If you’re a fan of camping in Alberta, this scenario might sound familiar: you wake up bright and early on the day that Parks Canada opens campsite booking for the summer. You’ve got your computer, phone, tablet, and friends ready. The bookings go live, and you’re thrown into the queue. Maybe you’re lucky and able to book, or perhaps you find yourself 2,754th in line, and you just can’t make it happen. We get it; camping in Alberta’s stunning national parks is in high demand for a reason. Though, it can be a pretty big bummer when you’ve got all your ducks in a row and simply can’t make it happen.
Luckily for you, Schnerp is giving you a second chance. Dan Thareja is the man behind Schnerp.com, a tool that helps you hop in line to scoop up Parks Canada sites when cancellations occur. You’d be surprised how many cancellations happen, especially with thousands of people frantically booking months before the actual trip dates.
Dan Thareja is the man behind Schnerp.com, a tool that helps you hop in line to scoop up Parks Canada sites when cancellations occur. You’d be surprised how many cancellations happen, especially with thousands of people frantically booking months before the actual trip dates.
On the Schnerp platform, you can search sites by location, date, and amenities. You can submit watch requests to watch the sites you want, and you’ll receive an email to book as soon as a cancellation comes through. While you’re not guaranteed to get the spot, it offers an essential heads-up that saves you from sitting on the computer, refreshing and praying for a cancellation. This way, you can just pick the sites you want to watch and go about your life, knowing that Schnerp is keeping an eye on your behalf.
“Schnerp was originally built to solve a personal problem and is now used by campers across the country,” the website explains. Currently, in its second season of operation, Schnerp has helped countless campers snag their spots. In terms of cost, you can either pay per notification or pay for an unlimited subscription and submit as many watch requests as you like.
The tool has a free trial, so you can see what it’s all about. Once you get that spot you’ve been itching for, you’ll be as stoked as the rest of Schnerp’s devoted users.
You know we love camping, so you can trust us when we tell you Schnerp is a total game-changer. Camping is supposed to be relaxing, so let’s not get ourselves worked up about not getting a spot; let’s just lean on our friend Schnerp for support.
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