We had an absolutely magical experience glamping in Alberta at Good Knights camps in Three Hills, Alberta. Incase you’re wondering: glamping is a term used for an upscale, much more glamorous camping experience. Sharing all the details with you all here!
If you’re already convinced, jump to goodknights.ca for booking! Otherwise, continue reading as I share our experience. I have kept our experience of glamping in Alberta quite photo-centric since I feel photos can do great justice in making you realize how amazing everything was!
Good Knights is run by a lovely couple who personally look into all the details to make sure that you’re completely immersed in a medieval experience. Three Hills, is just 1.5 hours from Calgary and 2 hours from Edmonton, making it super accessible. It’s also a lovely drive through rolling country fields.
The medieval immersion starts as soon as you arrive, starting from the entry way that’s built like a fort. You are greeted by the owner Sir Daniel, dressed in medieval robes, who gives a warm welcome introducing the guests to all facilities. You even get lovely barrels to bring your luggage from the car to the tents.
The tents are laid out around a field with common space in the middle and lots of areas to hang out.
This was the tent that Jaffar and I stayed in with the kids.
Wait till you see inside!
Yes, that’s our four poster bed!
This was a complete glamping in Alberta experience with a comfortable bed, luxurious carpeting and gorgeous furniture.
There were camp cots available for the children for night time that the hosts set out at night (there were two different sizes, for small children and young adults).
I loved how they had taken care of modern needs also along with medieval comforts, such as charging stations for mobiles!
And, yes that’s an ensuite washroom! Every tent had its own with running warm water and a flush.
At night, the tents were super comfortable with heaters and lamps designs as candles. Here is a look at the beds that were set for the children at night.
The tents are set around a common area that has tables to sit down and enjoy a meal. The children loved running around and playing. Just look at those clouds!
There is also a common kitchen area with a stove, oven, refrigerator, plates, cutlery etc. Breakfast is provided with the stay and guests can prepare and warm meals in the communal kitchen.
The tents are of various themes and sizes. All details are here on the GoodKnights.ca website.
Here Jaffar and Hussain Bhai are relaxing infront of the Tudor-style my sister and her family stayed in. This had two bedrooms and a common area in the middle, along with an ensuite washroom.
Here is another Mongol-style tent:
Below is a wider-lens look at all the tents.
There were so many activities to enjoy on site such as medieval costumes that you can put on and a gift shop. There was also a crafts activity led by our host where we all made leather book marks.
We also enjoyed archery that was a truly remarkable experience.
The sword-fighting class led by Sir Daniel really amused the children.
We enjoyed a dinner of biryani and chapli kebab that we had brought with us from Calgary and were happy to have our hosts join us.
As the evening set in, Sir Daniel set a wonderful camp fire for us.
In the morning, the breakfast was served by the hosts in one of their beautiful halls that had a complete medieval look.
There is so much to do at Good Knights Encampment along with lots of activities closeby such as Drumheller, Rosebud etc.
It was hard to say goodbye to Sir Daniel, his wife and their lovely medieval village. We will definitely be going back!
This location is especially well-suited for family reunions and would be ideal to combine with a visit to Banff and Jasper if you’re visiting. There is lots of week day availability.
Do check out GoodKnights.ca for booking details!
Disclaimer: We were partially hosted by GoodKnights.ca for our visit. All opinions are my own.