8.3 Good
     
Cochrane, Alberta

Bow RiversEdge Campground

Cochrane, Alberta



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

Sites: 130
Recent Rate: $35 9/2016

Latitude: 51.17545948925
Longitude: -114.45535883432

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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
  • $4.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 4.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $6.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 6.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $10.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 10.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $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 no
  • $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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • 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

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62 Reviews

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 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: 97
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
114
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
110
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

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.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 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: 52
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

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: 1

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: 54
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 11

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: 186
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 28

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: 25
States Visited: 14
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: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Rotary
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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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: 43
States Visited: 16
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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