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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.

Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park | Forrest Mankins

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Ol' MacDonald's Resort

Stettler, Alberta

Campsites suitable for tents to RV's and group sites. Full service, partial service and un-serviced sites available. Clean washrooms with hot showers and laundry facilities. Free Wireless Internet & on-site security. Fire pits at every site with firewood sold at the store.

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Three Hills Recreational Park

Three Hills, Alberta

The Three Hills Campground is located on the east side of Town just off Secondary Road 583. 47 Sites, complete with camp concession stand, shower facilities, ball diamonds, and within walking distance to local restaurants and other amenities, the Three Hills campground it the perfect place to stay and play!

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Strachan Campground

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Strachan Campground is found in Strachan Provincial Recreation Area, 31 km southwest of Rocky Mountain House on Hwy. 752. There are over 25 well-treed sites, with a few choice sites next to Prairie Creek. Fish for trout or mountain whitefish in the creek, or explore nearby OHV trails. Please keep OHVs on trailers in the recreation area.

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Teepee Camping & Horseback Trail Riding

Stay two nights in a riverside Teepee and enjoy a two-hour guided horseback trail ride for two participants included in the price. The teepee has a comfortable double-sized bed, small wood burning heater stove, outside picnic table, lawn chairs, and fire ring.

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Camp in a Tipi or Trapper Tent

Book Rocky Mountain House camping now for summer. Camp in comfort. Cook bannock and trapper’s tea over a fire. Immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the fur trade. Includes Fur Trade Camp Kit: bison hide, period cooking kit, flint/steel fire-starting kit, bannock mix, trapper’s tea, spices, oil and soap.

Expires: 2018-08-31
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Alberta Parks Camping Adventure

Stay in the heart of the most magical places. Find fossils. Explore badlands. Hike the Rockies. Alberta’s great outdoors were made for camping. Experience tent camping, RV camping or glamping in Alberta provincial parks. Reserve your space now! Midweek dates available, weekends limited.

Expires: 2018-08-31
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Tours

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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,...you 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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Outsy

Red Deer, Alberta

Outsy.ca 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. Call 403-554-2682 or visit www.outsy.ca for more information. Tours operate near Rocky Mountain House and Nordegg.

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Mukwah Rafting Tours

Sundre, Alberta
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The true Alberta experience! Wild horses, wildlife, mountains, and rivers; things you need to see for yourself from our vantage point. No crowds and lots of room to roam. Whitewater Rafting (two or four hours and a float trip daytime or nighttime) through the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Other amenities we offer are a guided hike, camping cabins, camping, BBQ, Sauna, hot showers, and camp games. We also offer Calgary's only guided river experience, right through downtown on the Bow River.

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Events

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Peace River Pow Wow & Aboriginal Gathering

Peace River, Alberta
2018-06-02 to 2018-06-03 MST

We welcome everyone to come and participate in the 15th Annual Peace River Pow Wow on June 2 & 3, 2017. We have free camping, no open fires though and it is free to attend Pow Wow daily. We have Authentic Indigenous Crafts made on Turtle Island. Grande Entries are Saturday at 1 pm and 6 pm and Sunday at 1 pm. We will celebrate our Aboriginal Graduates on Sunday June 3 at 3 pm presenting them with Eagle Feathers, Certificate from MLA and Honor Dance. We have the best Indigenous Food Vendors in Alberta attending the Pow Wow from neckbones to bannock burgers we got the whole experience.

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Blueberry Bluegrass Festival

Stony Plain, Alberta
2018-08-03 to 2018-08-05 MST

Blueberry Bluegrass Festival is more than a 3-day music festival - it's an event. Bring your family, meet up with your friends. Check out the great lineup of international and regional bands presented on the outdoor stage and two indoor stages. Set up your RV, camper or tent right on the festival site where you are no more than 3 minutes from a stage. Bring your guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, fiddle or bass cause you are sure to find a jam in one of the tents set up for jamming. If you don't jam, pull up a chair and listen. Make something and take it home from the craft area or pick up a fun prize after trying your hand at one of the lawn games. Take a break and meet up with friends in the hospitality tent or catch a wagon ride over to the Pioneer Museum where there's home cooking, films, a scavenger hunt, workshops and a stage. Food vendors are on hand to keep you fed and you will have a chance to shop and visit with the retails vendors. The Country Dances, with live bands, start up each night, the perfect way to end an exciting day. Check out Blueberry, there is something for everyone.

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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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