Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Quaite Valley Backcountry Campground

Information: 403-678-0760
Lat: 51.053327 Long: -115.114470

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This backcountry campground is found in Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park. It can be accessed via the Quaite Valley Trail, which starts at the Heart Creek Day Use Area about 18 km east of Canmore on Hwy. 1. The campground is about 4.5 km from the trailhead. There are 20 tenting sites, with group firepits (firewood provided), pit/vault toilets, and secure food storage lockers available. Secondary access from Barrier Dam Day Use Area and is 8.6 km and 240 m of elevation.

This trail is 4.7 km one way with 100 meters of elevation gain and is rated easy.


Site Type Campsites Rate / Person / Night Water Source
Designated Backcountry 20 $12 Jewell Creek



Updated: Dec 22, 2021