Calgary Campground Reviews

Bow Valley Campground

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At the entrance to the Canadian Rockies this campground is a quick 50 minute drive from Calgary. This makes it a popular destination for the weekend. With full service camping including: laundry, picnic tables, firepits, firewood for sale, showers, boating, canoeing, river fishing, playgrounds, horseshoes, and hiking trails there is something for everyone.

Total Sites – 171

Unserviced Sites – $22
P/W Sites – $34

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Phone Number: 1(403)673-2163

Power Hookups

Water Hookups


Vault Toilets

Hiking Trails

Firewood for Sale

Fire Pits

Dump Station

Tap Water

Visitor Information

Flush Toilets

Supply Store


Author review : January 2010

This is one of our favorite campgrounds and we usually go here a few times each year because it’s so close to calgary. There is so much to do in the area whether it’s golfing, hiking or just relaxing by the river after an easy walk you should have no problem spending the weekend or a week here. The facilities are always clean and the staff keep a great campground.

2 thoughts on “Bow Valley Campground

  1. We were at this campground for the first time and really enjoyed it. One of the quietest campgrounds we have ever been in. The interpretive programs were good, bathrooms clean, staff friendly. Great trails to walk and bike, the store had all the essentials and more, and only 15 minutes to Canmore. Loved it!

  2. Twice per year, a group of 14 friends camp. We always get 4 sites and put 2 couples per site. Anywhere you go in the area, they always charge $12-20 per night for the extra tent. Totally understandable & reasonable.

    This year? Bow Valley raised it to $36 per night for that extra tent.
    (The same price as the site itself!)
    For for 2 tents on 1 campsite, now you pay $72 PER NIGHT.

    Yes the place is beautiful and well maintained, but if you plan on sharing a site with someone else, beware of the price. You are paying double.

    Our group is never camping here again.

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