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Provincial campsite bookings

Reservations for the 2023 camping season will open between April 4 – 6. You can see the list of parks available for campsite bookings each day of the reservation launch here.

To help you prepare for launch day, you will need to create a new account before you can make a reservation, even if you’ve used the system before. The new reservation service launched on March 3.

To create your new account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the reservation service website and click Sign in in the top right of your screen.
  2. On the login page, select create an account. All campers must create a new account for 2023
  3. On the create a new account page, enter your email address and click next.
  4. Create your password and enter your details (name, contact info, and address).
  5. When you have filled in all required fields, click create account at the bottom of the page.
  6. Once you have successfully set up your account, you will be on the My Account page.
  7. You will receive a confirmation email once your account has been created. If you do not see the email, please check your junk mail.

Before you reserve there are a couple of things you should know about first-come first-serve campsites:

  • Most campsites can be reserved
  • Some campsites are sometimes available outside of the reservable period but still within the operating season. These ones are generally available on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Some locations also offer a limited number of campsites on a first-come-first-serve basis throughout the year
  • If you’re interested in this option, check with the location you want to visit

On a location’s launch day

  • The entire season will open for reservations for that location
  • 30 minutes prior to reservations opening, anyone navigating the reservation website, as well as new users joining the website, will be directed to a waiting page
  • At exactly 8 am local time (8:30 am for reservations in Newfoundland and Labrador), anyone on that waiting page is randomly assigned a place in a queue (a virtual line-up)
  • The order is determined randomly and is not based on how long users have been on the website up to that point
  • Users who arrive after 8 am (8:30 am for reservations in Newfoundland and Labrador) will be placed at the back of the queue
  • When users reach their turn, they will be alerted via an on-screen message. At that point, they will have 30 minutes to proceed to the reservation website

This process helps manage the number of visitors accessing the website and ensures a smooth and equitable experience for everyone.