Cabins near Edson with horseback riding

Find affordable camping in the forest or near the water just east of the Rockies.

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Go Hard Ranch

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1700 acres · Edson, AB
Go Hard Ranch is nestled alongside Chip Lake, just 15 minutes from the Yellowhead Highway near the small hamlet of Wildwood, Alberta, and only an hour's drive from Edmonton. The Ranch overlooks one of Alberta’s largest and most underrated lakes, promising to captivate you during your stay at this second-generation family ranch. The family has worked together to bring their vision of the Ranch to life, creating a unique space that is uplifting, beautiful, and comfortable. Whether you want to step outside to experience stunning views, immerse yourself in nature, glimpse Alberta wildlife, watch a multitude of bird species, or hike or ride your horse through the land, Go Hard Ranch is your perfect oasis. The Ranch is ideal for getaways with friends, couples, and families, group camping, and hosting retreats or events. It is also a sought-after wedding venue. Join them for a weekend of camping, campfires, and tranquillity. You can choose to stay in cozy cabins, authentic tipis or the ranch campground! The historic log cabin is the centerpiece of the ranch, surrounded by three smaller guest cabins, the tipis, wash house, cook house and the campground. Each cabin has its own style, and each tipi has its own powerful theme. Stay in the Warrior Spirit Tipi for the brave, the Bison Spirit Tipi for those who roam, or the War Horse Spirit Tipi for connection. These authentic tipi accommodations offer a unique way to get back to your roots and experience the true feeling of living in Canada. Whether you are visiting the Ranch for a wedding, attending an event, or simply needing a weekend getaway from your busy life, the Ranch has much to offer. It provides a venue with just the right touch of the country, no matter the reason for your visit. Go Hard Ranch truly is a place where romance meets rustic.
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Cabins near Edson with horseback riding guide


Roughly halfway between the provincial capital of Edmonton and Jasper National Park on the Yellowhead Highway is the town of Edson. It has pretty, family-friendly parks and a system of walking trails throughout the community, plus all the amenities you would expect in a prairie town. Several lakes and rivers are in the region, if you fancy something close to the water, plus RV lots, glamping options, and quiet woodland retreats.

Where to go

Parkland County

To the east of Edson is Parkland County and Pembina River Provincial Park. The public campground there has both serviced and unserviced sites, with access to the river for fishing and tubing. There are also tiny homes, glamping and private Hipcamp sites to pitch your tent scattered throughout the county.

Hinton Region

Following the Yellowhead Highway west for a little less than an hour brings you to the doorstep of the Rocky Mountains and the town of Hinton. It’s a great spot for mountain bikers and rock climbers, plus there are nice trails for horseback riding, all-terrain vehicles, and hiking. Stay in a cozy log cabin, bring your RV, or find a spot to tent in the foothills.

Jasper National Park

Jasper is a popular year round destination. It has several campgrounds with varying degrees of service. Whistlers Campground is by far the largest, at 781 sites. From there it goes all the way to rustic backcountry where you can hike in and chances of even hearing other campers are low. Over the summer months reservations are booked months in advance and first come first serve sites fill up quickly.

When to go

Summers in Edson are the best time to visit. Campgrounds are generally closed in the winter (end of September until mid-May.) Combine the high elevation of Edson with its northern latitude and you get cold winters with lots of snow. That’s good news for snowshoers and Nordic skiers, but if you are looking to camp, you are better off to keep to May through September, and even then, be prepared for evenings that may be chilly.

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