To prevent overbooking and last-minute changes,Parks ( ) announced that its reservation change fee would increase from CA$5 to CA$10 on March 31.
According to a press release,made before March 31 will carry the old price.
“We know that life happens and plans change, but it is important to do what we can to promote fair and equal access towhile continuing to prioritize affordability,” the release reads.
Changes were first announced in January whenParks went with a new system designed to cut down on the overload of bookings that the has experienced in the past.
The new system allowsto reserve up to 90 days ahead to individual sites and 180 days for comfort and group sites.
Thehas also cut down the maximum number of nights per booking to ten from 16.
The ministry’s data show the number ofmaking lasting ten nights or more increased by 154% in 2021, but 47.5% of these were later altered compared to just 10% of other . Additionally, 27% of those who reserved 16 consecutive nights canceled their reservation ultimately.
This story originally appeared on Calgary Herald.