At Elk Island National Park (EINP), winter camping is taking off.
 
"It's a great opportunity to visit the park at a less busy time," said Catharine Brazeau, communications officer at EINP.
 
The park has 62 total sites at the Astotin Lake campground, but over winter only 23 are available.
 
"Preparing ahead for winter camping is obviously important. You want to check the temperatures and wind chill factors before you go, pack all necessary foods and expect rapidly changing weather conditions," added Brazeau.
 
Plenty of popular winter activities include snowshoeing, skiing, tobogganing and skating.
 
EINP is one of the regions busiest places, last year (2017) they had over half a million visitors.
 
Campsite reservations are now available online for those looking to save their spot starting in April.
 
 

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