Camping

Camping

Information and Reservations
Elbow Valley Information Centre: 403-949-4261
Peter Lougheed Information Centre: 403-678-0760
These numbers also have recordings if unmanned for further info.

Reservations – For opening dates and rates click here and to make an online reservation visit the Alberta Parks website. Please note that there are only a few campgrounds that accept reservations in Kananaskis, most sites in the area run on a first-come first-served basis. The campgrounds closest to Bragg Creek that are available for reservation are McLean Creek and Little Elbow.

Bragg Creek Trail Map
New trails map available from The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association. Weather and scuff proof. Now available for purchase online! 

Camping in the Foothills
Camping in the Bragg Creek area is a wonderful and exciting experience. The Elbow River valley is just down the road from the Bragg Creek hamlet, where you can stock up on supplies, dine out, or escape from unexpected rainy weather!

From Bragg Creek, take Highway 66 west. Here you’ll find aspen parkland, subalpine forest, and then the stunning views of the high alpine. Come for a picnic, a night or two, or a whole week of the best air you can breathe!

Note: Don’t forget to minimize your impact on the environment by packing out all your garbage, controlling campfires, and staying on trails. This is bear country so take proper precautions. Find a handy list of things to take here.

Below is a list of campgrounds found in the Elbow River Valley, with links to their maps:

Beaver Flat Campground
Gooseberry Campground
Little Elbow and Little Elbow Equestrian Campground
McLean Creek Campground
Paddy’s Flat Campground
Group camping is available at Paddy’s Flat.

A map of the entire Elbow River Valley can be found here.
More information about camping in the Bragg Creek area is available at the Kananaskis Country Campgrounds website, as well as the Elbow Valley Information Centre which can also be reached at 403-949-4261.

Happy camping!