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Alberta Parks Camping Reservations

Check out our Plan Your Midweek Staycation story for details on camping midweek.

Download the Campers Guide to Alberta Parks

Equipment/People Permitted on a Campsite

      • The maximum number of motor vehicles, tents, recreational vehicles and trailers permitted on a campsite is three, of which only two may be used as sleeping quarters. EXCEPTION – when two tents are used as sleeping quarters, two motor vehicles may be permitted.
      • The camping fee applies to each accommodation unit on a campsite. EXCEPTION – if the second accommodation unit is a tent and there is only one motor vehicle registered to the site, there is no additional charge for the tent.
      • A campsite must be large enough to accommodate the maximum number of allowable units. Depending on a campsite’s design and dimensions, a campground manager may decide that only one camping accommodation unit may be assigned to that campsite. Call the campground direct to find out if a second unit will be permitted upon check-in.
      • No more than six people may occupy a campsite unless they are all members of the same family unit.
      • Download the Regulations in Alberta’s Provincial Parks & Recreation Areas pamphlet.

Front Country Camping

Individual Campsites
  • Accommodates one camping accommodation unit per campsite.
  • An additional full camping fee may be charged for a second unit.
Group Camping Areas
Comfort Camping
  • Comfort camping is an easy, convenient alternative to traditional 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

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.

Designated Backcountry Campgrounds
Random Backcountry Camping

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