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Provincial park camping kicks off this weekend

Parks are open starting Thursday, May 19.

REGINA — After this season's campsite reservation launch, Saskatchewan's provincial parks are ready to welcome campers back to the parks starting Thursday, May 19.

Daily and weekly park entry permits can be purchased online and printed at home in advance of a visit to parks. If an annual entry permit has been purchased but hasn't been delivered yet, campers will have received a temporary permit via email that can be printed and displayed in their vehicle until the permit arrives in the mail. 

Upon arriving in the park, campers can proceed directly to their campsite with their entry permit displayed and they will be automatically checked in. 

Guided park programs and events will kick off in many provincial parks this weekend with family-friendly activities to explore such as crafts, gnome home building, themed hikes, campfires, night sky gazing, geocaching and recreation sports and activities. Details and pre-registration for programs is available at under "Tickets & Events".

Self-guided Park Discovery Packs will also be available to borrow daily in most parks starting this weekend. Topics range from astronomy to birds and bugs. The packs include everything needed to complete a craft, explore the park or conduct a science experiment.

An alcohol and recreational cannabis ban will be in effect for the May long weekend. Cottages, rental cabins and any business facilities serving liquor in licensed establishments in parks are not affected by the ban. 

For those looking to book a last-minute May long trip, the "Camping this Weekend" feature on the Sask Parks reservation website offers a tool to quickly see what's available nearby.

For additional information on camping in Sask Parks or to book a campsite, visit