Alberta’s campground fees are due to increase in 2015 bringing in an additional $2 million which will be reinvested in Alberta’s 245 provincial campgrounds. These additional funds will be used to maintain and improve amenities such as picnic tables, fire pits, washrooms, showers, visitor centers, playgrounds, boat launches, trails and roads.
According to Kyle Fawcett, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Alberta’s “provincial campgrounds are attracting more visitors every year. These fee increases will help us maintain our parks to the standards that have made them so popular, while keeping camping in Alberta affordable for families and visitors.”
Provincial Park campsite fees will increase by $3 per night beginning in 2015 with campsites ranging in price from $5 to $26 depending on the location. Increasing utility costs will be offset by an additional $1 collected on campsites that include power.
Group camping fees will also increase from the base rate of $50 to a range of $50 to $150 per night beginning next year.
Alberta Parks will also be increase sewage disposal fees which will now range from $3 to $10. A new “pump out” service will also be introduced for a cost of up to $25 at select campgrounds.