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2021 Reservation Launch Q & A's
Q: Why is there a new website?
The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport’s contract for a reservation system provider was up for renewal in 2020. A formal Request for Proposals was issued and an extensive review of all proponents was completed. As a result, a new vendor has been selected.
Q: Who is the new service provider?
The new service provider is Aspira, the largest campsite reservation system provider in North America with 30 years of experience. Aspira's vast experience and expertise will be of great value to our campers.
Q: What will the new website have to offer?
The new system will be equipped with features and options that weren’t previously available, providing more functionality and access to services online – details as to what exactly this includes will come at a later date – hang tight!
Q: When will the new reservation site be available?
Customers will be able to access the new website in early April, prior to reservations beginning.
Q: Why can’t I access the new site now?
Sask Parks has been working hard finalizing and testing the new system in preparation for reservations. Customers will have access to the new website in early April to browse and become familiar with the new system.
Q: Will I be required to create a new user account?
Yes, once the new reservation site is available in April, customers will be required to create a new account. Tutorials will be offered to help guide users through this process.
Q: What are the fees for 2021?
Fee changes for 2021 include a $1 increase in nightly electric sites, now $33 a night, and a $1 increase in full-service nightly sites, now $43 a night. The new full-service seasonal sites offered at Greenwater Lake and Meadow Lake provincial parks are $3400. All other fees remain the same from 2020.
View a full list of fees on our Fees & Charges page
Q: What time do reservations begin each day?
New this year, reservations will begin at 7 a.m. each day – there is no longer a need to log on at 6:40 a.m. in order to be placed in the queue.
Q: Why was the queue removed? How will the site manage a large volume of users at once during the reservation launch?
There is still a queuing system in place, however it functions a little differently than the previous one. The queue will only be activated if the reservation site reaches a certain volume of users. If this happens, you will be placed into a queue with the other users and automatically re-directed to the site when it’s your turn.
Q: What seasonal sites will be available in the parks this year?
A list of seasonal campsites available for 2021 can be found on our Seasonal / Long-term Camping page.
Q: What will the camping season look like this year? Will there be restrictions in place?
As of right now, Sask Parks is continuing to plan as if it will be a normal camping season. It is important to note that this could change at any point based on public health orders put in place by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
Q: I live outside of Saskatchewan. Can I make a reservation?
At this time, customers from out of province are able to reserve campsites for the 2021 season. While interprovincial travel is permitted, it is public health’s recommendation to limit interprovincial travel if possible. We will continue to follow public health’s guidelines. You can keep up to date here.
Winter in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Q & A's
Q: What kind of winter activities are available in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks?
We will be providing a number of safe, outdoor, family friendly activities this winter, visit Winter In #SaskParks for more information.
Q: Has public safety been considered in having winter activities available?
Yes, Signage is in place throughout the parks to remind visitors of the safety protocols and restrictions in place. In addition to signage, Sask Parks staff will be implementing enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures and minimizing in-park contact where possible. Visitors are asked to maintain physical distance from others, adhere to the mandatory mask-use policy while indoors, respect the restrictions and rules that are in place and to stay home if not feeling well.
Q: Are there currently any restrictions for travel to provincial parks in Saskatchewan?
Not at this time, but visitors are encouraged to check for travel restrictions prior to their visit to any of the Saskatchewan Provincial Parks.
Q: How much does it cost to visit a Saskatchewan Provincial Park in the winter?
Park entry is $10/vehicle for the day, or if you are interested in multiple park visits this winter, you may want to purchase an annual entry permit at a discounted rate of $40 (regular $75). The annual permit will give you unlimited access to ALL provincial parks until March 31, 2021.
Q: Which parks offer both winter activities AND accommodations?
Three of our parks are ideal for planning a winter vacation in:
- Cypress Hills Provincial Park offers The Resort at Cypress Hills
- Duck Mountain Provincial Park offers Madge Lake Retreats
- Moose Mountain Provincial Park offers the Kenosee Inn & Cabins
Visit Winter In #SaskParks for more information about our winter offerings.
Q: Are all provincial parks open, all winter long?
Yes, all of our parks are open year-round, however services and amenities are significantly reduced at most parks in the winter. Check out the parks that have ongoing winter offerings by visiting Winter In #SaskParks
Q: Will annual passes still be available at all park entry gates?
Park Entry Permits are available at each park, either at the gate or in the Administration Office, and increased safety protocols are now in place.
Please note that reservation dates could change if needed, in order to align with public health requirements.
Additional details about the new reservation system and everything you need to know will be announced at a later date, so please hang tight!