It's an exciting weekend for campers as many provincial parks in southern Manitoba prepare to open for the season. 

The Manitoba government says Manitobans can expect improvements in several provincial campgrounds including new playgrounds at Kiche Manitou in Spruce Woods, Winnipeg Beach, White Lake in Whiteshell and Whitefish Lake. The province says they have also completed water and wastewater treatment system upgrades at Asessippi, Birds Hill and Paint Lake provincial parks, and a new washroom and shower facility has been installed at Bakers Narrows Provincial Park.

“I know many Manitobans, like me and my family, are eager to head out to the great outdoors to camp at one of our province’s beautiful provincial parks,” said Environment and Climate Change Minister Tracy Schmidt. “We encourage all Manitobans to take the opportunity this spring and summer to explore our provincial parks and make lasting memories.”

All other provincial park campgrounds will open for the May long weekend.

Manitobans looking to make a reservation for campsites, cabins or yurts can do so through the Parks Reservation Service at or by calling (toll-free) 1-888-482-2267.