These are the 5 campgrounds closest to Calgary (PHOTOS)

May 6 2019, 9:32 pm

Pack away the winter (faux) furs and grab the sunscreen, because camping season is here! Dust off your tent, lace up your hiking boots, and wind up your fishing pole for an unforgettable summer getaway.

Pack up for the great outdoors at five of the closest places to camp from Calgary.

Calgary West Campground


Calgary West Campground (Alberta Parks/Flickr)

With a stunning overview of the city lights, Calgary West Campground is sure to give you an amazing camping experience. It’s also one of the only campgrounds around that has a heated pool. Other amenities include a gift shop, a general store, trails, and covered picnic areas.

The rates per night at Calgary West Campground start at $40. You can make a reservation here.

Tunnel Mountain


Tunnel Mountain (Alberta Parks/Flickr)

Tunnel Mountain is considered one of the most family-friendly campgrounds in Alberta. Located minutes away from the town of Banff, the campground has nightly theatre shows, free firewood, and plenty of space for tent and RV camping.

The rates per night at Tunnel Mountain Campground start at $27. You can make a reservation here.

Beaver Flats Campground


Beaver Flats (Alberta Parks/Flickr)

Beaver Flats Campground is located on Elbow River Provincial Park and boasts over 60 spacious camping spots. Make use of those hiking boots with a variety of trails and hikes in the area, get in some horseback riding, or for the experienced paddler, exciting, and challenging waters await.

The rates per night at Beaver Flats Campground start at $26. You can make a reservation here.

Interlakes Campground


Interlakes Campground (Alberta Parks/Flickr)

Imagine waking up to a mesmerizing view of Lower Kananaskis Lake. Half of the campsites at Interlakes back onto the lake so that dream is definitely a reality. The site has fire pits, restrooms, and scenic trails for bike rides to occupy your relaxing time off.

The rates per night at Interlakes Campground start at $26. You can make a reservation here.

Aspen Crossing


Northern Alberta Railway Caboose Cabin (Aspen Crossing)

If you’re looking for a little more luxury, this is the place for you. There’s ample space for RV’s and tents, but Aspen Crossing offers a fleet of train cabins-turned-luxury rooms. The “Caboose Cabins” sits directly on authentic railway tracks with all the modern amenities you could ask for. Soak in the starry nights and roast marshmallows on the caboose deck.

The rates per night at Aspen Crossing start at $18.20, and Caboose Cabins start at $149.99. You can make reservations here.

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