Exploring Alberta’s Provincial Parks: Little Bow

About Little Bow

Little Bow Provincial Park is a small provincial park located on the western banks of the Travers Reservoir in Southern Alberta. It takes up about 1.1km2 of land. The Travers Reservoir was built in 1954 on the Little Bow river to store water for irrigation of surrounding farmland.

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Summer at Little Bow

Little Bow Provincial Park is a popular camping and day use spot in the summertime. The park and its activities are very much built around the Travers Reservoir. Those activities include: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing, water skiing, power boating, fishing, and sailing. There are fishing boats and paddle boards available for rent at the lake.

Winter at Little Bow

In the wintertime, the Provincial Park does experience less people however there is still ice fishing opportunities in the wintertime. Accessing the park in the winter is on foot only.


Camping at Little Bow

Little Bow Provincial Park has one larger prairie campground that offers both unserviced campsites as well as power sites. The campground is open between April 28 and October 9.

Type of SiteAmount AvailableCost/Night
Power (15/30 amp)86$31.00
Unserviced Campsites138$39.00
Group Use (powered)40$410.00 (10 units) + $31/unit extra
This data is accurate as of 2023

Day Use at Little Bow

Little Bow has one day use area that accessible year round, but only by foot in the winter. There are campfires and wood sales in the day use area.


Distances to Alberta Cities

Distance to Calgary: 170km

Distance to Edmonton: 457km

Distance to Red Deer: 307km

Distance to Lethbridge: 95km

Distance to Grande Prairie: 881km

Coordinates: 50°13’49.0″N 112°55’35.9″W

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