Campers across the province will be eagerly preparing for the Victoria Day Weekend as many pack up the camper or tent and head to the closest campground.   

"May Long Weekend is obviously a long weekend, but it's not as busy as the July or August Long," explains Joan Adams, Parks Manager in Moose Mountain Provincial Parks. "We are probably half full so there's still lots of spaces for people to come camping. A lot of people come without a reservation for the May Long and that's fine."

She added that her main piece of advice for campers this weekend is to be prepared for any type of weather.

"It can be absolutly beautiful or it could be windy and raining and cool. You might get a little bit of everything. So just come prepared."

The provincial park had a few upgrades last summer for campers to take full advantage of.

"Last year we talked about the new beach change house on the main beach. We've had some changes and upgrades to the campground but most of those were in effect towards the end of last year. So we're up and we're ready to go."

And she added that there are plenty of activities to keep campers busy this weekend.

"The golf course is open and it's absolutely beautiful. We've got a couple of good eating establishments here. Or just those people who want to get out into the back country and reconnect with nature so they might just want to go out hiking for the day. There's lot of fish in the lake."

Although this weekend might be a little early for a lot of water sports, she is expecting a few boats on the lake.

"It can be pretty cool on the lake. Our lake is up so high that boating traffic has almost doubled or tripled."

One thing that won't be an issue this year is campfires. Adams noted that there are no concerns over dry conditions and campfires creating dangerous situations. 

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