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1 in 4 BC Camping Reservations Cancelled Due To COVID Resrticitons

Vancouver (Josh Olund BCIT Radio A&E) – Over 6,000 camping reservations in British Columbia have been cancelled due to the provincial order limiting travel between designated health regions.

According to the Ministry of Environment, said the number of cancellations represents 25percent of the total BC Park sites booked to residents before April 19.

Ministry spokesperson David Karn said approximately 22,000 reservations were made.In April, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced enforcement measures including police road checks at major highways to prevent non-essential travel and to stop the spread ofCOVID-19.

Farnworth said Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions are being treated as a single zone. Leaving Vancouver Island, Northern and Interior regions are the other remaining zones.

“We continue to follow the provincial health order recommendations and the travel requirements as ordered and ask people to recreate as close to home as possible,” Karn said on behalf of the ministry.

BC Parks will give back full refunds to all reservation holders who cancelled.Provincial travel restrictions are currently set to expire on May 25.

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