Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Quaite Valley Backcountry Campground

Information: 403-678-0760
Lat: 51.053327 Long: -115.114470
A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
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This backcountry campground is found in Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park. It can be accessed via the Quaite Valley Trail, which starts at the Heart Creek Day Use Area about 18 km east of Canmore on Hwy. 1. The campground is about 4.5 km from the trailhead. There are 20 tenting sites, with group firepits (firewood provided), pit/vault toilets, and secure food storage lockers available. Secondary access from Barrier Dam Day Use Area and is 8.6 km and 240 m of elevation.

This trail is 4.7 km one way with 100 meters of elevation gain and is rated easy.

Camping

Sites Rate / Person / Night Water Source Camping Season Current Status
20 $12 Jewell Creek Year-Round Book It
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Updated: Feb 16, 2024