Online Reservation Hits AB Campgrounds

Ian Harding April 16th, 2009

Remember in past years when you wanted to go camping for the weekend, you would have to skip out of work early on a Friday afternoon and race to a campground to score the best site? And even when you got there, there were already tents there, with no people around (squatters), leaving you wondering “WTF”? Well… the Calgary sun reports that…

Starting next month, 25 of the busiest Alberta campgrounds will be subject to online reservations — and those quickest on the keyboard will snap up the best sites. The computer system, Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca, allows a person to choose exactly which site in the campground they want, up to 90 days in advance, for a fee of just $10.

90 days in advance? For only $10? Well shit, once this site launches, myself, along with every other Albertan looking to go camping this summer, are going to jump online and pre-book my entire summer. Why not? Makes sense doesn’t it?

I’m still trying to decide whether this is a good thing or a bad thing…

What do you think?

  • Only one more day until the online reservation kick-starts. An interesting piece of information was released on CBC.ca today:

    It cost $8.4 million to set up the first phase of the online reservation service

    Reaaalllyyy.

  • 8.4 million?! Jebus. Did they buy computers for each campground site too?

  • I want one of those contracts…