Top 10 Campgrounds Near Calgary

Camping season has finally arrived! Time to pull out those sleeping bags, dust off the tent trailer, find your roasting sticks and hit the road for a weekend filled with eating, drinking, hiking and biking. As fun and popular a pastime as camping is, it’s often hard to find time to escape the city and truly experience nature. Whether you have one night or five to spend in the great outdoors, check out some of these great camping spots not too far from home.

  1. Calgary West Campground 

Start camping today without leaving the city limits. Located on the west edge of the city, this campground hosts 300 sites with electrical hook-ups and free Wifi. Just minutes away from WinSport, use city transit to shuttle there and try the zipline, summer bobsleigh, free fall, mini putt and scenic chair lift ride.

  1. Tunnel Mountain Campground

Nightly theatre shows, free firewood and easy access to the town of Banff – introducing the ultimate family campsite! With sites available to book ahead of time as well as last-minute reservations, there’s always a spot for you at Tunnel Mountain.

  1. Beaver Flats Campground

Drive through Bragg Creek and you’ll find this quaint little campground nestled away in the trees. Hike, bike, sit around the fire, eat s’mores all day – whatever you want to do, you’ll do it in private here at Beaver Flats.

  1. Spring Hill RV Park

Drive north out of Cochrane and you’ll find yourself in this full-service RV park. With easy access to the city, the mountains, Ghost Lake and Highway 2 heading north, the options are endless when starting at Spring Hill.

  1. Aspen Crossing

Bring your tent, your trailer, your comfortable van – whatever you like to relax in – and head east of Okotoks to experience this full-service campground for a new adventure. Perhaps you feel like glamping this May long – book the Caboose Cabin on authentic railway tracks with all the modern amenities you could ask for.

  1. Dinosaur Campground

Head east of the city until you reach Dinosaur Provincial Park and camp amongst fossils and hoodoos this May long. Enjoy guided hiking, bus tours and amphitheatre shows to keep you and the kiddos entertained.

  1. Mountain View Calgary Camping

Located on Calgary’s outskirts, camp near Highway 1 so that you can easily jet off to the mountains, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, you name it.

  1. Calaway Park Campground

With a view of the mountains, you are only a short walk from Western Canada’s largest outdoor family amusement park. Calaway Park offers 104 tent and RV sites with access to showers, laundry and Wi-Fi.

  1. Ribbon Falls Backcountry Campground

Ready for an introduction to backcountry camping? Kananaskis Country is the perfect place to kick back, relax and listen to the birds sing as you wander the forest and seek out waterfalls – with bear spray, of course.

  1. Comfort Camping at Pigeon Lake

If glamping is your style, you’ll enjoy the sturdy shelters and comfy beds found here. Their round, insulated yurts are completely equipped for an awesome way to spend the weekend with your friends and family.

Happy camping, Calgary!

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