- We have two broad types of camping - "vehicle-access" and "backcountry".
- There is vehicle-access (or front country) camping in
individual campsites and group camping
- Many campgrounds take reservations for individual campsites
either online or phone-in only. As well, many
campgrounds have first come-first served
campsites and some campgrounds are "first come-first served"
- Check-out time in provincial campgrounds is normally 2:00
- Check-in time is normally 4:00 p.m.
- Find a
- Amenities at provincial campgrounds range from full hook-ups
(power, water, sewer) to un-serviced. We also have special types of camping.
- Cultural Access Pass to Alberta's
Parks is a program to encourage new Canadian citizens to explore
our provincial parks.
Equipment/People Permitted on a Campsite
- The maximum number of motor vehicles, tents, recreational
vehicles and trailers permitted on a campsite is three. Only two of
these may be used as sleeping quarters. EXCEPTION - when two tents
are used as sleeping quarters, two motor vehicles may be
- The camping fee applies to each accommodation unit on a
campsite. EXCEPTION - if the second accommodation unit is a tent
and there is only one motor vehicle registered to the site, there
is no additional charge for the tent.
- NOTE - a campsite must be large enough to accommodate the
maximum number of allowable units. Depending on a campsite's
design and dimensions, a campground manager may decide that only
one camping accommodation unit may be assigned to that
- No more than six people may occupy a campsite unless they are
all members of the same family unit.
- Download the Regulations in Alberta's Provincial Parks &
Recreation Areas pamphlet.
- Walk-in tenting campsites are accessible by foot; they are
located a short distance from the nearest parking area.
- These sites are noted in the details for each campground.
- Equestrian campgrounds are equipped
with such facilities as hitching rails, horse corrals and loading
- Most equestrian campgrounds are auto-accessible but a few are
located in the backcountry.
Group Camping Areas
areas (and group
day use areas) are available in several provincial parks. These
areas are ideal for company and club functions, family reunions,
and other special events.
Backcountry campgrounds are accessible by foot, horseback or
mountain bike and are normally located a considerable distance from
the nearest parking area. There are two types of backcountry camping - "designated"
Check our backcountry safety information
before you go.