Make Calgary your basecamp to outdoor adventures and sleep under the stars with campgrounds and RV parks a short drive from the city. Tackle the backcountry or discover the joys of glamping in the great outdoors with 12 campgrounds and RV parks in the Calgary area.
1. Calgary West Campground
Sleep under the stars and the bright city lights with over 300 sites, electrical hookup and free Wi-Fi at Calgary West Campground. All the action of WinSport is right at your doorstep while free shuttles to a Calgary Transit stop make getting around easy. That’s Western hospitality.
2. Tunnel Mountain Campground
Nightly theatre shows, free firewood, and easy access to the town of Banff make Tunnel Mountain a great family camp site. With plenty of space for tent and RV camping, you can book your site last minute and still have cell service to post that #campingselfie around the fire before the sun sets.
3. Beaver Flats Campground
Unplug from the world and leave your phone behind at Beaver Flats Campground, less than an hour from Calgary. Take a dip in the river during the day and fall asleep to the sound of the waves in private walk-in sites with hiking options to keep you busy all summer long.
4. Spring Hill RV Park
Enjoy the full RV experience and make Spring Hill RV Park your gateway to Calgary, Kananaskis Country, and Banff. Sit back and relax with a convenience store, gas station, restaurant, and liquor store on site.
5. Interlakes Campground
Drink your morning coffee by the lake in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park and take in the beauty of Lower Kananaskis Lake. A hike around the lake will tire you out during the day and get you ready for a s’more by the fire at night. Firewood can be purchased on site, but be sure to bring your own drinking water.
6. Aspen Crossing
Aspen Crossing has it all. Set up camp at their full service campground or rent an RV for a new family adventure. Or, take your camping experience up to the first class car and glamp in style in a Caboose Cabin on authentic railway tracks with all the modern amenities you could ask for. Take in the views from the deck or roast marshmallows around the open fire with this unique camping getaway.
7. Dinosaur Campground
Sleep like a fossil in Dinosaur Provincial Park with a long list of creature comforts you will love throughout the site, including their comfort camping Canvas Wall Tents – some of the country’s best glamping! Guided hiking, bus tours, and amphitheatre shows, will keep the kids entertained. Forgot your gear at home? The food concession, gift shop, laundry facilities, visitor centre and firewood sold on site will make you feel right at home.
8. Mountain View Calgary Camping
Enjoy the comforts of your RV without driving into the heart of the city at Mountain View Calgary Camping. Located just 3 kilometres from Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway, this campground has easy access to all the attractions and entertainment your family is looking for.
9. Calaway Park Campground
Spend the night under the stars and wake up with a view of the mountains just a short walk from Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park. Calaway Park offers 104 tent and RV sites with access to showers, laundry, and Wi-Fi, during weekends May through June, and daily June through September. Camping is the best way to be first in line for your favourite rollercoaster.
10. Ribbon Falls Backcountry Campground
Ready for an introduction to backcountry camping? Take a short hike for access to campsites next door to waterfalls at Ribbon Falls. Kananaskis Country is a short drive from Calgary and has all the views and hikes for the perfect backcountry adventure. Brush up on backcountry safety before you go with Alberta Parks Backcountry Safety Guide to this popular camping tradition.
11. Comfort Camping at Pigeon Lake
If glamping is your style, Pigeon Lake Provincial Park has the sturdy shelters and comfy beds you will love. Yurts are insulated, round, tent-like structures mounted on a wooden deck and completely equipped for an awesome way to spend the weekend with your friends. Stock the fridge and charge your phone for the ultimate Instagram worthy getaway.
12. Riverbend Campground
Discover the adventure of camping in the heart of Alberta ranchlands with views of the Canadian Rockies awaiting your arrival at Riverbend. Enjoy full hookup RV ready sites with a short drive to Spruce Meadows and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.