Preparing for your first glamping adventure is exciting, but it can be nerve-wracking if you aren’t sure what to bring or what’s provided for your stay. While each glamping experience is unique depending on the resort, you can trust that you’ll be able to fully revel in the “glamorous camping” getaway at any of our resorts. They come with all the adventure of camping, but with the comfort and ease of a hotel! While many amenities are available on our sites, you’ll still need a complete glamping packing list for your adventure!
Food and Beverage
You’ll need to bring all your own food and beverages other than water with you, but with cities like Calgary or Moose Jaw en route or within a two-hour commute to our resorts, you have access to groceries and other necessities. We encourage you to bring your own drinking and cooking water to Buffalo Pound Lake as this is our only location where the water is non-potable. Equipping a refillable 5-gallon jug with a pump, which you can typically find at most camping stores or places like Canadian Tire, and this is a great way to be more eco-conscious while also saving you money on water bottles! Why not bring all the ingredients for a recipe you’ve always wanted to taste or prepare your favourite BBQ meal on one of the provided BBQs at each glamping site? If you’re having a girl’s weekend, don’t forget to pack a few extra bottles of wine or bubbly!
Castle Provincial Park, Buffalo Pound Lake and Saskatchewan Landing all have terrific hiking trails for you to explore, so don’t forget your hiking boots! A rain jacket or rain poncho is always good to have around as we all know Alberta and Saskatchewan weather like to drastically change on any given day. Your hiking pack should be filled with trail snacks, water, an electrolyte-boosting snack or drink, hand sanitizer, menstrual products, binoculars or monoculars, a bear bell and bear spray, a basic first aid kit, a flashlight or headlamp, bug spray, a water filter or purifier, a map of the area, a whistle, sunscreen, a lighter and matches, an extra pair of socks, a windbreaker and a knife or a multi-tool. It sounds like a lot, but if you’re out for a full day’s hike, you’ll be glad you packed everything you needed. You don’t need it until you do and it’s better to be prepared! These items are not just essential for hiking, but they’ll be useful for your glamping trip even if you don’t plan to hit any trails!
While you’re enjoying your time in the wilderness, you’ll need something to keep you and the kids occupied! This is a chance to finally read those books you’ve been neglecting or to set a family puzzle with the kids. We provide two outdoor chairs to every glamping site, but if you have a favourite plushy outdoor chair, please bring it! You could also bring a cozy blanket to wrap yourself in at the fire or to keep you warm while you look at the stars, slippers to keep your toes toasty in your accommodations, batteries or charger packs for your electronics including your cell phone, a tablecloth, sanitary wipes, your personal pillow (if you can’t sleep without it) and maybe an extra blanket in case you’re a little colder at night than you anticipated. Don’t forget the corkscrew if you’re taking wine!
This is just a list to get you started on the essentials you need when you go glamping. At our resorts, we strive to make sure we’ve got you covered for the basics, including cooking supplies, linens, and of course, a coffee maker with coffee! We also have a variety of entertainment options at every resort, including puzzles, board games, cards and a small library for you to have a chance to read something new. Every site has a firepit and we provide you with your first load of firewood to enjoy a fire under the stars your first night if you like, on us. We’ve got additional firewood for purchase at every location so you don’t have to worry about bringing it with you or going offsite. We’ve got what you need and we can’t wait to have you, to book your next glamping adventure, check out what we have to offer at Glamping Resorts!