Rainbow Valley Campground

Rainbow Valley Campground

119 Street off Whitemud Dr. 13204-45 Avenue, NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6H 4Y9 Canada
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Located on the Southside of Edmonton in Whitemud Park, Rainbow Valley Campground is the only camp ground within the city and offers guests: - 39 Power Sites (Minimum 15 amp) - 27 Natural Sites - Weekly Rates except during Peak Season - Small Convenience Store - Clean Washrooms with FREE Showers - 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. NEW 2024: All new Comfort Camping Domes featuring heated floors, a queen size bed with linens, fully furnished. Three season experiences available in three unique accommodations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor dining area
Mini golf
Patio
Children's playground
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Snack bar
24-hour security
Convenience store
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
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Indah Edlightz wrote a review Apr 2021
Ontario, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Paul T wrote a review Jul 2014
Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This City of Edmonton campground is not friendly at all. Sour and surly staff who clearly don't like their jobs. They should not be employed in the hospitality industry! This campground is clearly out of date and out of touch with todays RV market. It is more suited to tenting. Spaces are very difficult to get in or out of and they have large cement barriers on all sides which are hard to see when backing up. They only provide power to a site, and in our case the power box was about 35 feet from the RV and our cable is a max 26 ft. Had to park a little bit on the grass to reach it.( which caused a tirade from one of the landscape employees) I would not recommend this campground for RV's. There is an electric gate across the entrance and the exit has tire shredders on the ground in case someone goes the wrong way. DO NOT BACK UP in the exit! The whole experience (multiple days stay) was very negative and unpleasant. The only good thing is the campsite location. Having travelled a lot and stayed in many campsites and RV parks, this one rates amongst the worst experiences.
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Date of stay: July 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cindy M wrote a review Jul 2017
Edmonton, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We wanted to take our grandsons down to the Snow Valley Aerial Park and decided to make it a staycation. It was sweet to be in our campsite 20 minutes after leaving home. The site and grounds were tidy. Wifi was free, but, we preferred to unplug. The washrooms and showers could use a power washing top to toe. I thought there was supposed to be a store, but, they do have a few odds and ends and ice cream in a cooler at the office. Once they'd enjoyed the aerial park there wasn't much for a 12 and 14 year old to do besides play cards and burn wood. Tidy and safe enough for a quick stop, but, one night is plenty.
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Date of stay: July 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tim D, Public Relations Manager at Rainbow Valley Campground
Responded Aug 10, 2017
Hi Cindy, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback.
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Ashley P wrote a review Jul 14
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Destroyed the electrical in our trailer. Melted the cords. Not the only people with this issue. One guy had the plu melt and fuse to his trailer. Women’s washroom had one stall out of service and another with a broken door. Showers in that bathroom were down the whole time we were there. Sewer smell from somewhere most of the night. Not worth it given the expensive price
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Date of stay: July 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Stay anywhere else
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Ronald M wrote a review Jun 2015
Saint John, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Yes it's a beautiful spot...BUT the staff are unpleasant and rude. The bathrooms are DIRTY, the picnic tables are Dirty, garbage on the ground. You have to wait til 9 am to get your 20 bucks back for the key card deposit...how STUPID..when they know campers start out early
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nicola P wrote a review Jul 2016
Dublin, Ireland
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the rainbow valley campground for a week during June. One afternoon while preparing camp dinner, we heard a massive crack and a huge tree limb fell right onto our tent. Our toddler daughter had just woken up from her nap 10 minutes earlier and luckily was playing with her brother and sister in the playground. I went straight to the front desk to report what had happened and try to understand what would happen next. When I told the woman on front desk (including my daughter's near miss) her response was "cool" - I am not kidding that was actually her response - followed by "it is not our responsibility, the trees are the City of Edmonton's responsibility". The lack of basic compassion was simply astounding. Then we asked them what their process was and did they have any reporting forms etc.. for the City of Edmonton they had nothing and had no idea of what any process was. About an hour after the incident the Head Groundsman turned up and his main concern was clearing away the damage so other guests would not know what had happened - a little late for that!
I understand that the tree falling is outside of their control, but their response or lack of it was completely and utterly shocking to us. Whatever about customer service, this was no way to treat people period.
When my husband went to check out, the person at front desk actually seemed surprised that we would not be coming back. She also told my husband that the tree in question had been marked for treatment by the City of Edmonton, but there had been no follow up. I fail to understand how they could allow camping on this site if they were aware of this fact. Their complete lack of regard for safety should make people think twice before staying here.
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Date of stay: June 2016
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tim D, Public Relations Manager at Rainbow Valley Campground
Responded Feb 9, 2017
Hello Nicola P, I have just taken over the role of monitoring the Rainbow Valley Campground reviews and fully understand the one we received from you. I will say that the safety of our guests is something we take very seriously. In the meantime, we are far from perfect and have worked on improving procedures to include unique situations such as you experienced. We also worked on communicating with guests in various situations. I am sorry your stay ended up the way it did and thankful no one was physically injured. I know this won't change your mind about coming back, I just wanted you to know that we are trying to learn and improve from this experience. Tim
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Nina E wrote a review Jun 2016
Fort McMurray, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Rainbow Valley Campground after evacuating Fort McMurray during a forest fire that entered the city.

This is a beautiful campground with lots of mature trees, nice washrooms and showers (no fee), laundry facilities (small fee).

It only has electricity and 15 amp power but the trees kept us cool.

It is under the Whitemud Freeway but other than the odd jake break or siren, you rarely even hear traffic.

The wifi could be stronger because if a few people stream videos we couldn't get on the Internet.

Southgate Shopping Mall close by. Easy to get to.

We found the staff very efficient and friendly. Definitely a winner in our estimation.
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Griz22 wrote a review May 2015
Edmonton, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Im not sure where that first guy stayed but we love this campground. my family and i have stayed here for years and we love it.

trees, grass, park, security gate all good things. Real camping, not a concrete pad like most Rv parks.

friendly staff, one guy is particular about parking on the grass but i guess that is why it is well maintained.

we camp in a trailer. the power is fine, not alot of AMPS but it does the trick.
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Date of stay: August 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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BoardingPass422033 wrote a review Aug 2015
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We checked in for a one night stay. Had to pay a $20 deposit to get a card key for the gate-but your key doesn't work between 11pm-5am. So what is the point of a card key if you have to park your vehicle in the lot outside and walk in??
Quiet time is supposed to be 10pm. Nope. Had 2 sites next to us partying til the wee hours of the morning and no one on staff to talk to outside of the office hours.
Washrooms are dirty and not restocked with soap or paper towel.
The staff makes you sign all this paperwork agreeing to their terms, but it's a joke. Save your $$ and book anywhere else but here.

Would not recommend to anyone, especially families with young children.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gary K wrote a review Aug 2019
Kamloops, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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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WilRojas asked a question May 2017
Calgary, Canada
Can We tent camp?
Answer from snowvalleyski
Edmonton, Canada10 contributions
Of course! Please visit our website or call the campground office during business hours at 1-888-434-3991. We have powered sites and "tenting" sites (no services). There's also a wash house and our new Rainbow Valley Chalet that has the campground sales office and more showers and washrooms. We look forward to your visit. Tim Dea
Ashley P wrote a tip Jul 14
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay anywhere else"
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Gary K wrote a tip Aug 2019
Kamloops, Canada205 contributions85 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want quiet park well away from kids aerial playground"
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connaughty wrote a tip Aug 2016
Calgary, Canada87 contributions26 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the back to back sites, very close"
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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), Winspear Centre (7.8 km), and Urban Pedal Tours (5.5 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 a convenience store.
What food & drink options are available at Rainbow Valley Campground?
Guests can enjoy an outdoor dining area and a snack bar during their stay.
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 Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Duchess Bake Shop, and Vaticano Cucina.
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 (2.3 km), Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site (5.2 km), and John Walter Museum (5.7 km).
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