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:
- Go to the reservation service website and click Sign in in the top right of your screen.
- On the login page, select create an account. All campers must create a new account for 2023
- On the create a new account page, enter your email address and click next.
- Create your password and enter your details (name, contact info, and address).
- When you have filled in all required fields, click create account at the bottom of the page.
- Once you have successfully set up your account, you will be on the My Account page.
- 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.