Spending the summer camping in Alberta is a popular pastime for both locals and visitors. The Canadian province is home to a variety of landscapes: from the Rockies’ turquoise lakes to the Badlands’ hoodoos. Fortunately, there are also many campgrounds for easy exploration of these areas. Here are nine of the best campsites to visit in Alberta.
This campground is conveniently located just down the road from the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park. Most campsites offer glacier views, which is not something you’d normally wake up to every day. Exploring the icefields is the number one activity in the area, but the campground also has excellent access to some scenic hikes. Wilcox Pass Trail, Nigel Pass, and Parker Ridge are just a few of the nearby options.
Aptly named, Townsite Campground is situated within walking distance from Waterton’s amenities. From this base, it’s easy to explore the Waterton Lakes National Park and its many hikes, lakes, and other activities. The campground also has two equipped campsites (thanks to MEC), which include an already erected six-person tent, stove and propane, lantern, and kitchen utensils. When in town, ensure you check out the picturesque Prince of Wales Hotel, perched high overlooking Waterton Lakes.