Great Camping Spots
Ah… the feeling of a warm, crackling campfire, the chirps of crickets perched somewhere in the woods and the glow of the aurora borealis above— there’s nothing like camping in the prairies. Whether you are looking for a camping retreat in Edmonton, or just a short drive away, there are plenty of places to unroll your sleeping bag, pitch your tent, or park your RV and take in the sights and sounds of a wilderness retreat. From yurts and tipis to a full on glamping experience, you dont have to go far to rest and recharge.
Elk Island National Park
Rainbow Valley Campground
Pitch a tent and unroll your sleeping bag at Rainbow Valley Campground. The only camping facility located within the city, it’s just a stone’s throw away from the North Saskatchewan River, and steps away from the Snow Valley Aerial Park. Adventure seekers can see Edmonton from a bird’s eye view as they climb to great heights in Snow Valley’s massive treehouse cross jungle gym, or trek through the river valleys extensive trail system. After a long day of high-adrenaline fun, you’ll fall asleep under the trees, with the sounds of the Whitemud Creek lulling you to sleep. You might even see a beaver building up his dam!
Winter camping is available for those who want to conquer crisp winter conditions.
Devon Lions Campground
A beautiful site located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, Devon Lions Campground offers plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities. Pull out the golf clubs and play a round at Devon Golf & Conference Centre, or hop in a canoe and paddle down the river. Overnight guests can pick from over 100 spots ranging from unserviced sites to full RV hookups. And, at just 15 minutes from Edmonton it’s an easy overnight nature escape.