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Perched on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies, Bow Valley Provincial Park showcases a wonderland of rugged mountains and sparkling lakes. The park is set at the confluence of the Bow and Kananaskis Rivers is a popular outdoor recreation destination for locals and visitors alike. Within the park, you'll find scenic hiking trails and challenging scrambling routes, not to mention picturesque picnic spots and day-use areas. Anglers covet the park as a world-class trout fishing destination, while paddlers can explore serene lakes and thrilling whitewater rafting routes.

Unlike its wildly popular neighbors such as Banff and Jasper National Parks, Bow Valley flies largely under the radar. This makes it a fantastic place to escape the crowds and experience the Canadian wilderness at its best. Planning a getaway to Canada? Book an RV in Kananaskis Country and you'll enjoy the freedom to explore Bow Valley Provincial Park at your own pace.

Getting Outdoors

Bow Valley Provincial Park is dotted with beautiful lakes and reservoirs that double as outdoor playgrounds. Formed by a hydroelectric dam, the cobalt blue water of Barrier Lake is great for canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Lac Des Arcs popular with windsurfers, while Middle Lake rewards birders with frequent sightings of Canada jays.

Hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy your Bow Valley Provincial Park camping experience, with trails for every fitness level. The Bow River Interpretive stretches for just over a mile between the Whitefish Day Use Area and Bow Valley Campground and is a favorite with families. Mountain biking is also a popular pursuit at Bow Valley Provincial Park. Anglers can cast a line in the Bow River, which is brimming with trout from May to October. Other rewarding fishing spots include Gap Lake and Grotto Pond, both know for monster browns and whitefish.

Head to the Barrier Lake Visitor Information Centre to find out more about the unique ecosystem of the park. Inside, you can check out displays on local flora and fauna, as well as pick up maps and get up-to-the-minute information from rangers. In the summer months, Bow Valley Provincial Park runs fun and educational interpretive programs designed to enrich your motorhome camping experience. Ranger-led walks, campfire sessions and bear safety talks are just some of the programs on offer.

Camping at Bow Valley Provincial Park

Camping at Bow Valley Provincial Park immerses you in the natural splendor of Kananaskis Country. Bow Valley Campground offers a mix of serviced and unserviced RV camping sites, as well as tent-only sites. All feature good tree coverage and gorgeous views of Bow Valley and the surrounding mountains. Picnic tables and fire pits make it easy to enjoy your meals outdoors. More than 130 sites feature electric hookups of 15 or 30-amp, as well as water lines. You'll enjoy access to modern bathroom blocks with flush toilets and coin-operated showers, as well as a sewage disposal station for RVs with services onboard.

Lac Des Arcs Campground is another great place to park your camper rental, with around 30 spacious sites set on the shores of the lake. For more choice, consider first-come, first-served campgrounds such as Three Sisters. It enjoys a serene setting on the Bow River and features 36 spacious, shady sites. Willow Rock Campground offers a mix of power and primitive sites complete with access to modern amenities. Bow River features 59 powered sites and an additional seven unserviced sites.

Exploring the Area

Camping in an RV at Bow Valley Provincial Park puts you in the heart of Kananaskis Country, a beautiful pocket of Alberta that sees the mighty Kananaskis River collide with the Canadian Rockies. With more than 10 provincial parks and recreation areas to explore, there are endless opportunities to get outdoors. The hiking is legendary, with everything from leisurely nature trails to challenging day trips on offer, including the chance to summit a handful of 10,000-foot peaks.

Kananaskis Country is a premier destination for paddlers, with experienced kayakers and canoers taking on the whitewater rapids of the Highwood River. You can also sign up for guided whitewater rafting and float adventures with local outfitters or thrilling canyoneering and rappelling expeditions down tumbling waterfalls. A pair of 18-hole courses make Kananaskis Country a great destination for golfers.

Gas, groceries, firewood, and other motorhome camping supplies can be found in Canmore, a 15-minute drive from Bow Valley Provincial Park. The laidback mountain town boasts stunning views of the surrounding mountains and is filled with hip cafes, artisan bagel shops, and cozy bistros. Calgary is a one-hour drive east and offers a huge selection of RV rentals near Bow Valley Provincial Park.

RV Rentals in Bow Valley Provincial Park, AB

Bow Valley Provincial Park, AB is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Bow Valley Provincial Park. Outdoorsy's Bow Valley Provincial Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Bow Valley Provincial Park, AB

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Popular Nearby Trails

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Middle Lake Trail Bow Valley Provincial Park, AB
Montane Trail Bow Valley Provincial Park, AB
Flowing Water Interpretive Trail Bow Valley Provincial Park, AB
Bow River Trail Bow Valley Provincial Park, AB
Many Springs Trail Kananaskis, AB
Elk Flats Trail Bow Valley Provincial Park, AB
Quaite Creek Trail to Barrier Lake Bow Valley Provincial Park, AB
Jura Creek Trail Bow Valley Provincial Park, AB
Door Jamb and Loder Peak Tail Bow Valley Provincial Park, AB
Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trail Bow Valley Provincial Park, AB

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