B.C. Parks Adding New Features To Camping Reservation System

B.C. Parks Adding New Features To Camping Reservation System
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B.C. Parks is adding a bunch of new features to their Discover Camping reservation system that should be in place this December (2019)…

  • notifications if previously booked sites become available at a certain park during a specific time

  • advanced search and availability display features that show availability in nearby parks if the first choice is full

  • an option to sign up for additional BC Parks information, such as newsletters and event notices

  • add-on features to a reservation, such as firewood, ice and park related merchandise

  • an option to purchase and send e-gift cards to family and friends for use on the Discover Camping system.

Many of these new features is because B.C. Parks is switching their backend to a new provider named US eDirect. Fees remain at 1996 pricing levels and will not increase for the new system.

Last year, BC Parks had another record-breaking year, with nearly 231,000 reservations made through Discover Camping — a 9% growth from the 212,000 made in 2017. So far this year, there have been more than 155,000 reservations made through the service — a 15% increase over the same time last year. The majority of reservations originate from within B.C.

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