Starting June 1, generator use will be limited to the hours of 9-11 a.m., and 5-7 p.m. at certain campgrounds
Alberta Parks is taking steps to ensure campers seeking peace and quiet in the great outdoors don’t have their pursuit shattered by noisy generators.
The province is launching a pilot program that will see generator use at certain campgrounds limited to specific hours.
Starting June 1, generator use will be limited to the hours of 9-11 a.m., and 5-7 p.m.
The pilot is only taking place at the following campgrounds:
- Bow Valley and Bow River Campgrounds at Bow Valley Provincial Park
- Lodgepole and Ferguson Hill Campgrounds at Cypress Hills Provincial Park
- Gooseberry Campground at Gooseberry Provincial Recreation Area
- Long Lake Campground at Long Lake Provincial Park
- Miquelon Lake Campground at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
- Elkwood Campground at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
- Pigeon Lake and Zeiner Campgrounds at Pigeon Lake Provincial Park
- Wabamun Lake Campground at Wabamun Lake Provincial Park
In a release, the province said the initiative is designed to allow people to continue using the generators, while reducing noise.
Campers who require more power are encouraged to book powered sites. Exemptions or alternate arrangements may still be made for people with medical needs.
Because this is a new program, the province is offering refunds on the $10 change or cancellation fee if those changes or cancellations are made before April 22. Those refunds will only be provided for campgrounds bringing in the pilot program.
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