Bow Valley Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Bow Valley 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.

A large campground found in Bow Valley Provincial Park, about 30 km east of Canmore just north of Hwy. 1, off the Hwy. 1X. Sites are well-treed with a variety of options: unserviced, power/water, and walk-in. It is situated along the Bow River for pleasant views of the valley and surrounding mountains. Interpretive programs, concession, playground and showers are available here.

Camping

Season: May 1 - Oct 14
Site Type Campsites Power Rate/Night Reservable Dates Current Status
Unserviced 36 - $31 May 1 - Oct 14 Seasonal Closure
Power/Water 131 15 / 30 $47 May 1 - Oct 14 Seasonal Closure
Walk-in Tenting 6 - $31 May 1 - Oct 14 Seasonal Closure

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

  • Dump station water available until closing day (weather dependent.)
  • No water will be available onsite at Bow Valley South Group Camps after October 1. Please fill water at Bow Valley dump station.
  • Please Note: Bow Valley Campground has shared breaker boxes located in the following campsites: B-4, B-15, C-4, C-10, C-17, C-26, C-34, D-5, D-10, E-10, E-25B, F-6, F-17, F-27. Campers may be asked to reset the breaker of a neighbouring campsite.

 

Amenities

Currently Booking to
May 23, 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 sold at campground store

Sewage

A sewage disposal station is located here. There are two other sewage disposal stations in the park. Check Kananaskis RV Sewage Disposal Stations for a full listing.

Water
  • Water shut off September 19 - May 19. During this time, drinking water, showers, and flush toilets will not be available
  • Seasonal start-up - May 20 
  • Season shut down - September 19
  • Showers: $3.00 tokens
Generator Use Policy

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Updated: Feb 21, 2024