Tents must be set up on the pads provided. A maximum of 6 people and one tent per site is permitted. Exceptions:
At Big Elbow and Tombstone Backcountry Campgrounds, 2 tents are permitted per site.
At Mount Romulus two tents are permitted in the equestrian campground sites and on sites 9 and 10 in the regular campground; sites 1-8 do not permit two tents per site
Two hammock-style tents or two bivouac bags are considered equivalent to one tent in all Kananaskis Country Backcountry Campgrounds.
Guaranteed check-in time is 4 PM; checkout time is 2 PM.
Cooking and Cleaning
Fires are only permitted in metal fire rings, when provided.
You can burn wood if provided, but be aware that supplies may be short. It is not permitted to collect or burn dead wood. We recommend cooking with a portable stove.
An axe is provided at the woodpile for splitting wood.
Completely extinguish any fires before you sleep or leave camp. Read this link on campfire safety before you go.
Pack out all food waste and garbage. Leftover food should not be buried, dumped in the outhouse, or burned.
Never clean pots and dishes in a water source; carry water 50 meters away to wash your dishes, then dump grey water in the outhouse designated grey water disposals.
Wash or bathe at least 50 meters from any water source.
Keep all attractants away from wildlife. Store food, garbage, toiletry items, and clothing used while cooking in the lockers provided. If there is no locker provided, hang a bear bag. Always secure your food before you sleep or leave camp. Never store food in your tent.
Disposal of Human Waste
When hiking, urinate at least 50 meters from trails and water sources.
When hiking, defecate in a hole 15-20 cm deep and 50 meters from trails and water sources. Bury your waste, and then replace the topsoil.
Pack out toilet paper or dispose of it in the campground outhouse.
If you are travelling on snow, ice, or in the high alpine, pack out your waste.
While at camp use the outhouse to urinate and defecate.
While you Hike
Stay on established trails to avoid trail braiding.
It is not permitted to pick or collect wildflowers or other vegetation (including deadfall), rocks, fossils, or artefacts.
Share the trail with other users. During a break, step off of the trail so others can pass.
Do not litter, including cigarette butts, seed shells and tissue.
Occasional shouting, such as calling “hey bear”, will warn wildlife that you are in the area. This is especially important near noisy creeks and in dense forest. The human voice can be more effective than a bell, whistle or horn.