Select provincial campgrounds will be able to welcome Albertans starting Monday.
Alberta Parks’ online campground reservation system opened earlier this month.
Reservations can be made online for a number of provincial campgrounds in central Alberta, including Jarvis Bay, Brewer’s, Lakeview, Crimson Lake and Twin Lakes.
Alberta Parks says it is taking steps to ensure everyone’s safety at these sites, which are only open to people living in the province.
Some of these steps include:
- Temporarily limiting occupancy to 50 per cent capacity while adjusting to enhanced cleaning services;
- Only one household is allowed per campsite, with a maximum of six people per site;
- Second RV units will not be permitted (a second tent may be allowed, depending on the site, but requires campground approval);
- Temporary access restrictions to showers and shared picnic and cooking shelters are also in place.
“Government and parks’ staff are working hard to make our campsites available as soon as possible, so that Albertans can enjoy our parks again while adhering to current health orders,” Alberta Parks said.
“Again, at this time, sites are open to Albertans only. We anticipate opening more campsites as we get more staff in place with the proper protective gear.”
The 50 per cent campground occupancy has impacted some customers with existing reservations, according to the government.
“We endeavoured to minimize changes to those reservations and informed customers of any changes. No further changes are required to achieve the 50 per cent occupancy.”
Reservations can be made at www.reserve.albertaparks.ca.