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Manitoba Ups Park Camping Rates and Fees

March 16, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Campers looking to stay at a Manitoba provincial park will be paying more, according to a Conservation announcement.

According to the Gimli, Manitoba Interlake Spectator:

  • Nightly camping fees will increase to $9-$24 from $8-$22.
  • Seasonal rates will increase to $330-$925 from $299-$835.
  • Permanent trailer-village programs will range from $857 to $1,038, up from $767.55 to $948.15.
  • Family vacation cabins will increase to $31-$78 from $29-$74; and yurts will increase to $47 from $44.

“Manitoba’s parks feature camping rates, including those for yurts and cabins, that continue to be some of the lowest in the country,” said Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie. “We’re making improvements every year to enhance the enjoyment of Manitoba’s provincial parks and campgrounds for millions of visitors.”

New premium Hecla family vacation cabins built in 2008 and 2009 will be $61 per night and coin-operated showers will have a standardized fee of $1 per three minutes of use.

The province is also:

  • Increasing cottage and commercial administrative fees on leased provincial park land to $40 from $30.
  • Introducing a $50 site plan fee for permits to construct or alter buildings or developments on vacation home, commercial or special-consideration organization lots in provincial parks
  • Implementing a $10 per truck load sewage tipping fee for commercial sewage haulers dumping at provincial park wastewater facilities. Control gates and pass-card systems will be introduced at park sewage lagoons and are expected to be operating at most locations within three years.

Improvements to park infrastructure and facilities include:

  • 20 new full-service campsites at Rivers Provincial Park campground.
  • 65 new campsites, some with electrical connections and others with water and electricity, at Wellman Lake campground in Duck Mountain Provincial Park.
  • New shower facilities at Birds Hill, Childs Lake, Nutimik Lake and Wellman Lake.
  • Resurfaced bike trails at Birds Hill.

Most campgrounds will open the weekend before the May long weekend, while Grand Beach, Lundar, St. Ambroise and northern campgrounds will open the May long weekend. May long weekend is liquor-free in provincial parks and year-round park entry remains free.

The Parks Reservation Service will open for campsite reservations on April 5 at 7:30 a.m. Detailed information on campground opening dates and campground rules is available at  (800) 214-6497.

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