Camp within the mature tall trees in a peaceful forest oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. No traffic noise, city lights, or chemical pollution. Campsites are far away from permanent local residents in the area. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. Take a short hike along our fairy-forest solar lighted walking trail across a meandering stream to our co
Camp within the mature tall trees in a peaceful forest oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. No traffic noise, city lights, or chemical pollution. Campsites are far away from permanent local residents in the area. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. Take a short hike along our fairy-forest solar lighted walking trail across a meandering stream to our communal campfire and games area. There are three compost toilets on site and 2 potable water wash stations. Playground close to communal fire pit and compost toilets. Visit our 5 friendly llamas and don't forget to get your selfie! Hike, bike or visit the beach at Pigeon Lake provincial park just 10 minutes north of here. Or visit Battle Lake, only 7 minutes south of the property where you can enjoy boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming & fishing. Free day-use boat launch at Battle Lake Park. Come enjoy this tranquil piece of nature with us.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
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Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to The Secret Sanctuary
Private 2 hr Couples Massage Class
Guides hands-on massage in a private class including a 45 min massage per per...Read more
Deep Tissue/Relaxation Massage
Indulge in our signature Massage Package including One-on-one health consulta...Read more
Full-Day rental of one of our Paddle Boards. Included in the price, the board...Read more
Guided Tour of Mount Butte
Guided 30-45 min hike up Mount Butte with our experienced tour guide. Enjoy ...Read more
Guided Nature Walk
Reconnect with the outdoors on guided nature walk around our property. Please...Read more
Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood!
Breakfast in lodge
Local free-range eggs cooked as you like, bread, oatmeal, Fruit, muffins, tea...Read more
Crossover bike rental for 4 hours
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Mountain bike along the gravel roads or at Pigeon Lake campground just 10 minute drive from here.
Sail, canoe, kayak, paddle board or motor boat at Battle Lake 10 minutes from here. Boat Launch & dock at Battle Lake campground
Fish off the dock or shore at Battle Lake
Bring your own canoe, kayak or paddle board and enjoy a day at Battle Lake only 10 minute drive from the camping area.
Cross country skiing at Pigeon Lake provincial park only 10 minute drive from the property
Beaches and swimming available at Battle Lake and Pigeon Lake, 10 minutes from the property
Enjoy watching the numerous birds the live in the forest.
Natural features you'll find at The Secret Sanctuary in Alberta.
The closest beach is on Battle Lake only 10 minutes drive from the property. It warms up by late June.
Campsites are in the middle of a healthy boreal forest of mature spruce & popular trees on protected watershed land with a smal...Read more
There is a small spring fed lake called Battle Lake that is only 10 minute drive from the property.
Fresh water swimming at Battle Lake beach campground
Places to see near The Secret Sanctuary
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It was a beautiful area to be out in. It was peaceful and nice to be in nature. We loved the lamas and the host was amazing with communication and answering any questions. Definitely a gem of a spot and will definitely be coming back in the future!
The area, the energy, and host, the lamas...fantastic! The camp areas are spacious and surrounded by mature beautiful trees, and the outhouse was clean and well maintained. Denika was welcoming and friendly and quick to respond on the app. It was our first Hipcamp experience and we will definitely visit her place again!
The perfect weekend getaway
It was one of the most spectacular campgrounds i have stayed at for a lot of years. Beautiful views, nice natural open clearings perfect for pets to run around and play in. Close enough to town incase you need to pop in for something you forgot, but just far enough away that you don't get any traffic noise to ruin the calming serenity you are surrounded by. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating, which is just as important as the campground itself. Will definitely be returning for future adventures and I would highly recommend it to anyone that has never been to pay it a visit.
Definitely a gem to visit!
We loved our stay at the Secret Sanctuary. ❤️ Denika and her family have done an amazing job creating private spots to nestle in the trees while still enjoying the full beauty of their property. Very tidy and well maintained! Host was responsive and welcoming. Easy to communicate with and gave us privacy while we were there. A definitely gem to enjoy. We highly recommend checking it out.
Fun time !
The property is lovely, lots of space to enjoy our time and such a peaceful setting. The lamas are fun! Denika, her family and pup were all so welcoming. We will likely return for more camping in the future :)
I will never forget my stay here! Oh boy where to start... Nick and Denika were so kind and accommodating, and gave us great direction and suggestions from the moment we got here. Though at the same time they gave us enough space for us to do our own thing and enjoy our trip amongst ourselves. Their animals were so cute and we got to spend a lot of time around them, and it was really cool getting to know the Llamas. The area was so well kept and beautiful, we will definitely be back.
The Secret Sanctuary was amazing! Makes you feel you are one with nature. It’s s nice to breathe fresh air and hear the trees dancing leaves. I never thought there would be such place close to Edmonton. The owner is very accommodating and very nice lady as well her family. It was such a good experience and we will definitely recommend going there. We had such an amazing time.