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Top 10 Kid-friendly Campgrounds


Unwind and unplug for a weekend of family fun at one of these Alberta campgrounds.

It wouldn’t be summer in Alberta without a few weekend getaways with the family. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of great kid-friendly campgrounds in the province. So pack up the trailer, and enjoy the great outdoors at one of these local destinations.

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Dinosaur Provincial Park Campground

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  1. Dinosaur Provincial Park Campground      Patricia, AB

Located in the Alberta Badlands, Dinosaur Provincial Park is as rich with family fun as it is with history. Go for a guided tour through the hoodoos, and visit the Interpretive Visitor’s Centre to scope some of the fossils found in the area. Camp in one of the park’s tent or RV-friendly sites, or get cozy in a luxurious canvas-walled tent.

Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Unserviced 29 $31
Power ( 15 /30 amp) 92 $39
Winter Camping 28 $34

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Little Bow Provincial Campground

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  1. Little Bow Provincial Park Campground     Champion, AB

Situated on the Travers Reservoir, the campground at Little Bow Provincial Park is ideal for water sports and fishing. During the day, the entire family can enjoy the beach and nearby playgrounds, while evenings can be spent looking for Great Horned Owls in the campground’s trees.

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Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Unserviced 138 $31
Power ( 15 /30 amp) 86 $39

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  1. Ol’ MacDonald’s Resort       Erskine, AB  (feature photo above). 

Nightly rate: $30–55

This family-friendly campground is packed with amenities for any kind of weather. Zip around the grounds on pedal carts, visit the farm animals, or take in the sun and sand at the beach on Buffalo Lake. The resort’s arcade and indoor mini golf will keep the good times going even on unexpected rainy days.

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Pelican Point Campground

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  1. Pelican Point Park and Campground       Bashaw, AB

Nightly rate: ($27/night unserviced, $36/night power)

Located on the North Shore of Buffalo Lake in Camrose County, Pelican Point Campground has one of the best family beaches in the province. In addition to traditional amenities like coin showers, fire pits, and hiking trails, the campsites face the beautiful lake, which is complete with a large playground, volleyball nets, and a basketball hoop.

  • Beach
  • Caretaker/Manager on Site
  • Concession Stand with hot/cold food and snacks
  • Day-use area
  • Fire pits
  • Firewood – cost
  • Group camping available
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Interpretive trail
  • Picnic Tables
  • Water pump
  • Water tap
  • Showers
  • Trailer Dump Station

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Kinbrook Island Provincial Park

  1. Kinbrook Island Provincial Park Campground     Rainier, AB

With ample opportunity for water sports, fishing, as well as land activities like hiking, horseshoes and bird-watching in the nearby wetlands, this lakeside campground is sure to be a new family favourite.

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Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Unserviced 14 $31
Power ( 15 /30 amp) 155 $39
Winter Camping 29 $34

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Lindbrook Star Gazer Campground

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  1. Stargazer Campground      Tofield, AB

This private campground is located just 30 minutes east of Edmonton, making it ideal for quick getaways with young kids. The campground is complete with an outdoor pool and playground, and has only 40 treed sites—perfect for a peaceful weekend adventure.

Lindbrook Stargazer Campground Rates Daily Weekly
50 amp pull through sites $50.00/unit $300.00/unit
30 amp site $48.00/unit $288.00/unit
15 amp site $45.00/unit $270.00/unit

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Crimson Lake Provincial Park

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  1. Crimson Lake Provincial Park Campground      Rocky Mountain House, AB

This campground is packed with amenities to make your stay comfortable. The campground store is stocked with food and souvenirs, while showers and laundry mean you can comfortably deal with messy kids. Take the family for scenic hikes on the many surrounding trails, and visit the amphitheater for educational programming.

Power ( 15 /30 amp) 161 $39
Winter Camping 11 $20

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Crimson Lake Provincial Park

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Writing On Stone Provincial Park

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  1. Writing on Stone Provincial Park Campground      Milk River, AB

Nightly rate: $26–33

Located among cottonwood trees in the Milk River valley, Writing on Stone Campground is an idyllic spot for families to explore Indigenous culture in the Southern Alberta landscape. Immerse yourself in Blackfoot history at the Interpretive Centre, or view ancient petroglyphs on a scenic bus tour. On hot summer days, kids can play on the sandy beach before heading to the general store for ice cream.

Writing On Stone Provincial Park

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Long Lake Provincial Campground 

  1. Long Lake Campground        Ellscott, AB

Complete with volleyball nets, horseshoe pits, and concession, this provincial park campground is fun for the entire family. Take a scenic hike through the nearby forests, and spend sunny afternoons boating or building sand castles on the beach. Located an hour and a half north of Edmonton, this campground is a short drive away for young kids.

Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Unserviced 75 $35
Power ( 15 /30 amp) 145 $43
Walk-in Tenting 6 $32

Long Lake Provincial Campground

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David thompson Resort

  1. David Thompson Resort        Cline River, AB

Nightly rate: $25–50

Located near Nordegg, Alberta, David Thompson Resort is a short drive away from Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, and the Columbia Icefields. Enjoy the nearby hiking and biking trails, fishing and horseback riding, and see what the Canadian Rockies has to offer. They also have a hotel for those wanting to limit their outdoor experience to daytime only!

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