This is boon docking. There are no facilities other than "out houses" and a hand water pump available. The vistas are spectacular. Very quiet and serene. There are sites situated very close to the river. Also some site that are very close to the Trans-Canada Highway so these will be quite noisy. Not big rig friendly at all. The park road is narrow and winding. Lots of low hanging branches and large trees to maneuver around. Just a few miles to Canmore where there are all amenities and plenty to see and do. The best part of our visit was a Black Bear wandering through our site in broad day light. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very calm campground (we heard only the train but very far away). Fire pit. Very kind people at the desk. Store with lot of stuff. On the less good side : there is NO LAUNDRY in the campground and no sewer connection for the RV, so you need to go to the other RV campground which is about 10 minute drive (but too far to go there by foot). The sites are nice but the roads are very narrow which makes it a challenge to back into with larger units. Also a little bit too far to visit Banff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our favorite park in Alberta. The sites are private, the playground is a great spot. There are several hiking trails in the campground and along the river. The showers are clean. The loops D & E are best to stay in for privacy / shade. There is a active amphitheater and children's program here during the week / on weekends. I highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Unfortunately, you must reserve to come here now. That is often difficult. The campground is right on the river. Some of the best tenting spots are river side. The setting is breathtaking! Located not far from Canmore and Banff. Sometimes there are weekend parties which is loud. The washrooms are clean and you must pay with tokens to use the showers. Often you line up. Go early. The hand dryers in the ladies washrooms never seem to work. Great spot with lots of great hiking trails and bike trails. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice campground with beautiful views of the mountains and lots of mature trees. The sites are nice but the roads are very narrow which makes it a challenge to back into with larger units. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Although the campsites where very nice, we were disappointed in the washroom facilities or lack thereof. There is only one shower house with a total of 6 showers, 3 for women, 3 for men for the entire campground. While we were visiting the women's showers were down to 2 working and no attempt in the week we stayed to repair the broken one. Also disappointed that a provincial park would charge to shower. It was $2.00 for 5 minutes and this required tokens only sold at the park office. This got expensive with a family of 4 showering everyday. Lastly, flush toilets exist only at the front entrance of the campground, very far from the majority of sites, not within walking distance and there is only one outhouse located at the back of the campground. Staff were not very knowledgeable and misleading when we booked. There were 3 families, one of which was tenting and we were advised that the sites were suitable for ground tents: not so. Every site is covered in gravel and you were not allowed to place your tent in the grass. If your planning on touring Banff, this campground is quite far, at least 40 minutes depending on traffic. Sites were private and treed which we liked. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
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This is a nice park but the sites are small and the roads are somewhat difficult to navigate with bigger units. We have stayed here numerous times and will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our second stay in the past three years. Aside from a lack of even 30 amp power and sewer, this place has us returning. The sites are treed and mature in a breathtaking Rocky Mountain setting. There are miles of paved pathways through the forest to walk or bike on. Park staff are very amiable and for the most part younger summer workers. We switched sites twice to get out of the wind and it was no problem at all. Ahh yes, the wind. I think the park is in some sort of wind tunnel coming off of the mountains and onto the prairies. The wind does seem to abate later on in the summer, but make sure you get yourself a site deep in the trees to avoid the brunt of it. The park is situated a half hour drive from Banff and all the touristy activities and money pits inherent to them. If you've never been to Banff it is worth the day trip. The best Sunday brunch we have ever had was at the Banff Springs Resort in Banff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the "overflow" campground for Bow Valley Provincial Park. No reservations are accepted. We stayed for one week, including a holiday weekend when the campground was full, often with two units in a site. There were two pay ($2 token/5 min) showers for Men, 2 for Women. Only one day did both showers work in the ladies'; a couple days on one worked in the men's room, and one day neither one worked. In addition, there was one toilet out of order the whole time in the ladies' room. The rest rooms appeared to be only really cleaned when a complaint was made - otherwise the guy kind of wiped the sinks and added tissue - not much more - he didn't even refill the hand sanitizer by the door, and there was no soap or towels. There was no employee on site, so I reported these issues every other day when I went to the store/office at Bow Valley to get tokens. There I was told there was a "Host" at Willowrock, but could never figure out who it was. If this is a typical Alberta Provincial Park Campground, I am sorry for the local folks; $25/night is a lot to pay for no services. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Well, the park was overpriced. The owner/operator was a bit annoying while we were parking, getting involved when he didn't need to be and brushing off my wife's instructions. The sites were really close together and cramped. The bathrooms and showers were in need of a good cleaning as there was some black mold. They only take cash, and were out of wood when we were there. Would NOT stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice location. Tourist trap pricing at it's best. Didn't use the pay showers ($1), didn't care for the windows to the outside in front of showers. Our site was un-level and required blocking under the front wheels. Chuckholes in drive and water standing in streets. Price show is with Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The parking spaces here were adequate for our vehicle. Although parking for the tow vehicle was a little tight. All utilities worked as they should with no problems. This location is very close to town. I would recommend that you ask for a parking space away from the nearby river, due to mosquito’s. The bathroom/shower area was adequate, but they did have pay showers. We would stay here again without any thought about it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This Park is in a very pretty setting: full views of mountain peaks close by all around. The sites are small, many driveways quite unlevel, the laundry facilities woefully inadequate. Only the pull through sites will take a class A plus tow. The backin sites place a class A bumper to bumper with a smaller unit and the tow parks somewhere on the street, same with large trailers. The free Wi-Fi was quite good in the center of the park. I would not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you looked up, the view was of the beautiful mountains. If you looked directly out your window, you saw old run down mobile homes that residents lived in. Roads in the park were horrible. Large potholes that you could lose a small child in, were throughout the park. WiFi did not work anywhere in the park the entire 6 days we stayed. Staff just could not understand that. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is overpriced, even charge $1 for a hot shower. No cable and local TV is very limited. Good position and views and close proximity to shopping etc. One staff member very friendly and helpful, but others not very knowledgable about local facilities. Water pressure terrible. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is undergoing some changes as they are building some condo units on the property. There are some tired .permanent mobile home units surrounding the RV park. Staff was friendly. Our site was pull-through and level enough to leave the truck attached. Sites are gravel. The setting is beautiful, surrounded by mountains. Main feature is that the park is within easy walking distance of Canmore's touristy downtown. Good Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Site was very small,our awning was just about touching the next trailer. Seems they have an overabundance of rabbits, very cute but drove my dogs crazy. Laundry facilities lacking, 3 washers and 1 dryer for the whole park. Wi-Fi spotty as we were near rear of park. Beautiful view of mountains. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Avoid this park unless desperate, the website omits the fact that firewood, showers all have an extra fee. This is a money grab RV park in my opinion. The units were so crammed in that we could not open our awning and there is little shade as a result. Decent mountain view if you wander into a open area as the RVs block all views except your neighbor's plumbing hoses. Only decent sites are along the creek if you can get them. I have paid half the money and received 10 times the quality. I believe they are exploiting out of Province/Country visitors, because once you have been- you won't be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were so disappointed in the park, we stayed one night and left. It was not as advertised on the internet. We had reserved a superior site by the creek and found it to be small and very close to the other rigs. It was by no means scenic. We requested a new site, but they didn't refund the difference in the nightly fee. We found the laundry area to be dirty and small. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here with an RV travel company. We made reservations to arrive 2 days early. We had to move to a new site 3 times, one each day, before we were finally set. They refuse to change anyone's site. Gravel tops in spaces are small but enough room between sites so that you can put out an awning. Campground has a back entrance that is used by locals to avoid traffic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a clean and easy to navigate park. Sites are in front of large mobile home park. Residents would drive through very fast and not slow for pedestrians. Even with a confirmation and the paperwork, they messed up our reservation and told us we were a day late. Told us if we stayed more than a day, we would have to move sites. Found out they had a caravan coming in and were making several units move to accommodate this group. We left after a night. Lots to do and easy walk to town. We loved the area, just not very happy with the staff, although very nice and it looked like they tried to work it out. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice office staff. WiFi is kind of hit and miss. We had a pull through site but had a tree on either side of the entrance so had to back in. Lots of traffic through parts of the park. While not a bad spot, I think it is somewhat overpriced. It does have wonderful mountain views. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean and tidy with awesome views. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. We asked to change sites and they bent over backwards for us. We will definitely come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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The office staff are disinterested, the sites are nothing special. There are noisy cars driving very fast up and down the roadways with direct access to the mobile homes in the park. Don't let your children walk around by themselves. There is construction at both ends of the park (condos in one end, and what appears to be a new mobile home section being built in the other end). Extremely expensive for what you get - no amenities We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We did not like this place at all, it is way overpriced. The sites are really close together, and dirty. Lots of older mobile homes on the perimeter of the RV park plus very close to the train tracks. They advertise wi-fi, but it is not available. We gave it a 2, because it did have really good power (hard to find in Canada) and the site was level. Pass this one by, we will the next time through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Washroom and shower facilities were very unclean. We stayed for one week and it did not appear that they were cleaned anytime during our stay. The office staff was very disinterested, took a long time to even acknowledge our presence, and acted like we were inconveniencing them. The Park was practically dismantled with construction all around. There was a daily charge for Wi-Fi, but availability was sporadic at best. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is only good for a stopover on the way someplace else; you likely wouldn't want to make this a destination. Park appears to be an after-thought of the developer who is building a retail/condo village all around the park. Sites are very tightly spaced (our slides nearly covered our neighbors picnic table, fortunately he wasn't using it). Roads are in poor condition and lots of domestic rabbits roaming the grounds. The best thing this park has going for it is the scenery of the surrounding mountains. We might stay here again, but would look for other options first. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We found this park to be more like a parking lot . The sites are very small and when you are sitting around the firepit it is very close to your neighbours trailer and more importantly their sewer hose. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Signage to campground confusing. Felt as if driving into a building site. Limited area to park and register. Disinterested office staff who we had to wait some time before they acknowledge we were even there to check-in. Access road to sites was poorly maintained and narrow. Flat and narrow sites with some awkward trees on some sites which either blocked your door or your slide-outs. Poorly maintained and expensive. Owners appeared only interested in condo development on site. No ambiance except mountain vista. Would not camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park very close to the city of Canmore. The sites are also very nice. WiFi is in the office only but free. The price we paid was based on a weekly rate (stay 6 nights and get 1 night free). The people were nice and helpful. This is a nice location to visit Banff and Lake Louise, if you don't want to be in the Provincial Park, which isn't much less expensive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As far as the views, this is one of the best parks we have ever stayed in. High mountains on all sides. However, the money paid for this is way too much for what you get. To access the Wi-Fi, you have to go to the office. Ok, we have done that at many parks. But here the office closes at 7:00. So I had to use the internet in my truck parked next to the office. There is building all over the park as if they will sell the land soon to developers. Next time we will try to stay in a government campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
After staying here two weeks would not recommend. Would stay in Banff NP. Baths and laundry very dirty. Lots of construction and permanents that drive way too fast in park. Sites too close together. Would not stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This used to be the "Restwell Park" but is going through lots of changes, and is the only game in town is you want full hook-ups. We had nice site that was level and clear opening for good views. Sites were close together but we were lucky with neighbors. This will be a very nice park when they finish with construction. Lots of permanents but in separate area. Would use again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a city (Canmore) owned campground just outside the boundary of Banff National Park and known only to locals. It is certainly worth a try if the other main campground is full. Canmore is a great place to visit in the Banff National Park. Even though there is no sewer dump within the park, it is next door to the Visitor Center which does have a free sewer available. Physical address is 100 Ray McBride St., Canmore, Alberta. It is open from May 1 through October 15 each year. There are 47 RV sites and 36 tent sites. Additional contact number is (866) 366-2267. We camped here in a Motorhome.