British Columbians Camping in Record Numbers
Prince George, B.C. – Poor weather this summer hasn’t deterred British Columbians from heading out and enjoying the great outdoors.
B.C.’s Ministry of Environment confirmed as much in an email to 250News this afternoon.
“While BC Parks has a provincial average of reservation statistics, there is no indication that campsite bookings are down, or that inclement weather is preventing people from going camping,” reads an email from the ministry.
“In fact, it appears to be yet another record year. As of July 24, more than 153,000 reservations have been made for BC Parks so far, which represents a 12% increase from this time last year.”
The number of bookings comes on the heels of a busy 2015 – a BC Parks record year for reservations – when there was a 19% increase in campsite bookings over 2014.