Guide: 2017 Reservation Open Dates (in a 4 Month Rolling Window)



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Photo by: Iain Robert Reid Photography | Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park

Please reference this list to find out when your favourite BC Parks frontcountry campground is available to book reservations, on a new 4-month rolling reservation window! Reservable campsites are offered to book at 7:00am Pacific time on their release date, and can be booked up to 4 months in advance of your stay.

Beginning in 2017, the mid-March “opening day” for reservations will be eliminated and the three-month rolling reservation window will be extended. Reservations for the 2017 season can be made four months in advance of an individual campground’s first reservable date. You can start booking some campgrounds as early as January 2, 2017. This will allow you to start planning your vacations an additional month in advance than the previous three month planning horizon.

BC Parks strives to continuously improve service and maintain fair and equitable access to all of our parks. Every year the inventory on Discover Camping grows with the demand for reservable campsites. Discover Camping customers can now choose from over 100 parks, in over 120 frontcountry campgrounds, with approximately 6,000 frontcountry campsites.

Approximately 55% are reservable while 45% remain on a first-come, first-serve (FCFS) basis.

Provincial Park
Earliest Reservation Open Date Reservable Dates
Alice Lake Monday, January 2, 2017 March 24, 2017 – October 30, 2017
Bamberton Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 9, 2017
Bear Creek Monday, January 2, 2017 April 13, 2017 – September 16, 2017
Beatton Wednesday, January 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Beaumont Thursday, January 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Big Bar Lake Sunday, January 15, 2017 May 15, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Birkenhead Lake Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Blanket Creek Wednesday, January 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 – September 9, 2017
Bowron Lake Sunday, January 15, 2017 May 15, 2017 – September 29, 2017
Bromley Rock Thursday, January 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Carp Lake Island Thursday, February 9, 2017 June 9, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Champion Lakes Tuesday, January 17, 2017 May 17, 2017 – September 11, 2017
Charlie Lake Wednesday, January 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Chilliwack Lake Thursday, January 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Cowichan River Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 9, 2017
Crooked River Thursday, January 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Cultus Lake Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 9, 2017
Dry Gulch Wednesday, January 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 – September 15, 2017
EC Manning Wednesday, January 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 – September 18, 2017
Elk Falls Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Ellison Monday, January 2, 2017 April 13, 2017 – September 9, 2017
Englishman River Falls Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Fillongley Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Fintry Wednesday, January 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 – September 9, 2017
French Beach Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Gladstone Tuesday, January 17, 2017 May 17, 2017 – September 4, 2017
Golden Ears Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Goldstream Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Gordon Bay Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 9, 2017
Green Lake Sunday, January 15, 2017 May 15, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Herald Monday, January 2, 2017 May 1, 2017 – September 4, 2017
Horsefly Lake Sunday, January 15, 2017 May 15, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Inland Lake Sunday, January 15, 2017 May 15, 2017 – September 15, 2017
Juan de Fuca Sunday, January 15, 2017 May 15, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Juniper Beach Thursday, January 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 – September 4, 2017
Kekuli Bay Wednesday, January 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Kentucky Alleyne Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 4, 2017
Kettle River Tuesday, January 17, 2017 May 17, 2017 – September 4, 2017
Kikomun Creek Thursday, January 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 – September 29, 2017
Kleanza Creek Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 16, 2017
Kokanee Creek Monday, January 2, 2017 April 14, 2017 – October 8, 2017
Kootenay Lake Tuesday, January 17, 2017 May 17, 2017 – September 11, 2017
Lac La Hache Sunday, January 15, 2017 May 15, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Lac Le Jeune Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 4, 2017
Lakelse Lake Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 16, 2017
Liard River Hot Springs Monday, January 2, 2017 May 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017
Little Qualicum Falls Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Loveland Bay Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Mabel Lake Wednesday, January 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Martha Creek Wednesday, January 18, 2016 May 18, 2017 – September 9, 2017
McDonald Creek Wednesday, January 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 – September 9, 2017
Meziadin Lake Tuesday, January 17, 2017 May 17, 2017 – September 6, 2017
Miracle Beach Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Moberly Lake Wednesday, January 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Monck Wednesday, January 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 – September 4, 2017
Montague Harbour Marine Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Morton Lake Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Mount Fernie Wednesday, February 1, 2017 June 1, 2017 – September 28, 2017
Mount Robson Thursday, January 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 – September 10, 2017
Moyie Lake Thursday, January 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 – September 28, 2017
Nairn Falls Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 30, 2017
Newcastle Island Marine Thursday, January 5, 2017 May 5, 2017 – October 8, 2017
North Thompson River Wednesday, January 11, 2017 May 11, 2017 – September 15, 2017
sxʷ̌ əxʷ̌ nitkʷ (Okanagan Falls) Thursday, January 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Okanagan Lake North Wednesday, January 18, 2017 May 18, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Okanagan Lake South Monday, January 2, 2017 April 13, 2017 – September 9, 2017
Otter Lake Thursday, January 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Paarens Beach Thursday, January 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Paul Lake Thursday, January 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 – September 4, 2017
Porpoise Bay Monday, January 2, 2017 April 15, 2017 – October 14, 2017
Porteau Cove Year Round
Year Round
Premier Lake Thursday, January 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 – September 29, 2017
Prudhomme Lake  Thursday, January 12, 2017  May 12, 2017 – September 16, 2017
Purden Lake  Thursday, January 19, 2017  May 19, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Rathtrevor  Thursday, January 12, 2017  May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Red Bluff  Sunday, January 15, 2017  May 15, 2017 – September 14, 2017
Rolley Lake  Thursday, January 12, 2017  May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Ruckle  Thursday, January 12, 2017  May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Saltery Bay  Sunday, January 15, 2017  May 15, 2017 – September 14, 2017
Sasquatch  Monday, January 2, 2017  March 31, 2017 – October 8, 2017
Shuswap Lake  Monday, January 2, 2017  May 1, 2017 – October 8, 2017
Skagit Valley  Monday, January 2, 2017  April 28, 2017 – October 8, 2017
Smelt Bay  Thursday, January 12, 2017  May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Sowchea Bay  Thursday, January 19, 2017  May 19, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Sproat Lake  Thursday, January 12, 2017  May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Stemwinder  Thursday, January 19, 2017  May 19, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Strathcona Thursday, January 12, 2017  May 12, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Summit Lake  Wednesday, January 18, 2017  May 18, 2017 – September 9, 2017
sw̓ iw̓ s (Haynes Point)  Thursday, January 19, 2017  May 19, 2017 – September 3, 2017
sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ (Okanagan Falls) Thursday, January 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Syringa  Monday, January 2, 2017  April 28, 2017 – September 11, 2017
Ten Mile Lake  Sunday, January 15, 2017  May 15, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Tyhee Lake  Tuesday, January 10, 2017  May 10, 2017 – September 17, 2017
Wasa Lake  Thursday, January 19, 2017  May 19, 2017 – September 29, 2017
Wells Gray  Tuesday, January 17, 2017  May 17, 2017 – September 24, 2017
Whiskers Point  Thursday, January 19, 2017  May 19, 2017 – September 3, 2017

* This list of Reservation Dates does not include Group Sites

** Some campgrounds may have blackout dates where reservations cannot be made during the Reservable Dates range

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2 responses to “Guide: 2017 Reservation Open Dates (in a 4 Month Rolling Window)

  1. Doug

    Where can I get a BC Camping Guidebook?

  2. Jacquie

    Do any BC Provincial Parks have hiker-biker campsites? When travelling self-propelled, as on a bike tour, it is very difficult to predict where you will be four months in advance, even if you have already planned your trip. And it is difficult and potentially dangerous or impossible to continue to the next campground on your bike or on foot. So it would be nice to have some assurance that you will not be turned away from a “full” campground.
    It would also be nice if cyclists and hikers were charged a lower per-person rate, as in say Oregon State Parks. Of course, if they use a regular site in an Oregon State Park campground, they are charged a regular fee, but the hiker-biker areas are more like group campsites.
    I have not noticed any hiker-biker sites in any BC Parks campground so I would really like to know if it’s just me or if BC Parks really does not encourage self-propelled travel.