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Rustic Riverside Camping
3 sites · Lodging50 acres · Bragg Creek, AlbertaCamp riverside at the gateway to Kananaskis! Onespot Crossing Campground is a family owned Indigenous campground that hosts powows and other cultural events on site. Revenue from your booking will go towards supporting Indigenous programming at the campground.Please be mindful that the roads at this campground are bumpy dirt roads.
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Bragg Creek Glamping
2 sites · Lodging2 acres · AlbertaLocated on 2,5 acres of forest in Wintergreen Bragg Creek, the land offers access to nearby...
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Cattle Ranch in the Foothills
4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents320 acres · AlbertaWe are a working cattle ranch about 10 minutes drive off of HiWay #1. You’re surrounded by wildlife and outdoor activities just as you step out of the door. We offer lots of privacy. During most of your stay, you will think there’s no one on the ranch but you! We’re close to a golf course, about 40 minutes to Canmore, one hour to Banff, and 40 minutes to Downtown Calgary. Perfect for day trips for activities other than camping. Our cows are tame, but not house pets, especially when they have their calves near by! They’ll be curious, but then go back to munching on grass.
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Collinswood Retreat
4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents160 acres · AlbertaCollin’s Wood is a very special place indeed. The land was bought by my grandfather years ago...
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Raptor Valley
4 sites · Lodging, Tents34 acres · AlbertaLocated on a private country setting 34 acres of quiet and relaxing space set back in the hills...
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Still Creek Farm
2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · AlbertaLearn more about this land: Welcome to Still Creek Farm! Available throughout the spring and...
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Back 40 Outdoor Events
2 sites · Lodging600 acres · British ColumbiaPeaceful glamping in the Canadian Rockies, close to Radium Hot Springs & Kootenay National Park...
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Merlin Ranch
1 site · RV, Tent300 acres · AlbertaWe moved from the city to this 300 acre ranch in 2013 and have been slowing updating it and...
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Flyway Farm & Forest
5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Spillimacheen, British Columbia Welcome to Flyway Farm & Forest! We are only 1hr and 30 minutes away from Banff National Park...
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Hippy Haven
3 sites · Lodging7 acres · AlbertaLearn more about this land: The Hippy Haven is a cozy, comfortable spot for a relaxing weekend...
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Quinn Creek Campground
3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · British ColumbiaWelcome to the Columbia Valley! Located between the Rocky Mountains and the Purcell Mountain Range in BC's East Kootenays. Nestled between 4 National Parks, and centrally located between Golden and Radium Hot Springs, is where you will find Quinn Creek RV Campground. Known for its breath-taking scenery, this area is perfect for a variety of outdoor activities including golfing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking and much more. Enjoy the full Quinn Creek experience without the hassle of towing or setting up an RV. Simply rent the Qu RV! You will have access to your own fire pit and picnic table. The Columbia Wetlands are just a short walk away with lots of hiking and biking opportunities in the area. You are located next to the shower house and laundry. We look forward to hosting you!
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ML Arena at Owl Point
6 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · AlbertaOwl Point is located in the Foothills of Southern Alberta in the community of Spring Point. We...
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The foothills of Canada's Rocky Mountains are home to Calgary, Alberta's largest city. The vibrant city holds a wealth of places to explore, but if you want to spend your time in the great outdoors, Calgary is the gateway to alpine adventures. Hiking, mountain biking, boating, and lakeside getaways are among the chief activities in Kananaskis Country, Banff, and Canmore, or you can also head east for more great campgrounds in and around Drumheller.

Where to Go

Kananaskis

"K-country" is sometimes overlooked as people dash along the Trans-Canada to Banff. That’s good news for you if you'd like your plans to include backcountry hiking and camping, biking, trail rides, and generally less crowded camping experiences. Bow Valley Provincial Park is one of the protected parks in the area with several serviced and unserviced campsite options.

Banff National Park

Banff National Park is popular for a reason. It is full of awe-inspiring views of the Canadian Rockies, wildlife, a charming townsite along the Bow River, and plenty of camping options, from glamping and full-service RV parks with hookups to basic hike-in sites.

Drumheller Area

Mountains aren’t all that are on Calgary’s doorstep. Less than a 90-minute drive east of the city brings you to the dinosaur capital of Alberta, Drumheller. Home to the renowned Tyrrell Museum, even those who aren’t obsessed with dinosaurs and fossils will find themselves fascinated. Family-friendly RV parks and tenting options are all found within easy reach of town.

When to Go

Year-round camping can be found near Calgary. The ski hills in the area are a popular wintertime draw, and you’ll also find skating, crosscountry and nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and even dog-sledding opportunities. It snows early and stays chilly late into the spring in the mountains, so always make sure you are prepared for the weather. Maenwhile, Drumheller has an arid climate and gets very hot in the summer. Look for a site with some shade if you can—you will need it.

Know Before You Go

  • Being so close to the city is convenient, but this also means that weekends in the mountains (particularly long weekends) pretty consistently face a large influx of visitors. If you are hoping to snag a campsite during high season, book as soon as reservations open for the season. 
  • If you don't own all the gear you need for your adventure, the Outdoor Centre at the University of Calgary offers equipment rentals available to the public. They have canoes, kayaks, and rafts, plus winter sports equipment, boots, and safety gear. 
  • Provincial parks in Alberta are free and don't require an entry permit. Campsite fees vary, and booking fees may apply. Make your reservation at the Alberta Parks website or by phone.

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