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Old 11-24-2010, 07:37 AM   #11
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"you could stop in sask and make it to bc in a day"
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That is exactly what we do now.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:01 AM   #12
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Hey John,

Great to know about this campground, but in addition to pointing out this less than acceptable campground, I personally think you should give the name and location of the campground that "was very accomodating". My thinking is that when someone does good they deserve the credit.

Derek
First Derek,

Welcome to the forum and I certianly will put in a shameless plug for the campground who was more than graceous in helping us out.

It was Meadowlark campground in Brandon Manitoba.

It is an old campground but very well kept. We had a site right in the middle of the campground that was very easy to get in and out of which was nice for our neighbors as we left at 6AM. The WiFi worked great and they are in walking distance to Tim Hortons which was a bonus. We would not hesitate to camp there in the future but it is really to close to us as Brandon is only abt a 5 hour drive from home. They even have a local welcome comittee that goes around to new campers and provides info on Brandon with brochures and coupons and even a a garbage bag for your site..

A very nice place to stay.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:05 AM   #13
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We experienced a similar situation with a campground just outside of Calgary, changing the rules on the fly, and then treating us like crap . It was worse for us however, as we only found out when we arrived at their "campground". Coupled with a bad experience with local campers at another Alberta campground, I will never stop in Alberta again.
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The only 2 places we have camped in Alberta was Drumheller and in the campground at Callaway Park just west of Calgary. Now when we camped at Callaway we still were tenting (abt 5 years ago) and were in the overflow but we got treated well. We are taking the grand daughter in June so I guess we will see how it is then but we will still camp in overflow as the sites are much larger.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:54 AM   #14
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The campground was just east of Calgary, but can't remember the name. It was pretty fancy, and busy.
We were forced to camp at what can only be considered a dump, as the water wasn't even safe to drink. I can't remember if it was closer to, or farther from Calgary, but the two were fairly close to one another.
Our other "experience" was in the Alberta section of the Cypress Hills, and most of the campers had Alberta plates. The people were the most unfriendly and rude I have ever experienced.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:05 AM   #15
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Wow,

I know of the campgounds you are talking about. The fancy one, my son and I camped in a tent for a couple nights when he first moved to Calgary in 2000. It was very nice and the staff were friendly and helpful. Good to know about Cypress Hills as we were planning a weekend trip so we could go to Eastend, Guess we will stay on the Sask side. If you like dinosaur things, you should go to Drumheller and visit the Royal Tyrell Dinosaur Musem. A great place to stay is Dinosaur Trail RV Resort, we spent a few days there and it is beautiful and quiet. Allt he sites are in a treed setting.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:33 PM   #16
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The Sask side of the Cypress Hills is much nicer, and very quiet. I think the problem with the Alberta side is the lake and the type of people it attracts. They seemed to think we were intruding in "their" playground. I get that feeling a lot when in Alberta, a feeling that is shared by many who visit the province.
We have visited Drumheller, and actually forgot that we stayed at the Dinosaur Trail RV park. It was ok, and it is convenient, but not where I would want to spend more time than necessary. The museum was really good, and well worth the trip.
We have had the good fortune to have stayed at many outstanding campgrounds throughout western Canada and the US, and have met countless great people as a result, so I guess I am a bit particular.
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It hurts me to hear about the " rude albertans" everyone seems to meet. I take it personally as there is more people who have moved to Alberta then I think have actually been born here. As a true Albertans we have a saying "Alberta is like Canada , everyone lives here but nobody's from here." as for the treatment at campgrounds it think regardless it is a service you pay for and should get the best service. poor service is unacceptable in my books.
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