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March 27, 2024

Manitoba Government Announces Parks Reservations Start April 8

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Bookings Staggered Over Five Days for Campsites, Cabins and Yurts

The Manitoba government wants you to mark your calendar and start planning your getaway as reservations for campgrounds in provincial parks are set to open on April 8, Environment and Climate Change Minister Tracy Schmidt announced today.

“Manitoba is home to some spectacular parks and as warmer weather approaches, more and more Manitobans are preparing to book quality time out in nature,” said Schmidt. “As a parent who takes their children camping every year, I know how important a fast, convenient reservation system is. Our government has taken steps to streamline the booking process so Manitobans can reserve their favourite sites headache-free.”

Reservations will be staggered over five days to accommodate the high demand and make it easier for Manitobans to book at their favourite campground. Customers making online reservations are advised to check their user accounts and passwords prior to the opening days and review reservation rules. Customers can also browse the reservation service to view photos and descriptions of campsites. On opening days, an enhanced virtual waiting room and queuing system will be used to ensure a better experience for online users. For more information on how to prepare for opening day, visit

On opening day, the Parks Reservation Service, online and call centre services will begin at 7 a.m. online at, 204-948-3333 (in Winnipeg) or 1 888-482-2267 (toll-free).

The Manitoba Parks Reservation Service will open over five days in April:

  • Monday, April 8 at 7 a.m., reservations open for all cabins, yurts and group-use areas;
  • Tuesday, April 9 at 7 a.m., reservations open for campsites at Birds Hill, Winnipeg Beach and Grand Beach campgrounds;
  • Wednesday, April 10 at 7 a.m., reservations open for campsites in all campgrounds in Whiteshell Provincial Park including Betula Lake, Big Whiteshell Lake, Brereton Lake, Caddy Lake, Falcon Beach, Falcon Lakeshore, Nutimik Lake, Opapiskaw, Otter Falls, West Hawk Lake and White Lake;
  • Thursday, April 11 at 7 a.m., reservations open for campsites in all northern and western campgrounds including Asessippi, Bakers Narrows, Clearwater Lake (Campers Cove and Pioneer Bay), Duck Mountain (Blue Lakes, Childs Lake and Wellman Lake), Manipogo, Rainbow Beach, Rivers, Paint Lake, Spruce Woods (Kiche Manitou), Turtle Mountain (Adam Lake), Wekusko Falls and William Lake; and
  • Friday, April 12 at 7 a.m., reservations open for campsites in all remaining campground locations including Birch Point, Camp Morton, Hecla (Gull Harbour), Hnausa Beach, Lundar Beach, Moose Lake, Nopiming (Beresford Lake, Bird Lake, Black Lake, Shoe Lake and Tulabi Falls), St. Malo, Stephenfield and Watchorn.

Walk-in reservations and in-person payment arrangements can also be made at 1181 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg and will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning April 8 for the parks and facilities described above.

For more information on provincial parks, visit and follow Manitoba Parks on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).

Annual park vehicle permits for 2024-25 are available for purchase online at as well as at retail outlets or provincial park offices.

Manitoba Parks is also recruiting seasonal staff for the upcoming summer. Those looking for summer employment and career opportunities in provincial parks should visit frequently as more job opportunities are posted.

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