Old Bezanson Townsite is closed for the season. The park will re-open for Day Use on May 15, 2021.

 

Located 12 Km southeast of Bezanson. 

OBT is a Day Use park that is open on Saturday and Sunday from 8 Am until 8 PM.

Amenities include a day-use shelter with woodstove, outdoor restrooms, playground and hiking trails.

In the early 1900's, A.M. Bezanson started building a settlement here in anticipation of a rail link. The line passed through Grande Prairie instead and this location was eventually abandoned. Building footprints are all that remain of his dream.

Bring your own firewood

Rates

$50 / day for private functions in the day-use shelter . Debit, MC, Visa and cash accepted. No American Express or cheques. 

$50 / day for private functions in the gazebo.

Make a Reservation

Email or call Dana at 780 518 2591 for all bookings

Review the Event and Group Use Directive if you are considering hosting a special event.

All visitors are expected to abide by Campground and Parks Regulation and Etiquette.

Photo Gallery: Old Bezanson Townsite will appear here on the public site.

 

Season

May 15 to October 15

Directions

From Bezanson: Drive east on Hwy 43, turn south onto RR 30. Turn east on Twp 714 and south on RR 25. Proceed to park.

Map

Cancellation Policy

  • Camping fee refunds are determined by the notice provided:
    • If three days (72 hours) or more before 2:00 pm on the scheduled day of arrival, all camping fees are refunded.
    • If two days (48 hours) or more before 2:00 pm on the scheduled day of arrival, one night's camping fee is forfeited.
    • If less than 48 hours but more than 24 hours' notice before 2:00 pm on the scheduled day of arrival, two nights' camping fees are forfeited.
    • If less than 24 hours' notice, no refund available.
  • There is no additional cancellation fee or penalty
  • Camping fee refunds must be applied to the card used for the original transaction and will be processed within five business days 
  • Refunds are not provided outside of the above notification criteria for advisories including inclement weather, ground/site conditions, water quality, air quality, wild animals, insects/pests, fire bans, liquor bans, car trouble, getting lost or evictions

Regulations and Etiquette

While visiting our parks this season, please remember:

  • Be considerate of others.
  • Avoid excessive and offensive noise at any time of day: Talking or singing loudly, stereos at high volume and any other noisy behaviour is not permitted.
  • Quiet hours for group camping are from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. This means all stereos and generators must be turned off, and noise must be kept to a minimum.
  • Keep campfires small and under control. Make sure your fire is extinguished before you leave. Soak it with water once, and then again, making sure to stir through the ashes. Do not burn any garbage in the fire pits. It is an offence to leave a fire unattended or burning (even smouldering) after vacating your site.
  • For the complete details on County parks and campground regulations, refer to the Parkland Conservation Bylaw.
  • Under the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act, individuals can possess, use and consume cannabis in a temporary residence; this includes places like a parked motor home or camper, a set up tent, and within your rented campsite.
  • Alcohol may be consumed in a temporary residence such as a parked motor home or camper, a set up tent and within your rented campsite. Alcohol may not be consumed in day use areas.
  • Under the County's Community Standards Bylaw, behaviours that bother or disturb others are illegal; This includes offensive odours like composting, firepit spoke, cannabis, and animal feces.

Leave No Trace

We are proud to partner with Leave No Trace Canada to promote responsible use of natural areas during outdoor activities. If you are interested in learning about how you can reduce your impact on the environment, please visit Leave No Trace Canada.