There is a lot to do at the Fort Steele Campground!

Are you a Geo-cacher?
There are over 150 geocaches within 3.5 miles of the campground!

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If you like swimming and suntanning, you won’t find a cleaner pool than our swimming pool! We’ve had a number of people extend their stay, just because of how clean we keep our pool!

We provide toys for the sandbox, as well as badminton/volleyball nets, balls/birdies and racquets. We also provide soccer balls and bean bag toss. The adults are welcome to use the horseshoes, and we also have bocce balls available.
As you can see, it's not just the kids playing bean bag toss!
Camper Craig showing his incredible bean-bag tossing style!

If you’re not in the mood for those games, a walk through the forest to look for wildlife and enjoy the flora of the area may suit you. Bird watching is a big activity, and lots of photographs have been taken of the mountains. In fact, there have been a number of painters spend many hours putting paint to canvas! As for the wildlife of the area... you never know what you will see!

What species is that? (Camper Dianne 'hamming' it up!)

Not far from the campground, is Fort Steele Heritage Park (, where the hours will disappear as you experience the history of the area.

Golf is very popular, and many of our campers love staying with us as we are centrally located. Within an hour and a half drive (no pun intended… well all right… pun intended!) golfers can tee off at Radium, Invermere, Kimberley, Mission Hills, multiple courses in Cranbrook and Fernie! (for links to these golf courses, click on our "
Links" page).

If you are feeling lucky, a casino has recently opened at Mission Hills, only a 15 minute drive away.

Fishing is only a few casts away! Kootenay river, and St. Mary’s river have provided many a camper with dinner!

The area was originally settled with a gold rush, and if you want to try your hand at gold panning, a short 5 minute drive will have you at the waterside searching for gold nuggets!

There are some great restaurants in Cranbrook, only a 10 minute drive away. Also in Cranbrook, is the railway museum, movie & live theatres as well as various shopping institutions. (

And if you feel you need to get some exercise after eating at some of those restaurants, try some mountain climbing at Fisher Peak! It'll take you about 4 hours to get to the top where the view is spectacular, and about 3 hours to come back down again! (Don't forget to sign the guest book while you're up there!)

Fisher Peak, from the campground

And finally, if you’re up for a horsey ride, try out Daisy, our resident Filly! Then send us a picture and we’ll add it to our “Fan of Fort Steele Campground” page on Facebook! (