With summer well on its way, tons of people are gearing up for a rowdy night in the woods with a few close friends. With these Alberta campsites, you'll be sure to impress your friends or at least yourself with your adventuring abilities. From the dry badlands to cool provincial parks, you'd be amazed at how diverse the camping experience is.
There's nothing quite like unplugging from society and living simply, with nothing to worry about but getting a fire going and getting through that novel. Life is so fast these days, it's hard to stay grounded.
Find your ground again with a night beneath the stars. Alberta's so incredible, but we hardly realize the beauty when we're stuck in the city.
Camping's not nearly as scary as it sounds, and you don't have to be Bear Grylls to make the most of a night out. All you need is a simple tent and a good weather forecast. Friends are highly recommended; some of my best and strangest memories were made out in the woods.
With so many trails, lakes, and mountains to explore, Alberta really is one giant playground if you're adventurous enough. All you have to do is explore.
Tunnel Mountain Village
Address: Banff National Park, Banff, AB
Why You Need To Go: Stay at this peaceful campground with stunning views of Tunnel Mountain in the background.
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Address: Dinosaur Provincial Park, AB
Why You Need To Go: Wanna feel like you're camping on Mars? Not only does this look wild, but dinosaurs were also discovered here.
Bow Valley Provincial Park
Address: 800 Railway Ave., Canmore, AB
Why You Need To Go: This classic provincial park has everything from lakes to mountain views.
Willmore Wilderness Park
Address: Improvement District No. 25, AB
Why You Need To Go: Not for inexperienced campers. This place has no lots, just plop your tent down and spend the night. It's challenging but the views are gorgeous.
Address: Clearwater County, AB
Why You Need To Go: Pitch your tent right next to beautiful trails, just a few minutes from gorgeous views of the waterfall.
Two Jack Lake
Address: Improvement District No. 9, AB
Why You Need To Go: Set in Banff National Park, this calm turquoise lake is perfect for when you need a break from society.
Pembina River Campground
Address: Lesser Slave River No. 124, AB
Why You Need To Go: Set right next to a gorgeous river, with plenty of trails around, this is perfect for unwinding with some good friends.