdoor destinations. This will be followed by the opening of reservations for Kicking Horse Campground and Frosty Creek Campground in E.C. Manning Park on February 28 and March 26. 

The scheduled dates correspond with arrival times beginning June 21 for Porcupine Campground, June 28 for Kicking Horse, and July 26 for Frosty Creek, offering a structured camping experience for visitors.

The reservation system is designed to ensure that every hiker can look forward to a guaranteed camping spot upon arrival, addressing the uncertainty that often accompanies backcountry camping. 

Furthermore, this system plays a crucial role in conservation efforts. By regulating the number of campers, BC Parks aims to reduce the wear and tear on natural habitats, preserving the area’s biodiversity and the integrity of trails, vegetation, and wildlife habitats.

Mount Assiniboine Park, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, is accessible solely via trails and is situated west of the B.C.-Alberta border in the Canadian Rockies. The park boasts five backcountry campgrounds with 75 campsites, offering a serene escape into nature. Porcupine Campground, with its 10 tent pads, serves as a midway haven for hikers trekking from the Sunshine Village trailhead in Banff National Park to Magog Lake in Mount Assiniboine Park.

Meanwhile, Frosty Creek Campground, with nine tent pads, is conveniently located 6.5 kilometers from the Lightning Lakes day-use area, making it an ideal spot for those seeking tranquility amidst nature.

Kicking Horse Campground, offering 15 tent pads, is positioned in picturesque sub-alpine meadows, 13.5 kilometres along the Heather Trail, providing a unique camping experience.

The introduction of reservations at Porcupine, Kicking Horse, and Frosty Creek campgrounds complements the existing reservation options for other backcountry sites within these parks. For more information about the reservation dates and B.C. parks, visitors can check here.

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February 16, 2024 5:56 pm

I’m delighted to share that these campgrounds offer not only breathtaking natural beauty but also a range of outdoor activities like hiking, wildlife viewing, and photography opportunities. Additionally, visitors can look forward to well-kept facilities and a chance to disconnect from the busyness of everyday life while enjoying the great outdoors. These reservation dates are a fantastic opportunity to secure a spot and plan an amazing backcountry camping experience.

February 16, 2024 11:33 pm

Are you ready to plan your backcountry camping adventure in British Columbia? The new reservation system guarantees a captivating and enjoyable outdoor experience at stunning campgrounds.

Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones
February 17, 2024 1:43 am

Planning a backcountry camping trip in BC? Circle the reservation dates and consider alternatives due to significant demand.

February 17, 2024 4:56 am

It’s wonderful to see the reservation system for these campgrounds. It’s crucial to plan ahead and conserve these beautiful areas.

Megan Collins
Megan Collins
February 17, 2024 5:41 am

These backcountry campgrounds in BC are well-known for their stunning natural beauty and diverse wildlife. Making a reservation in advance is a great way to guarantee a chill and unforgettable camping experience.

April 11, 2024 2:59 am
Reply to  Megan Collins

Embrace the beauty of BC’s backcountry campgrounds. Reserve early for unforgettable experiences. Let nature’s wonders rejuvenate your soul. Ready to embark on your next adventure?

Sarah Bell
Sarah Bell
February 17, 2024 6:21 am

Delightful news for outdoor enthusiasts! Along with securing a camping spot, visitors to these backcountry campgrounds can look forward to awe-inspiring views, peaceful surroundings, and the chance to reconnect with nature. With the staggered reservation dates, campers have the perfect opportunity to plan and prepare for an unforgettable adventure in the gorgeous wilderness of British Columbia. Personally, I can’t wait to experience the splendid landscapes and serene atmosphere.

Tessa Brook
Tessa Brook
February 17, 2024 10:47 am

That’s wonderful news for outdoor enthusiasts in British Columbia! Securing spots in advance at these stunning campgrounds ensures a peaceful and organized experience. Mark your calendars for the reservation opening dates to secure your spot in these sought-after backcountry destinations.


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