Get closer to nature this summer with a camping trip across Alberta

If you’re looking to get out camping this year, Alberta is home to some of the most beautiful places, not only in Canada but in the world. From towering mountain landscapes to boreal forests, to prairie land, badlands, or waterfront views, Alberta has amazing places to pitch your tent or park your RV.

Below are some of the best Indigenous-owned camping experiences in Alberta.

Northern Alberta

Kikino Silver Birch Resort

Located facing the pristine beauty of the west shores of White Fish Lake, Kikino Silver Birch Resort is a retreat for family and friends to gather and make memories. Offering powered and non-powered camping sites as well as rustic log cabins and 1 and 2 bedroom cabins, there is something for every type of traveller at Kikino Silver Birch Resort. 

The resort includes a beach with dock, store, firewood, propane/fuel and a shower house with potable water. 

Book your summer vacation here now!

Hideaway Adventure Grounds

Hideaway Adventure Grounds is the culmination of a long-time dream for John Ritchie. Located on 160 acres of pristine wilderness on the Kikino Métis Settlement in northern Alberta, the retreat is also in proximity to the Silver Birch Resort on the shores of Whitefish Lake.

Hideaway Adventure Grounds offers Metis trapper tent camping – walled tents on platforms with heater, beds and bottled water – as well as self-contained camping areas with no power, water or wifi, but lots of stars and sounds of nature!

Book your camping experience here.

Metis Crossing

The Campsite at Métis Crossing is located on a traditional Métis river lot overlooking the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. It is the first major Métis cultural destination in Alberta.

Enjoy wide-open spaces, blue skies, and the gorgeous North Saskatchewan river valley.

Opening Friday, May 21, 2021 – The campsite at Métis Crossing offers:

  • 21 powered RV Sites
  • 10 non-powered sites
  • 4 Tent sites in trees
  • 6 Comfort Camping in Traditional Trappers Tents

Campsite Amenities include a picnic table, firepit and washroom trailer (no showers are being offered for the 2021 Summer season).

For more information on Métis Crossing or to book your holiday, click here.

Shadow Creek Resort

Located on one of Alberta’s largest lakes, Lesser Slave Lake, Shadow Creek Resort has an astounding 500 full serviced RV sites coupled with 400 boat slips providing a haven for family entertainment, camping and fishing and water sports. 

This full-service resort has everything you could need for a vacation including:

  • Convenience and liquor store
  • Municipal water and sewer
  • 30 amp power
  • Fire pits and picnic tables
  • Laundry and shower facilities
  • Group Camping and Dry camping area
  • Fishing supplies and Firewood
  • Sani-dump station
  • Winter RV Storage

Camping fills up fast here, so book your site today, or join their waitlist!

Lac la Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre

The Lac la Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre offers a variety of supports and programs. Stop by to learn about local Indigenous culture or to have a coffee while taking in the best views in Lac la Biche! 

Located in Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park just five kilometers east of Lac la Biche, this campground, in partnership with Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre has tipi comfort camping available for booking! Rentals of canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards are available to discover the waters of Lac la Biche and trails throughout the Old Growth Forest allow campers to hike and bike to all the sandy beaches.

For more information on the Lac la Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre click here and to book your campsite click here.

Rocky Mountains

Horseback Adventures

Horseback Adventures offers you authentic western vacations at their West Range Cabins. Located in the Rock Lake Solomon Creek Wildland Provincial Park along Jasper National Park’s north boundary.

This West Range Cabin Vacation is for the soft to moderate adventurer and riders of all levels. Horseback Adventures provides the horses for both packing and riding. Enjoy private, heated, single bed, bunkhouse-style cabins on their Real West trail ride vacations. The central dining lodge has plenty of room to relax, read, and play cards or visit. After a day on the trail, you can also enjoy a hot shower in the shower house. They provide home-cooked meals for breakfast and supper, as well as bag lunches to take on the trail rides. 

For more information or to book click here.

Central Alberta

Painted Warriors

Located in Mountain View County in between Red Deer and Calgary, Painted Warrior offers ‘glamping’ style camping for all four seasons. Let nature surround you with over 80-acres of pristine wilderness. Couples can stay for a night that includes accommodation, snacks, Indigenous-inspired homemade dinner, evening campfire, and breakfast for $290. Additional people are $50 per person.

Painted Warriors is also home to additional activities such as horseback riding, archery and outdoor survival camps. Click here for more information or to book now.

Southern Alberta

Buffalo Rock Tipi Camp

Located along the Old Man River in Southern Alberta on the Piikani Nation Reserve, Buffalo Rock Tipi Camp offers six Tipi’s which can be slept in. Families can book for Friday and Saturday nights all summer for $150 which includes 2 nights accommodation, firewood, and s’more kit. Enjoy fishing, tubing, kite flying, volleyball or taking in the rich culture of the land and its people. Click here to book now.