Holly Klann was among thousands of Manitobans glued to her computer screen early Monday morning hoping to beat the rush and book a campsite on opening day of reservations. Things did not go smoothly, according to a report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
When the provincial reservation website opened at 7 a.m., she was around 1,900th in line. The website crashed 30 minutes later, right as she was next up, and she was bumped to the back of the queue — somewhere nearer to 20,000th in line.
She finally got through at 11:30 a.m. By then, everything had been picked through, and she didn’t get what she wanted.
“Terrible…. It was frustrating,” she said. “I just booked anything I could find that wasn’t a shared group spot.”
Klann is one of several who voiced complaints on social media on Monday about the province’s parks and campground booking system’s technical glitches and hours-long waits.
See the full CBC report here.