The wait is almost over, with just a few days left before folks can book their favourite campsites at provincial parks.

Minh Troung, the director of park experiences with the Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport, said there are a couple of exciting additions coming this year to SaskParks.

"We're actually helping folks plan their trips a little better," he said. "We have a new events guide that outlines all our interpretive programming, theme days, special events and summer cinema locations happening throughout the year. And due to popular demand, we also are offering more seasonal camping sites, and we've also increased the number of camp-easy yurts across the provincial park system this year. So, lots to look forward to coming into the camping season."

He recommended that folks make sure they have an account with the reservation system before the launch day for their desired location. 

Taking a look at the site before reservations open, allows anyone with an account to save their ideal campsites.

"So, when it comes to reserving your sites on the days that the park is available to reserve campsites, you can actually work through your favorite sites," Troung explained. "Let's say your first choice may have been snapped up, you can easily go through your second, third, fourth choice as if needed."

Monday marks the opening day for seasonal camp site reservations for all provincial parks for folks who want to come and go as they please all summer. 

Nightly, camp-easy, equestrian, and group campsites, along with picnic shelters, pavilions, rec halls and swimming lessons open in the days from April 4 to 12:

  • April 4: Candle Lake, Good Spirit Lake, Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan Landing;
  • April 5: Break;
  • April 6: Douglas, Echo Valley, Makwa Lake, Narrow Hills, Pike Lake;
  • April 10: Danielson, Great Blue Heron, Greenwater Lake, Rowan's Ravine, The Battlefords;
  • April 11: Buffalo Pound, Bronson Forest, Duck Mountain, Moose Mountain; and
  • April 12: Blackstrap, Crooked Lake, Cypress Hills, Lac La Ronge.

"Anyone who's looking to plan their summer vacation in a Saskatchewan provincial park and you want to find out more information, hit up and you'll find all the information that you need to visit or camp in one of our beautiful provincial parks."