Alberta's rugged and spectacular scenery attracts visitors from all over the world. It's the only place in North America where the prairie, boreal forest and mountain ecosystems collide. As a result, Alberta has 300 species of birds, 90 mammals, 50 species of fish and 1,700 flowering plants' so you better have your camera ready!
Plan your RV vacation in Alberta
Plan ahead, select the campgrounds on your route where you plan to stay, visit their websites. Make your reservations as early as possible to make sure you will have the best camping site for your motorhome or travel trailer, with the best view, the perfect location or most ideal amenities for your family.
Weather and Climate
Alberta receives more days of sunshine than any other province in Canada (an average of 312 days a year!) The province is characterized by low humidity, and although it has considerable contrasts in temperature between the seasons, with 15°C to 23°C in July and -8°C to -25°C in January, it's still ranked number one for having the most comfortable weather in Canada.
Private Campgrounds and RV Parks
Access Camping has links to more than 300 private campgrounds and parks throughout Alberta for you to discover.
Alberta RV rentals
Buy yourself a plane ticket and launch yourself into the wonderful scenery, history, and culture of Alberta. Land in Calgary or Edmonton as a starting point. Then move your luggage from the overhead compartment to a rented RV and spend the next couple of weeks exploring everything the heart of the Midwest has to offer. Here are some RV rental companies that can help you get started with a reservation:
For more information, contact Travel Alberta:
Phone: 1-800-ALBERTA (252-3782)
National Parks & Campgrounds in Alberta
Banff National Park of Canada
UNESCO World Heritage Site and Canada's first National Park of Canada (1885).
Link to: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/index.aspx
Elk Island National Park of Canada
Alberta plains oasis for rare and endangered species.
Jasper National Park of Canada
UNESCO World Heritage Site and glacial jewel of the Rockies
Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada
International Peace Park; where the Rocky Mountains meet the prairie.
Link to: Waterton Park
Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada
UNESCO World Heritage Site larger than Switzerland.
National Parks Travel Planner for Alberta
Download a Free copy.
National Parks Reservations
24/7 Online Reservations: www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca
Provincial Parks & Campgrounds
Alberta Provincial Parks
General Information: 1-866-427-3582 (Monday through Friday 8:15 am - 4:30 p.m.)
Camping Reservations: 1-877-537-2757
Check the weather conditions for the park you're visiting. Pack accordingly!