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Subjects: NTA, DEI

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve officially opens SMONE?TEN campground for the summer visitor season on May 15


GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK RESERVE, BC, May 16, 2023 /CNW/ - The vast network of protected areas administered by Parks Canada is a gateway to nature, history, and 450 000 km˛ of stories from coast to coast to coast.

Looking to get outdoors close to Victoria this summer? Starting on May 15, 2023, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve officially opens camping for the 2023 summer visitor season, with reservable campsites available until September 30. Take in weekly interpretation programs in July and August, including a new Ocean Wise WhaleBlitz.

National parks and national marine conservation areas are gateways to discovering, learning about, and connecting with nature. There are countless opportunities to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of being outdoors at these treasured places.

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve offers many outdoor land and water activity opportunities. From self-guided activities like geocaching to guided kayak tours with licensed operators, we have something for everyone. Additionally, visitors can extend their stay by camping at one of our three frontcountry campgrounds or nine backcountry campgrounds dispersed through the Salish Sea.

If you're still looking to make plans this summer, consider spending the night to rest and recharge! Parks Canada's Reservation Service allows visitors to plan their trips to a wide variety of national parks and national historic sites across Canada with confidence, ease, and knowledge that they have a guaranteed spot waiting for them. If your favourite spot is booked on your preferred days, check back regularly for cancellations, or plan your visit for less busy periods like during the week or the shoulder seasons. To book a stay, please visit the Parks Canada website at reservation.pc.gc.ca or call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783).

Here are highlights for the summer:

To make the most of their Parks Canada experience, visitors are asked to plan their trip in advance, by visiting the Parks Canada website and signing up for the e-newsletter, to be among the first to find out about new and noteworthy events and activities, special offers, trip planning ideas and much more ? all delivered directly to their inboxes! Visitors can also download the Parks Canada app, listen to Parks Canada's new podcast ReCollections, and follow Parks Canada on social media for destination inspiration and to help plan their perfect visit.

Parks Canada staff at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve are excited to welcome new and returning guests back to experience everything that the national park reserve has to offer.

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"As we near summertime, I encourage everyone to connect with nature and culture and make lasting memories at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. National historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas represent the very best that Canada has to offer where Canadians and visitors to Canada can explore nature and learn about Canada's history. The vast network of protected areas administered by Parks Canada has something for everyone to enjoy."

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault
Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada

"The visitor season coming into full swing at Parks Canada's administered places is always an exciting time of year. The Parks Canada team works extremely hard to provide visitors with high quality and meaningful experiences across the country. We look forward to welcoming new and returning visitors to Gulf Islands National Park Reserve to create lasting memories!

Ron Hallman
President & Chief Executive Officer, Parks Canada

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