This is the icon for secure food storage (bear-proof food lockers and poles).
Use "secure food storage" as the search term for Find A Park to see a list of campgrounds where this is available.
The booking window states when campsites will be available to reserve. It is expressed as the number of days prior to your arrival date that you may book at a location.
Different camping types have different rolling booking windows:
A rolling booking window allows you to book a reservation within a specified range. The date that can be reserved will update each day at 9 a.m.
There is no guarantee that your desired reservation dates will be available once the booking window opens due to a few possible reasons:
Arriving on your scheduled arrival date but after the registration booth is closed
Arriving after 2:00 pm of the day following your scheduled arrival date
We provide notification of both fire bans and fire advisories in provincial parks.
Check Fire Bans & Restrictions for details about what is prohibited and permitted under a fire ban or restriction. You can view current bans and restrictions either on a map or by "List View". A fire ban or restriction is also displayed on individual park webpages.
AlbertaFireBans.ca is the website for fire bans and advisories for the whole province.
This icon means that firewood is sold. Sometimes firewood is sold from a central location, either in the park or in the area. In other locations, a contractor delivers wood at scheduled times. Authorized suppliers provide firewood at Alberta's parks. Firewood prices at parks vary due to transportation costs and the supplier's source.
This icon means that firewood is available at the campground. A surcharge is usually added to each overnight camping fee for this service. To locate parks offering firewood this way, check "Firewood Available" in the Camping list in Find a Park.
Firewood alert! Help stop the spread of forest pests, Dutch elm disease and emerald ash borer.
Kananaskis established hiker-cyclist camping areas in Spray Valley Provincial Park and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park along the High Rockies Trail. These areas include:
If a rental vehicle's license plate number is unknown upon reservation, enter RENTAL in the license plate field.
Once you know the license plate number, update it online on your Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca account or via our Alberta Parks Contact Centre at 1-877-537-2757. There is no charge to update camper details (email, license plate number, number of campers, etc.).
Reservations - online or 1-877-537-2757.
First come-first served
More info: www.alberta.ca/cannabis-legalization/
There are no laws prohibiting the use of metal detectors in the public areas of provincial parks as long as the activity isn’t interfering with the enjoyment of the other park visitors, breaking any of our other regulations, or in any way threatening any of the wildlife in the park.
Metal detectors can be used in the province’s parks, provided that:
As in the case of other park users, a person can expect to encounter officers who will inquire about the activities being conducted and require them to identify themselves and their occupation.
In order to dig for historical resources, a person requires an excavation permit issued by the Parks Division under the Historical Resources Act; this permit is associated with archeological or paleontological research permit. In some locations the excavated items are likely to remain in the park for research and storage; in situations where an excavated item is to be removed from the park, a collection permit is required.
You can get a permit to cut your own Christmas tree at Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park. If you aren’t near to those two southern parks, you can get a tree cutting permit for many locations around the province in public lands.
With the exception of permitted cutting in Cypress Hills Provincial Park and Castle Parks, any cutting of trees or disturbing of vegetation in provincial parks and recreation areas is strictly prohibited and carries a large fine.
For any tree cutting activities, make sure you have a permit, follow the conditions provided and cut trees in the areas indicated on the map. Please report tree poaching in our provincial parks by speaking to park staff or emailing AEP.AlbertaParks@gov.ab.ca .
A refund is NOT given for weather, wildlife, insects, water quality, air quality, fire bans, liquor bans, car trouble, getting lost, advisories (with the exception of a campground closure), or in the case of an eviction.
Why don't I get my reservation fee back when I cancel a reservation?
How long will it take to receive my refund?
Refunds will be made
For more information on refunds, call the Contact Centre toll-free at 1-877-537-2757.
A boil water advisory is issued when harmful germs (e.g., E. coli bacteria, giardia parasite)
may be in a drinking water supply. Drinking water contaminated with these germs can
make people and animals very sick. Boiling will kill the germs and make the water safe to
drink. To learn more go to Alberta Health Services.