Over 100K reservations booked on BC Parks’ new system ahead of 2022 summer

Over 100K reservations booked on BC Parks’ new system ahead of 2022 summer
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The Environment Ministry is encouraging people to check the BC Parks website before heading into the great outdoors because some parks are still closed due to repairs from last year’s extreme weather.

It says more than 100,000 reservations have been booked on the BC Parks’ new system as a greater number of people take advantage of camping opportunities.

The ministry says wildfires, extreme heat and flooding caused significant damage to trails, campgrounds and facilities in more than a dozen provincial parks in 2021.

It says some of the hardest-hit parks are in and around the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley, including Cultus Lake Provincial Park near Chilliwack, and people should visit individual park pages for the latest updates.

While BC Parks prepare for a busy summer ahead, the May long weekend proved to already bring major traffic to some Vancouver Island hubs.

Victoria’s International Airport saw one of its busiest days since the pandemic yet, seeing approximately 5200 passengers arriving and departing Friday, May 20, however, their busiest travel day this weekend is anticipated for Monday with 5800 passengers expected.

BC Ferries also added an additional 110 sailings on major routes in order to handle the May long traffic.


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