Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Camping By Area

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 at the Canadian Red Cross.

Bow Valley Area

ParkCampgroundSeasonReservations/PermitsCampsites
Bow Valley PPBow RiverApr 14 - Oct 29-66
Bow Valley PPBow ValleyApr 28 - Oct 9-173
Bow Valley PPLac Des ArcsApr 28 - Oct 9-28
Bow Valley WPPQuaite Valley Backcountry Year Round 403-678-3136 / Online20
Bow Valley PPThree SistersApr 29 - Oct 10-36
Bow Valley PPWillow RockApr 29 - Oct 10-124

 

Elbow Valley

ParkCampgroundSeasonReservations/PermitsCampsites
Elbow Falls PRABeaver FlatsMay 15 - Sep 6-55
Big Elbow PRABig Elbow BackcountryMay 15 - Nov 30-7
Gooseberry PRAGooseberryMay 1 - Oct 9-85
Little Elbow PRALittle ElbowMay 15 - Sep 18-94
Little Elbow PRALittle Elbow EquestrianMay 15 - Sep 18-46
McLean Creek PRAMcLean Creek Year Round -170
Elbow-Sheep WPPMount Romulus BackcountryMay 14 - Nov 30403-678-313610
Elbow-Sheep WPPMount Romulus Equestrian BackcountryMay 14 - Nov 30403-678-313610
Elbow River PRAPaddys FlatApr 29 - Sep 19-98
Elbow-Sheep WPPTombstone BackcountryJun 13 - Nov 30403-678-313611
Elbow-Sheep WPPTombstone Equestrian BackcountryJun 13 - Nov 30403-678-31364

 

Ghost Area

ParkCampgroundSeasonReservations/PermitsCampsites
Burnt Timber PRABurnt TimberApr 30 - Sep 9-30
Fallen Timber South PRAFallen Timber SouthApr 30 - Oct 12587-830-219855
Ghost Reservoir PRAGhost ReservoirApr 30 - Oct 12-80
Ghost Airstrip PRANorth GhostApr 29 - Oct 11587-830-2198169
Ghost River WARandom Backcountry Camping Year Round -0
Waiparous Creek PRAWaiparous CreekMay 1 - Oct 12587-830-219853
* Random backcountry camping

 

Highwood / Cataract Area

ParkCampgroundSeasonReservations/PermitsCampsites
Cataract Creek PRACataract CreekMay 19 - Sep 5-102
Etherington Creek PRAEtherington CreekMay 18 - Sep 17-61
Etherington Creek PRAEtherington EquestrianMay 19 - Sep 18-10
Greenford PRAGreenfordMay 19 - Sep 5-13
Indian Graves PRAIndian GravesMay 20 - Oct 10403-995-555432
Indian Graves PRAIndian Graves EquestrianMay 20 - Oct 10403-995-55546
Strawberry PRAStrawberry EquestrianJun 15 - Nov 30-20

 

Kananaskis Valley Area

ParkCampgroundSeasonReservations/PermitsCampsites
Spray Valley PPEau ClaireJun 3 - Sep 11-51
Bow Valley PPJewell Bay BackcountryJun 16 - Apr 13-7
Spray Valley PPLillian Lake BackcountryJun 22 - Nov 30403-678-313617
Spray Valley PPRibbon Falls BackcountryJun 22 - Nov 30403-678-313610
Spray Valley PPRibbon Lake BackcountryJun 22 - Nov 30403-678-313620

 

Peter Lougheed PP

ParkCampgroundSeasonReservations/PermitsCampsites
Peter Lougheed PPAster Lake Backcountry  Closed  403-678-31365
Peter Lougheed PPBoulton CreekMay 11 - Oct 9-161
Peter Lougheed PPCanyonMay 18 - Sep 18-50
Peter Lougheed PPElbow Lake BackcountryJun 14 - Nov 30403-678-313615
Peter Lougheed PPElkwoodMay 11 - Oct 9-130
Peter Lougheed PPForks BackcountryJun 14 - Nov 30403-678-313620
Peter Lougheed PPInterlakesMay 18 - Oct 10-48
Peter Lougheed PPLower LakeMay 11 - Sep 24-83
Peter Lougheed PPMount Sarrail Walk-in TentingJun 24 - Sep 5-44
Peter Lougheed PPPoint Backcountry Year Round 403-678-313620
Peter Lougheed PPThree Isle Lake BackcountryJun 22 - Nov 30403-678-313616
Peter Lougheed PPTurbine Canyon BackcountryJun 22 - Nov 30403-678-313615
Peter Lougheed PPWilliam Watson LodgeJun 6 - Oct 2403-591-7227 / Online11

 

Sheep River Valley Area

ParkCampgroundSeasonReservations/PermitsCampsites
Big Elbow PRABig Elbow BackcountryMay 15 - Nov 30-7
Sheep River PPBluerockMay 15 - Sep 19-66
Sheep River PPBluerock EquestrianMay 15 - Sep 19-17
Fisher Creek PRAFisher Creek Year Round -30
Mesa Butte PRAMesa Butte EquestrianMay 13 - Sep 12-15
North Fork PRANorth ForkMay 13 - Sep 12-34
Sheep River PPSandy McNabbMay 1 - Oct 9-112
Sheep River PPSandy McNabb EquestrianApr 29 - Oct 10-20

 

Sibbald Area

ParkCampgroundSeasonReservations/PermitsCampsites
Dawson PRADawson EquestrianApr 29 - Oct 10-5
Sibbald Lake PRASibbald LakeApr 28 - Oct 9-134

 

Spray Valley Area

ParkCampgroundSeasonReservations/PermitsCampsites
Spray Valley PPLillian Lake BackcountryJun 22 - Nov 30403-678-313617
Spray Valley PPRibbon Falls BackcountryJun 22 - Nov 30403-678-313610
Spray Valley PPRibbon Lake BackcountryJun 22 - Nov 30403-678-313620
Spray Valley PPSpray Lakes WestMay 18 - Sep 18-50
* Winter camping only

 

Sundre Area

ParkCampgroundSeasonReservations/PermitsCampsites
Cartier Creek PRACartier CreekApr 30 - Sep 9-12
Fallen Timber PRAFallen Timber NorthApr 30 - Oct 12-34
James-Wilson PRAJames-WilsonApr 4 - Sep 7587-830-219817
Red Deer River PRARed Deer River NorthApr 30 - Sep 9587-830-219814
Red Deer River PRARed Deer River SouthApr 30 - Sep 9587-830-219850