The booking system has worked on the West Coast Trail to limit the numbers. I went a couple years ago and didn't encounter the huge tent cities that once was the norm. Frontenac Park (near Kingston) has a booking system for its extensive canoe network. Disadvantage is there is no flexibility ... you have to move if you didn't book the site ... and its user pay. Advantage are no campsites overflowing with campers and the fees go to maintaining the sites to a high level. I guess its needed; Frontenac is halfway between Toronto and Montreal, without a booking system it would be anarchy. There is discussion of converting a disused Ranger cabin in Strathcona Park to public hut under management by Alpine Club. One concern is that the bookings get dominated by commercial outfitters. So thats a problem ... how do you ensure the public gets at least reasonably fair access to public facilities in public parks? And, once its implemented in Gulf Islands it'll be like backcountry user fees and invasive species (think snakeheads) ... it'll be everywhere thats popular for paddling and there will be a lot more regulation of where you can camp, not just in the Gulf Islands. How do I feel about it? Very unhappy even if its probably necessary ... it all used to be free and accessible. Now that's disappearing fast. Can you imagine having to reserve a campsite in the wilderness? I guess it isn't wilderness anymore.