01/23/2015 09:24 EST | Updated 03/25/2015 05:59 EDT

Camping fees in B.C. provincial parks to rise

The cost of camping in B.C.'s provincial parks is set to go up in March, with sites costing between $2 and $5 more per night.

"By increasing user fees in campgrounds, campers who use the parks system are helping to keep it sustainable for future generations to enjoy," B.C. Minister of Environment Mary Polak said in a government issued news release.

The fee increase is expected to bring in $1.3 million — which the government said will go towards maintaining and improving the parks.

The last increase to camping fees was in 2010.

There won't be any increase to fees for sani-stations, mooring buoys, backcountry camping, picnic shelters or group camping. Parking in provincial parks will continue to be free.