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Backcountry reservations at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Assiniboine Lodge.
Assiniboine Lodge. — Photo courtesy BC Parks/Assiniboine Lodge

Visitors will now be able to reserve campsites for the 2018 camping season in the core area of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park (Og and Magog Lake campgrounds).

Starting at 7 a.m. (Pacific time) on April 10, 2018, visitors can reserve a spot at Og and Magog Lake campgrounds through BC Parks’ Discover Camping Reservation Service. Reservations will be accepted for peak season camping from June 26 to Sept. 30, and can be made up to four months in advance of an arrival date. Only campers who have reserved will be able to camp in the core area during peak season. Permits will still be required outside of peak season, but the payment will not guarantee a campsite.

Park periphery campgrounds and rustic cabins (Surprise Creek cabin/campground, Porcupine Campground, Rock Lake Campground, Mitchell Meadows Campground, Mitchell River Cabin and Police Meadows Cabin) will remain available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no associated registration, reservation or camping fees. The Naiset Huts, RC Hind Hut and O’Brien Group Campsite bookings will continue to be managed through Assiniboine Lodge.

BC Parks is transitioning from a registration system to a reservation service for its high-use campgrounds during peak season at Mount Assiniboine, to help address the increase in visitor demand. Introducing reservations for peak season will provide certainty for park users, while protecting the sensitive alpine areas within this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Learn More:

To book your trip to Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, please visit: www.discovercamping.ca

For tips on planning your next backcountry adventure, please visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/campingEthics.html

For more information about BC Parks, please visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/

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