There is a lot of great camping areas to be discovered in Alberta . You will need a camping stove if you are camping in the area. The southern part of the province has some great camp grounds.
When camping the coffee always taste better from a tin pot brewed on a open fire. The bedtime snacks always taste better when roasted over the camp fire. You will discover many different camp grounds in Alberta . Some sites are well treed and roomy and some camping is in bad lands. You can even find camp grounds in the mountains with incredible lakes and mountains as backdrops.
Camping near smaller sized towns can cost you only cost 10 dollars per night and this includes a site with hook ups and hot showers.
Alberta has 5 national parks that include wilderness and front nation sites. Alberta also has 68 provincial parks and 200 hundred recreational locations which likewise supply over night stays.
Alberta camping areas offer top notch, and nature based experiences in the campgrounds. You will discover extremely well developed sites which provide power hookup, shower, and flush toilets to some rustic locations with very little facilities such as pump water and out houses. If you get a Wilderness Pass it will allow you unrestricted wilderness travel and outdoor camping for 1 year. For you folks who just want to stay a couple of nights the wilderness Pass can be acquired at any park gate from 8 dollars to 30 dollars per individual depending on the park you will be staying in.
You might see some bears during your out door activities so here are some basic rules to follow.
Bears are attracted to the smell of food. Keep bears away by keeping your camp site clean. Keep your food in the trunk of your vehicle, preferably in an air tight container and far from your sleeping area. Never ever save food in your tent or tent trailer where you are sleeping.
Never cook or consume food near or in your tent. Do not bury food scraps. Do not litter, Place all garbage in the suitable containers provided in the camping sites. If no containers are offered take it out with you when you leave.
Only clean any fish you catch at a designated fish cleaning station and if no station is readily available use a garbage container. When walking around the camp premises in the evening always use a flashlight. Move carefully at night and do not run around blindly.
If camping with a pet dog keep it on a leash not more than 10 feet long. If you have a dog off loose it might irritate a bear and bring it back to your camp site. Keep children near you at all times. Never let them from your sight even for a minute. More kids have been lost when the parents turned their back only for a minute.
The bears are drawn into berry patches so let the bear have the berries. Buy yours at the store.
Purchase a can of bear spray and read the guidelines before you go camping. Keep the can handy and in your tent during the night.
For the back country camper make sure all food products for both your and your animal, or scented toiletries are stored so the bears can not get them when you are away from your camp spot.
If no storage unit is around you can hang them from a tree a minimum of 4 meters off the ground, and at least 1.5 meter from another tree. Be sure the food things is stored a minimum of 100 meters from the camping tents or sleeping location.
Remember you are the intruder, not the bear, since this is his domain. Do not deliberately face down since end you will lose.