Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
April 11, 2017

Minister Mitchelmore Announces Launch Date of Provincial Park Season Reservation System

The Provincial Park Campsite Reservation Service will begin accepting reservations for the 2017 camping season at 7:00 a.m. on April 25. On that day, reservations can be made for parks in the western and Labrador region, followed by parks in the central and eastern region on April 26 and parks in the Avalon region on April 27. Details on specific campsites and their reservation dates can be found in the backgrounder below.

Once the reservation system is launched, the public can reserve sites by calling toll-free 1-877-214-CAMP (2267) or visiting www.nlcamping.ca. External Link

As of April 18, campers are encouraged to visit www.nlcamping.ca External Link to create or update their user profile which is required when making a campsite reservation.

Seven provincial park campgrounds are scheduled to open for the Victoria Day weekend, while the six remaining campgrounds are scheduled to open in late May and early June.

There are 32 provincial parks throughout the Newfoundland and Labrador; including:

  • 13 camping parks
  • 10 park reserves
  • 7 day use parks
  • T'Railway Provincial Park
  • Main River Waterway Provincial Park

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“Experiencing our provincial parks is a great way to explore the natural beauty and environment that our spectacular province has to offer. Camping is a wonderful way to bring together family and friends, and I encourage residents and visitors to reserve early and plan a stay at one of our many provincial parks this summer.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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Learn More
www.nlcamping.ca External Link
www.tcii.gov.nl.ca/parks/
1-877-214-CAMP (2267)

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Media contact:

Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725-9655
erichumber@gov.nl.ca

BACKGROUNDER
Campsite Reservation Service, Provincial Parks and Day Use Parks for 2017 Season

For details on the 2017 Campsite Reservation Service launch dates, as well as the 2017 opening and closing dates for provincial parks and day use parks, please see backgrounder below.

2017 Launch Dates for Campsite Reservation Service:

Launch Date Provincial Park
April 25 Western and Labrador Region
Barachois Pond,
Blow Me Down,
J.T. Cheeseman,
Pinware River,
Pistolet Bay,
Sandbanks,
Sir Richard Squires Memorial
April 26 Central and Eastern Region
Dildo Run,
Frenchman’s Cove,
Lockston Path,
Notre Dame
April 27 Avalon Region
Butter Pot,
La Manche

Provincial Parks:

Opening date Closing date Park
May 17 September 18 Barachois Pond,
Butter Pot,
Frenchman’s Cove,
J.T. Cheeseman,
La Manche,
Lockston Path,
Notre Dame
May 26 September 11 Sir Richard Squires
Memorial
May 26 September 18 Sandbanks
June 2 September 11 Blow Me Down
June 2 September 18 Dildo Run,
Pinware River,
Pistolet Bay

Day Use Parks:

Opening date Closing date Park
April 7 October 10 Chance Cove
May 19 October 10 Arches
June 9 October 10 Cataracts,
Codroy Valley,
Deadman’s Bay,
Dungeon,
Gooseberry Cove

Please note: All dates are subject to change depending on weather conditions at the time of opening.

2017 04 11                              3:55 p.m.