Dawson Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Dawson Equestrian Campground

Information: 403-673-2163
Operator: Bow Valley Campgrounds

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This equestrian campground is found in Dawson Provincial Recreation Area, 51 km east of Canmore on Hwy. 1, 7 km south on Hwy. 40, 11 km east on Hwy. 68 and 2 km south on Powderface Trail. There are several drive-up sites suitable for RVs, as well as some walk-in tenting sites. There are hitching rails, loading ramps and access to trails for horseback riding as well as for hiking and mountain biking. Equestrian campgrounds are intended for campers bringing a horse. Please only book at an equestrian campground if you are using it for equestrian purposes as there are only a few campgrounds available to these users.


Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Unserviced 5 $31/38

Open year-round subject to snow levels.


Camping Notes

  • The equestrian costs of $38 includes the fee for 2 horses.
  • If more than 2 horses there is an additional $7 cost per horse per night.

Water is available from a hand pump at this site. Although Alberta Parks strives to maintain water quality, we recommend that you bring your own drinking water.

Updated: Jul 14, 2021