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BC Parks Response to COVID-19     ▼

As of :

As of July 1st, groupsites will be returning to normal occupancy levels and those with existing reservations are able to add more campers to a reservation upon arrival in-park.

With the shift into Step 3 of BC’s Restart plan, many group picnic shelters will begin to reopen. Reservable picnic shelters can be booked through Discover Camping starting July 9th.

As of June 23, 2021, free day-use passes are required to visit five of our busiest parks: Garibaldi, Golden Ears, Joffre Lakes, Mount Robson and Stawamus Chief.

Reservations can be booked up to two months in advance. Find out when you can book at each park at bcparks.ca/operating dates/. Policy information can be found at bcparks.ca/covid-19/camping-2021.

The opening of groupsite reservations for 2022 has been postponed until further notice due to the evolving nature of COVID-19. BC Parks will provide advance notice before reservations become available.

We want to see you back at your favourite park, but mostly we want you to have a safe and healthy summer, so plan ahead to make the most of it.

Group Camping Reservation Policies

Some policies listed here may be different for the 2021 camping season. See bcparks.ca/covid-19 for details.

The opening of groupsite reservations for 2022 has been postponed until further notice due to the evolving nature of COVID-19. BC Parks will provide advance notice before reservations become available.

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Group Camping Party Size

  • A regular group camping party must consist of a minimum of 15 adults (16 years of age or older).
  • A youth group camping party must consist of a minimum of 12 people. A youth group is a K-12 school, recreation centre or not-for-profit youth organization located within BC, undertaking a camping or day-use trip.
  • Maximum group size varies by park. See individual park webpages.

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.

For 2021, reservations for group campsites can be made up to twelve (12) months in advance of a desired arrival date. At the time, you can book your entire stay at once. For example, a 3-day reservation arriving on July 25 can be made as early as July 25 of the previous year. Availability is updated daily at 7am PT.

The opening of groupsite reservations for 2022 has been postponed until further notice due to the evolving nature of COVID-19. BC Parks will provide advance notice before reservations become available.

If your reservation is made within the first week of the twelve-month window before your arrival date (the "restricted booking period"), you are not permitted to make changes to your arrival date. For example, if a reservation with an August 1 arrival date was booked between August 1 and 7 of the previous year, then changes to the arrival date are not permitted.

Anyone visiting BC Parks is permitted a maximum total of 14 nights per park per calendar year.

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.

At least one of the reservation holders ("Occupant" or "Optional Authorized Person") must be present upon arrival and during the stay. 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 additional 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

Group camping base fees vary by park. Please refer to individual parks webpages or the fee schedule [PDF] for details.

Charge Regular Group Youth Group
Camping Fees
Group site base fee (see fee schedule [PDF])
+ $5 per adult (minimum 15 adults)
+ $1 per child (age 6 – 15)
$1 per person (minimum 12 people age 6 or older)
Minimum charge $50
Maximum charge $150

You can have up to 3 reservations in your cart, however each reservation is processed separately. A reservation charge applies to each reservation.

Reservation charges listed below are in addition to camping fees and other park user fees.

The Seniors Discount and the Social Servies Camping Fee Exemption do not apply to group camping.

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)

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.

2021

  • New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday restriction)
  • Family Day: Monday, February 15 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction)
  • Good Friday: Friday, April 2 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, restriction)
  • Victoria Day: Monday, May 24 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction)
  • Canada Day: Thursday, July 1 (no minimum stay)
  • BC Day: Monday, August 2 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction)
  • Labour Day: Monday, September 6 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction)
  • Thanksgiving: Monday, October 11 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday restriction)
  • Remembrance Day: Thursday, November 11 (no minimum stay applies)
  • Christmas: Saturday, December 25 (no minimum stay applies)

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 a reservation.

To change your reservation to a different campground/park, you must cancel and re-book. Upon arrival, you may be permitted to change campsites within the same park, subject to availability and at the discretion of the park operator.

If your reservation is made within the first week of the twelve-month window before your arrival date (the "restricted booking period"), you are not permitted to make changes to your arrival date. For example, if a reservation with an August 1 arrival date was booked between August 1 and 7 of the previous year, then changes to the arrival date are not permitted.

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

Cost to change/cancel more than 28 days before your arrival date Cost to change/cancel within 28 days of 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, camping fees are not refundable. If 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

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.