Immerse yourself in the great outdoors in a tent, an RV or book a unique camping experience.

Take in epic views with lakeside camping options in the mountains.

Surrounded by nature

Wake up with the sun. Breathe the scent of the trees and soil. Stargaze around the fire while roasting marshmallows. 

Experiencing the land from a tent, RV, or cabin is about as authentically Albertan as it gets. How exactly you do it is totally up to you, whether you’re a glamper, backcountry minimalist, or something in between.

With countless private campgrounds, National and Provincial Parks, random or Crown land camping and dedicated RV parks, you can easily create your perfect camping trip. And the season doesn’t stop just because the snow starts falling. Alberta is home to an array of winter campsites, so you can chase those starry nights all year long.

Hit the highway

This summer, answer the call of the open road by renting an RV. It’s the perfect way to get to know Canada’s Alberta. You’ll relish the journey as much as the destinations.

Explore summer getaways

Lakeside living

Stay shoreside on sandy rivers, shimmering mountain waters and sprawling boreal lakes. 

Discover hand-picked local favourites here.

The best waterfront campsites in Alberta

Frequently Asked Questions

National and provincial park campgrounds generally open Victoria Day long weekend in May and close Labour Day weekend in September. Some stay open until late October. There are select winter camping options in Alberta as well.

Alberta features public and private campgrounds across the entire province. In our National and Provincial Parks you will find book-ahead as well as first-come-first-served options. You can expect walk-in tenting sites, drive-up tenting sites, powered RV sites and more, plus fully equipped glamping options. Our park systems also offer various backcountry options for the adventurous. 

Private campgrounds are easily booked as well, with options all over the province to meet any need from tents to RVs to fully equipped cabins, dome tents and more.

Provincial campsites fees range from $8 to $31 CAD, depending on the type of site you want. There is a daily entry fee to national parks, plus the cost of your campsite, which varies based on the campground.

Private campgrounds set their own rates. Contact your preferred private campground for complete details.

In both our Provincial and National Parks you will find a mix of reservable and first-come-first-served sites. Reservations for campgrounds in Alberta parks fill up quickly, so we highly recommend booking ahead. Provincial campground reservations can be made 90 days in advance for individual and backcountry camping, and 180 days in advance for group and comfort camping options. National Parkshave their own reservation system, opening dates and booking windows. 

Our Provincial and National Parks offer first-come-first-served options at certain campgrounds. It can also sometimes be beneficial to check a day or two ahead of your stay, as cancellations do happen and reservable sites may become available.

The Provincial and National Parks offer websites to easily view, book and plan your camping excursions. Or browse our list of camping experience providers.

Booking resources

Parks Canada

Book your camping reservation in one of Alberta’s five National Parks.

Alberta Parks

Choose from hundreds of Provincial Parks and conservation areas with mountains, forests, lakes and more.