Camping is awesome. And if you're reading this, you probably agree. You love the sound of exploding jiffy pop, you adore the smell of campfire on your clothes, and you've become an expert at setting up your tent in the 5 remaining minutes of daylight. 

But do your friends not share the same affections for the great outdoors? Maybe they just haven't been to the right places. Alberta is stuffed full of some of the most stunning campsites that Canada has to offer, and they are pretty much guaranteed to convince any and all of your friends into loving camping just as much as you do. 

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1. Two Jack Lakeside Campground

Where: Lake Minnewanka Scenic Dr, Improvement District No. 9, AB

Why: Stunning lakeside views of the gorgeous turquoise water and vibrant colours all around.

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2. Waterton Townsite Campground

Where: 200 Vimy Ave // Waterton

Why: Open air, towering mountains, and a waterfront just steps away that you can cool off in.

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3. Writing-On-Stone Campground

Where: NW 36 TW1 range 13 // Milk River

Why: A unique landscape surrounding the Milk River Valley that you can't experience anywhere else in Canada.

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4. Castle Falls Campground

Where: HWY 774 // Pincher Creek No. 9

Why: Cliff jumping and tanning on the rolling rock face with all of your adventure seeking friends.

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5. Wabasso Campground

Where: Alberta 93A // Jasper

Why: A hidden oasis in the trees with mountain and river views that give you the perfect place to read the day away.

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6. Dinosaur Park Campground

Where: Patricia

Why: Camping on the site where dinosaurs used to roam and sweet desert vibes that give you an excuse to wear your stylish sun hat.

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7. Bow Valley Campground

Where: Hwy-1 // Bighorn No. 8

Why: Shaded campsites with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains that will remind you of the world's natural beauty.

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8. Boulton Creek Campground

Where: Kananaskis

Why: Camping in the depths of towering pines that remind you just how small you are.

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9. Point Campground

Where: Division No. 15 // Kananaskis

Why: Lakeside campsite on the side of a mountain that gives you the perfect home base to explore your surroundings.