Glamping is what you get when you mix glamour and camping.
Glamping is for those who love nature but aren’t too fond of the “roughing it” lifestyle that comes with it. Alberta has some awesome glamping locations for you and your friends to enjoy this summer… without the mess (and smells) that usually accompany your average campsite.
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Dinosaur Provincial Park
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So they call it “Comfort Camping” but we really know it’s glamping. Dinosaur Provincial Park offers seven high-quality canvas-walled tents that fit up to four people. Additionally, the tent comes with wooden floors and plenty of ventilation. There’s a small fridge, potable water, and some serious seclusion from other sites. About two minutes away is a concession store that includes flushable lavatories and a coin-operated shower. You can book a night starting at $105.
Deep within Crowsnest Pass in Coleman, Alberta lies a large Mongolian Yurt. From the outside, you may not think of it as anything special, but once you cross the threshold, it’s a world of luxury within nature. A toasty fire pit, rustic picnic table, campfire seating, and solar lighting are perfect for those who enjoy stargazing at night. Inside the yurt boasts running water, electricity, an oven, hot plate, and so much more. You can check the yurt’s availability here.
So there are actually two really great glamping options in Bragg Creek. The first one is this unbelievably stunning and homestyle log cabin. When you first walk in, you feel right at home, especially with the surrounding nature. The cabin features running water, a shower, a full kitchen, game room, and much more. You can browse the list of features and book a couple of nights here.
The second one is another log cabin perfect for large groups. This cabin accommodates up to 10 guests and features a fully-equipped kitchen, a large living room, and even a handcrafted wooden bed in the master bedroom. Check out more photos here.
Pigeon Lake Provincial Park
Another glamping spot disguised as “Comfort Camping,” Pigeon Lake offers eight yurts available to rent by the night in a secluded part of the park. The yurt comes equipped with many added amenities, including a fridge and BBQ with propane provided. Please be advised that a liquor ban has been added to all the campsites on this property. For more information, check out the Alberta Parks website here.
So this is possibly one of the most interesting glampsites in all of Alberta. This medieval-style tent is straight out of a Game of Thrones battle camp. Though the kitchen is communal, the tent comes with four-poster beds, wooden floors, and a private lavatory and sink. The tent is situated on a medieval-style property with hosts different types of events throughout the summer. You can book a night and check more about this tent here.