Parks Canada reservations for 2023 are set to launch for camping at national parks and historic sites. Depending on the province, bookings are available for the upcoming camping season starting on March 13. Reservable periods vary from park to park and, as with other national, state, and provincial parks in North America, campsite spots are expected to go quickly.
How to Book a Canada National Park Stay
You can reserve online or by phone at 1-877-737-3783 (or 1-519-826-5391 outside of North America).
Parks Canada is using a new system for 2023 reservations, so there are some new guidelines to follow. Starting on March 3, campers can create an account in the new system, which will be needed to make reservations; reservations will start to open for parks on March 13. You can access your past reservations in the old system until February 26.
You can see a monthly calendar of site availability by opening the site description and clicking on “Site Calendar.” There’s also a calendar view that provides an overview of availability for all sites at a campground.
When to Book Canada National Park Campgrounds for the 2023 Season
The provincial parks listed below allow RV camping in various campgrounds. Amenities, availability, seasonality, and other services vary by campground. Reservation opening times are listed in the province’s time zone.
- Banff National Park: Reservations open on March 23 at 8 a.m. MST. Tunnel Mountain Village I, Tunnel Mountain Village II, Tunnel Mountain Trailer, Two Jack Main, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise Hard-Sided, and Lake Louise Soft-Sided campgrounds are available for RV reservations. Shuttle reservations open on April 13 at 8 a.m. MST.
- Elk Island National Park: Reservations open on March 30 at 8 a.m. MST. Astotin Lake Campground is reservable for RVs.
- Jasper National Park: Reservations open on March 16 at 8 a.m. MST. RVers can reserve campsites at Whistlers, Wapiti, Wabasso, and Pocahontas campgrounds, with other options that are first come, first served.
- Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site: Reservations open on March 30 at 8 a.m. MST. There is one reservable frontcountry campground that can accommodate RVs up to 27 feet.
- Waterton Lakes National Park: Reservations open on March 30 at 8 a.m. MST. Only the Townsite Campground is available for RV camping reservations.
- Glacier National Park: Reservations open on March 13 at 8 a.m. PST. RVers can reserve sites at Loop Brook Campground. There’s one other campground that’s first come, first served.
- Gulf Islands National Park Reserve: Reservations open on March 13 at 8 a.m. PST. Reservations can be made for RV sites at SMONEĆTEN and Prior Centennial campgrounds.
- Kootenay National Park: Reservations open on March 29 at 8 a.m. PST. RVers can make reservations at Redstreak, Marble Canyon, and McLeod Meadows campgrounds.
- Mount Revelstoke National Park: Reservations open on March 13 at 8 a.m. PST. RVers can reserve sites at Snowforest Campground.
- Pacific Rim National Park Reserve: Reservations open on March 13 at 8 a.m. PST. There are campsites at the reservable Green Point Campground that are suitable for RVs.
- Yoho National Park: Reservations open on March 29 at 8 a.m. MST. RV reservations can be made at Kicking Horse Campground. There are two other frontcountry campgrounds available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Riding Mountain National Park: Reservations open on March 27 at 8 a.m. CST. RV reservations are needed for Wasagaming Campground. There are three other campsites with RV accessibility that are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Fundy National Park: Reservations open on March 17 at 8 a.m. AST. RVers have the option of five frontcountry campgrounds: Headquarters, Point Wolfe, Cannontown, Lake View, and Chignecto.
- Kouchibouguac National Park: Reservations open on March 17 at 8 a.m. AST. Reservations can be made at South Kouchibouguac and Côte-à-Fabien campgrounds.
Newfoundland and Labrador
- Gros Morne National Park: Reservations open on March 31 at 8:30 a.m. NST. There are five campgrounds that offer RV camping: Lomond, Green Point, Berry Hill, Trout River, and Shallow Bay.
- Terra Nova National Park: Reservations open on March 18 at 8:30 a.m. NST for long-term campsites and Loops G, J, and M at Newman Sound Campground. Reservations for other Newman Sound sites and Malady Head open on March 31 at 8:30 a.m. NT.
- Cape Breton Highlands National Park: Reservations open on March 18 at 8 a.m. AST. There are three reservable campgrounds: Ingonish Beach, Broad Cove, and Chéticamp. The other three frontcountry campgrounds are first come, first served.
- Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site: Reservations open on March 31 at 8 a.m. AST. Jeremy’s Bay campground is available for RVers.
- Bruce Peninsula National Park: Reservations open on March 21 at 8 a.m. EST. RVers can make reservations at Cyprus Lake campground.
Prince Edward Island
- Prince Edward Island National Park: Reservations open on March 18 at 8 a.m. AST. There are two reservable campsites for RVers at Cavendish Campground and Stanhope Campground.
- Forillon National Park: Reservations open on March 15 at 8 a.m. EST. RVers can reserve campsites at Petit-Gaspé and Des-Rosiers campgrounds.
- La Mauricie National Park: Reservations open on March 15 at 8 a.m. EST. There are three reservable campsites for RVers at Rivière à la Pêche, Mistagance, and Wapizagonke campgrounds.
- Grasslands National Park: Reservations open on March 28 at 8 a.m. CST. RVers can reserve campsites at Frenchman Valley and Rock Creek campgrounds.
- Prince Albert National Park: Reservations open on March 28 at 8 a.m. CST. Reservations for RVers can be made at Beaver Glen and Red Deer campgrounds. Three other frontcountry campgrounds (unserviced) are also available for small RVs.
Tips for Booking Parks Canada Campgrounds
- Log in to your existing Parks Canada account before February 26 to make note of your favorite site numbers for future reservations. After this date, you won’t be able to view past reservations.
- On the Parks Canada Reservation Service website, you’ll find a drop-down menu for Reservation Type, Park, Arrival/Departure Date, and Preferences. This can help you search by tent or trailer size, site length, and hookups. It also lists information on its Reservation Policies.
- Where applicable, visitors must possess a valid national park entry pass for the duration of their visit. Click here for more information on Parks Canada’s passes, permits, and fees, including the Discovery Pass, which covers admission to more than 80 destinations for 12 months.
- Parks Canada also has helpful information about what to know before staying the night, including info on camping types, how to reserve (and what to do if your first choice is not available), service and amenities, camping basics (including a checklist), and rules and etiquette.
- The Camping and Accommodations at Parks Canada page details information about glamping options in yurts and cabins as well as more information about tent and RV camping, including fees and what you should bring.
- Click here to find a Parks Canada location and be sure to read the visitor guidelines and rules and regulations on alcohol, fishing, garbage and litter, pets, quiet hours, and more.