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Camping in Alberta is Coming Soon! Alberta Parks Camping Relaunch

Alberta Camping (Family Fun Calgary)

Photos from Pineridge Golf Resort in Parkland County as part of the Photo Collection Legacy Project Parkland County, AB, Canada.

Camping reservations at Alberta Parks campgrounds relaunched on May 14, 2020, for camping beginning on June 1, 2020. Launch times will be staggered by region and it is anticipated that more campgrounds will be available for June 15, 2020. It’s not all business as usual, though. Group and comfort camping will not be offered. Continue to follow all Alberta health guidelines when visiting the parks and prepare to be as self-sufficient as possible.

Alberta Park supplies answers to your questions here:

Campsites:

  • 1 household per campsite only, no second RV units will be permitted and (like other seasons) 6 people max per site.
  • One additional tent may be permitted at the campground’s discretion.
  • Only camp with members of your household or family cohort.
  • Be self-contained – lessen the use of shared facilities if you have an RV.
  • Tents are permitted.

Campgrounds:

  • Washrooms, garbage facilities and dump stations will be open.
  • Showers and playgrounds remain closed at this time. Reservation holders who booked prior to May 14 and paid a shower fee will receive a refund for that service charge in the next 15 days.
  • Most campgrounds will be cashless this year, so be prepared to pay by card.
  • Many first-come, first-served campgrounds open on June 1. Some campgrounds that had a mix of reservable and first-come, first-served sites have switched to fully reservable to reduce cash handling to align with Alberta’s health guidelines. You can still book sites at these campgrounds on the day of arrival, with no reservation fee, by calling or booking online. Please check AlbertaParks.ca/fcfsd before you go.
  • We’re temporarily limiting occupancy to 50 per cent capacity while we adjust to enhanced cleaning services and determine how best to support visitors during the pandemic. Reduced capacity also helps ensure we’re respecting current physical distancing requirements.

Day-Use or overnight visits to Alberta Parks:

  • A fire ban is in place – Check the website for details on what is and isn’t permitted during a fire ban.
  • Be prepared – Bring your own water, snacks, hand sanitizer and toilet paper.
  • Physical distancing – Continue to respect physical distancing in campsites and shared spaces.
  • Leave no trace – Protect staff and wildlife by packing out what you pack in and maintaining a clean campsite.
  • Wash and sanitize – Wash or sanitize your hands before and after using high-touch shared amenities like washrooms, bear bins, self check-in stations, boat launches, docks, water fill stations and dumping stations.
  • Stay home if you’re sick – Don’t visit if you’re sick or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19. You must isolate for 10 days if you have symptoms, or for 14 days if you were exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case or returned from international travel.

Alberta Camping Relaunch:

Website: www.albertaparks.ca

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