Camping at Writing-On-Stone provincial Park is often picked as the best in Alberta. It’s easy to see why, the campground is small enough and entertaining enough to be perfect.
The Hoodoo Trail Writing On Stone provincial park is a wonderful place to explore Canada’s Badlands and see petroglyphs and pictographs. It’s an easy hike that normally offers huge expanses of sky above the rugged hoodoos – not on our visit.
Aspen Beach Provincial Park has one of the best beaches near Calgary. It is a huge campground next to the long beach with a sloping shoreline. The beach is perfect, but the campground is different. The weekend we went it was filled with partiers. That’s fine, if you like to do that, but when I go camping with the kids I look for something more low key.
Road trips with kids need scheduled breaks. If you’re headed between the Okanagan and the coast, the best place to stop for lunch and a little hide and seek is the Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park to see the Othello Tunnels.
If you want to reserve a campsite in Alberta, you need to plan ahead. Reservations for Alberta’s Provincial Parks open 90 days early. Here’s a look at some of the places I’ve camped with the kids, and how to get your account to reserve a spot ahead of time.
[twitter]Big Hill Springs Provincial Park [map] Trail Length: 2.3 km / approx 1 hour Elevation Gain: 20m Age Appropriate: 2+ Big Hill Springs is located between parkland and foothills natural regions; the main attraction is…