Anyone wanting to book a camping or RV spot at a national park in Canada will have to wait longer than usual. 

This year, visitors will be able to begin making reservations in March. Manitoba has two campgrounds in a national park, including Moon Lake which is open year-round and the highly popular Wasagaming in Riding Mountain National Park.

This year campers will be able to make reservations for Wasagaming on March 27, including the yurt options. 

Parks Canada says the reason for the delay is that the reservation system was getting outdated and needed some upgrades.

The agency says the system will offer the same features and functions, but anyone who wants to save information about previous bookings to do so before February 26th.

For provincial parks in Manitoba, the reservations start opening on the first Monday in April divided across 5 separate opening days.

Each province has separate booking start dates for national parks with details here


With some files from The Canadian Press