The province is preparing to launch a new parks reservation service in time for the 2023 camping season.

“Provincial parks are treasured by Manitobans, and we want to provide a positive experience when guests book a spot at a provincial campground,” said Greg Nesbitt, natural resources and northern development minister. “We are excited to provide Manitobans with an enhanced park reservation experience to plan for enjoyment of our beautiful summers and make great camping memories.”

The Manitoba government says each year, over 100,000 campsite reservations are made at 46 campgrounds located within 28 different provincial parks. 

New changes and improvements have been made to allow for easier navigation and responsiveness.

As in previous years, the province will stagger campground booking opening days:

  • April 3 - All cabins, yurts and group use areas (including Hecla and Camp Morton recreation halls);
  • April 5 - Campsite reservations for all western and northern region parks, including Asessippi, Bakers Narrows, Clearwater (Campers Cove and Pioneer Bay), Duck Mountain (Blue Lakes, Childs Lake, Wellman Lake), Manipogo, Paint Lake, Rainbow Beach, Rivers, Spruce Woods (Kiche Manitou), Turtle Mountain (Adam Lake), William Lake and Wekusko Falls;
  • April 11 - Campsite reservations for Birds Hill and Winnipeg Beach campgrounds;
  • April 12 - Campsite reservations for south Whiteshell, including Caddy Lake, Falcon Beach, Falcon Lakeshore and West Hawk Lake;
  • April 13 - Campsite reservations for Nopiming (Tulabi Falls, Tulabi Short Haul, Bird Lake, Black Lake, Shoe Lake, Beresford Lake) and north Whiteshell (Big Whiteshell, Brereton Lake, Nutimik Lake, Opapiskaw, Betula Lake and White Lake) campgrounds; and
  • April 14 - All remaining locations, including Birch Point, Camp Morton, Grand Beach, Hecla, Hnausa Beach, Lundar Beach, Moose Lake, St. Malo, Stephenfield and Watchorn.

A new account will be required to access the updated parks reservation system. Anyone looking to create an account can do so starting March 27.