Reservations for campsites, guided hikes and shuttles will open in early spring for Banff National Park, with most coming online in the last week of March, Parks Canada announced Monday.
Reservations for backcountry camping in the Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks will be available March 22 at 8 a.m., with campsites in Banff National Park — including Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon, Two Jack Lake and Silverhorn Creek — open for reservations the following day at 8 a.m.
The Hidden Lake guided hike, which runs from July 9 to Sept. 24, can be booked starting March 29 at 8 a.m.
Shuttle service for Lake Louise and Moraine Lake will be open for reservations on April 13 at 8 a.m. for access between May 13 and Oct. 10.
In Waterton Lakes National Park, townsite campground reservations will be available on March 30 at 8 a.m.
Just south of Waterton, over the border and into Montana’s Glacier National Park, vehicle reservations — needed for the Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor, North Fork, Many Glacier Valley and Two Medicine Valley — will begin to come online for bookings starting Feb. 1.
Farther north, Jasper sites — including Whistlers, Wabasso, Wapiti and Palisades — will open for reservations on March 16 at 8 a.m., with backcountry camping bookings open on March 20.
Elk Island’s Astotin Lake and Oster Lake Backcountry sites will be available for reservation on March 30 at 8 a.m.
Parks Canada will also introduce a new reservation system at the beginning of March. Users are encouraged to log into existing accounts before Feb. 26 to see sites booked in the past, as that information will be gone after the new system comes into effect March 3.