The time of year to scramble and make camping reservations in Manitoba is here.
Staggered campground bookings open Monday, March 18 at 7 a.m., setting up a usually frantic scene of online and telephone reservations as Manitobans solidify their summer plans.
The Manitoba Parks Reservation Service will start accepting bookings in three phases:
• Monday, March 18 at 7 a.m. reservations open for cabins, yurts and group use areas as well as Birds Hill Provincial Park campground;
• Monday, April 1 at 7 a.m. campsite reservations open for Winnipeg Beach, Betula Lake, Big Whiteshell, Brereton Lake, Caddy Lake, Falcon Beach, Falcon lakeshore, Nutimik Lake, Opapiskaw, Otter Falls, West Hawk Lake and White Lake campgrounds; and
• Wednesday, April 3 at 7 a.m. campsite reservations open for all remaining provincial park campgrounds.
Reservations can be made online, or by calling (204) 948-3333 (in Winnipeg) or 1-888-482-2267 (toll-free). Walk-in reservations and payment will be accepted at 200 Saulteaux Crescent in Winnipeg and will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning March 18.
Provincial park passes can also be purchased at select retailers across Manitoba or ordered online for $40 plus fees.