|Jasper National Park backcountry reservations go online on January 28th|
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ArticleId: 4542 Written: 2016.01.25 by: Rogier Gruys
On January 28th, 2016 at 8AM MST, Jasper National Park will launch online reservations for all its backcountry campgrounds. Campers will be able to book their backcountry adventures in Jasper National Park for all of 2016 online at www.pc.gc.ca/bookjasperbackcountry.
What does this mean for you? The online reservation system will provide a value-added and improved service to book overnight sites on wilderness trails in a way that is user-friendly, efficient and informative. It ensures equal and fair access to the backcountry camping opportunities within Jasper National Park.
Improved wilderness camping information is available on the Jasper National Park website at www.pc.gc.ca/jasperbackcountry to help users with trip planning. It provides detailed trail information, suggested itineraries, maps and links to the online reservation system.
We encourage users to set up their account at www.reservation.pc.gc.ca before the January 28 launch date to prepare for more efficient booking on the Jasper launch day. The same account is used for all online camping reservations at any Parks Canada site. Therefore, users who have previously reserved any Parks Canada campground online, do not need to create a new account.
The cost of the backcountry permits will remain the same at $9.80/night for adults; youth 16 and under will continue to enjoy free backcountry camping. The one-time reservation fee of $11.00 will remain the same. There is a slight change in cost to reserve an overnight wilderness trip by $2.50 if using the 1-877-RESERVE(1 877-737-3783) call centre. There is an additional fee of $11.00 for modification and cancellation of a reservation.
A family-oriented paddle-in campground at Hidden Cove on Maligne Lake opened last summer. Three backcountry campgrounds were completely renovated: Big Bend, Saturday Night Lake and Athabasca Island. For random camping and bivouac permits, please call the Jasper Information Centre at 780-852-6177.
Questions? For more information, visit http://www.pc.gc.ca/jasperbackcountry. Jasper Information Centre staff will continue to provide detailed trail information in person, over the phone at 780-852-6177, and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.