Spring and Summer are just around the corner and that also means that Central Albertans will be heading out on weekends for camping. 

This year, Alberta Parks introduced a new camping reservation platform to help Albertans and visitors plan for their camping adventures.

In the first 10 days since the new site opened, over 11,500 camping reservations have been processed, with almost 36,000 nights booked.

Reservations can be made in advance on a rolling 90-day window for individual and backcountry camping and 180 days ahead for group and comfort camping.

For spur-of-the-moment visits, the system also offers a ‘Camping this Weekend’ feature to easily search for a reservable site.

Alberta Parks has something for everyone, with over 9,000 reservable individual sites, 205 backcountry permits, 71 comfort units and 157 group camping sites available. There are also 5,000 first-come, first-served sites in Alberta’s parks.

Quick facts

  • Alberta Parks’ camping reservation fee has been $12 since 2009.
    • This fee helps offset the cost of providing reservation services, including online services, call centre services, merchant fees, Payment Card Industry compliance and staff resources.
  • The call centre will be available for Alberta parks visitors to make bookings from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Sunday. If campers prefer not to make an account, the call centre can assist with booking.

To make your camping reservation click here.