1. Jasper National Park
Stay in oTENTik tents for a unique blend of homey comfort and a taste of outdoor adventure. A cross between a tent and a rustic cabin, this type of accommodation is the perfect way for families, friends, and couples of all ages to discover the joys of camping without all the muss and fuss.
2. Milk River near Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park
Go camping on the dreamlike, prairie landscape along Milk River. The adventurous traveller can canoe into a designated campsite like the one at Poverty Rock (pictured) if they pack out what they pack in, or drive into car-accessible campsites at Writing-on-Stone provincial park. The truly unique hoodoos (tent-like rock formations) are certainly something to be appreciated.
4. Rocky Mountain House
For a romantic, luxurious getaway, check out The Prairie Creek Inn, tucked away in the woods of Central Alberta.
For the perfect blend of rustic indulgence look no further than Aspen Crossing. A short drive southeast of Calgary is a delightful train-themed campground and recreation area. Staying in a beautifully appointed cabin is one thing, but when it happens to be a fully refurbished caboose car, you’re in for a truly unique luxury.
6. Kananaskis Country
7. Banff National Park
Located in Banff National Park is the best backcountry lodge with no power or water but incredible culinary! The historic and gorgeous log cabins of Skoki Lodge are open year-round for hikers in the summer and skiers in the winter. Exploring the nearby mountains, lakes, and valleys will surely take your breath away and rejuvenate your soul.
8. Lake Louise
9. Waterton Lakes National Park
In the heart of Kananaskis Country is local favourite, Mount Engadine Lodge — an inviting, intimate retreat. If there’s no room at the inn, see if you can book the yurt for high-style comfort camping where pets are welcome. Put your feet up on the porch and watch for wildlife wandering through the aptly named Moose Meadows.