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Camping in Alberta's Parks

Equipment/People Permitted on a Campsite

Special Types of Camping

Front Country / Vehicle-Access Camping
Walk-in Tenting
  • 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 Camping
  • Equestrian campgrounds are equipped with such facilities as hitching rails, horse corrals and loading ramps. 
  • Most equestrian campgrounds are auto-accessible but a few are located in the backcountry.
Winter Camping
Comfort Camping
  • Comfort camping is an easy, convenient alternative to traditional camping.

Group Camping Areas

Group camping 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 Camping

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" and "random".

Check our backcountry safety information before you go.

Backcountry Camping
Designated Backcountry Campgrounds
Random Backcountry Camping

Updated: Apr 20, 2018