Group Camping & Event Centre

The group campsite always is the heart of Barebones. This year we'll be staying at Elk Flats group campsite in Bow Valley Provincial Park. .This will be the location for the camping, potluck dinner, and the finish for the Chase event. The organizers will generally be available here if you need them. 

  • 30 sites are available, some with hookups but mostly tent sites. Cost is $15/unit/night. Be sure to book your spot using the registration form. Overflow camping is available at the public campsite close by (slightly higher fees).

  • Outhouses onsite. Flush toilets, showers, and laundry are nearby.

  • Firewood is provided. Liquor is allowed, but only within the group campsite. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.

  • There is a camp store in the park, and the villages of Seebee, Exshaw, and Canmore are all just a short drive for supplies.

  • Directions: Take Highway 1 west from Calgary for about 45 minutes. Take the Bow Valley Provincial Park exit (Highway 1X). Turn left into Bow Valley Provincial Park and follow the signs for about 4km to the Elk Flats group campsite. See a map (370kb)

  • Distance (approx.) from: Calgary 90 km, Edmonton 340 km (bypass Calgary and come through Cochrane).


  • 10 RV hookups
  • 20 tents
  • Overflow will be in the public campsite close by ($17/night)
  • Outhouse onsite
  • Flush toilets, pay showers, and laundry nearby 
  • Camp store open daily
  • Firewood

Park Rules and Regulations:

  • CAMPFIRES are allowed only in fire pits provided. Collection of deadwood is prohibited. (Firewood is provided)
  • GARBAGE must be deposited into bear-proof containers
  • FOOD should be stored in a vehicle or a hard-sided accommodation unit
  • MOTOR VEHICLES must remain on roads at all times and off grass areas
  • OFF ROAD VEHICLES are not allowed in group camps
  • PETS must be kept on a leash at all times
  • LIQUOR is not allowed outside Group Camp Area
  • FIREWORKS of any sort may not be used
  • FIREARMS (including bows and slingshots) are not allowed in the camp

Emergency: Call 911