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You Need to Camp At These 4 Alberta National Parks This Summer

It's (almost) camping season! If you're unsure where to camp this summer, start your search with the province's national parks. Here's what you need to know.
The Icefield Parkway in Banff National Parks is a popular camping destination for Albertans.

Summer in Alberta is truly magical, with endless sunshine, stunning landscapes, and so many outdoor activities to enjoy. And what better way to experience all of this than by camping in one of the province's beautiful national parks? Alberta is home to some of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world, and camping is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the great outdoors. In this article, we're shouting out four amazing Alberta national parks that you must camp at this summer.

Banff National Park

Banff National Park is one of Canada's most iconic and beloved national parks, and for good reason. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Banff offers breathtaking views, incredible wildlife sightings, and an endless array of outdoor activities. The park boasts 13 campgrounds with over 2,400 sites, accommodating both tenters and RVers. Banff's most popular campgrounds include Tunnel Mountain, Two Jack Lakeside, and Lake Louise.

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is another must-visit destination for camping enthusiasts. The park's rugged mountains, turquoise lakes, and glaciers are truly awe-inspiring, and there's no better way to experience them than by spending a few nights under the stars. Jasper offers 11 campgrounds with over 1,800 sites, accommodating both tenters and RVers. Some of the most popular campgrounds in Jasper include Wapiti, Whistlers, and Pocahontas.

Waterton Lakes National Park

Nestled in the southwestern corner of Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park is a hidden gem that offers stunning scenery and plenty of outdoor activities. The park's unique blend of prairie, mountain, and lake landscapes makes it a photographer's paradise, and its diverse wildlife makes it a nature lover's dream. Waterton offers four campgrounds with over 200 sites, accommodating both tenters and RVers. Some of the most popular campgrounds in Waterton include Townsite, Crandell Mountain, and Belly River.

Elk Island National Park

Elk Island National Park is another great option for camping in Alberta. Located just a short drive from Edmonton, this park offers a unique blend of grasslands and aspen parkland and a chance to see bison, elk, and other wildlife up close. Elk Island offers two campgrounds with over 200 sites, accommodating both tenters and RVers. Some of the most popular campgrounds in Elk Island include Astotin Lake and Oster Lake.

Alberta National parks are some of the best in Canada

Alberta's national parks offer a wide variety of camping experiences, from the mountainous beauty of Banff to the unique blend of prairie and aspen parkland in Elk Island. Whether you're a tent camper or an RV enthusiast, a campground in Alberta is perfect for you. So why not spend some time exploring the great outdoors this summer, immersing yourself in nature, and making memories that will last a lifetime? Book your campsite today and get ready to experience the beauty and wonder of Alberta's national parks firsthand.

This story is brought to you by Great West Media Content Studio. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.

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