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The top 5 campsites in Calgary that you need to visit

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Daily Hive Custom Content Jul 28, 2017 3:06 am 1,293

There’s something special about waking up on a campsite.

The early morning sunrise is your alarm clock. Your body tunes in with nature. You breathe in fresh country air as soon as you step outside. You smell the pine trees when a light breeze blows.

It’s an incomparable feeling that you need to experience at least once this summer.

And it’s so easy to feed your feelings of wanderlust by going on a road trip and camping for a weekend with your family or friends. You don’t have to take the traditional tent-pitching route this time either. It takes up your prized vacation time when you want to be out exploring.

Luckily, there are other options – that’s where an RV rental from wheelestate comes in. Think of it as Airbnb for RV’s.

Imagine the freedom and ease of hitting the road for a camping trip with the wind in your hair and everything you need all in one vehicle. Struggling to carry a tent and all your equipment up to the campsite can actually be a thing of the past. And as a big added plus, renting an RV is a lot more affordable than you’d think.

So to help you see why camping in an RV trailer this summer is an awesome idea, we’ve compiled a list of the top five campsites that you can visit in Calgary.

Calgary West Campground

Location:  221 101 Street SW, Calgary

It’s so easy to explore the area around you, and since it’s Canada’s 150th birthday, you have an even bigger reason to get on the road. If you’re looking for an outdoor retreat outside the city where the kids certainly won’t be bored, then you’ll want to try camping at Calgary West Campground. Here, you’ll be able to park your RV and take a dip in the heated swimming pool, explore a nearby nature trail, or play a game of 18-hole mini golf. Couple this with stunning vistas when you open your RV door in the morning and it’s simply blissful. Yes, even if you have been an avid tent person your whole life. And renting an RV in your city is easier than ever when you book through the RV trailer sharing marketplace Wheel Estate. Simply browse different RV trailers owned by locals online and book when you find one that catches your eye.

Riverbend Campground

Location: 370 Avenue East, Okotoks

Round up your troops and immerse yourselves in nature at the Riverbend Campground close to Sheep River. There are plenty of ways to entertain yourself here like playing mini golf, walking the many trails, or going out on the water for the afternoon in a paddle boat. Or, you can go out exploring the area to see wildlife like Finch birds, Okotoks, and Osprey. Even if you rent out an RV and it’s your first time using one, you don’t have to worry about setting it up because you can easily access online tools to help you, leaving you with more time to discover new sites. Many of the owners listing on Wheel Estate are even willing to tow the trailers and set them up for guests for an added fee if you’d prefer that option.

Natures Hideaway Family Campground

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Location: 144192 2253 Drive East, De Winton

Situated amid the wilderness beside the stunning Highwood River, staying on this campground makes you feel as though you’re a million miles away from the city. And it only takes 20-minutes to drive here southeast of Calgary or 15 minutes from east Okotoks. You can chill out in the sun with your family and or let the Highwood River’s current take you all for a lazy float downstream in your swimming rings. It’s easy to hook up your RV here with 20 amp power, water, and septic hook-ups. And you’ll have peace of mind during your trip as every verified Wheel Estate RV is insured for physical damage, theft, fire, vandalism, total loss, and liability. The best part? It doesn’t cost you a thing.

Mountain View Farm Campground

Location: SW 28-24-28 Wfm Range Road 284, Calgary

Channel real country vibes just three kilometres from Calgary by staying at this campsite. It’s so easy to stay connected when you stay at this Calgary campsite as free WiFi is available for all registered guests. There’s also areas to play mini golf, badminton, and basketball where the kids can spend time in the afternoon. Oh, there’s even a well-stocked store on site if you need to get some groceries. Staying in an RV trailer when you go camping means you have the freedom to stay at this campsite for a week or longer before moving on somewhere else. And with rental rates starting at $45 per day, with the average price at $110 per day, it’s definitely something that you can add to your summer bucket list – the best part being that it won’t leave you with a hefty credit card bill.

Bow RiversEdge Campground

Location: 900 Griffin Rd E, Cochrane

This campsite is located along the banks of the stunning Bow River in Cochrane. It’s close to town where you’ll find amazing shops and a ton of good restaurants for family days out. Get adventurous while you’re there and try paragliding on the Big Hill, take your group horseback riding or fishing on the Bow River, or even take a tour of Cochrane Ranch. It’s the perfect place to park up your RV rental and sit out in the evening sun once you’re all set up. After all, this summer could be the best you’ve ever had by owning experiences, not things. And you have the freedom to do that when you hit the road in a retro RV trailer.


Now that you know it’s so easy to embark on an exciting road trip in your own backyard, all you need to do is arrange your accommodation and transportation. Thankfully, renting an RV from Wheel Estate means that you can combine both in one accessible and epic trailer.

Wheel Estate is the first and only fully insured peer-to-peer RV trailer rental marketplace in Canada. If you own a trailer you can list it for free on Wheel Estate and rent it out to guests looking to create new experiences. This means you can start earning money from the trailer you’re not using while also promoting the shared economy and accessibility for groups seeking to have an unforgettable experience.

For more information and to list your own trailer or book an RV for your next road trip, visit Wheel Estate online. To get the latest updates and see inspirational camping photos, check out Wheel Estate on Facebook and Instagram.

You can also contact Wheel Estate here, where you can communicate with a real human through live chat and email.


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