Alberta Parks extending camping season

by Morinville News Staff

More than 250 provincial campgrounds will remain open over the next month, the Government of Alberta announced Tuesday.

To meet increased demand for late-season camping, the province is adding three new late-season options. Crimson Lake Campground and Moonshine Lake Campground will now be open until Oct. 31. Brand new year-round comfort cabins have also been added at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park, a prime destination for ice fishing on Lac La Biche.

“We’ve had another great summer, but Albertans are still eager to get out and explore our wild spaces,” said Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks in a release Tuesday. “That’s why we’re making life better by extending the camping season and upgrading provincial parks that previous governments neglected.”

Online campground reservations surpassed previous totals for the eighth consecutive year this summer. The province had 158,890 bookings as of Aug. 30, an increase of more than five per cent from the previous year.

Of the 259 campgrounds open into October, 82 will remain open until at least Oct. 31, with 37 provincial campgrounds available year-round.

Info and booking for open parks can be found at https://www.albertaparks.ca/albertaparksca/visit-our-parks/camping/fall-winter-and-spring-camping/

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