Exploring Alberta’s Provincial Parks: Wyndham-Carseland

About Wyndham-Carseland

Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park is located about 25km south of Strathmore, Alberta. The park is situated across both sides of the Bow River south of Calgary and is directly downstream from Fish Creek Provincial Park. The park itself is quite small at only 2.4 square kilometers. In 2013, the park was heavily damaged in the Alberta floods and was forced to close. They rebuilt the park and by 2015 – It was reopened with new facilities.

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Summer at Wyndham-Carseland

Summertime at Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park is popular for campers in Calgary looking to enjoy the Bow River. It is the only provincial park along the Bow River downstream of Calgary – and only one of two that allow camping (the other being Bow Valley Provincial Park near Canmore).

For this reason, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities on the river during the summertime. The Bow River is good for fishing, wildlife viewing, and bird watching as well. Due to its proximity to Calgary, geocaching and group camping are popular activities in the park..

Winter at Wyndham-Carseland

The wintertime is definitely when the park hibernates. The park becomes only accessible on foot as they close the gates for the winter. The campground closes and there are no services available. The trails remain open which makes for good winter hiking and ungroomed cross country skiing. The trails do get slippery in the winter so you will want to exercise caution when using them.

Camping at Wyndham-Carseland

Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park has one main unserviced campground with a good amount of amenities for visitors. There is also comfort camping and group camping options available for visitors.

CampgroundAmenitiesType of SiteAmount AvailableCost/Night
Wyndham-Carseland Campground
April 28 – October 9
Boat launch, firepits, firewood (sold), outhouses, playground, sewage dump, tapwaterUnserviced178$31.00
Group Camping
Area A
(April 28 – October 9)
Firepits, firewood (sold), Picnic Shelter, Outhouses, Sewage Dump, Water (pump)Unserviced30 units$395/10 units + $31/extra unit
Area B
(April 28 – October 9)
Firepits, firewood (sold), Picnic Shelter, Outhouses, Sewage Dump, Water (pump)Unserviced15 units$240/5 units + $31/extra unit
Area C
(April 28 – October 9)
Firepits, Picnic Shelter, Outhouses, Sewage Dump, Water (pump)Unserviced50 units$395/10 units + $331/extra unit
Comfort Camping
Cottonwood Wall Tents
(May 19 – September 17)
Electric heater, fan, lights, electrical outlets, coffee maker, small fridge, basic furniture, drinking water, private deck with chairsFully Serviced4 units$130.00
This data is accurate as of 2023

Day Use at Wyndham-Carseland

The Main Day Use Area is the only designated day use area at Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park. It offers users firepits, firewood (for sale), a pay phone, outhouses, playground, sewage dumping, tapwater, and a concession stand.

The day use at Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park is year round however between October 12 and April 22 the park enters their winter season and the park gates are closed meaning that it becomes foot traffic only. There is also no services during the wintertime.


Distances to Alberta Cities

Distance to Calgary: 103km

Distance to Edmonton: 360km

Distance to Red Deer: 211km

Distance to Lethbridge: 152km

Distance to Grande Prairie: 775km

Coordinates: 50°49’37.5″N 113°26’13.0″W

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