Great News – – Campsites & Parks OPENING June 1st!
We are excited to share the great news that Alberta Parks will be opening June 1st! We are happy to get back to the outdoors and share many more camping and RVing memories with our customers. It’s important to recognize that access to the outdoors and recreation is important to Albertans’ overall well-being. Our families, kids, grandkids, and friends are all part of the circle that creates lasting memories and fun camping experiences. We are here for you and have many options from financing to helping you get on the road.
As the provincial parks and other public lands will be opening soon with a slow but phased approach, they are opening a number of boat launches in provincial parks on May 1st and working towards a goal of May 14th. Plus, please click Alberta Parks for more information.
RDnewsnow.com also announced the following:
- “Vehicle access to parking lots and staging areas in parks and on public lands opening May 1.
- Opening a number of boat launches in provincial parks on May 1 and working to have them all open by May 14. Check albertaparks.ca for the status of boat launches.
- The government is working to make campsites available as soon as possible, with the goal to have as many open as possible by June 1. At this time, sites are open to Albertans only. Check albertaparks.ca for updates.
- Group and comfort camping will not be offered. Campground facility access restrictions to areas such as showers, picnic and cooking shelters will also be posted to albertaparks.ca.
- Alberta Parks’ online reservation system will be available May 14 to book site visits beginning June 1. Out-of-province bookings will not be processed.
- No washrooms or garbage pickup will be available within provincial parks at this time. These services will be available as soon as Alberta Environment and Parks brings staff back.
- Fire bans in parks, protected areas, and the Forest Protection Area remain in place.
- No off-highway vehicle restrictions are currently in place. Local restrictions may be required if the risk for wildfires increases.
- Private and municipal campgrounds and parks can open with physical distancing restrictions, under their own local authority.
- Golf courses can open on May 4, with restrictions including keeping clubhouses and pro shops closed. On-site shops and restaurants can open in stage one, consistent with other businesses and retailers.” (Read Full Article)
In addition, check out Edmonton CTV News for the latest information about campgrounds.
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