5 reasons you should take a weekday vacation

Long lines, crying kids, and “meh” photo ops can cramp your camping style.

Find space, serenity and more by dodging the weekend crowds this summer:

1. Your own personal beach (sort of)

Have your fun in the sun without anyone else blocking your light!

Staking out a good spot for your umbrella can be a struggle on a packed beach.

empty beach

The beach is much less crowded during weekdays. Lines for rentals, ice cream, museums, and other fun activities are a lot shorter too!

And yes: depending on the park, you just might have the beach to yourself.

2. Chat with staff

Ever wanted to ask a naturalist about those mysterious footprints your aunt’s cousin’s brother twice-removed saw? It’s tough to get a word in edgewise on a busy weekend.

Park staff with visitors

It’s no secret that some of our events and programs draw BIG crowds on the weekend. Weekday Discovery events have a more intimate setting.

3. Get your dream site

It seems like every year is a race to get your perfect site during the summer weekends, yet your old favourite remains empty during the week! Take a few days off and book the campsite you really want.

private campsite

Craving a yurt or cabin? We’ve got lots of midweek vacancies, many even during peak summer months.

If you’re still having trouble getting into your favourite park, try another one nearby!

4. Seeking serenity?

It’s as simple as this: weekdays are quieter.

couple in front of campfire

With fewer people at the park during the week, you’ll have more opportunities for relaxing moments with your group. Less noise = less stress.

5. Ultimate Insta-worthy moments

We all want an impressive shot of the Crack, Big Bend, or Booth’s Rock. Unfortunately, so does everyone else.

Big Bend Lookout

Less foot traffic on weekdays means more opportunities for you to take an awe-inspiring picture (that we’re certain you’ll tell your grandkids about).

Want a few more tips for taking the perfect nature photo? Take a crash course with Nature photography 101.

Book your weekday camping trip today!