Soggy spring blocks thousands of camping reservations in Manitoba

The constant Colorado floods and lows that rocked the province this spring ruined plans for thousands of Manitobans hoping for a camping getaway.

A provincial spokesperson told CTV News about 3,000 reservations have been impacted by campground closures this spring.

“More than 25 provincial parks have been impacted this spring by flooding or wet conditions due to the late onset of spring and consistent Colorado lows affecting the province for the past few months,” the provincial spokesperson said. to CTV News in an email.

They said camping depends on the weather, especially in Manitoba – a province they say is prone to significant weather events.

“While this year it is wet conditions, in recent years there have been site closures and cancellations due to wildfires. The province has also seen group site closures over the past two years due to the pandemic.

The province said that for those affected by the closures this year, some of the reservations have been refunded and some have been moved to another location.

Although some campsites remain closed, the province said there are still plenty of campsites available in Manitoba.

“If a preferred campsite is affected by a closure, the Parks Reservations Department can help move the reservation to another campground,” the spokesperson said.

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