This is the first part of a four-part series to reconnect with nature, presented by Campers Village. With the National and Provincial Parks now re-opened, it’s the perfect time to discover the beautiful places you can camp in Alberta!

1. Bow Valley Provincial Park

Distance from Edmonton: 3hrs 38mins

Located along the Bow River, it’s a great place to do some kayaking or canoeing. Not only can you enjoy water activities but with the surrounding mountains, it’s a major area for rock climbing! Find all the campground info here.

2. Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

Distance from Edmonton: 6hrs 14mins

Now a world heritage site, this Provincial Park is full of pictographs and hoodoos to explore. You can also cool off by visiting the beach or floating down the river near the Writing-on-Stone Campground. 

3. Spray Valley Provincial Park

Distance from Edmonton: 4hrs 42mins

This place has it all. Around the campgrounds in this park, you can go hiking, fishing, geocaching, canoeing, and kayaking! There’s a large variety of lakes and ponds to check out, like the one in the photo above. All the camping options are listed here.

4. Waterfowl Lakes

Distance from Edmonton: 4hrs 18mins

Located in Banff National Park, it’s a great place for wildlife, hiking, and mountain scenery. It’s also been named one of the best photography spots according to The Icefields Parkway website. You can find the campsite information here.

5. Lundbreck Falls

Distance from Edmonton: 4hrs 50mins

Here you can hike a short trail to watch Lundbreck Falls from the limestone gorge or from an observation deck. It is also a safe spot to go fishing or swimming. There’s information on the Lundbreck Falls Campground here.


You can get everything you need to visit all of these beautiful places from Campers Village. They’re a locally-owned Alberta company and they’ve been helping Albertans recharge and reconnect in nature since 1963. They’re open now- and of course following all Alberta Health Services guidelines for physical distancing, cleaning, and safety. You won’t have to worry, throughout the store you’ll find their hygiene stations as well as physical barriers and distance indicators. And if you’re still unsure, they do offer curbside pickup.

To celebrate, their Re-Opening Sale is on with great deals to be had on hiking boots & shoes, rain jackets, tents, kayaks, camping gear, and more. They also have everything you need to make your tent nice and cozy with sleeping bags and tent accessories. You can check everything out in-store, or get a head start on knowing what you want HERE.

Campers Village: Helping Albertans enjoy the outdoors since 1963.

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