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Random Backcountry Camping

Random backcountry camping refers to camping that involves hiking, biking, paddling or horseback riding to a camping destination that does not have established facilities. (This differs from the designated backcountry campgrounds which have basic facilities and require a permit.)

While random backcountry camping is permitted in some areas, there are rules and responsibilities associated with the activity. Please call the Kananaskis Information Line at 403-678-0760 for clarification.

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Updated: Jul 25, 2017