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Despite hiccup, record reservations for B.C. campgrounds

A record 50,479 bookings were made the day reservations opened up
Goldstream Provincial Park last fall. Photo by Darren Stone/Times Colonist

Despite an opening day marked by technical issues for B.C.’s camping reservation system, a record 50,479 bookings were made.

The Ministry of Environment repeated its apology to people who had trouble with the Discover Camping system due to huge demand on Monday.

Everything went smoothly on Tuesday, the ministry said.

The site was still busy, with 1,377 bookings by 7:30 a.m.

By comparison, an entire day before the May long weekend two years ago had 1,200 bookings.

Most provincial campgrounds and backcountry camping areas will be open as of June 1 following a closure of the entire parks system as part of COVID-19 safety measures.

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