Skip To Main Content

Camping in Alberta

Published Jul 28, 2021
News/Blog Photo

Summer is here and camping season has finally begun. 

Campsites in Alberta are open and ready for campers; however, facemasks are still required indoors and where physical distancing is difficult. Campers are advised to pack extra toilet paper, water, food, and hand sanitizer as these high demand products can be difficult to keep in stock. Please don’t visit a campsite if you have been exposed to COVID-19 and never visit when unwell. 

Group sites have reopened; however, shared sites with shared amenities will only accept one reservation at a time. For the 2021 season, reservations are required to ensure your spot. Most campgrounds accept reservations well in advance, so plan families can plan early.

As with any camping experience, campers are required to pack out what they pack in. This means you are required to take everything home with you when you leave. Garbage and recycle receptacles are available in specific areas of the parks; only dispose of waste where indicated to avoid attracting wildlife.

Burbank Campground, just 20 minutes from our Red Deer apartments, offers beautiful river activities such as swimming, fishing, rafting, as well as canoeing and kayaking. Due to COVID, all campsites must be self-contained, therefore only RV sites are open. Tents are permitted as an extra unit on existing RV site. The campsite is open for day use between 7:30am and 10pm.

Elk Island National Park, less than 30 minutes from our Sherwood Park and Vegreville rentals, is known for its wildlife sightings. But it’s also one of the best places to enjoy a campfire, have a picnic, or see the Aurora Borealis at night. Camp sites are available at the Astotin Lake Campground only during the 2021 season. All oTENTik cabins and equipped campsites are closed. Be sure to book your campsite early to avoid disappointment. 

For residents of Edmonton, the Devon Lions Campground is about 30 minutes from most of our Edmonton condominiums and Edmonton apartments. Here guests can enjoy a tranquil escape from the city and camp along the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Other amenities include washrooms with shower houses, playground, and a laundromat.