It’s that time of year when we’re getting down to planning out the summer. We’re planning around the special events, the summer camps and planning to cross things off of our ‘to explore’ list in Alberta. This year, we’re going farther than our regular close-to-the-city campgrounds because Violet’s easier to camp with now that she’s almost three and Olivia wants to explore everything. Plus, the $80 for a couple of nights helps to stay on budget during the summer, when you can easily find that hotels are three times that rate!
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Dinosaur Provincial Park should be at the top of your list, kids love it. The vast landscape and the fact that you can spend the day playing Dinosaur explorer with the kids, the playground and lots to explore are some of the reasons we love it. Go early in the season before the weather gets too hot, leaving you wanting to explore rather than hiding indoors. You can also book a comfort camping site, for $130/night, and go glamping.
Dinosaur Provincial Park Campground
Not as popular as the counterparts in the area, like Boulton Creek Campground, there are some fantastic amenities here if you’re coming with a group of people – like being camped in a fantastic meadow, with a playground in the center, if you’re camping in Loop B. We were warned of bears in the area, so we brought along Bear Spray, and kept close eye on the kids while we were there. We did saw a handful of bears in passing over the five day adventure, but experienced so many other fun things to do – like Cat Creek Falls.
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Canyon Campground
Crescent Falls Campground, Nordegg
There’s one hitch when it comes to planning a camping trip to Crescent Falls – you can’t book the site ahead of time. For this reason, you might want to make sure that you plan to get there early, like on Friday morning, or even plan a mid week camping trip for the summer to explore the falls, the surrounding hiking trails and the town of Nordegg. You’ve got adventure and falls, without even leaving the campground.
Crescent Falls Campground
What destinations are on your list for summer camping?