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Camping reservations for Alberta’s Provincial and National Parks

There are so many camping experiences and places to camp in Alberta’s Provincial and National Parks – from cottage tents to full service RV campsites. To guarantee these camping experiences, many Albertans and visitors use reservation services provided by Alberta Parks and Parks Canada online and by phone to reserve their camping spots.

In addition to making sure they have a spot to enjoy their experiences, online reservations allow campers to see the size and features of a particular site so they can pick a spot that serves their needs best and they know what to expect when they arrive. They can see a 360-degree panoramic view of the spot and the campground as well as an interactive map featuring nearby trails, firepit location, and proximity to washrooms.

Albertans and visitors can now book more than 5800 individual campsites at 50 provincial campgrounds up to 90 days in advance online at and through a new toll-free phone reservation service (1-877-537-2757). 

The Alberta Parks reservation service has been expanded for the 2013 camping season and includes all 147 provincial group camping areas. Alberta’s provincial parks continue to offer first-come first-served only campsites at more than 170 provincial campgrounds. A list of these campgrounds is available at

Campground reservations are also now open in Alberta’s National Parks of Banff, Jasper, Waterton and Elk Island. New for 2013, all reservations will be on a site specific basis. Frontcountry campsites, accommodation, backcountry experiences and guided hikes can be reserved in advance. Online reservations can be made at and 1-877-737-3783. To continue meeting the needs of campers who prefer not to reserve in advance, national park campsites will still be available in several campgrounds on a first-come, first-served basis.

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As part of Travel Alberta’s Alberta Stories initiative, and to celebrate camping in Alberta’s Provincial and National Parks, we have launched a new Alberta story on YouTube. In Elk Island National Park, less than an hour from Edmonton, you can choose your camping experience and get close enough to the bison to look them in the eye. 

The Alberta Stories initiative plays an important role in bringing Alberta’s tourism brand to life. These stories showcase the true character and distinctive personalities at the core of Alberta’s tourism experience and continue to deepen the connection we have with our visitors.

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