Camping at the Wilderness Centre

Campsites and picnic sites

Please note the Strathcona Wilderness Centre is now booking campsites and picnic sites rentals for April 6, 2021 onward.

Last Modified: July 2, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Cook House at Strathcona Wilderness Centre

What can you expect to find?

  • Year-round walk-in campsites and picnic sites
  • Great for families, individuals and groups
  • Rustic setting (no power, no hook-ups)
  • Fire pit with adequate firewood
  • Picnic tables
  • Potable water access available 24/7 at the outside tap at the Information Centre
  • Clean outhouses
  • Flush toilets during office hours (9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily) at the Information Centre

Onsite activity ideas

Nearby places to visit

  • Short drive to the Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Elk Island National Park and the Cooking Lake Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area.
  • Check out Strathcona County tourism for more information

How big are the sites?

SWC campsite 1 Bunkhouses

Campsite #1 Bunkhouses with fire pit and picnic tables

SWC Campsite 2

Campsite #2 Tent sites with fire pit and picnic tables

SWC Campsite 3

Campsite #3 Fire pit with picnic table and storage box

SWC Campsite 6

Campsite #6 Cookhouse and tent sites with fire pit and picnic tables

SWC campsite 1 Bunkhouses

Campsite #1 Bunkhouses with fire pit and picnic tables

SWC Campsite 2

Campsite #2 Tent sites with fire pit and picnic tables

SWC Campsite 3

Campsite #3 Fire pit with picnic table and storage box

Restrictions

  • Please leave your pets and alcohol at home.
  • The sites are for tents only (no campers or RVs, etc.).

Come for a picnic

Cookhouse 1 fire pit

Fire pit at cookhouse 1

Fire pit in front of the Lodge

Fire pit in front of the Lodge

SWC Firepond

Fire pit near the Firepond

Cookhouse 1 fire pit

Fire pit at cookhouse 1

Fire pit in front of the Lodge

Fire pit in front of the Lodge

SWC Firepond

Fire pit near the Firepond

Book your picnic site

You can book a picnic site or the Cookhouse for a minimum of 3 hours (rental fee applies). Payment is required with a picnic or campsite booking. Fires at Cookhouse and picnic site fire pits must be out one hour prior to closing.

Please note, if you have booked a SWC birthday party program, cookhouse bookings for birthday parties are 1.5 hours minimum. For all other bookings, the cookhouse has a minimum booking time of 3 hours.

Book your site today

  • Campsites, cookhouses and picnic sites need to be booked a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
  • View the Strathcona Wilderness Centre Rental Fees Booklet.
  • Check availability with Recreation Online

780-922-3939
swcinfo@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Thursday, July 29, 2021
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