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Rainbow Valley Campground

119 Street off Whitemud Dr. 13204-45 Avenue, NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6R 2V4 Canada
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#5 of 23 Speciality lodging in Edmonton
Located in Edmonton, the provincial capital of Alberta, Rainbow Valley Campground is the only camp ground within the city and offers guests: - 41 Power Sites (Minimum 15 amp) - 36 Natural Sites - Weekly Rates except during Peak Season - Small Convenience Store - Clean Washrooms with FREE Showers - Laundry Facilities - Wood Burning Stoves - Disposal/Water Station (City Water) - Two Large Cook Shelters with Wood Burning Stoves - Large Playground/Park Area - Nature Trails - Easy Access to Public Transportation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Convenience store
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
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Indah Edlightz wrote a review Apr. 2021
Ontario, Canada1977 contributions521 helpful votes
Edmonton's Rainbow Valley Campground has a wonderful Christmas Lights display. The price is ok and although its not very long, its long enough to enjoy it and put you in Christmas spirit. Everyone is very friendly and help the line move along. I wish the kids could get few more seconds with Santa, but I get with Covid everyone has to keep their distance.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Gary K wrote a review Aug. 2019
Kamloops, Canada211 contributions65 helpful votes
Stayed at Rainbow Valley Campground for the August long weekend to check out the Heritage Days celebration in Edmonton. It was interesting to "camp" in the city and the ease of location and convenience vs camping outside the city made it easy to accept the shortcomings of the campsite. The staff do not appear to be very helpful or knowledgeable with respect to the sites or their condition. It had rained quite a bit and they tried to get us to park our trailer on an incline with quite a bit of mud on site and no parking for the vehicle. Due to the weather, there were better sites available which they accommodated the move. Just a heads up if you park near the climbing park on the one side of the campground adjacent to the tenting area, you will be listening to kids for 8-12 hrs as they play in the aerial park. Also, not much privacy between sites, so very little quiet time during the day. For a couple of nights it was fine. Lower your expectations and try to enjoy for the convenience of staying in the city.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: If you want quiet park well away from kids aerial playground
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Response from snowvalleyski, Public Relations Manager at Rainbow Valley Campground
Responded Aug. 19, 2019
Hi Gary, We hope you enjoyed your visit to Heritage Days. As you may have discovered, we are the only campground left in the City of Edmonton. The Aerial Park is very busy and a major attraction for active people of all ages. Thank you for your review and hope to see you again,
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Pam S wrote a review Jun. 2019
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Firstly we phoned ahead about putting a tent up also. Oh yes we were told. We checked in Wednesday night. And set everything up, we moved the picnic table as it was black dirt under it and set up the tent. The wife is recovering from surgery. I left for work Saturday morning. Monday afternoon I received a call from my wife. The maintenance man was yelling at her, while she was on the phone. The person on the other end asked my wife twice what the fu@$ is that guys problem. Finally the wife ended her call to deal with this rude maintenance worker. He was demanding she move the tent right now. Onto grass.. She said I am leaving tomorrow. He was rude and ignorant and demanding. Finally the wife told him to F off.. I called the office and told them what took place, called 4 times to see if the people trained in customer service would go and talk to my wife. No.. I told the girl the tent was on black dirt. And the maintenance man of 30yrs apparently should know this. I ended up hiring 2 people in the city to help her move from the campground. Fellow campers came over to her later, as they were in disbelief over the situation, they heard it. I called back the next day and the lady said your tent killed the grass. And it is black dirt. Funny Round Up takes about a week to kill grass, and doesn't turn it to black soil. Our 1st morning there we were awoken to a weed eater trimming the grass at 9am. 1 would think they would wait until around 11am or go green and use a battery operated 1. Another thing is there is 1 power outlet per 2 campsites. 1 RV plug and 1 110/115 receptacle. So make sure you have an adapter. Its been a couple days now and haven't heard a word from anyone at the site. I do not tolerate rudeness, ignorance or bullying when I am paying top dollar for a service. Its sad as this property is owned by the City of Edmonton but managed by another company. I do not believe anyone in management inspects the sites on a weekly or monthly basis. This was the 1st time ever we have been confronted by a maintenance worker, I have been to many sites and have seen people from management talk to campers, those trained in PR or Customer service, the ones who have it in there job description. I tried many times to have the issue resolved, but nope. They only want 1 side if the story.. Based on these issues I would not recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from snowvalleyski, Public Relations Manager at Rainbow Valley Campground
Responded Jun. 27, 2019
Pam, I am sorry your experience was not a good one. The facility is in a municipal park (Whitemud Park) which is City of Edmonton land. Rainbow Valley Campground, a not for profit organization, does everything allowable to keep each site neat and tidy however, we do not have unlimited resources to update/regrade each and every site. I can confirm that your wife strongly objected to our request to place your tent in the assigned space using inappropriate language. Keeping your tent (or RV) in the assigned area is one way we try to preserve the natural surroundings. We are not allowed to use chemical weed controls as, again, this is a public park area. The campground is inspected several times daily and we have night security as well. We also do not tolerate any verbal abuse of our front line staff, as you clearly state happened. Nobody deserves that. Again, I am sorry your stay was not as enjoyable as you had planned. I hope your next travel destination better suits your needs. Tim Dea
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BrandiTD wrote a review Jun. 2019
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Tented here a few times and always had a great time. Last year was the best campsite backed onto the river. The adjoining trails across the street were incredible for me and my dog. I loved how close it is to everything but does feel like camping in the woods. The bathrooms were clean, showers were hot and appreciated the guest laundry. We will ba back again this year trailer in tow.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from snowvalleyski, Public Relations Manager at Rainbow Valley Campground
Responded Jul. 29, 2019
Thanks for the review!
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jess05ica wrote a review Jul. 2018
Quebec, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
Neighbours were so close they were practically sitting at our table. Their daughter was non stop playing a loud plastic trumpet for about 5 hours I’m sure the the camp workers heard her it was so loud. Everyone walks on everyone’s site. Children are left unattended everywhere in the campground. Noisy campground due to highway and summer camp children.. who were also left unattended running in front of moving cars. Dogs were well behaved and their owners too.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Response from Tim D, Public Relations Manager at Rainbow Valley Campground
Responded Jul. 30, 2018
Hello Jesso5ica, I am sorry your stay was not a peaceful one. Yes the campground is busy in the summer due to it's central location in Edmonton. I will let the Campground Reception know about the issues you brought up here. Please contact me directly at tim@snowvalley.ca if there is anything more you would like to share about your stay and how we can make it better next time. I hope you have a safe trip home.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Valley Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Rainbow Valley Campground?
Nearby attractions include Escape Hour Edmonton (7.7 km), Urban Pedal Tours (5.5 km), and Winspear Centre (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rainbow Valley Campground?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Rainbow Valley Campground?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rainbow Valley Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vaticano Cucina, Tzin Wine & Tapas, and Duchess Bake Shop.
Are pets allowed at Rainbow Valley Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Rainbow Valley Campground?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Edmonton Park (2.4 km), Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site (5.2 km), and John Walter Museum (5.7 km).