Bow RiversEdge Campground

900 Griffin Rd E
Cochrane, AB T4C 2B8
(403) 932-4675
Location: 51.17542, -114.45575

FABULOUS STOP ON ROAD TO ALASKA!
Enroute to Alaska or anywhere, experience authentic Western hospitality at Bow RiversEdge & in Cochrane. From shopping & dining to micro breweries. So much to do, so little time! Stay longer! World famous ice cream awaits you
Open Apr 1 - Oct 31
Elevation
3,671 ft (1118.9208 m)
Last Year's Rate
Card(s) Accepted
debit cards   visa   mastercard

Facility

Type (Public Park)
Dump Station
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Quantity
Pets $
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (144)
Spaces Available (116)
Width (30)
Max Length (75)
All-Weather Sites (116)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Shaded (Some)
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (116)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (75)
Pull-thru Size (30 x 75)
Back-ins (30 x 70)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (75)
Fire Rings
Table at Site

Tenting

Privacy Barrier
Covered Area w/Picnic Table

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
3 Devices supported per Overnite Site
114 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved)
Restroom and Showers
Restroom/Showers ($)
Laundry
Control Access Gate
RV Supplies
Firewood
Ice
Onsite RV Service
RV Storage
Restrooms
Restrooms $

Recreational Facilities

River
Fishing
Body Of Water (Bow River)
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Playground
Nature Trails

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

Hiking
Mountain Biking
Snow Sports
Fishing
Kayaking/Canoeing
Whitewater Rafting

Hunting Nearby (within 20 miles)

Season: Summer,Fall

Discounts

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Bow RiversEdge Campground
Avg Rating 4.81out of 5 stars 4.5 out of 5 stars  (16) Reviews
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interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
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cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
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the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Canuck

Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: July, 2019
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Very nice campground. The sites are very close together such that you can hear the neighbours conversations and music and they were not talking or playing their music loudly at all. They do have hedges separating the sites so you can’t always see your neighbours.
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Fuji

Reviews: 7
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Date of Stay: July, 2019
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Perfectly maintained campground Nice lots with edges for some privacy
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Tim Bateman

Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: July, 2019
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This is a nice, well maintained park. There is almost too much vegetation for large rigs. It is very quiet for sleeping and sits next to the Bow River for easy, beautiful walking. Like most parks, they use camp hosts in the front office. Here, like most places, I find these employees rude, inflexible and generally displaying an attitude that they don't want to help you nor do they want to be there. As friendly and helpful as most RV'ers seem to be, apparently most of those who work while camping do not share that trait.
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jd338

Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: July, 2019
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Very well kept campground. Sites are spaced nicely and hedges between the sites provide for some privacy. Pet friendly and nice area to walk your dog along the river. This is the second time we have stayed here and we will be back.
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pdq

Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: June, 2019
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this is a great park! the sites are a good size with hedges between sites allowing for privacy. the place is well maintained and clean. the one edge of the rv park property is along the bow river - very pretty area (and the area is a pathway for walkers, bikes, and off leash for dogs). can walk to downtown Cochrane from rv park. we loved this place (and so do our dogs :-)
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LM

Reviews: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: June, 2019
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Nice, newer, clean park. Good for big rigs. Plenty of room for our 38 foot with tow. Taller trees on both sides for privacy. Very nice off leash dog area. Nice, clean laundry - pricey ($3 Canadian per load) A bit difficult to find, as it is at the end of a road, behind a sports complex.
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Hog3Loves

Reviews: 38
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Date of Stay: June, 2018
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One of the top five campgrounds on our 94 day Alaskan adventure. Excellent facilities, outstanding staff, wonderful walking trail adjoining the RV park, sites were very level, easy pull throughs and more than adequate retail, food, and fuel opportunities. Limited number of 50 Amp sites, so book early if that's important to you. This is one of those RV parks for which reservations are highly recommended, especially since caravans stay here en route to Alaska.
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CR Reid

Reviews: 3
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Date of Stay: June, 2018
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We always enjoy our stay at this facility. What impresses us most are the well manicured sites, proximity to Bow River and access to Canmore. Our only concern is the $2 charge for showers. We feel when you have already paid for water, you should not pay again for bathroom/shower services.
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Annette7

Reviews: 3
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Date of Stay: July, 2017
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This is the best run campground at which I have ever stayed. Everything is operational, extremely neat, up-to-date, and exceptionally clean. Abuts the river and great paved trail. These people should teach others how to run a great campground!
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Response from Bow RiversEdge Campground
10/24/2017 11:09:48 AM
Thanks for the great review! We love what we do here and love to make people feel welcome and safe at our campground! Hope to see you again next summer. Lots to do in our backyard of Alberta!

charleston

Reviews: 20
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Date of Stay: September, 2016
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Large well maintained campsites with asphalt roadways and privacy provided by hedges and trees. Clean restrooms and showers. Convenient access to Calgary yet located in a quiet area adjacent to the Bow river. This is a wonderful camp ground.
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RV Guest_20312137

Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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We stayed at BRE several times this past summer, but September was our last stay. We are repeat customers because we thoroughly enjoy our stays here. The sites are landscaped very nicely providing some privacy and all of them have grass and gravel for the RV. They are a little narrow, but still room to move around with slides on both sides of the RV. The location of the fire pits in some of the sites is inconvenient - closer to the road rather than really in your site - but it's a small complaint. No major roads around it, so the campground is very quiet in the evening. One of the nicest features is the location to the Bow river and a beautiful walking path and off leash area for dogs. We've walked this path many times and never tire of it. Watching the dogs running and playing on the path is also very entertaining! A huge rec centre is also nearby - easy walk. There is a building with BBQs, tables, chairs and a large grassy area that can be rented for large groups, family reunions, etc. for group gatherings, meals, entertainment, etc. The staff are friendly and professional. The grounds are really well cared for and the washrooms are exceptionally clean. Two thumbs up for this park for sure!
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RV Guest_50392079

Reviews: 3
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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We stayed one night at the end of a long journey and it was a very nice rv park. well manicured and clean restrooms Very friendly staff. Well thought out campsites.
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ydumouchel

Reviews: 2
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Date of Stay: July, 2015
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Great place, very well maintained. A bit pricy, but the RV Parks are pricy around Calgary. Walking/biking distance from the town of Cochrane (26,000 population. Right on the Bow river, beside a very nice Sports Centre. Kids park. 20 minutes drive to Calgary
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ABrose

Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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This is a beautifully maintained park on the edge of the Bow River (as the name suggests). Each site has a grass area, extra gravel parking for the tow vehicle and guest, a picnic table and fire pit. The sites are separated by shrubs and trees. The sites could be wider but units with slides on both sides will fit on the gravel pads leaving adequate room for the picnic table, awning, lawn chairs, and BBQ. The best feature of this park is the distance from any busy roads (it is at the end of a street) and is sided by an industrial yard and a rec center (so very quiet at night) and the river. Between the river and the park fence is a paved walking trail and off-leash dog park. Our dog loves the freedom to run, snoop and meet new four-legged friends. There is good access to the river downstream from the RV park. A visit to Cochrane Ranch historic site and to MacKays Ice Cream are recommended if you visit the area.
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Blue Knight 47

Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: June, 2015
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The paved lanes, miles of walkways along the river, dog friendly areas, landscaping and courteous, helpful staff made for a wonderful. We will be back
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RV Guest_7750346

Reviews: 2
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Date of Stay: August, 2015
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We just completed a five and a half week, 15 state and 1 province trip. This was by a considerable margin the finest RV park we stayed in. We did not have reason to use the restrooms, but I checked them out and they are immaculate. The property is adjacent to the Bow River and there is a very nice walking/biking trail along the river. We had a full hookup site which had lovely greenery separating it from the next sites.
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