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Snowpack keeps campgrounds closed for Victoria Day weekend

(May 11, 2011) -- The heavy snowpack in the mountains has led the national parks in Canada to delay several campground openings, which will also be closed during the Victoria Day weekend, May 21-23, reports the Calgary Herald.

CALGARY, Alberta — The heavy snowpack in the mountains has led the national parks in Canada to delay several campground openings, which will also be closed during the Victoria Day weekend, May 21-23, reports the Calgary Herald.

Among the closures are Two Jack Lakeside, Two Jack Campground, Lake Louise Tent Campground and the Kootenay National Park Redstreak Campground.

Parks Canada spokesman Omar McDadi said park employees hoped most of the main sites would be open for the long weekend.

“We had an amazing winter in the Canadian Rockies and through the mountain parks. It was the kind of winter we were waiting for. There was so much snow and so many things to do,” he said. “The consequences of the great winter are that it allowed for an incredibly big snowpack, which remains in places in the mountain parks.

For the complete story from the Calgary Herald, click here.

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