Bow Valley Campground

by Josée
Bow Valley Campground is a popular camping spot for folks living in Calgary because it is a relatively shorts drive away. I have done a fair bit of camping between Jasper and Canmore but this was a new stop for me. As we drove from Lake Louise, through Banff and Canmore I started feeling a little disappointed that the campground was so far from these places. Then somehow we got lost and found ourselves in Seebe, AB. 

We did eventually find the campground and not surprisingly it was full. Thanks to my husband’s planning we had a spot reserved. Bow Valley Campground is situated in the Bow Valley Provincial Park. It is a nice campground filled with trees and right close to the Bow River. Considering the campground was full we were impressed but how quiet it was. Our camp spot was located in Loop D which is close to the children’s playset and Bow River and was serviced with water and power. There are some great things to see and do while visiting this campground.

The first adventure we had was biking the 4.4km Bow Valley paved bike trail which starts right beside the Bow Valley Campground store and ends at a Visitors Centre (open Tuesday to Friday, 1 – 4:30pm). The trail is actually an out-and-back trail, meaning that the total biking distance is closer to 9km. It is a beautiful bike and relatively easy. My eldest (age 7) biked the whole trail while my husband pulled our two younger children (5 and 3) in the Chariot. We also hiked along the Bow River trail and dipped our toes in the chilly glacial waters. There are several other trails to explore in the area and I think we could easily spend several days exploring and playing hard at this campground.

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Cindy July 28, 2015 - 3:02 am

It looks wonderful! How is the trailer suiting you?


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