August 27, 2013 - 2:50 PM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - It was a record breaking summer for B.C. Parks with the highest ever amount of reservations made at provincial campsites.
So far this year, 115,000 camping reservations have been made through Discover Camping, a 12 per cent increase over 2012.
Campers had more destinations to choose from this year, including new campgrounds at Kleanza Creek, Martha Creek, Chilliwack Lake, Mable Lake and Bowron Lake, bringing the total number of reservable sites to over 5,000.
While the Labour Day long weekend signifies the end of summer and the regular camping season, B.C. Parks says September is a quiet and peaceful time to camp.
Visitors can take advantage of the long-stay camping program, where visitors that stay at six B.C. provincial parks between four weeks and six months receive reduced rates.
Senior camping discounts are available to B.C. residents 65 years of age and older from the day after Labour Day through to June 14 of next year.
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