Bucars Blog — August 6 2020

Ask our RV Experts: What is Your Favourite Campground?

At Bucars RV, our goal is for our customers to make RVing memories that are going to last a lifetime. We can help with all things RV. If you need expert advice to choose the right RV, selecting camping accessories, and RV care, we can get you off to a great start on your next camping adventure – but our services don’t end there!

Our team of RV specialists are avid campers, and we know how important finding the right campground can be for the overall camping experience. There are tons of great options out there, so how do you choose? We are always ready with all the expert camping tips you need.

This month, our RV Specialists share their picks for the best campgrounds near Calgary. If you need some camping inspiration, check out this list of what they consider the best RV campgrounds.

People around a campfire

Ghost Reservoir Campground

If you’re looking for the best camping near Calgary, you can’t go wrong with Ghost Lake Campground.

This smaller, non-serviced campground just outside Cochrane is close to the lake and is perfect for both boating and windsurfing.

Having visitors join the camping fun is great and convenient, as it’s only 40 km from Calgary.

Gooseberry Campground

Gooseberry Campground

If you are a newer camper, you might be worried about break-downs and mishaps. At Gooseberry Campground, you are not too far in the bush and close enough to run into Bragg Creek only 15 minutes south of the campground if needed.

The sites in this provincial campground start with full hook-ups and graduate all the way to tent sites. There’s something for every comfort level and experience, which allows beginner campers to learn the ins and outs of camping without being too far removed from town.

Gooseberry has full pull-through sites for large motorhomes and riverside sites, where you hear the babbling of the brook beside you. Love it there!

Rustic River Resort

Rustic River Resort

This private campground in the Rocky Mountain House Area is one of the best RV parks in Alberta.

Located on the shores of the North Saskatchewan River, the large campground has sites with power and water hook-ups. There are many seasonal sites and plenty for booking a full week or a weekend. The campsites are fairly private and surrounded by lots of trees.

The office has a small store with bathroom facilities and an outdoor pool. The campground also offers a general store, a liquor store, a fully stocked campsite kitchen, and lots of opportunities to go fishing, boating, and swimming in the river.

A very relaxing and family-friendly campground 25 km north of Rocky Mountain House, but easy to get to.

Crimson Lake Provincial Campground

Crimson Lake Provincial Park

Crimson Lake is a nice provincial park with a lot of smaller sites close to the lake.

It has powered sites, a campground store, laundry, and a playground. Enjoy everything the beautiful park has to offer from relaxing on the large beach to boating on the lake or hiking.

A very nice getaway only 2 hours from Calgary.

Wilderness Village Resort Petting Zoo

Wilderness Village Resort

Just down the road from Crimson Lake Provincial Park is Wilderness Village Resort, another excellent private campground, only 15 km north of Rocky Mountain House.

The RV resort offers sites with power and water hook-ups, access to heated pools and hot tubs on-site, laundry, a convenience store, a large playground, and a basketball court.

You can also have fun at the great-sized petting zoo with all kinds of animals and horseback riding. Fun for not only kids but adults too!

Fernie RV Resort

Fernie RV Resort

Fernie RV Resort is very well-maintained. The bathrooms are immaculate, grass well-manicured, and there is a constant buzz of grounds staff keeping everything clean and tidy.

This classy campground even has a bike wash and is conveniently located across from a golf course in the heart of Fernie. It is just a GREAT place to enjoy mountain biking in the Rockies – only 3 hours from Calgary.

After a day of mountain biking, there’s nothing like kicking back and relaxing with a cold beer. Luckily, the near-by Fernie Brewing Co can provide excellent brews for your camping trip. We recommend the Big Caboose Red Ale!

Bucars RV has Everything You Need for Your Next Camping Adventure

Now that we’ve shared our favourite campgrounds, it’s time for you to head out and enjoy some of the best RV parks and best camping near Calgary for yourself. If you want even more campground inspiration, you can also visit our list of the top-50 campgrounds in Alberta.

At Bucars RV, we go the extra mile to help our customers have an amazing camping experience. If you need a new (or new-to-you!) RV, parts, service, or just some great camping advice, our RV experts are ready to help.

Before you go on your next camping trip, stop by Bucars RV Dealership north of Calgary to experience our unbeatable service and browse our 14,000 sq. ft showroom. Let us help make your next RV trip the best you’ve ever had!


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