Photo: Travel Alberta / Curtis Comeau
Sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows, hiking spectacular trails, participating in ranger-led programs or simply relaxing at a campsite can bring a family closer to nature and closer together. Alberta’s provincial parks offer regular campsites and Comfort Camping
facilities that help families create wonderful memories – the kind that last a lifetime.
In the Land of Spirit Dreams
First Nations believe the oddly shaped rock formations that occupy the landscape of Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park
are home to powerful spirits. While camping here, families can canoe the Milk River, hike, play at the river’s edge and take a guided tour to see the ancient pictographs and petroglyphs painted and carved on sandstone.
Where Dinosaurs Once Walked
Hiking trails wind their way through a UNESCO World Heritage Site dotted with hoodoos and dinosaur fossils at Dinosaur Provincial Park
. Campers can wander the trails, canoe the Red Deer River, participate in guided fossil hikes, or take part in dinosaur-themed activities.
A Day at the Lake
Jarvis Bay Provincial Park
is situated on the shores of Sylvan Lake, one of the most popular recreational areas in Alberta. Paddleboarding, flyboarding
, windsurfing, boating, waterskiing and swimming are popular activities in the nearby town of Sylvan Lake
, which is also home to Wild Rapids Waterslides
, one of the largest waterslide parks in Alberta.
Canada’s First Interprovincial Park Turns 25
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
was designated Canada’s first interprovincial park in 1989. Hiking, cycling, fishing, boating, swimming, golfing and wildlife viewing are popular activities in this unique park which borders two provinces.