Accessing Alberta Parks sites for the 2022 camping season
Alberta Parks is pleased to provide the following information to better assist our members and the public on accessing sites for the 2022 camping season.
For further details on any portion of this information, please click on the appropriate link within each section.
1. Our camping reservations for 2022 are already rolling:
- Reservations can be made 90-days in advance for individual and backcountry camping and 180-days in advance for group and comfort camping.
- The first date when reservations can be made will be 90 days before the campground’s season opening dates.
For example, if a campground opens on May 19, 2022, the 90-day booking window for individual and backcountry camping will open on February 18.
- While the booking system will now be available year-round, campers are still required to book within each campground’s seasonal dates.
You can view a full list of campgrounds and their opening and closing dates at: https://www.albertaparks.ca/rap/
- The booking window advances by one day each morning at 9:00 a.m.
to provide fair and equal access to both online and the call centre.
- Campers can now book a maximum of 10 consecutive nights per reservation to enable fair and equitable access for all campers.
This update will help reduce booking changes, overbooking and no-shows, which will give more Albertans the opportunity to experience camping in our provincial parks.
The maximum stay in a group camping area continues to be five (5) consecutive nights.
2. Are you looking to share your photography and content creation skills with a wider audience?
We’re currently searching for #ABparksAmbassadors for the 2022 season!
Alberta Parks Ambassadors are tasked with helping us by visiting our parks and taking great pictures!
If this sounds like a role for you, apply today: https://www.albertaparks.ca/ambassador-application/ Application deadline: February 7, 2022
3. Ski the Canadian Birkebeiner, February 12, 2022 at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area!
There are multiple events and distances (from 2 km to 55 km) – something to suit all ages and abilities.
If you’re looking to participate from a distance, make sure to check out the Virtual Birkie!
Check the Canadian Birkebeiner website for their events, to volunteer or register. https://canadianbirkie.com/registration/
4. #DYK? Our central Alberta parks have partnered with local libraries to rent snowshoes!
Use your local library card to rent snowshoes and explore our parks with your family.
Libraries that have snowshoe packs: Rimbey Municipal Library, Rocky Mountain House Public Library, Sylvan Lake Municipal Library,
Pigeon page 4 Lake Public Library, and Winfield Community Library. Please contact libraries for availability.
5. For more than three decades, volunteer hosts have contributed to safer visits, richer visitor experiences and to a greater sense of community in Alberta’s Parks.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer host this summer, please visit: www.albertaparks.ca/campgroundhost
Source: The RVDA of Alberta monthly newsletter