Day Use Picnic & Camping Areas Close to YYC

Campgrounds in Alberta are always full, but this year most are booked solid. If you didn't book your campsite back in May when reservations opened, chances are you are going to have an incredibly hard time finding a spot. However, that doesn't mean you can't get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Alberta has a lot of overnight sights, but also a lot of day use picnic areas that are first come, first served. Unload your camper and spend the day by the water, roasting marshmallows and enjoying some camping, even if modified. Here are some day use areas near Calgary, Alberta for you to check out: 

  1. Canoe Meadows
  2.  Two Jack Lake
  3.  Quarry Lake
  4.  Moraine Lake
  5.  Sheep Falls
  6.  Wedge Pond
  7.  Beave Lodge
  8. Forgetmenot Pond
  9.  Elbow Lake
  10.  Buller Mountain
  11.  Johnson Lake
  12.  Ghost lake Reservoir
  13.  Sundance Canyon
  14.  Saskatoon Island
  15.  Kinbrook
  16.  Gregorie Lake
  17.  Cascade Ponds
  18.  Ribbon Creek
  19.  Upper Lake Kananaskis
  20.  Water Valley

Alternatively, check out some of the local parks right here in YYC such as Bowness Park.

Have fun enjoying the great outdoors!

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Posted by Ken Richter on


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