Could Yogi and Boo Boo be coming to a campground near you?
Yogo Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground’s franchise, which is based in Cincinnati, is looking to expand to Western Canada. The company will be sponsoring the virtual Canadian Outdoor Hospitality and Conference Expo next week, and it will be searching for locations in B.C. and Alberta.
“Family camping was already on the upswing throughout North America before the COVID-19 pandemic started,” Jellystone’s product development and sales vice-president Jim Westover said in a press release. “Last year, Jellystone Park saw same-park sales explode, with families experiencing—and enjoying—camping and glamping for the first time. All signs point to continued growth in the coming years.”
The company is looking to convert existing campgrounds or build new ones. Their campgrounds feature pools, waterslides and splash grounds, activities like jumping pillows, wagon rides and foam parties, and they also have theme weekends and interactions with Yogi Bear-costumed characters. Guests choose from a variety of accommodation options, including premium cabins, yurts, deluxe RV sites and traditional tent campsites.
Jellystone has 75 locations in North America, including some in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Ontario.
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