Frontcountry Camping Reservation Information

This area has some of our key policies for frontcountry camping to ensure you are informed and have an enjoyable stay.

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Reservation Rules

Full pre-payment of all camping fees and reservation charges is required to secure a reservation. Reservation holders must be at least 16 years of age and are responsible for the actions of all party members.

Reservations for campsites can be made up to four (4) months in advance of your arrival date. If your reservation is made within the first week of this four-month window (the "restricted booking period"), you are not permitted to make changes to your arrival date. For example, the restricted booking period for an August 1st arrival date is April 1-7.

Reservations are not transferable. Any reservation holders found to be transferring or selling their reservations to another party, risk their reservation being cancelled without a refund. If a customer can no longer use their reservation, they are encouraged to cancel it so that any unused camping fees that are not forfeited as a penalty, can be refunded to the credit card that was used to make the original reservation.

Customers will be required to provide one or two permit holder names that cannot be changed at a later date. At least one of the permit holders must be present during the stay and identification may be required to keep the reservation valid.

Check-in time is 1 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.

Arriving at the park with more people or vehicles than stated in your reservation may result in addition fees, or unavailability of additional accommodation

Refunds are not given for an eviction, vacating your campsite early, or inclement weather.

Camping Fees and Reservation Charges

Camping fees vary by park. Please refer to individual park webpages or the fee schedule [PDF] for details. Camping fees include parking for one vehicle. Additional vehicle fees can be prepaid in conjunction with a reservation (subject to space availability).

You can have up to 3 reservations in your cart; however, each reservation is processed separately. A reservation charge applies to each reservation in addition to camping fees and other park-user fees.

The Seniors Discount and the Social Servies Camping Fee Exemption may apply to camping fees but do not apply to reservation charges.

Accepted payment types include: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Visa Debit, and Mastercard Debit.

Charge Website Reservation Call Centre Reservation
Reservation Charges (non-refundable)
$6.00 per campsite, per night, to a maximum of $18.00 (plus tax) $6.00 per campsite, per night, to a maximum of $18.00 (plus tax)
+ $5.00 call centre surcharge per reservation (plus tax)

Camping Party Size

A camping party is defined as: 1– 4 persons 16 years of age or older and up to a maximum of 8 persons including children 15 years of age and younger. Only one camping party per campsite is permitted, unless otherwise authorized in the park.

Camping reservation holders are responsible for the actions of all camping party members and any visitors to their campsite.

Detailed Camping Party Definition

Double Sites

Some campgrounds offer double sites that are specifically designed to allow two camping parties to camp in close proximity to one another. A double site still provides the same facilities as individual sites, but most double sites share a driveway and are more open to one another than single campsites.

Double sites must be reserved together until one (1) week prior to your arrival date. If at that time, the sites remain available, the two sites can be booked individually.

One reservation charge applies for the two sites when reserved together, but separate reservation charges apply when the sites are reserved individually.

Minimum Stay for Statutory Holiday Weekends

To make a reservation for a statutory holiday weekend, you are required to book a minimum of 3 nights.
  • When a statutory holiday falls on a Friday, the minimum stay is Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
  • When a statutory holiday falls on a Monday, the minimum stay is Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
  • When a statutory holiday falls on any other day, no minimum stay applies.

Maximum Stay

These maximum stay policies apply to each person in a camping party. Some parks have long-stay programs available.

Park Maximum Stay Permitted
sẁiẁs (Haynes Point) 7 nights per calendar year
Porteau Cove Provincial Park 7 consecutive nights during peak season (June 15 to Labour Day, inclusive)
All other provincial parks 14 days, per park, per calendar year

No-Shows and Late Arrivals

Reserved sites are held until 11 AM the day after the scheduled arrival date.

If you do not notify the park operator directly of a late arrival, you will be considered a no-show and your reservation will be cancelled. All reservation charges and camping fees will be forfeited, and the park operator will have the right to give the site away to another visitor. Park operator contact information can be found on individual park webpages.

Changes, Cancellations and Refunds

Only the person whose name is on the reservation has access to change or cancel it.

To change your reservation to a different campground/park, you must cancel and re-book. You may be permitted to change campsites within the same park without penalty at the discretion of the park operator. Park operator contact information can be found on individual park webpages

Reservations for campsites can be made up to four (4) months in advance of your arrival date. If your reservation is made within the first week of this four-month window (the "restricted booking period"), you are not permitted to make changes to your arrival date. For example, the restricted booking period for an August 1st arrival date is April 1-7.

Reservation charges, change fees, and call centre surcharges are non-refundable.

Cost to change/cancel more than 7 days before your arrival date Cost to change/cancel within 7 days of your arrival date Cost to change/cancel

on your arrival date

Cancellations/changes

after arriving in the park

Via Discover Camping website

$6.00 change fee (plus tax) per campsite.

If additional nights are reserved, pay additional camping fees and any applicable reservation charges (see Camping Fees and Reservation Charges above).

If any nights are cancelled, camping fees are refunded.

$6.00 change fee (plus tax) per campsite.

If additional nights are reserved, pay additional camping fees and any applicable reservation charges (see Camping Fees and Reservation Charges above).

If any nights are cancelled, forfeit one night's camping fee. Camping fees are refunded for any additional cancelled nights. If all camping fees are forfeited, $6.00 change fee is waived.

Note: At most parks, reservation changes/cancellations cannot be accepted online within 2 days of the scheduled arrival date. Please contact the reservation call centre.

$6.00 change fee (plus tax) per campsite.

If additional nights are reserved, pay additional camping fees and any applicable reservation charges (see Camping Fees and Reservation Charges above).

If any nights are cancelled, forfeit two night's camping fees. Camping fees are refunded for any additional cancelled nights. If all camping fees are forfeited, $6.00 change fee is waived.

Note: At most parks, reservation changes/cancellations cannot be accepted online within 2 days of the scheduled arrival date. Please contact the reservation call centre.

Any request for a change/cancellation/refund after arriving in a park must be arranged through the park operator prior to leaving the park, and will be assessed at the park operator’s discretion. Refunds cannot be provided through our online request form after arriving in the park. Park operator contact information is posted in the park or can be found on individual park webpages.

Refunds are not given for an eviction, vacating your campsite early, or due to inclement weather.

Via Call Centre Fees as above plus $5.00 call centre surcharge (plus tax), per campsite

Example: A reservation is made for 3 nights arriving on July 18th.

Within _ days of arrival date 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Arrival date
Date July 10 July 11 July 12 July 13 July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18
Cost to cancel $6.00 change fee $6.00 change fee

$6.00 change fee.

Forfeit 1 night's fee.

$6.00 change fee.

Forfeit 1 night's fee.

$6.00 change fee.

Forfeit 1 night's fee.

$6.00 change fee.

Forfeit 1 night's fee.

$6.00 change fee.

Forfeit 1 night's fee.

$6.00 change fee.

Forfeit 1 night's fee.

$6.00 change fee.

Forfeit 2 night's fees.


Reservation charges, change fees, and call centre surcharges are non-refundable. Refunds are not given for an eviction, vacating your campsite early, or due to inclement weather. Under extenuating circumstances, campers may be eligible for a refund of camping fees.