Camping at the Wilderness Centre

SWC bookings update

Please note that at this time, the Strathcona Wilderness Centre is not taking any bookings for the lodge or campsites until March 20, 2021.

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. - 4:30 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 at Lodge

Fire pit behind the Lodge

SWC Firepond

Fire pit near the pond

Cookhouse 1 fire pit

Fire pit at cookhouse 1

Fire pit at Lodge

Fire pit behind the Lodge

SWC Firepond

Fire pit near the pond

You can book a picnic site or the Cookhouse (rental fee applies). Payment is required with a picnic or campsite booking. Cookhouse fires must be out by 3:30 p.m and bookings end at 4:30 p.m.

Please note cookhouse bookings for birthday parties are 1.5 hours minimum if booked in conjunction with a program. 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.
  • Book today with Recreation Online

780-922-3939
swcinfo@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Monday, November 30, 2020
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