Cavalcade Group Campground

The views from the campground

One of the most scenic campground

by | Published on September 28, 2016 | Last updated on July 8, 2019

Based on numerous visit to the area, including on July 15, 2013, September 29, 2014, September 13, 2015 and September 4, 2016.

A great basecamp to explore the western parts of David Thompson Country with lots of hiking trails nearby.

Every site offers great views of the mountains and sites are well spaced, providing privacy for your group adventure. Dry toilets, firewood and a water pump (no potable water) is available at most sites. Some of the sites are more popular than others, especially those with kitchen shelters.

Great views throughout this campground

Kitchen shelter on the Kootenay Plains

The 8 sites can accommodate from 7 to 30 units each and 4 of those sites include a kitchen shelter, making it an ideal spot for groups of all size.

This campground might be close to the national parks and the popular Icefields Parkway but it still has a remote feel to it. While campgrounds in Banff National Park and Jasper National Park book early, you can still make reservations here for a group in the middle of the season.




Plan Your Adventure

The information below is based on our numerous visit to the area, including on July 15, 2013, September 29, 2014, September 13, 2015 and September 4, 2016.

  • Activity: Camping
  • Season: May – October
  • Site Fees: $195 per night for the first 5 units. $29 per additional unit. $12 reservation fee per stay.
  • Number of Sites: 8 unserviced group sites (7 to 30 units per site)
  • Congestion: Minimal
  • Picnic Tables: Yes
  • Washroom: Dry toilets
  • Water: Not potable
  • Firewood: Supplied
  • Kitchen Shelter: Yes on sites 1, 4, 5 & 7
  • Playground: No
  • Getting There: Cavalcade Group Campground is located on Highway 11 approximately 28 km east of Saskatchewan River Crossing and 65 km west of Nordegg.

Contact Pursuit Adventures to start planning a custom adventure that includes a stay at this campground.

  • Management: Alberta Parks
  • Protection Status: Kootenay Plains Provincial Recreation Area
  • Campground Operator: Westward Bound Campgrounds
  • Campground Host: Operator located at Two O’Creek Campground
  • Day Use Pass Required: No
  • Reservations: Required
  • Check-in: 4 pm
  • Check-out: 2 pm
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes on leash
  • Cell Reception: None

Find Your Adventure

Take the time to explore the region while staying here. You’ll find trails, heli tours and more nearby.

  • Adventure Type

  • Location

Siffleur Falls
Siffleur Falls Trail Guide
One of the most popular hike in the area and for good reasons, taking you right to the edge of the canyon and up close for great views of Siffleur Falls.
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Coliseum Mountain
Coliseum Mountain Trail Guide
Coliseum Mountain with its "cap" gives you 360 degree panorama of the foothills and Rockies, making this a classic hike in David Thompson Country.
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Shunda Mountain (Baldy) Fire Lookout
Shunda Mountain (Baldy) Fire Lookout Trail Guide
Hike up a fire road to the Shunda Mountain fire lookout overlooking Nordegg, Coliseum Mountain and the Rockies with a 360 degree panorama from the summit.
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Hoodoo Creek
Hoodoo Creek Trail Guide
Scramble up the creek bed to a cave and great views of Abraham Lake. The popular Hoodoo Creek hike offers great views the entire way along highway 11.
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Dry Haven Campground
Dry Haven PRA Campground
Dry Haven is one of the most rustic campground along the David Thompson Highway. Amenities are few, sites are open but the shelter is welcome on rainy days.
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Heritage Trail
Heritage Trail
Heritage Trail takes you through the heart of the Kootenay Plains, pass the remnants of ranching in the early 1900's along the North Saskatchewan River.
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Allstones Lake
Allstones Lake Trail Guide
A popular day hike and overnight destination with stunning views of Abraham Lake along the way, Allstones Lake is worth the effort.
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Thompson Creek
Thompson Creek Lower Falls Trail Guide
A shorter hike along Thompson Creek through the Landslide Lake Prescribed Burn area with a nice waterfall providing a great lunch spot.
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Coral Creek Canyon Hike
Coral Creek Canyon Trail Guide
Coral Canyon is probably one of the most delightful half-day hikes in the area with gorgeous views and narrow canyons along the way.
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Outdoor Safety

Outdoor Safety

  • For your safety and the protection of the area please follow signs, stay on the trail and respect all trail closures
  • Be respectful of wildlife and familiarize yourself with wildlife safety techniques including keeping your pet on a leash and keeping your group together.
  • Always use the bear proof garbage bin, keep a clean site and store your food in a bear safe fashion.
  • Always be prepared when travelling outdoors.
  • This area has no cell phone reception. We recommend carrying an InReach on your adventures. A pay phone is available across the highway from the campground entrance.
  • Information provided here may be inaccurate or outdated. Always make sure to obtain current information before going on your adventure.

Disclaimer

There are inherent risks in outdoor activities. Although we strive to provide accurate information and to alert you of potential dangers, trail conditions may change quickly due to weather conditions and other factors. Using the information provided on this site is entirely at your own risk and Pursuit Adventures is in no ways liable for any injuries or other damages that may be sustained by anyone using the trails or information described on this site.

Have you been to this campground? Let us know about your adventure in the comments below.