Old Bezanson Townsite

Along the banks of the Smoky River, just 12 km southeast of Bezanson is the Old Bezanson Townsite and what remains of the dream of A.M. Bezanson. In the early 1900s, he started building a city here in anticipation of the rail link. When the line passed through Grande Prairie instead, the Old Bezanson Townsite building footprints is all that remained of his legacy.

Open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily (summer only). Group overnight camping by reservation only provides for the exclusive use of the campground only.

Site Contact: Dana

Phone: 780-518-2591

Season: May 15 to October 15

Rates: $100.00/night per group rental; $50.00/Group Day Use.  Payment is accepted in cash, debit, or credit card only.  No cheques. Call the County office for all Bookings at (780) 518-2591.

  • Group Day Use is available
  • Off site Caretaker
  • Group overnight camping available by reservation only.
  • Fire pits, picnic tables, outdoor restrooms, playground and shelter with wood stove, historical information, and walking trails
  • No power or potable water

New for 2019: 

New re-vamp of Group Camping rental area is proposed, once approved, group camping area will have new road in, new group firepit and picnic tables. Once approved, expected completion is for May/June of 2019.

New Day Use areas defined, new site furnishings added (by County of GP), New Gazebo structure in place for Special Event rentals (by Bezanson Ag/Historical Society), 

Non-potable water on site for 2019.

It is proposed that individual sites will be opened up for use(5-10), these sites will have new site furnishings and once approved, expected completion is for Fall of 2019 or sooner.

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