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ALBERTA BOONDOCKING SITES

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Pick up a copy of "The Alberta Campground Guide" which is available for free at Tourist Information Centers throughout the Province. There are many campgrounds in Alberta where you can stay up to 14 days for free. Some have dump stations. No hookups.

BANFF:

(Sept, 98) On Hwy 1, west of Banff. Mount Norquay. The parking area for the Mount Norquay Ski Resort in the summer is virtually empty. Contributor for this had parked for 3 days and no problem staying there although he was unsure where to check even. Lots of really nice hiking trails and only 10 mins. off Hwy. 1.

BRAGG CREEK:

(June, 99) There is a dump station on hwy 22X just past the Bragg Creek turn off at the Kananaskis Information Center. As you travel further west for about 6 miles on hwy 22X, check out Elbow Falls. Good picnic sites along the Elbow River. Pit toilets.

CALGARY:

(Aug, 99) The Southcentre Mall allows RV parking. Check in with security office in mall for a visitor pass. There is a Safeway store and a library at the southeast corner of the mall. Across Macleod Trail is the terminal for the light rail transit. From South on Hwy 2(called Deerfoot Trail), take the Anderson Rd. turn off to the right. (it is the next one after Southland Dr.) Follow Anderson Rd. for two traffic lights and take the mall entrance from Anderson Rd. If you miss it, turn right onto Macleod Trail and take the next entrance to the mall. From North on Hwy 2 (called Deerfoot Trail) as soon as you cross the Bow River, turn right onto Anderson Rd and follow the directions above. From Hwy 1 heading east from the rockies, turn right onto Sarcee Trail which is very close to the ski jump. Sarcee Trail turns into Glenmore Trail and crosses under Macleod Trail three traffic lights after you cross the reservoir. go right onto Macleod Trail. Willow Park Dr. is the street just before the lights you need to turn left into the mall. There is a pedestrian overpass just beyond the lights so turn before it. From Hwy 1 heading west into Calgary, take the Hwy 2 (called Deerfoot Trail) which is a left turn in a valley after you cross 19th St. NE. Follow the above directions for going south on Hwy 2.
***Oct 11,99 ***There is a major interchange going in at Macleod Trail and Anderson Rd.

CROWSNEST PASS:

(Jan, 98) Near the British Columbia/Alberta border, on Hwy 3 at East side of the town by the information booth in Bellevue. Has restrooms, water, dump station, fire rings. There are about 20 free (donations accepted) sites. There is a 14 day time limit.

FORT MACLEOD:

(Jan 98) Oldman River City Campground at Jct. Hwy 2 and Hwy. 3. This is a good place to park while you visit the Head Smashed In Bison Museum. It has water and a dump station. There is room for many units and no time limit.

RAYMOND:

(Jan, 98) 20 mi S. of Lethbridge on Hwy. 52 between Hwy 4 and Hwy 5. At the South end of town by golf course. There are developed level sites, tables, fire rings, lake fishing, running water. No dump station.

STRATHMORE:

(Oct,99) Lambert Park downtown area. There are about 6 unserviced sites. there is an old faded sign that says they will charge you $6 however I think it is to keep people from staying there for the summer. No one came around nor were there any lockbox. It was quiet and enjoyable.

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