If you were hoping to head to BC this summer to do some camping, you will have to adjust your plans.

In an effort to discourage non-essential travel between the provinces during the COVID-19 health crisis, BC provincial parks won't be accepting any reservations at their campsites for non-residents.

Alberta Parks announced a similar resident-only camping policy last week and Saskatchewan will be following suit starting on June 1.

Residents are encouraged to plan staycations and explore their own provinces this summer. BC officials say that by implementing a "residents only" rule at campsites, BC residents will have plenty of options at their disposal. Campers will need to show identification upon arrival, and anyone who isn't a BC resident will be turned away.

Non-BC residents that currently have a reservation at a BC provincial campground are advised to contact BC Parks before June 15 to cancel and receive a full refund. Out of province campers are being warned however, that bookings made on or after May 25, will be cancelled without refund.