Cavalcade Group Campground

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One of the most scenic campgrounds and a great option for those travelling as a group.

Above: Camping on the Kootenay Plains

This is a great base camp for groups looking to explore Abraham Lake and the Icefields Parkway. Each of the well-spaced sites offers great mountain views with the open prairie feel of the Kootenay Plains.

Group campgrounds require advanced reservations and work best if you are travelling as a group of at least 5 units. Each of the 8 sites can accommodate up to 30 units, making it a great option for larger groups as well.

Above: Morning fog over the North Saskatchewan River
Above: Camp shelters

Join Us On A Guided Tour

All our scenic float tours start within a short 10-minute drive from this campground while our Coral Creek Canyon and Whitegoat Falls guided hikes are less than 15 minutes away.

From $80 per person
Whitegoat Falls Guided Hike
An easy half day hike to the pretty Whitegoat Falls near Abraham Lake where the creek has cut through the rock to create a double falls.
From $85 per person
The Icefields Scenic Float
Take in the views of Wilson Icefields from the North Saskatchewan River on this 1 hour float tour.
From $139 per person
The Kootenay Plains Scenic Float
Float through the golden plains of the Saskatchewan, from Whirlpool Point to Preacher’s Point. Enjoy the views of the open valley and mountains on this scenic section of the North Saskatchewan River.
From $185 per person
Glaciers + Fires Scenic Float
Explore one of the most dramatic sections of the North Saskatchewan River with glaciers as the backdrop as we float through an area that burned a few years ago.
From $110 per person
Coral Creek Canyon Guided Hike
This moderate hike takes us along two narrow canyons: the Coral Creek Canyon and the Cline River Canyon. We take our time walking along them to enjoy the views and surrounding mountains.

Explore the Region From Cavalcade

The meeting locations for tours offered by Rockies Heli Canada, McKenzie’s Trails West, Banff Canyoning and Girth Hitch Guiding are less than 10 minutes away along the David Thompson Highway. Along the Icefields Parkway you’ll find the Columbia Icefields, Peyto Lake and Bow Lake are all within an hour’s drive.

The Siffleur Falls day hike starts near the campground. Trails like Tuff Puff Ridge, Kinglet Lake and Survey Hill are all within a short drive.

There are a lot of great options for photographers nearby including plenty of wildflowers, birds of prey, wildlife and reflections in pools along the river.

Nearby Services

You’ll find a restaurant, gas station, basic supplies and gift shops at The Crossing Resort, 25 minutes away, and David Thompson Resort, 10 minutes away. Additional services, including RV sani-dumps, are available in Nordegg and Lake Louise.

Getting Here

Cavalcade Group Campground is located in the Kootenay Plains Provincial Recreation Area on Highway 11 approximately 28 km east of Saskatchewan River Crossing and 65 km west of Nordegg.

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We acknowledge that the land on which we gather, explore and adventure is home to the Îyârhe Nakoda First Nation and the Smallboy Mountain Cree, part of the Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 Territories, part of the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3, and has been the traditional meeting ground for many Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. We are grateful for the stewardship of these lands along with the knowledge, traditions, and teachings that have been passed down through generations.

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