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Camping Summer Outdoor Activities

Camping is quintessentially Albertan. Everything (coffee, bacon, beer, bad ghost stories) is way better around a campfire. ● Your call: Pick your favourite vista (mountains, foothills, Badlands, forest) and there’s a campground or RV park there for you. ● Come unprepared: No tent? No problem. Equipped camping in national parks comes with all the basics. Comfort camping, or glamping, (found around the province) is like a hotel room in the great outdoors, complete with heaters and real beds. ● So Alberta: Book a guided multi-day canoe and horseback camping trip. You’ll follow the same routes once travelled by whiskey traders and the police who chased them.

Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park | Parks Canada

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Long Lake Campground

Boyle, Alberta

Long Lake Campground is located in Long Lake Provincial Park, 17 km south on Hwy. 831, and 3km east on access road. A popular destination with full amenities, including an onsite concession. Perfect for a day trip to the beach or a week long camping getaway with family and friends. Enjoy the trails looped through the park and the White Earth Valley Trail in White Earth Valley Natural Area adjacent to the park.

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Musreau Lake Campground

Grande Prairie, Alberta

Camp by the shores of a spring fed lake in Musreau Lake Provincial Recreation Area, 80 km south of Grande Prairie on Hwy. 40 and 2 km east on an access road. Sites are well-treed and suitable for RVs and tents. The clear, deep waters are great for swimming. Take your canoe or boat out for some fishing and exploring, hike along the lakeshore on the forested trail or hang out on the sandy beach.

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Roaming the Rockies Holiday

Roam freely in the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains with your home on wheels. Let your senses take you on a journey like no other.

Offered By: Canadian Affair

Expires: 2018-10-01
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Alberta's National Parks

Spend a week or more exploring the spectacular national parks in Alberta

Offered By: Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays

Expires: 2018-12-20
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Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Calgary, Alberta
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Experience your inner cowboy/cowgirl while exploring the backcountry of the majestic Canadian Rockies! After 94 years of leading beginners and seasoned riders from all over the world into the spectacular backcountry, The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies (TRCR) know how to give you a dream vacation… and that “hidden gem” you been looking for? Well, just found it! The TRCR is a not-for-profit club of enthusiasts who enjoy taking new guests out to explore these majestic mountains with the comforts of home, and will host six, six-day professionally guided trail rides this summer. The breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains awakens the adventurist in all of us of what many believe is the most beautiful scenery in the world. This "walk in the park" is like no other you will ever experience. Unlike most backcountry horseback trips, the Trail Riders set up a main base camp and, at the end of each day on the trail, return for "happy hour," a hot home cooked dinner, and some much-needed shut-eye in the cozy tents and Indian-style teepees complete with cots and mattresses. The rustic wilderness camp has a hot shower, hot washing water, separate washing areas for cowboys and cowgirls, and a large dining tent for their 4-star meals. Expect the evening to include any combination of: camp fire singing, cowboy poetry, square dancing, story telling, educational talks, skits and live western music! If you can stand a week of this fun and frivolity, you will become a member of this historic and western cultural society. Horse experience is not essential as this is a "dude operation" and over 50% of the riders are +50, and 70% are women! Put it this way; if there ever was a quintessential, "bucket-list" Western Canadian trip, this is it! Check out their 5-star ratings with Trip Advisor and testimonial videos on their homepage. This year the TRCR celebrates 95 years of history and western cowboy culture in the Canadian Rockies. The TRCR (since 1923) is “Canada's original trail ride.....”

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Banff Trail Riders

Banff, Alberta
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Extraordinary Riding Adventures in Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies. Banff Trail Riders offers a range of exciting horseback excursions from hourly trail rides to multi day backcountry pack trips. All all ages and abilities welcome. Saddle up for a scenic trail ride along the Bow River. Dig in to a delicious barbeque lunch at an authentic cowboy cookout and front country cabin. Hit the trails for an overnight horseback adventure and sleep in a backcountry lodge. Or, take a horse drawn sleigh ride through a magical winter wonderland. We'd love to have you join us one day!

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Red Deer, Alberta offers guided wilderness adventures in west central Alberta in beautiful forest areas and with the majestic Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. We specialize in ATV, quad and Side by side adventures that are often paired with a camping experience (tenting, RV or Cabin). We are passionate about the outdoors and love to share these world-class activities. Come join us for an adventure that will be unforgettable and make a memory in the outdoors with your closest friends. No experience required! Our guides are skilled enough to adapt the tour to different skill levels of rider by alternating trails, speeds and techniques. Tours are booked in advance. No service at listed address. Tours operate near Rocky Mountain House and Nordegg.

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Water Valley Celtic Festival

Water Valley, Alberta
2018-06-23 To 2018-06-23 MST

The 20th Annual Water Valley Celtic Festival on June 23, 2018 runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. A lively and totally unique experience. Just one hour northwest of Calgary takes you to another world. Spend the day immersed in traditional music at this one-day Celtic festival. You will find performances in over 10 different venues including the historic church, schoolhouse and on an old-time general store porch, all in the picturesque community of Water Valley. There are approximately 80 Celtic performances involving over 200 performers. Like the festival that happens in Feakle, Co. Clare, Ireland, which was the inspiration for this festival’s founder Dave Settles, visitors can expect traditional singers, dancers, storytelling, Irish choir music, fiddlers, Celtic quartets, harps, guitars and much more!

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'North American' CSI 5* presented by Rolex

Calgary, Alberta
2018-07-04 To 2018-07-08 MST

The 'North American' Tournament hosts the best show jumping athletes and horses from throughout the Americas. Come honour our Canadian Military and enjoy Shopping, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Wagon Rides, and the family favourite RE/MAX Prairie Dogs from Friday to Sunday.

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'Masters' CSIO 5*

Calgary, Alberta
2018-09-05 To 2018-09-09 MST

The eyes of the world are focused on Spruce Meadows as the best athletes from the world's top show jumping nations compete for prize money and international acclaim during the Spruce Meadows 'Masters'. Family entertainment and shopping opportunities are available for guests from Wednesday to Sunday.

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