Fees going up in 2019 at Saskatchewan provincial parks

Man to get refund after being charged almost $5,000 while trying to buy a pass for Candle Lake Provincial Park.
Seasonal camping costs, vehicle park entry permits fees are some of the increases coming in 2019 at Saskatchewan provincial parks. Global News/File

Some fee increases are coming in 2019 for people visiting Saskatchewan provincial parks.

Annual park entry permits are increasing to $75, and weekly permits to $40. The three-day entry permit will no longer be available. A one-day entry permit remains unchanged at $10.

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Also on the rise are costs for full service and electrical sites, which are going up $2/night.

Seasonal campers will also be paying more in 2019, with an electrical seasonal site going up to $2,600, non-electrical to $1,400, and economy to $1,100.

The province also said Monday there will be a $5 nightly discount for electric, non-electric, and economy sites during the spring season.

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Changes are also coming to the online reservation system.

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Seasonal campers will now have to book using the online reservation system, which starts at 7 a.m. CT on Tuesday, April 2.

Officials said a queuing system will be used to ensure fairness, and people will only be able to book for one person, in one campsite, with one payment.

Seasonal campers will also require a vehicle park entry permit starting in 2019.

Nightly reservations for the 2019 season can be booked starting April 8, which will be staggered until April 18.

  • Monday, April 8: Blackstrap and Pike Lake
  • Wednesday, April 10: Meadow Lake
  • Thursday, April 11: Saskatchewan Landing and The Battlefords
  • Friday, April 12: Buffalo Pound, Douglas and Danielson
  • Monday, April 15: Echo Valley, Rowan’s Ravine, Makwa Lake, Bronson Forest and Lac La Ronge
  • Tuesday, April 16: Cypress Hills
  • Wednesday, April 17: Duck Mountain, Good Spirit and Greenwater
  • Thursday, April 18: Moose Mountain, Crooked Lake, Great Blue Heron, Narrow Hills and Candle Lake