2013 Was a Record Setting Year for Saskatchewan Parks

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The Government of Saskatchewan announced this week that it was a record-setting year for Saskatchewan Parks in 2013! They beat their previous attendance record by 3.3%.

“Saskatchewan provincial parks are premiere tourism destinations in Saskatchewan and we continue to see more visitors than ever before,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty said.  “We have also been working hard to improve our visitors’ park experience.  Since 2007, many parks have received upgrades and more are planned for this coming year.”

Costs to operate the park have increased 42% since 2007 (Park user fees cover less than 60 per cent of operating costs.), so a few of the rates have increased for 2014 as well...

  • Nightly – electric – from $22 to $27
  • Nightly - full service – from $26 to $35
  • Nightly - non-electric – remains unchanged at $17
  • Seasonal - electric – from $1,500 to $1,900
  • Seasonal – non electric – from $760 to $950
  • Swimming lessons – from $25 to $35

The Government of Saskatchewan is also investing 10 million over four years (over and above the regular capital budget) to develop two new campgrounds, enhance shower and bathroom facilities, create more electrified sites and other infrastructure improvements.

Don't forget to reserve-a-site starting the first week of March and applications for Seasonal camping are available now until January 30th (Seasonal sites will be awarded through lottery on Monday, February 3, 2014).