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