Bucars Blog — June 29 2022

10 Must-Visit Family Camping Spots in Alberta

Summer is finally on the horizon, which means camping season is here! If your family’s just getting into camping or you’ve been camping in National Parks for many moons, you’ll love these Alberta camping spots–which we’ve outlined below!

Be sure to read to the end to find some great trailer options that your whole family is bound to love!

1. Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur Campground in Dinosaur Provincial Park is nestled in a beautiful valley with a wonderful creek for you and your family to enjoy. Only 48 km northeast of Brooks, there are over 120 RV-friendly sites, with unserviced, powered, and pull-through options, the perfect place for your off-grid trailer. Dinosaur campground has a variety of available amenities and activities, including:

  • 120 campsites
  • Amphitheatre
  • Commercial Guided Hiking
  • Fast Food Concession
  • Showers
  • Interpretive Viewpoint and more!

2. Ol’ MacDonald’s Resort

If you’re looking for a family-friendly campsite that overlooks 93.5 km of lake, visit Ol’ MacDonald’s Resort. Bring your boat and take advantage of their quality boat launch, or grab your floaties and play in the water to beat the summer heat. Every Wednesday and Saturday, experience a local market, a perfect family activity when camping. The following are amenities and activities you can experience at Ol’ MacDonald’s Resort:

  • 100 campsites
  • Arcade
  • Mini-golf
  • 2 laundry facilities
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Ice cream shop and more!

3. Stargazer Campground

Located just half an hour east of Edmonton, StarGazer Campground & RV Park is a great vacation destination that isn’t too far from home. Enjoy the beautiful starlit sky on a countryside night in the comfort of your trailer. Here are additional amenities and activities of StarGazer Campground & RV:

  • 40 campsites
  • Showers
  • Heated pool
  • Playground
  • Powered sites
  • On-site security and more!

4. David Thompson Resort

If you love sleeping in your RV and experiencing the true outdoors but haven’t mastered camping off-grid, visit David Thompson Resort. Surrounded by the Canadian Rockies and nature trails, experience mountain biking, walking, or hiking trails, all perfect activities for the whole family. Park your RV on the shaded and grassy sites with your choice of power, water and sewer, power and water, power only, or unserviced sites. Here are activities and amenities you can take advantage of when you take your family to David Thompson Resort:

  • 128 campsites
  • Mini-golf
  • Delicious restaurant
  • Gas station
  • Horseback riding
  • Running water and more!

5. Wabasso Campground

Just 20 minutes away from the beautiful town of Jasper, Wabasso Campground is nestled in Jasper National Park, perfect for those who want to experience the true outdoors. Being right along the Athabasca River, you can go for a swim, a bike ride, or grab your outdoor gear and go hiking on outdoor adventures. The following are amenities and activities you’ll experience when you take your family vacation at Wabasso Campground:

  • 231 campsites
  • Electricity
  • Washrooms
  • Kitchen shelter
  • Playground
  • Interpretation programs and more!

6. Two Jack Lakeside

Two Jack Lakeside campground is conveniently located an hour away from Calgary, near Banff National Park, so you can easily head out for a quick weekend family trip. This busy campground doesn’t have any service sites, so it gives you a great opportunity to use your camping gear for your natural camping experience. Here are additional amenities and activities to do at Two Jack Lakeside family campground:

  • 64 unserviced campsites
  • Walking paths in the backyard of your campground
  • Firepits and firewood
  • Showers
  • Flush toilets
  • Picnic tables

7. Interlakes Campground

Interlakes Campground is a picturesque site in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. With a beautiful view of the Lower Kananaskis Lake, you and your family are sure to enjoy camping in an unserviced lot at Interlakes. If you love outdoor activities, you’ll love canoeing, fishing, boating, and walking around the lake. The following are additional amenities and activities you’ll love at Interlakes Campground:

  • 48 unserviced campgrounds
  • Secure food storage
  • Water pump
  • Firepits
  • Hand boat launch
  • Vault toilets and more!

8. Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park is a campsite you won’t want to miss this summer. Surrounded by unique hoodoos and sand dunes, your family will love hiking through the rocks while glancing over at the milk river that winds through the campsite. Milk river is shallow enough for tubing down while making pit stops to play on the sandy beach. Here are additional amenities and activities you can experience at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park:

  • 61 campsites
  • Grocery/supply store
  • Interpretive viewpoint
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Bus tours and more!

9. Long Lake Provincial Park

Long Lake Provincial Park is a beautiful park with large trees surrounding a 14.3 km² lake. With patrolling park staff, you can feel comfortable bringing your family to this quiet and mesmerizing campground. Here are some amenities and activities your family will enjoy:

  • 220 campsites
  • Powerboating
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Front country hiking and more!

10. Carson Pegasus Provincial Campground

Caron-Pegasus Provincial Campground is a large campsite located 6 km from Whitecourt. With almost 200 unserviced and serviced campsites, you can camp on the lakeside with large trees providing you with ample privacy. The following are additional amenities and activities you can take advantage of when you take your family camping at the Carson Pegasus Provincial Campground:

  • 200 campsites
  • Fish cleaning stations
  • Grocery/supply store
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Both flush and vault toilets and more!

Upgrade Your RV for Your Family Camping Trip

RV driving down a highway.

When camping, your daily adventures are only half of the camping experience. Your home base is just as important! So, when you take your family camping this summer, make sure you choose a safe, comfortable, and reliable RV.

Here are some of our most popular RVs that your family will love:

If you want a self-sufficient RV that doesn’t require any campsite hookups, you’ll love these trailers that feature off-grid packages.

PS: if you have a trailer but are looking for an upgrade, book an appraisal with Bucars. We can appraise your trailer and get you one that better suits your family’s needs.

Visit Bucars RV Before Going on Your Adventure-Filled Camping Trip This Summer

Family standing outside of their RV.

When you’re ready to take this summer by storm, visit Bucars or browse our website to pick up your next RV! Our sales associates will help you find the RV of your dreams. While you’re visiting, check out our parts department. We have a great selection of essential camping accessories like portable fire pits, safe septic TP, and more!

If you already have an RV, book an appointment with our service department to ensure it’s road-ready for your summer adventures. Bucars is pleased to be the number one RV supplier for families like yours who love adventure-filled camping trips.



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