Albertans are eager to get outside and shake off the memory of a long, cold winter. But before you pack up the tent, load the kids and dog into your family vehicle and hit the road for a memorable long weekend adventure, here are a few friendly tips and reminders to keep in mind.
Nature is unpredictable, and your equipment can unexpectedly fail, so planning ahead is the key to an enjoyable and memorable experience.
For many Albertans, Thanksgiving weekend is a time to get together with family and friends to enjoy one another’s company and a hearty meal! This year, why not escape to a provincial park and have your Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by Alberta’s autumn splendor?
As we bid a fond farewell to the Alberta summer with a frozen tear in our eye, we take a moment to reflect on another excellent summer camping season in Alberta’s provincial parks. Despite a wet start it’s safe to say campgrounds around the province saw lots of happy campers.
We aren’t just telling campfire stories:
- More than 130,000 reservations of regular, comfort, and group campsites were made, and more than 410,000 campsites occupied.
- The online reservation system surpassed a half a million registrations this season, an amazing feat considering it was only introduced in 2009 and only about 30% of Alberta’s campgrounds are on the system.
- The number of online reservation subscribers increased almost 50,000 this year alone.