Maximize Your Summer Camping Trip to Carbon AB

Looking for some outdoor adventure within a short drive of Carbon, Alberta? You’re in luck! This region is filled with natural beauty and endless opportunities for outdoor activities that will satisfy even the most avid adventurer. From exploring the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology to relaxing at the family-friendly Carbon Campground, there’s something for everyone within a 30-minute drive of the Village of Carbon.

Unleash Your Inner Adventurer: The Best Things to Do Within a 30-Minute Drive of Carbon

Travel Back in Time at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology

Are you fascinated by the history of our planet? The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller is the perfect place for you. With over 130,000 fossils on display, you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled back in time to the age of dinosaurs. The museum is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the prehistoric world.

Discover the fascinating history of the dinosaurs that once roamed the Badlands, including the famous T-Rex. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a guided tour of the museum and learn from knowledgeable experts.

Hike the Surreal Hoodoos Trail

Looking for a challenging hike that will reward you with stunning views of the Badlands? Look no further than the Hoodoos Trail, located just outside of Drumheller. The surreal rock formations are a photographer’s dream, and the hike is a must-do for anyone seeking adventure and breathtaking scenery.

Enjoy a Campfire Under the Night Sky

Visitors to the Village in the Valley enjoy their time long after the sun has set. Did you know that the Tenting Cabins in Carbon are equipped with firepits and firewood so you can enjoy the number one activity associated with camping; the campfire! Pack your roasting sticks and enjoy smores with the kids under the night sky. As you watch the moon rise you might even hear a coyote in the distance. Not to worry though, Tenting Cabins are an affordable and comfortable way to take your tenting experience next level! Click here to learn more.

Explore the Atlas Coal Mine

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in a coal mine? Take a guided tour of the Atlas Coal Mine in East Coulee and experience the region’s rich mining history. You’ll get to see original mining equipment and learn about the lives of the miners who worked there. It’s an eye-opening experience that you won’t forget.

Time Your Visit with a Great Summer Event

From Canada festivities in Carbon to world-renowned acts at the Badlands Amphitheater in Drumheller, there are great shows to take in all summer long. From the Passion Play to the summer show at the Rosebud theatre, you can camp in Carbon and get your fix of arts and culture at the same time! Check out the websites of neighboring towns and villages and look for Farmer’s markets, Sports Days and other local festivities to add a little excitement to your camping trip to Carbon.

Relax at the Family-Friendly Carbon Campground

After a day of exploring, there’s nothing better than unwinding at a peaceful campground. The Carbon Campground, nestled in the Village of Carbon, is the perfect destination for families seeking relaxation and outdoor activities. With an outdoor swimming pool, spacious campsites, and plenty of outdoor fun, it’s an ideal spot to recharge your batteries.

Plan your summer trip around a stay at the Carbon Campground! Whether you feel like exploring or relaxing, you won’t be disappointed!

Discover the Beauty of Kneehill when you Camp in Carbon

Are you ready to experience the natural beauty of Alberta like never before? Look no further than Kneehill, a stunning region packed with outdoor adventures just waiting to be discovered. From hiking and camping to exploring historic towns, Kneehill has something for everyone.

Here are just a few of the must-see destinations in Kneehill…

Carbon, Alberta: A Small Town with Big Charm

If you want to explore Kneehill, what better way than to camp in Carbon? The family-friendly campgrounds are central to Kneehill County. The Village of Carbon has fully-serviced campgrounds and a picturesque setting along the creek. This small but charming community was once a coal-mining town and is now home to the Carbon Museum and Historic Walking Tour. You can stay at the Carbon Campground and spend your days exploring the town’s history and natural beauty.

If you like to tent without the hassle of tenting? Then a tenting cabin is for you!

Save yourself the headache of tracking down your tent, poles, fly, tarps and stakes. Enjoy extra space in your vehicle by not having to lug your tent around, and better yet, not having to worry about hauling a wet tent home.  Maximize your downtime by eliminating the hassle of setting up a tent when you arrive. Comfortably rest at night in the 1 queen box and twin bunk beds provided. You still need to bring your own sleeping pads, but you are now raised off the hard, damp ground.

Add to that the peace of mind you get not having to worry about the ever-changing Alberta weather.  These modest, non-service shelters are almost identical to regular tenting, except there is no question about staying dry when its raining or blowing away in high winds! Click here to learn more about Tenting Cabins.

Scenic Places for Hikers & Photographers

Horseshoe Canyon: A Natural Wonder
Just a short drive from Carbon, you’ll find Horseshoe Canyon, a breathtaking natural wonder that will leave you in awe. The unique rock formations and stunning views make it a must-see destination for any outdoor enthusiast.

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park is a provincial park in Central Alberta, located about 70 km northeast of Carbon. The park is situated along the Red Deer River and features badlands topography.

Kneehill Creek Trail: A Hiker’s Paradise
If hiking is your passion, you won’t want to miss the Kneehill Creek Trail. This 10-kilometer trail winds its way through some of the most stunning landscapes in the region, from lush forests to babbling streams. Keep an eye out for wildlife along the way!


Golf courses within an easy 30-minute drive from the Carbon Campground include Acme, Trochu, Three Hills and Drumheller. Acme Golf Club offers a country style 9-hole course that all skill levels will enjoy playing.  The Trochu Golf and Country Club boasts some of the best greens in Alberta, along with a layout that will challenge golfers of all walks of life.

The Three Hills Golf Club is set along the Three Hills Creek, and enjoys a unique setting in a small prairie ‘valley’ that makes a perfect backdrop for one of the finest 9-hole golf courses in Central Alberta. At 3165 yards, the course makes excellent use of the meandering waterway through all of its 9 holes.

Drumheller’s Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club offers up a unique golfing experience. The front 9 provide a relaxing and enjoyable start to your round. Carved out alongside the Red Deer river, it is well-treed and lush with flora and fauna. The back 9 is where the challenge begins. Built atop the HooDoos, the layout provides many scenic vistas and some of the most memorable golf holes you will ever play.

In Conclusion

Whether you’re an experienced outdoor adventurer or just looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Kneehill, Alberta has something for everyone. So pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in one of the most beautiful regions of the province! Click here to make your reservation to Camp in Carbon.