camping in ab? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-27-2014, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Unkept Porpoise's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Saskatchewan :(
Posts: 361
Default camping in ab?

Thinking about heading to calgary and doing some camping in the banff area next month. Looking for somewhere that we can have fires and that isn't too built up. near a lake would be nice as well. Any recommendations on good camping spots?
Unkept Porpoise is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-27-2014, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
Banjo's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 712

"banff area, not too built up, near a lake"

good luck, this does not exist. It being in the national park means most of the campgrounds are built up, require a park pass, and put you right next to your neighbours RV and his 5 kids.

Some suggestions are:

Kananaskis area. Search for "Lower Kananaskis Lake" there are plenty of campgrounds, and the place isnt too over run this early in the season. there are seasonal restrictions on the road, but past May 15 you will be good to go.

Cowboy Country. Plenty of good camping by the multiple rivers and such around Black Diamond and south of there. Chain Lakes also provides lake fishing, but its right next to a highway, I suggest you bring your fly rod (which I never owned when I lived in Sask, hahaha) as the season opens real soon/is open.


Since you are a prairie boy....PM me, ask me real nice, and Ill give you the place to not putting it up here so some google search eventually finds it. It's not near Calgary, but is equal/less driving distance from you. Tonnes of lakes and rivers, in the mountains, no nearby towns, yet good roads to it. Best part is that it is NOT in a park, and you can camp wherever you please, or get in one of the many campsites there are which are secluded and "not built up". As a friend put it "It's Banff 80 years ago."
Banjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 05:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 219

If it is to be Banff, then "Two Jack" lakeside is your spot.

If your keen for driving a couple hours further I'd suggest Whiteswan provincal park in BC.

Drive to Radium, south to Canal Flats then about half an hour up a logging road for some undeveloped lakeside camping. (But depending where in SK, you might go Medicine Hat > Lethbridge > Crowsnest Pass > then up through Cranbrook. Best to google map it)

But there real gem here are the natural hotsprings halfway up that road to Whiteswan.
hoots_manuva is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums