Campground Description

Welcome. We are located in the foothills on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Our rolling hills, nearby lakes, and flowing rivers bring joy and memories to all who visit. The wildlife is bountiful and the flora are too numerous to count. From our location you are able to see the breath-taking mountains, beautiful sunrises and inspirational sunsets. Your stay with us will offer you opportunities to partake in our educational programs or just enjoy our beautiful grounds.Although you are in the midst of nature at Aspen Ranch, we are only 20 minutes away from first class medical services, museums, fine dining, great fishing, and boating. We are 75 mins. away from Calgary - a world renowned vibrant metropolitan city; with the greatest outdoor show on earth - the Calgary Stampede. All aboard! At your leisure, you have the opportunity to go back in time and enjoy a vintage railroad car display.   We are all called to be good stewards of the land and take note of our fragile environment. As such, we have put aside areas on our property to preserve wildlife including wetland and riparian areas. Enjoy a walk through these lush green areas, filled with bird songs and warm, sweet scents of grass.

Please be aware that we do have a variety of wildlife species and honey bees on the property. 

Local Attractions

Use our facility as a base to visit nearby attractions. Go to
https://aspenranchcanada.weebly.com/ for details.

Children's Summer Camps
  Science Camp July 17-21 

  Art Camp July 24-28

  To register, please go to aspenranchcanada7@gmail.com

 

Guided and self-guided educational tours


 

Location

Campground Amenities

  • Firepit (Campsites)
  • Firewood (Charge)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Tables
  • Powered Sites
  • Showers
  • Tap Water

Campground Services

  • Internet access (WiFi)

Campsite Types

  • 15 Amp Hookup
  • 30 Amp Hookup
  • Water Hookup

Leisure

  • Fishing
  • Hiking

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Check-In & Out
Check in time is at 3pm, and check is out is 11am. Please let the campground know of any late arrivals or departures. 

Garbage

For wildlife health and safety all garbage must be taken out of the park. There are no disposal services on site.

Equipment/People Permitted on a Campsite

  • The camping fee applies to each tent unit on a campsite. EXCEPTION: if the second tent unit is used by other family members or storage there is no additional charge for the tent.
  • No more than 5 people may occupy a campsite and are all members of the same family unit.
  • Download the Regulations in Alberta's Provincial Parks & Recreation Areas pamphlet.

Public Washrooms

  • Please keep washroom areas clean. Remove shoes before entering and if it is raining remove them inside and leave them on the rug provided. Hot water is limited, so shower during non-peak hot water usage times. Priority for hot water usage is for hand washing and good hygiene practices. 

Deal with Waste Properly

  • Liquid and solid waste must be disposed of in receptacles provided. All waste is to be carried back out with you and not left in the camping areas.
  • Pouring waste water on open ground is prohibited.
  • Where waste receptacles are not provided, waste must be carried out of the area for disposal.
  • Do not bathe or clean clothing, fish or cooking/eating utensils near water fountains, taps and wells.

Be a Good Neighbour

  • Keep all food and garbage in secure areas to prevent wildlife from coming into the tenting camp areas.
  • Avoid excessive noise so that everyone can enjoy the peace and tranquility of parks.
  • Quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Loud partying, stereos at high volume and other rowdy behavior are not tolerated at any time.
  • Constantly running generators is considered excessive noise UNLESS required for medical reasons. Please use your generator in moderation.
  • Camping permit holders are responsible for the actions of all camping party members and any visitors to their campsite.

Day Use

  • Available for public use from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. only. A donation of $5 per person is requested.

Fire Prevention

  • Campfires are permitted only in facilities provided.
  • Never leave your campfire unattended. Ensure your campfire is completely out before retiring for the night and before leaving your campsite.
  • Campfire bans and/or travel restrictions may be implemented when the fire hazard is extreme.
  • Campgrounds may be closed if a forest fire situation in the vicinity threatens public safety. Check public advisories.
  • To report a wildfire, call 310-FIRE (310-3473) toll free from anywhere in Alberta.

Firearms & Hunting

  • Hunting and carrying or discharging firearms are not permitted. 
  • The Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations contains detailed information about hunting licenses, hunting regulations and wildlife management units.

Fireworks

  • Use of fireworks is prohibited.

Fishing

  • Fishing is allowed in our stocked private ponds if you are a permit holder or your group has acquired a fishing permit for their members.  Catch and release is to be practiced at all times and only barbless hooks are to be used. 
  • If you are an Alberta resident between the ages of 16 and 65, you must obtain an Alberta angling license to fish in other than our licensed stocked ponds. Non-residents must obtain an Alberta angling license regardless of age.
  • The Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations has detailed info on season and catch limits.
  • More info on fishing in Alberta's Parks

Liquor

  • Consumption of alcohol is restricted to registered campsites in accordance with the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Act.
  • Liquor is prohibited:
    • on roads, trails, beaches or outside of your campsite ;
    • in washrooms and cook shelters; and
    • in day use areas/picnic sites.

Motor Vehicles

  • Drive cautiously and obey all speed limits. Children may be playing in the area and campground roads are often used as pathways.
  • Keep all vehicles on designated roadways to prevent damage to trees and other vegetation. Do not park on the side of roadways as these areas are used for underground services 
  • Operating off-highway vehicles (OHVs) is not permitted. 

Plants & Fossils

  • It is illegal to remove, deface, injure or destroy plants, fossils and rocks.
  • Using dead wood lying on the ground (deadfall) for firewood is also prohibited.
  • Picking common or wild flowers, wild fruits and mushrooms is not permitted.

Wildlife

  • Do not approach, feed or harass wildlife. These actions can cause a wild animal to feel threatened, which can pose a danger to humans and their pets. It is illegal to feed wildlife in recreation areas.
  • To Report A Poacher phone 1-800-642-3800 toll-free from anywhere in Alberta.

Crime Prevention

We experience very little serious crime in our ranch and with your co-operation, we can keep it that way.

  • Store your camping gear and valuables securely.
  • Mark your camping gear and valuables to deter thieves.
  • Report vandalism to a conservation officer or police.
  • Be a good neighbour - help protect others' property.

Pets

  • Please make sure you clean up after your pet. Mess must be cleaned up immediately and disposed of external to the park. 
  • You must keep your pet on a leash for the entirety of your stay, for the safety and protection of the wildlife.


Group Site Camping Rules
1. Please abide by our policy for "family" number definition when booking individual sites in this
area.
2. Do not use the washrooms as gathering places when it gets cold in your tent or for periods of
inclement weather. (use other venues for this)
3. Use of washroom sinks for cleaning dirty cooking pots and pans, dishes or utensils is not
allowed as this will plug drainage lines.
4. Always place a dry absorbent towel on the floor in front of the shower stalls when showering
to prevent water from going on the floor which will result in floor damages and possible slipping.
5. Do not use the water in the washrooms as potable water.
6. Do not drive on the grass in the group camping areas, unload you camp gear in the entry to this
area or on the roadway. Please do not park on the side of the road when unloading as we have
underground services in those areas (stay in the middle of the road). After unloading your vehicle
please park you car or truck in the parking area(s) provided.
7. Do not dry clothes in the washrooms or on ropes strung between areas.
8. Only use the plug-in assigned to your site. (bring your own extension cord)
6. Not abiding by the above will result in forfeiting your group’s $100 deposit.




 

 

Cancellation Policy

Please cancel 4 business days prior to arrival for a full refund minus the non-refundable reservation fee, and any applicable credit card fees. Reservations cancelled less than 4 days prior to arrival will not be entitled to a refund. 

To cancel your reservation, please do so through your traveler profile.


 

Payment in full will be charged at the time of booking in addition to a non-refundable reservation fee of $5.00 plus tax. Any reservations paid by e-transfer must be sent within 1 hour of booking, or the reservation will be subject to cancellation. 

All camping reservations require persons that are 18 years of age or older. The person making the reservation must occupy the site.

One vehicle per site is permitted and must be moved to the near-by parking lot after your vehicle has been unloaded; one additional vehicle per site is allowed for a fee. During long weekends, the minimum booking period is 2 nights.

At least four full business days’ notice must be given for changes or cancellations. If this notice is given, the pre-payment will be refunded excluding the original reservation fee and any applicable reservation fees. There will be no refunds for reservations cancelled less than four days before arrival. If guests do not arrive by 2:00pm the day after the scheduled arrival date, the remainder of the reservation will be deemed cancelled with no refund. 

If management closes the campground, all fees, including reservation fees will be refunded. Refunds will not be given for weather, wildlife, insects, water, air quality, fire or liquor bans, vehicle or trailer trouble, getting lost, closed amenities, or advisories.

Our campground use is by donation, and all money received will go towards supporting our children's programs. 

 

For wildlife health and safety all garbage must be taken out of the park. There are no disposal services on site.

Please make sure you clean up after your pet. Mess must be cleaned up immediately and disposed of external to the park. Please also keep your pet on a leash for the entirety of your stay, for the safety and protection of the wildlife.

Up to a maximum of 5 people per unit for these prices, additional people $5 each person, for both individual bookings and group bookings.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH WILDERNESS ACTIVITIES AND FREELY ACCEPT AND FULLY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS RESULTING THEREFROM. 

Should you break any of these rules stated above you will be charged an indisputable charge of $30.

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