Starting on Monday, April 9, campers can begin reserving sites in their favourite Saskatchewan provincial parks for the 2018 season.
“With a variety of activities available and an abundance of beautiful landscapes and lakes to explore, it’s no surprise our provincial parks continue to be popular travel destinations,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “Whether you prefer adventure or relaxation, there’s so much to see, learn and discover. We look forward to welcoming guests back to our parks for another memorable season.”
To help provide the best user experience possible during the reservation launch, staggered launch dates and a queuing system will be implemented again in 2018. Over ten business days, one to three new parks will open for reservations each day at 7 a.m.
The 2018 launch schedule is as follows:
•Monday, April 9 – Blackstrap, Pike Lake
•Tuesday, April 10 – Buffalo Pound, Douglas, Danielson
•Wednesday, April 11 – Echo Valley, Rowan’s Ravine
•Thursday, April 12 – Duck Mountain, Good Spirit Lake, Greenwater Lake
•Friday, April 13 – Crooked Lake, Moose Mountain
•Monday, April 16 – Cypress Hills
•Tuesday, April 17 – Saskatchewan Landing, The Battlefords
•Wednesday, April 18 – Meadow Lake
•Thursday, April 19 – Bronson Forest, Lac La Ronge, Makwa Lake
•Friday, April 20 – Candle Lake, Great Blue Heron, Narrow Hills
From April 9-13 and April 16-20, the queue system will open at 6:40 a.m. daily. To be placed in the queue, customers will need to log in to the reservation system between 6:40 a.m. and 7 a.m. (no sooner or later). At 7 a.m., customers will receive a random number and will enter the reservation website to proceed with their booking. Anyone accessing the reservation website after 7 a.m. will be placed at the end of the line.
By staggering the launch dates and utilizing the queue system, SaskParks is able to manage the high demand on the system to ensure technical stability and facilitate faster checkout times. Campers are encouraged to prepare for the reservation launch in advance.
Customers can visit www.saskparks.goingtocamp.com to familiarize with the website, create or update their user account and view potential campsites that best fit their camping needs.
Transferable annual park entry permits can be purchased for $65 at the time of campsite reservations or at the park entry upon arrival; 1-day, 3-day and weekly park entry passes are also available.
More information about the launch including tutorials and booking tips is available at www.saskparks.com. During launch, customers can contact the reservation call centre at 1-855-737-7275 or the SaskParks customer line at 1-800-205-7070 for assistance. Email inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saskatchewan Provincial Park campsites are in high demand. Launch is the best time for campers to book trips to the park of their choice.