The May long weekend is coming, which means Alberta's Parks are going to be chocker-block full of campers.

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse with Alberta Parks says even if you weren't able to book a campsite in advance online, there's still plenty of spots if you want to head out.

"There's also a lot of first come, first serve campsites. You can go to our website which is just There's a section called "camping," just go to that. And then click on "non-reservable camp sites" on our interactive map, and you can see all that are available for those first come, first serve opportunities."

Van Nieuvenhuyse says even if you've missed out on reserving a campsite in Kananaskis Country or other mountain areas, she says it's always worthwhile to keep checking in, as often there are some last minute cancellations that you can take advantage of.

She says right now in our neck of the woods there are no fire bans in place, but that could change depending on the weather.

"You can always check on, again. I'm going to push you to the website, the, will have them with up to date information when it comes to provincial parks related fire bans and restrictions. Fire bans outside of the parks, you can go to, and that will show you where in the province outside of the parks there might be fire bans as well."

There are a handful of fire bans already in place north and east of Calgary, while here in the Foothills both Vulcan County and the M.D. of Pincher Creek are under fire advisories.


Send us your news tips, story ideas and comments at [email protected]

More Local News is High River's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide