Crossing the Canadian border with a travel trailer proved to be easy. Leading up to this feat, we had heard all sorts of stories of how they would search our trailer, throw away any meat and deny us access. Luckily, Nick printed off all the forms needed ahead of time- including Buford's good health certificate and a firearms declaration. As mentioned in the previous post, the upcoming weekend was a Canadian long weekend and the campgrounds were packed. We decided to stay south of Banff (our desired location), in a more "remote" location. The Alberta tourism center secured us with the last reservation in the campground and assured us it was a great spot.
K-Country is pretty vast and I am positive there is some great camping and hiking to be had in the area. Unfortunately, our short stay did not uncover any. Efferington Creek campground is nestled into the woods about 45 minutes away from a small "town" with services. As soon as you start to drive away from the town, so does your cell phone service. Due to early season road closures most of the roads leading to the campsite were gravel with giant pits in them and I thought we were going to blow a tire for sure. It had snowed all weekend, and the available water was muddy and undrinkable. BUT the campground hosts were super friendly and shared some great camping advice with us. Sure enough, the day we were leaving the clouds cleared up to expose breathtaking mountains in every direction.