Camping at a provincial park in Saskatchewan will cost you more this summer.
The provincial parks department says full service nightly camping is going up four dollars to 40 dollars and electric camping is going up from 28 dollars a night to 30.
The cost of getting into a provincial park is also going up with a daily pass rising two dollars to 10 dollars and a three day pass going from 19 to 24 dollars. The price of annual passes and weekly passes are also going up.
The Saskatchewan NDP says it is outraged with the fee hike.
NDP Parks, Culture, and Sport Critic Warren McCall says after chopping a number of jobs in Saskatchewan’s provincial parks, the Sask. Party is now forcing campers to pay for its mismanagement, scandal and waste by hiking camping fees.“Saskatchewan parks and campgrounds should be affordable and accessible for Saskatchewan people to enjoy and should be a draw for tourists visiting our province.” McCall said. “But, by taking a hatchet to our parks, funding and jobs, and by jacking fees, the Sask. Party is, once again, making the people of Saskatchewan pay for its mismanagement.”
The department is also announcing booking for this summer will once again be staggered over a 10 day period starting April 4.
A new visitation record for Saskatchewan’s provincial parks was set last year with nearly four million visits.