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10/09/2019 9:39 am  #1


New campsite reservation system is rolling out soon!

Following is copy-pasted from email from Ontario Parks ........

New reservation system is rolling out soon!In order to transfer data from the old system to the new system, the reservation system must be taken offline for approximately one week. 

There will be no reservations available online or via the call centre while the reservation service is temporarily shut down.
  

When will the outage be?  
For online reservations, the shutdown starts at midnight on October 20. Reservations, changes or cancellations not completed before this time will not be processed.
For call centre reservations, the cut-off time to create, change or cancel a reservation is 9:00 p.m. on October 19.  

Will my upcoming reservations be affected?
No. All reservations created before the temporary shut-down will be transferred to the new reservation system.

Will I need to create a new user account?
If you have an account on our current reservation system and have made a booking within the past two years, your account information — including profile information and reservation history — will be transferred to the new system.
Password information will not be transferred. When the system comes back online, use the email address associated with your old account to access your profile and booking history.
 
When will the new system be online?
Starting the morning of October 25, the new reservation site will be available for you to browse, review your account, and set up new accounts.

Note that reservations will NOT be open at this time.
Keen campers can browse the upgraded site to become familiar with the look and feel, set up new accounts, and review reservations made prior to the shut-down.

Reservations are scheduled to open at 7:00 a.m. on October 28.

Wondering about the new system's features?

For full information .. http://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/new-reservation-features/

 

10/10/2019 7:18 am  #2


Re: New campsite reservation system is rolling out soon!

Advance check-in up to two weeks before the trip. Nice!

I was worried they would introduce a site-specific reservation system. That would be a disaster.

 

10/11/2019 3:11 pm  #3


Re: New campsite reservation system is rolling out soon!

Can't wait to print out my own permits.  Means I can roll into the parking lot of the more remote access points at 5:30-6am.  Will put my trips WAY ahead of the schedule I'm used to, which usually had me on the water just as the wind was picking up.

Pet-friendly yurts are nice too, even if it's only one or two per campground.  Little doggo is already excited!

 

10/12/2019 8:21 pm  #4


Re: New campsite reservation system is rolling out soon!

I wonder how the advance check-in works if someone were to print their permit 2 weeks prior and then cancel prior to the trip. I can't help to wonder if there is a possibility of people canceling and then tripping without paying for it, arguing that they have a reservation if someone else shows up on a site. 

Marko_Mrko wrote:

Advance check-in up to two weeks before the trip. Nice!

I was worried they would introduce a site-specific reservation system. That would be a disaster.

 

 

10/13/2019 12:51 am  #5


Re: New campsite reservation system is rolling out soon!

Sunfish wrote:

I wonder how the advance check-in works if someone were to print their permit 2 weeks prior and then cancel prior to the trip. I can't help to wonder if there is a possibility of people canceling and then tripping without paying for it, arguing that they have a reservation if someone else shows up on a site. 

Marko_Mrko wrote:

Advance check-in up to two weeks before the trip. Nice!

I was worried they would introduce a site-specific reservation system. That would be a disaster.

 

My guess is that once you print the permit it becomes non-refundable. Otherwise, yeah, I could see people trying to abuse the system the way you outlined.

 

10/13/2019 1:09 pm  #6


Re: New campsite reservation system is rolling out soon!

I like being able to print permits prior to trip departure. I havent had a chance to look at it extensively but does this include printing the vehicle parking permit too? Im assuming you just print out a second copy for the dash? Looking forward to put in prior to office opening..its about time. The two weeks prior to departure seems excessive to me however.

 

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