Bow Valley Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Bow River Campground

Information: 403-678-0760
Directions
Facility Operator: Bow Valley Campgrounds
A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

This pretty campground is found in Bow Valley Provincial Park, about 5 km east of Canmore on Hwy. 1. Upgrades in spring 2017 added 20 campsites. The majority of the campsites are now serviced with power. 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. 

Camping

Season: Apr 19 - Oct 27
Site Type Campsites Power Rate/Night Reservable Dates Current Status
Power/Water 59 / 30 $47 Apr 19 - Oct 27 Seasonal Closure
Walk-in Tenting 7 - $31 Apr 19 - Oct 27 Seasonal Closure

* Reservations can be made 90 days in advance of arrival date.

Amenities

Currently Booking to
May 21, 2024
1-877-537-2757


Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca is taking reservations for arrivals up to February 18, 2024. Camping reservations are moving to Shop.AlbertaParks.ca starting February 12! Here's what you need to know.
Firewood

Firewood available for purchase from campground manager/hosts.

Water
  • Showers $3.00 tokens
  • Water is available from a hand pump and a water tap near the tenting area at this site. Although Alberta Parks strives to maintain water quality, we recommend that you bring your own drinking water.
  • Seasonal start-up - May 20 
  • Season shut down - September 19
Generator Use Policy
Accessibility

Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms.

Learn about Accessible Camping in Alberta Parks

    Maps & Guides

    • Bow & Kananaskis Valleys Trail Map Map, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Village, Bow Valley PP, Elbow-Sheep WPP, Evan-Thomas PRA, Jewell Bay Backcountry, Lillian Lake Backcountry, Spray Valley PP, Stoney Creek PRA, Ribbon Falls Backcountry, Ribbon Lake Backcountry, Quaite Valley Backcountry, Baldy Pass Trail, Barrier Lake Forestry Interpretive Trail, Barrier Lake Interpretive Trail, Bill Milne Paved Bike Path Trail, Bow Valley Trail, Bow River Interpretive Trail, Centennial Ridge Trail, Eau Claire Interpretive Trail, Elk Flats Trail, Evan-Thomas Trail, Flowing Water Interpretive Trail, Galatea Creek Trail, Grotto Creek Trail, Gunn's Pass Trail, Heart Creek Interpretive Trail, Heart Mountain Trail, Hidden Coal Mine Trail, Jewell Pass Trail, Many Springs Interpretive Trail, Middle Lake Interpretive Trail, Montane Interpretive Trail, Mount Kidd Interpretive Trail, Prairie View Trail, Quaite Valley Trail, Ribbon Creek Trail, Ribbon Creek/Link/Kovach/Terrace Loop Trail, Ribbon Falls/Lake Trail, Evan-Thomas Trail, Skogan Pass Trail, Skogan/Marmot Basin Route Trail, Skogan/Ruthie's/Troll Falls/Hay Meadow Loop Trail, Skogan/Sunburst/High Level Loop Trail, Stoney, Stoney/Ruthie's/Skogan Pass Trail, Terrace/Kovach/Aspen Loop Trail, Terrace (South) Trail, Terrace/Terrace Link Loop Trail, Wasootch Creek Trail, Wedge Connector Trail, Wedge Pond Trail, Widowmaker Trail, Jewell Bay Backcountry Campground, Kananaskis Country, Map Facilities: Canoe Meadows Campground, canoe Meadows Day Use, Canoe Meadows Group Camping -- 2139 False
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    • Safe Boating Guide


Updated: Feb 21, 2024