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Manitoba Campers Break Online Booking Record

April 7, 2009 7:25 AM | News


On Monday at 7:30 a.m. the province opened up its online Manitoba Provincial Parks Reservation Service for camp sites. Believing most Manitobans are tired of this dreaded winter weather (I know it’s spring), there was a surge in bookings that set a record before noon.

9,194 reservations were made in just under 5 hours, which is up 15% from the same time last year.

There were improvements made to the system this year, after users faced downtime while attempting to reserve spots last year. In 2008, a total of 55,298 reservations were made through the system, which continues to be the most popular way to book a camp site. For those users who still wish to speak to an agent, reservations are also taken via phone.

To make a camping reservation visit ManitobaParks.com or call toll-free 1-800-214-6497, or 945-6784 in Winnipeg.

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