The last days of summer are just around the corner. Which means it’s time to get as much of the outdoors and sunshine as you possibly can. One of the best ways to soak up the last bits of the summer sun is by going camping. And the Canadian outback offers some of the best of the best – the most gorgeous scenery, the starriest nights, and some very cool campgrounds – no matter which part of the country you want to pitch your tent in.
Read on to check out our top picks for campgrounds that’ll have you planning your camping trips for next summer right away.
Jasper Gates is a campsite that’s located just a four-minute drive away from the Jasper National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. The National Park is also one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves, so you’ll see the stars like you never have seen before.
The campsite itself offers 100 RV and campsite stalls including 40 fully serviced pull-through sites along with renovated washrooms and showers that are perfect after a long day of hiking or biking.
Things to Do:
- Challenging ATV trails for ATV enthusiasts
- Playground, beach, picnics, and fishing on Jarvis Lake
- A living, fully functioning beaver pond on the Beaver Boardwalk in Hinton
- Hiking trails within the national park
- Horseback riding … and a whole lot more.
Fort Heritage and Frontier RV Park:
The Fort Heritage region has plenty to offer for history buffs and nature lovers alike. Discover the history of the Fort Heritage Precinct that helped shape Alberta as we know it today. The Waterton Lakes National Park is one of the most scenic spots in the province with wildflowers galore and home to home to black bears, grizzly bears, elks, and a whole lot of wildlife. So, bring your binoculars!
The Fort Heritage and Frontier RV Park offers 16 powered gravel padded RV sites with a stunning view of the Rocky Mountains, tenting sites and non-powered grassy sites along with very well-maintained Portapotties.
Things to Do:
- Cycle to your heart’s content with over 200 miles of trail in Waterton Lakes National Park.
- Hike through the stunning scenery of the National Park with trails for hikers of all abilities.
- Go horseback riding and plan an overnight trip.
- Immerse yourself in the history of the Fort Heritage Precinct.
- Get involved with the historic preservation of the area.
- Just relax by one of the many lakes.
Pathfinder Camp Resorts:
Pathfinder Camp Resorts have three convenient locations in B.C. – Fort Camping near Fort Langley, the Agassiz-Harrison resort in Agassiz, BC, and Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville on Vancouver Island. Choose the location closest to you or the one that piques your fancy. There are plenty of things to do at each one of them. All the camps offer 50-amp services for RVs while the Agassiz-Harrison site offers eight newly renovated cabins too. The Parksville site is ideal for families with young children with shallow swimming holes, and a beach, a heated swimming pool (the pool will close as of October 1st, 2022 and re-open on May Long Weekend in 2023) providing hours of entertainment.
Things to do (depending on where you are, of course):
- Explore the quaint village of Harrison Hot Springs
- Fish on the Fraser River
- Explore Brae Island
- Enjoy Rathtrevor Beach
- Go Golfing
- Soak in the sunshine and breathe
Feeling inspired? Start planning your camping trip today. And don’t forget to check out our selection of Outdoor Games and Sports to add to the holiday fun!