While camping is a relaxing way to spend a weekend, booking a campsite in Manitoba is beyond frustrating.
Today is the first day for booking provincial campsites, but the online system has crashed, leaving a ton of prospective campers left hanging and furious.
“I waited an hour and a half, got right to the last spot to jump in, and they kicked me off,” explains Ken. “Now I can’t even access the site.”
Colin says his wife logged in around 7 a.m.
“Got a ticket, they call it a ticket to get yourself in line. She was number 202. Once she got in to make the reservation, it crashed. We tried it on our iPads, phones. You name it, we tried it. Nothing.”
Tracy called in to 680 CJOB to tell us about his experience.
“At the crack of 7 a.m., my ticket number was 409 and I got to the front of the queue, went to log in, and nothing.”
There R no words 2 describe the absolute disaster that is the #Manitoba camping reservation website.
— Wpg_BlueBird (@Wpg_BlueBird) April 4, 2016
We have reached out to the province to ask them to explain. This is their response:
“The Parks Reservation System is up and running and seeing a high volume of requests. Unfortunately there was an issue with one of the servers early this morning, causing a delay in the start of online bookings. Service was restored and the system is catching up to the volume again. As of 9:30 am 6,385 reservations had been made.”