The sun is high and the grass is green, but we can’t help but look to our favourite time of year – fall! This season, we hope to make the most of the leaves, pumpkin spice goodness and of course, the many, many, staycation experiences across the province – after all, geodomes and cabins were practically made for autumn vacationing!

Ready to book ahead? Here are just a few of the most enchanting glampgrounds in and around Alberta that you can reserve right now!



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No matter the time of year stargaze through the transparent roof of a Refuge Bay geodome – a romantic glampsite in Cherhill, Alberta. In addition to falling asleep under a bed of stars, guests can also break a sweat in the wood-burning sauna and use the on-site BBQ. Ahh, what a dream!

Where: 56524 Range Road 50, Cherhill, AB
Distance from Calgary: 402.3 km
Distance from Edmonton: 105.8 km

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Live in a big city and want to enjoy someplace where there’s a little more fresh air to breathe? Located in Wetaskiwin, about an hour outside of Edmonton, this boreal oasis offers 200 square feet of space, a seating area, an indoor fireplace, and necessary comforts like a camper stove, toiletries, and a door with a lock.

Where: Wetaskiwin, Alberta
Distance from Calgary: 247.6 km
Distance from Edmonton: 70.6 km



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With activities, glampsites, tree camping, tours and more, Alberta’s Urban River is the eco-friendly adventure of your dreams. Here, guests can unplug, wind down and take in a stunning view from a uniquely Albertan resort.

Where: 50505 Range Rd 13, Parkland County, AB
Distance from Calgary: 315 km
Distance from Edmonton: 60.6 km


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Located in Nordegg Alberta, this stunning little cabin has actually enough room to sleep 10 people comfortably. In addition to being able to house all of your closest friends, it’s also beautifully decorated and has a ton of local trails, amazing views, and a nearby lake where you can go boating, fishing, or hunting!

Where: Nordegg, Alberta
Distance from Calgary: 287.4 km
Distance from Edmonton: 300.9 km


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Everyone wants to say they like camping, but we all know that setting up, sleeping and changing in a tent is the pits. This quaint Airbnb is just as ‘earthy chic’ as it is cozy and relaxing. It sleeps two, includes a propane stove for cooking, pots pans and a hammock…. nothing says ‘vacation’ like a hammock.

Where: Banff, Alberta
Distance from Calgary: 127.1 km
Distance from Edmonton: 416.7 km



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Need a weekend off-grid? Sundance is a cozy glampground with cute little huts for rent and comfortable, earthy amenities, hiking trails, and a ton of privacy. We’d recommend staying in one of their cozy trapper’s tents that come complete with heaters, beds, and wooden floors for the ultimate experience – but really, this place is your oyster!

Where: AB-40 Kananaskis, Alberta
Distance from Calgary: 95.7 km
Distance from Edmonton: 382 km



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Located just outside of Drayton Valley (about an hour away from Edmonton), this stunning property has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a catalogue of outdoorsy features to keep you busy enough to unplug and wind down. It really doesn’t get more Albertan than this!

Where: Drayton Valley, AB
Distance from Calgary: 313.5 km
Distance from Edmonton: 143.8 km


Located only 45 minutes outside of Edmonton, the Elk Island Retreat and dark sky reserve offers a variety of different woodsy experiences great for everyone – and we mean everyone. Don’t want to stay the night? Take advantage of their picnic experience. Want to park your RV? They’ve got plenty of room! Travelling with a glamper? The site also has cabins and even geodomes. Check it out!

Where: 54371 Range Road 205 Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
Distance from Calgary: 349 km
Distance from Edmonton: 54.9 km


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Lastly – we’ve got the beautiful Sir Winston Churchill Campground. Located 5 km east of Lac La Biche, this in-province island getaway offers an authentically Albertan comfort-camping experience. Here, guests can swim, paddleboard, go boating, lounge on a sandy beach, fish, hike or bike – in addition to staying in their choice charming rental cabin.

Where: Directions here
Distance from Calgary: 529 km
Distance from Edmonton: 225 km

And there you have it! The most enchanting glampgrounds in and around Alberta that you can reserve right now! Now get out there and enjoy. Fall awaits!