Discover the beauty of Alberta’s most stunning campgrounds and get grounded this summer! From breathtaking mountain backdrops to serene lakeside shores, here are 10 of Alberta’s favourite camping spots for their scenic beauty, amenities and activities.
Make sure to check the campground’s official website for availability and up-to-date info!
- Tunnel Mountain Campground
Take in the stunning mountain views at Tunnel Mountain and enjoy its well-maintained facilities, conveniently located near Banff.
- Two Jack Lakeside Campground
Set on the shores of Two Jack Lake, this unserviced yet rustic spot is known for its serene atmosphere, beautiful sunsets and access to hiking trails and water activities.
- Hidden Cove at Maligne Lake
Secluded and peaceful, Hidden Cove is located near the pristine Maligne Lake and can be accessed by paddling in. Campers can stay up to two nights and soak up the experience by boating, fishing and exploring nearby trails.
- Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park Campground
Officially dubbed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park is the largest collection of rock art on the North American Plains. Camp out here for stunning views of the hoodoos and Milk River Valley, and don’t forget to take advantage of its interpretive programs and guided tours.
- Dinosaur Provincial Park Campground
Known for its fascinating paleontological significance, this campground is a favourite among dinosaur enthusiasts. Nestled in a valley near the Red Deer River, the surrounding badlands offer breathtaking views, and visitors can participate in guided fossil tours and hikes.
- Carson-Pegasus Provincial Campground
Situated on the scenic shores of McLeod Lake, Carson-Pegasus is a well-treed campground with a range of amenities, trails, fishing and a sandy beach.
- Kananaskis Interlakes Campground
Located between Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes in the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, campers enjoy the tranquil setting of Interlakes Campground, which offers numerous hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities. Helpful tip: A Kananaskis Conservation Pass, similar to the National Parks pass, is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
- Crimson Lake Campground
You’ll love the lakeside vibe of Crimson Lake Campground, which is perfect for swimming, boating and fishing. Its well-maintained facilities and playgrounds make it an excellent choice for families.
- River Grove Campground
Located in a peaceful forested area within Drumheller, this campground boasts shaded campsites close to exciting activities, including the World’s Largest Dinosaur and spray park and wading fountain.
- Firerock Campground
Popular for its beautiful wooded setting and proximity to Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, this camping locale is known for generous amenities, activities and opportunities for stargazing.
No matter where you go this summer, we hope you take the chance to escape the hustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the positive, grounding energy found in nature. So, pack your camping gear, gather your loved ones, and embark on an unforgettable journey to one of Alberta’s favourite spots. Happy camping!
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