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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $35.00
Great park, this is how all parks should be organised and presented. Wifi is good and free for 1st 7 days not sure about after 7 days. Shopping is 3kms away and there are river walks by the park. Quiet.
We arrived at 10 am but were asked to wait until 1.00 pm before we could occupy the site even though the site and plenty of others were vacant, we found this a bit odd and quite inconvenient as it was pouring with rain so could not do much except drag our rig to Walmart and back. Other than that a superb site. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 64
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $43.00
This is a very nice park. It is well run and conveniently located near Calgary. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.
This is a busy park so I recommend reservations to ensure you get a site that you want. There is a very nice walkway along the river right from the campground.
Review Count: 103
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 17
Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
An otherwise lovely stay at a lovely park was ruined when 48 hours after departing we received an email saying they were charging us an additional fee for damage to the site we stayed in. Despite nothing in the regulations against placing a portable satellite dish on the grass, we were penalized for doing so because it yellowed the grass. After a ten day stay and paying over $450 CD, we thought this was petty and unfair. The satellite dish was open and obvious on a corner site and staff had every opportunity to suggest we move it to another location off the grass.
With that said, this is a beautiful, well maintained RV park with a lovely setting just off the Bow River. There is a mile long off leash walking/bike path along the Bow River with access from the RV park. Our site, #114, was a wonderful corner site with a large grassy patio area and privacy shrubs. The sites are a bit tight on the driver's side with mature trees making it a little challenging to get slides out. Patio sides are spacious and there is a gravel cutout for toad if need be. Sites are gravel and level. Utilities worked fine. Habitable tents were allowed in addition to RVs at sites and made for overcrowding to neighboring sites. Wide, paved interior roads. No cable, 5 over the air channels and WiFi that worked well except it bumped you off constantly. Restrooms were nice but $2 per five minutes for shower was ridiculous. No highway noise. Close to downtown and shopping. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $31.00
Immaculately maintained grounds, is dog friendly, adjacent to off leash, paved, flat public river trail. Horseshoe pits and playground. We stayed here twice in August, on separate occasions and the water in the men's shower ran tepid at best, at $2CAD for five minutes. No one else using other showers, laundry room close. Reported and told being worked on. Rate listed should be $30.62USD, which is converted from $39.69CAD, that includes Good Sam discount, taxes, and $1 fee each for two dogs. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Less than a five minute drive into downtown Cochrane. There's an awesome in-town made ice cream served at MacKay's, bronze artist Don Begg's Studio West gallery and foundry (call to arrange a free tour), and fresh baked pastries and bread at Cob's Bread bakery in The Quarry, a modern outdoor shopping and dining center. Forty minutes driving time to downtown Calgary.
Review Count: 40
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 14
Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $65.00
This is a really beautiful modern RV park. There are bushes and trees between campsites to give you some privacy - but the campsites are close together. There is no way around it. Fortunately, not so close you can't put your your awning or your slide out. The play area is really good for the kids, and the utilities are totally modern and stable. I had no problem with cell service, but the WiFi is average for an RV park (in other words, almost useless). The staff was very nice during check-in. We had no other dealings with them. The park is about 30 minutes NW of Calgary, so not too far. It's also close to Banf National Park if you want to use this park as a home base. We stayed in a riverside site - but there really is no view of the Bow River unless you walk up the embankment and through a gate. The location did give us a little more privacy since we were on the outer rim of the park. It may sound strange, but this park is located in a kind of hidden spot, which doesn't get the full brunt of thunderstorms that pass through the metro area. Being a west coaster, I found that to be an advantage. Cochrane is an unimpressive suburb. Still, I would happily stay here again. I really loved Calgary. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 67
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7
Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $37.00
We arrived a short time before 1:00 PM thus were asked to wait before checking in. One of their rules and we discovered they "did" police their rules. Folks behind us wanted to park on the street after unloading and were promptly asked to move their truck to the overflow parking area. Check in was quick and painless. We arrived at our site to find that it had been freshly raked. Roads are paved, pads were level gravel and each site had a patch of grass, table and fire pit. The entire park showed well. Clean, neat and tidy. Reservations are a must. The park was full every night and we noticed a lot of people were turned away starting in the early afternoon. As others have stated, there is a pathway system just outside of the park. Dogs are able to go off leash. We noticed that pretty much everyone cleaned up after their pets. There is a small store on site but no other amenities within walking distance. A short 10 minute drive gets you to plenty of shopping including big box stores. This is a great spot to use as a base for visiting Calgary and surrounding areas. It is a stretch to say it can be used to visit the Banff area. We will be back when in the area. We paid $256.00 per week which works out to $36.57 / Day. We could not take advantage of a Good Sam discount as we arrived while the Calgary Stampede was in progress and our stay ended on a long weekend. We still feel we received good value for our dollar. As this park is operated by a non-profit organization there were no additional taxes to pay. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.
Head into the older part of town to get a McKay's Ice Cream Cone. It's worth the line up. Pricy but very tasty.
Review Count: 52
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7
Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $43.00
Sites are separated by shrubs which provide some privacy. The gravel is well maintained and each site to raked and cleaned between uses. The roads are easy paved and to navigate. The wi-fi is painfully slow but if you pay extra it's much better - just be sure to select the 5G site. We were able to get satellite reception and five channels are available over the air. There is a great walking path that runs along the Bow River at the edge to the CG. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.
This CG is only 12 miles from the end of the Red Line of the Calgary Transit system making it very easy to get downtown without the hassle of driving and parking. This was very convenient during Stampede Week.
Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Sites are separated by hedges with grass. Stayed 2 nights. Walking trail nearby with easy access to gas and groceries. Came during the Stampede and they have a rule saying no access after 11pm I guess they lock the gates. Perhaps there was a large group coming back late but I didn't have a problem coming in after 11pm. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.
The Skyline Luge is worth it...do 3 rides.
Review Count: 25
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5
Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $33.00
.Nice well maintained park. Paved roads, gravel sites, no cable. Everything worked as designed except Wi-Fi. Rate based upon monthly stay. Good place to see Calgary. A few too many noisy parties on weekends but would come again. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 54
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 13
Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $38.00
Pristine looking campground, kind of off the beaten path. Sites are narrow, but level, and well groomed.Shrubs between sites are nice. WiFi is really the only thing they offer, but it was only fair at best. We could not get satellite because of a tree on our site, and they don't offer cable. Only 4 digital channels came up. This park is in an industrial area, so not a real camping feel leading into the park. Not a great first impression coming down the road. Office staff are friendly, store was minimally stocked.Laundry room is clean, but tight to work in-absolutely no place to fold clothes. One thing I was a little taken aback with- the expectation of campers to wipe inside AND outside of washers and dryers after use! They leave a spray bottle and cloth for such. I understand completely emptying the lint tray, and wiping the inside of the washer drum, but I couldn't believe the sign to wash the machines down after use. And here is the kicker- went to use the restroom on our way out. There is a sign on the door requesting removal of shoes(if muddy) before entering the restroom/shower area! There is NO WAY in the world I would take my shoes off, I don't care how muddy, in a PUBLIC restroom/shower, nor would I ask my kids to do it! It is a cement floor and can easily be mopped by STAFF. This is about our 50th campground across the US/ Canada and have never seen such a thing! Maybe that is why it looked so pristine- campers do the work of staff! As for location, it was a good hike to Calgary, and with all the construction it was a nightmare to travel. We would most likely stay elsewhere if we came this way again. There are stores and restaurants nearby. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.
Mackay Ice Cream Shop- great ice cream downtown Cochrane. Golfed at Cochrane Golf Club- nice 9 hole course. Calgary Zoo was great.
Review Count: 189
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 28
Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $42.00
This is a modern Big Rig campground for those looking to stay a little ways outside of Calgary. Trees provide some shade but they are young enough that most sites will get satellite access. Interior paved roads are nice & wide and sites are level 65'x20' gravel with a row of shrubbery separating sites. Sites have a picnic table and fire ring. Most sites in the campground are 30Amp but they have a handful of 50A sites for a few $ more. Laundry is modern & machines work well but they are somewhat expensive at $3CAD. Showers are $2CAD. Bell cell phone coverage is strong. The campground was pretty full by mid-June. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Super Walmart, Safeway, & Canadian Tire (all purpose general store) plus a number of other stores are just a couple miles away.
Review Count: 25
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $35.00
Wonderful RV park. Spacious, well laid out. Great management. Very clean. Only negative comment is about the internet. It is very slow. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $38.00
The site are small. Like others say, the hedges and trees make them private which is nice. We have three kids and a dog, so the boundaries are nice. They charged us $1 per night for our dog, seems silly to me. Staff was friendly, and the grounds are pristine. The park is very nicely maintained for the kids. My only complaint was the WiFi sucks! Even if you pay for it. And the guy that provides it is no help either. So if you need Internet while your here, bring your own. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Only took us 38 mins to get the Calagary Zoo.
Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $38.00
Very pretty park, sites were a bit tight but private. Very clean restrooms. Had a nice office and gift shop also. Would stay here again. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
I stayed here three nights and will stay here again. Park was conveniently located and not far from calgary. People were very friendly and helpful. Service was great. I stayed in a pull thru, and have a 30ft motorhome with a tote. I had full hookups with cable. Power level was good. Everything worked fine. Restrooms and showers were nice. I like to stay in RV parks that are rated 8 or higher. This met my expectations. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.
Great river walk area to enjoy.
Even though they remain open for a few more weeks, they shut off the water around Oct. 15 because of freezing nights. There is a potable-water spigot at the dump station where tanks may be refilled; alternatively, inquire at the front desk for water-truck deliveries. Check out the regular hockey games at the sports centre next door (a short walk away)!wolf59a • December 2014
There's a real nice River Walk right out the back of the campground.Toby Maxx • July 2015
Walmart & Safeway nearby for groceries, Ford dealer in townseahawk09 • August 2015
Great river walk area to enjoy.jclcRv • September 2015
Only took us 38 mins to get the Calagary Zoo.Manda • May 2016
Mackay Ice Cream Shop- great ice cream downtown Cochrane. Golfed at Cochrane Golf Club- nice 9 hole course. Calgary Zoo was great.KSAM14 • June 2016
Super Walmart, Safeway, & Canadian Tire (all purpose general store) plus a number of other stores are just a couple miles away.Danno • June 2016
This CG is only 12 miles from the end of the Red Line of the Calgary Transit system making it very easy to get downtown without the hassle of driving and parking. This was very convenient during Stampede Week.Rd yacht • July 2016
The Skyline Luge is worth it...do 3 rides.pamandtina • July 2016
Less than a five minute drive into downtown Cochrane. There's an awesome in-town made ice cream served at MacKay's, bronze artist Don Begg's Studio West gallery and foundry (call to arrange a free tour), and fresh baked pastries and bread at Cob's Bread bakery in The Quarry, a modern outdoor shopping and dining center. Forty minutes driving time to downtown Calgary.rvYoungster16 • September 2016
Head into the older part of town to get a McKay's Ice Cream Cone. It's worth the line up. Pricy but very tasty.BC Wanderer • October 2016
This is a busy park so I recommend reservations to ensure you get a site that you want. There is a very nice walkway along the river right from the campground.Idletime • October 2016
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