Immerse yourself in the splendour of Alberta's great outdoors, home to sparkling waters, breathtaking landscapes, and rich wildlife. An RV journey to Alberta's prime waterside campgrounds offers a blend of tranquillity and exhilarating activities, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Let's set our sights on these amazing locations.
Situated a mere 15 minutes from the town of Banff and in close proximity to Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack Lakeside Campground offers an idyllic setting on the shores of Two Jack Lake. With mountain views and lake front sites, it is the perfect spot for tents or smaller RVs (up to 27 feet / 8.5 metres).
The campground boasts:
- 64 unserviced sites, including 22 walk-in campsites
- 10 oTENTiks - a unique blend of tent and cabin
- Amenities such as flush toilets, showers, fire pits and firewood, kitchen shelters
- Fireside interpretive programs for enriching evenings
Jasper National Park: Hidden Cove Campground
Nestled in a sheltered cove on Maligne Lake's west side, Hidden Cove Campground comprises a small 4-site campground ideal for families and novice paddlers. It provides a gentle "backcountry" paddling adventure, particularly designed for beginner canoeists and kayakers.
The campground also features:
- A beautiful shelter equipped with a picnic table and wood stove for cozy evenings
- A unique paddle-in access offering an introductory paddle and camping learning opportunity
Located within Waterton Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area, 25 km south of Pincher Creek, this waterfront campground is the perfect spot for water activities. Its 25 unserviced campsites offer close proximity to the water, where you can swim, paddle, water-ski, windsurf, fish and more.
This campground is an excellent stopover for those seeking to explore the southern Rockies. It operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to plan ahead for the best spots.
Nestled near the waterfront, Zeiner Campground offers a range of sites suited to tents and RVs. The options include unserviced, power, pull-through, and walk-in options. Some sites are tucked away in the surrounding forest, while others offer beautiful lake views from an open area.
Among the amenities are showers, flush toilets, and a playground. Hiking or biking on shady forested trails nearby or indulging in beach and water activities make for an enriching stay. The campground offers 35 unserviced, 88 power and 9 walk-in tenting reservable campsites.
Home to seven beach-adjacent campsites, this provincial park in southern Alberta offers fantastic waterfront views. After exploring the park's ancient rock art and hoodoos — features that earned it UNESCO World Heritage Site status — you can relax on the sandy riverside beach or float down the Milk River.
The campground offers a blend of serviced RV sites, unserviced tent sites and comfort camping tents equipped with beds, fridges and electric lights. Amenities like flush toilets, hot showers, and playground facilities further enhance your camping experience.
Plan your RV adventure well in advance to secure your spot at these sought-after waterside campgrounds, especially during peak season. Each of these Alberta jewels offers unique experiences and stunning views that promise an unforgettable RV journey. Stay tuned to our blog for more RV camping guides, pro hacks, and RV financing options. Until next time, happy exploring!