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Cochrane, Alberta

Bow RiversEdge Campground

Cochrane, Alberta



900 Griffin Rd E
Cochrane, Alberta T4C 2B8
Phone: (403) 932-4675

Sites: 130
Recent Rate: $38 7/2016

Latitude: 51.17545948925
Longitude: -114.455358834323

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Rogers Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Rogers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

57 Reviews

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
135
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

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.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Skyline Luge is worth it...do 3 rides.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

.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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mackay Ice Cream Shop- great ice cream downtown Cochrane. Golfed at Cochrane Golf Club- nice 9 hole course. Calgary Zoo was great.

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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Super Walmart, Safeway, & Canadian Tire (all purpose general store) plus a number of other stores are just a couple miles away.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Tips for other Campers:

Only took us 38 mins to get the Calagary Zoo.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Tips for other Campers:

Great river walk area to enjoy.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the nicest parks that we have stayed in Canada. The sites are a little close to each other but with hedges between spots makes it nice. It feels like your own privacy fence and yard. Easy check in with a very friendly staff, they do enforce the rules. Close to shopping and town. Nice river walk at end of park. All utilities worked well and pull thru spots long enough that you don't have to unhook. Easy in and out of park and signs coming into town to help locate park which was good because my GPS wasn't working. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
122
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty park with hedges between each site. Close to town. Sites are easy to access, gravel and level. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
68
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Small campsites but they are set up perfectly with bushes between units. It is clean, efficient, and well operated. The rules are strictly enforced, the wifi worked fine, and the restrooms and showers were clean. We would love to stay in campgrounds like this again any place and any time, but keep in mind that good ones like this are few and far between or they cost a fortune. This one doesn't. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
112
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There's a real nice River Walk right out the back of the campground.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is okay but the spots are pretty close together. A hedge between each site does help. We had reservations and we were stuck between two permanent RVers (not the cleanest of spots) and the spot wasn't level. We complained and asked for a better spot away from the permanent residents. She was not happy and was very cold to us but did honor our request. The next spot we received was much better and level. Our spot was on the river but don't bother since you really can't see it. They allow fires and we had smoke and the smell coming into our RV throughout the time we were here. Overall the campground was quite nice and we would probably stay here again but would probably see what else there is around before we did. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Overnight stay on our way north. Park is away from the noise of town, but convenient to walmart, movie theater and groceries. Park is well landscaped. Spaces are a little narrow, but hedges and trees between sites offer some privacy. Fire rings and picnic tables at each site. Pull through was long enough to leave tow vehicle attached. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice park in a suburb of Calgary. The spaces were good size, albeit close together, with nice bushes between to screen you some. She said the laundry looked new. Lots of kids, some semi-permanent residents, but we liked the place. Office peeps are friendly & helpful & restaurants & shopping nearby.Stayed again on our way back South in August. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
87
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart & Safeway nearby for groceries, Ford dealer in town

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

First time RVer. Stayed one short night. As described, the very close sites have hedges between them, which is very attractive and helps privacy. Level pull through. Walk along river is pleasant. A bit far from the TransCanada, but it's a nice park. Office was efficient and friendly. Despite it being May, it was fairly full. Recommended. We camped at Bow RiversEdge Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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