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Bow River Campground

Lat: 51.059994 Long: -115.318653 | Directions
Operator: Bow Valley Campgrounds
Information: 403-673-2163

Campground Closed

  • This facility is closed until at least June 19, 2017 to accommodate facility upgrades however the opening date is subject to change depending on construction timelines. 

    Specifics of this project include:

    • 30 new serviced RV sites; 7 new walk-in tent sites
    • Upgrades to existing roads and construction of a new road to access new sites
    • Construction of a new concrete washroom/shower building with power and hot/cold running water

This pretty campground is found in Bow Valley Provincial Park, about 5 km east of Canmore on Hwy. 1. Upgrades in 2017 will add an additional 37 campsites, the majority of which are serviced RV sites and a few designed for walk-in tenting. A comfort camping station with running water, power, and sewer will also be added to the campground making it accessible and available to more Albertans. The campground is next to the Bow River, offering pleasant views. There are many activities available in this area, including hiking, biking, fishing, and paddling. 

Park Boundary

Day Use


      Group Use

        Visitor Centre

          Visitor Centre

            Camping: Jun 19 - Sep 24
            Site Type Campsites Rate / night
            Unserviced 39 $ 26


            Firewood Sold
            Pit/Vault Toilets
            Secure Food Storage
            Water - Pump


            Firewood  Firewood available for purchase from campground manager/hosts.

            Water  Water is available from a hand pump at this site. Although Alberta Parks strives to maintain water quality, we recommend that you bring your own drinking water.

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