The Northwest Territories’ parks reopen for the summer on Friday, May 11. Some of them are packing upgrades.

Parks with new features this year include:

Cameron Falls, where you’ll find a bigger parking lot – including dedicated bus parking – and better toilet facilities.

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Blackstone, on the Liard Highway near Nahanni Butte, where you can now rent a new overnight facility.

Prelude Lake, which has a new loop – Loop D – featuring 15 non-powered campsites, and a new dumping station.

Reid Lake, where a new dock has been built and you’ll find new fire pits and picnic tables, as well as a new dumping station.

Fred Henne in Yellowknife, which has new outhouses.

More upgrades are scheduled to take place to NWT parks this year.

The territory’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment says it received a record number of online campground bookings in the first two days after opening its reservation system last month.