Bow Valley Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Bow River Campground

Information: 403-678-0760
Facility Operator: Bow Valley Campgrounds
A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself.

This pretty campground is found in Bow Valley Provincial Park, about 5 km east of Canmore on Hwy. 1. Upgrades in spring 2017 added 20 campsites. The majority of the campsites are now serviced with power. The campground is next to the Bow River, offering pleasant views. There are many activities available in this area, including hiking, biking, fishing, and paddling. 


Season: Apr 14 - Oct 29
Site Type Campsites Power Rate/Night Reservable Dates Current Status
Power/Water 59 / 30 $47 Apr 14 - Oct 29 Seasonal Closure
Walk-in Tenting 7 - $31 Apr 14 - Oct 29 Seasonal Closure

FCFS: First Come, First Served Camping.
* Reservation can be made 90 in advance of arrival date.


Currently Booking to
June 26, 2023

Firewood available for purchase from campground manager/hosts.

  • Showers $3.00 tokens
  • Water is available from a hand pump and a water tap near the tenting area at this site. Although Alberta Parks strives to maintain water quality, we recommend that you bring your own drinking water.
  • Seasonal start-up - May 20 
  • Season shut down - September 19
Generator Use Policy

Wheelchair-accessible washrooms.

Learn about Accessible Camping in Alberta Parks

Updated: Jan 27, 2023