rules, policies, and waiver

RULES & POLICIES

All members of Eagle Creek Campground & Event Centre must agree to and observe the rules and policies detailed below.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY

All members of Eagle Creek Campground & Event Centre must agree to the member consent, release, and waiver of liability detailed below.

RULES & POLICIES

WELCOME

No one likes hearing about rules, so consider these common-sense points to help ensure that everyone has the best possible experience. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself and any guests with them before arriving at your campsite. We know there won’t be any problems, but to safeguard your stay, we respectfully ask everyone to review the rules. If you are not sure where something is or how something works or fits, simply ask any staff member. We will be glad to help.

 

MEMBERSHIP AND PARK ACCESS

  • Eagle Creek Campground is a private safe space membership-only campground.

  • All members must be 18 years of age or older and provide a valid government-issued photo identification.

  • Admittance can be revoked for misconduct and/or infringement of campground rules without refund.

  • The entry of any repair, maintenance or delivery persons must be communicated and registered to the park office in advance.

  • Membership is required prior to arriving at the property.

    • Failure to produce proof of membership upon arrival will result in an additional $15.00 fee charged to the intended reservation or site that person intends to occupy.

CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT

  • Everyone entering the park must register when entering the park.

  • Check-in time is after 2:00 p.m. Early entry is at the park’s discretion and availability.

  • Check-out time is before 12:00 pm. Please consult with the office prior to 11:00 am to extend your stay. There are no refunds for early checkout. Patrons must vacate their sites on time.

  • Ensure your site is clean before you leave.

    • A minimum site clean-up fee of $150.00 will be charged to any guest(s) leaving a mess or damage to the site.

AFTER-HOURS CHECK-IN

  • It is the site holder’s responsibility to contact the park office to arrange for an After-Hours Check-In.

  • ALL CAMPERS MUST BE CHECKED INTO THE OFFICE PRIOR TO ENTRY.

  • In situations where there is an exception, campers must prearrange with the park office and have prepaid for their reservation in advance.

    • Checking-in after-hours is subject to a fee as the result of engaging an agent after hours. For more information, please contact the park office at 403-829-7345.

SITE LIMITATIONS AND PROVISIONS

Each campsite capacity varies. Please check specifications prior to booking. 

  • Do not walk-through occupied sites. Please respect the privacy of all guests.

  • 30-amp sites can accommodate all tenting and trailer sizes including 30-amp RVs.

    • Never plug a trailer or RV into an outlet that is rated higher than the outlet.

    • Damaged outlets are a $75 charge.  Damages to any hardware, including GFIs, will be billed and due immediately.

    • Continuous tripping of breakers due to overuse will not be tolerated and loss of service may result.

SOUND AND NOISE

  • Park quiet hours are between 11:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.

    • Generators are prohibited during quiet hours.

    • During this time, loud music, loud patrons, barking dogs, etc. will not be tolerated.

    • Keep conversations during quiet hours to a reasonable level.

    • Remember many campers in this campground sleep in tents with thin nylon walls; all sound carries a considerable distance and disturbs other guests.

    • No vehicle idling is permitted at any time. The sound and exhaust bother other guests.

  • Non-quiet Hours are between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

    • Respect your neighbours. Avoid unnecessary and excessive noise so others can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the park.

    • Keep the volume of your music and voices to a reasonable level within the context of your site.

    • Quiet generators (45db 50 feet from other sites) can be used in selected areas during the day. Please consult the office for permitted sites.

    • Use of power tools and other loud equipment is prohibited on long weekends and other times determined and communicated by park management.

DRIVING, PARKING, VEHICLES & SPEED

Eagle Creek Campground is a PEDESTRIAN PARK.

  • One passenger vehicle is permitted per campsite. Additional vehicles must be registered and parked in designated areas.

    • Vehicles may be temporarily parked at your campsite to facilitate loading or unloading, and then returned to the designated parking area(s).

  • All vehicular traffic is prohibited: vehicle use is limited to in and out purposes at any time. No driving to washrooms, office, rec hall, etc.

  • Driving passenger vehicles on the property is limited to 12 km/h.

    • Any guests speeding over 12 km/h will forfeit their right to drive in the park for the duration of their stay.

  • No vehicles are permitted on nature trails or wooded areas and must stay on main roads.

  • Golf carts are limited to seasonal use only and require a registered park license to operate.

  • For those with limited accessibility, mobility scooters are permitted in the park for this use. All mobility carts must be approved by the park office prior to operating. Mobility scooters are considered a device that is limited to one passenger and 6 km/h – 8km/h maximum.

  • Use of other motorized vehicles, both gas and electric, such as, but not limited to, electric skateboards, Segway’s, electric scooters, e-bikes, ATVs, etc. must be approved by park management. The park does not consider such vehicles to be mobility devices.

  • Carts must be equipped with headlights and turned on when driving at night. 

  • Permitted carts are a privilege and not a right. Unsafe handling of carts will result in the loss of privilege.

  • Any additional vehicle payloads, such as ATV trailers, must be parked in respective areas and not on the site.

FIRE & OPEN FLAMES

  • Campfires are never to be left unattended.

  • Campfires are prohibited in an area that has fire restrictions or bans. It is the campers’ responsibility to find out what areas have campfire prohibitions and restrictions.

  • Fire rings cannot be moved and must be used when having a fire.

  • Before building a fire, you must check surroundings and ensure it is safe. That is, the fire is far enough away from brush, forests, vehicles, tents, low hanging branches, etc. Never light fires on a windy day.

  • Fires are not to be larger than 0.5 meters by 0.5 meters or approximately 19 inches by 19 inches.

  • Bylaws strictly prohibit the burning of garbage or waste of any kind. There are fines for violations.

  • All candles must be contained in a fireproof enclosure.

  • Be certain that the campfire is extinguished before leaving it. Pour water and stir the fire. Sift through ashes to make sure it is out. Failure to comply will result in the fire(s) being extinguished and/or a minimum $50 fine.

  • When a fire is completely extinguished there is no heat, smoke, or steam.

  • Do not transport firewood. Pests, such as insects and invasive disease, are destroying our forests.

WASHROOM FACILITIES

  • Please co-operate in keeping the washrooms in a neat and sanitary condition.

  • Help conserve water and be respectful of other campers. Please limit your shower time to 5 minutes and limit the frequency of use.

  • Pets are not allowed in or around the washroom areas.

  • Anyone using the washroom or shower facilities for activities that violate the health code will be banned from the park.

GARBAGE & RECYCLING

  • Deal with your waste and refuse properly and responsibly.

    • Short term stay guests are expected to carry out their refuse from the park. Dumpsters are provided for seasonal members only.

    • The proper disposal of garbage, recycling and waste are a camper’s responsibility. Garbage must be bagged, and recycling must be sorted.

    • External garbage and recycling are prohibited.

  • Bulk items (any items not in a standard site use garbage bag) are subject to a disposal levy due to the extra removal cost. Please see the park office for details.

  • Please help keep our park pristine. Patrons found littering will be fined $250.00 plus clean-up costs. 

  • The disposal of hazardous waste is prohibited in the park and is subject to a hazardous waste levy of a minimum $2000.00 (paint, pesticides, etc.). These items must be brought to your appropriate facilities for disposal.  If you are not sure how an item qualifies, please consult with the park office for more information.

CONDUCT & SAFETY

  • The expectations and requirements of Eagle Creek Campground are that everyone will respect an individual's right to consent. No one shall touch another person's property or their person without acquiring consent first.

  • Consent to one type of activity or action does not imply consent to another. Offenders will be required to leave the park property immediately and will be banned from attending any future events. Further action may be taken by the individual(s) transgressed against.

  • Violence of any kind, regardless of fault, will not be tolerated. The police will be called, charges will be laid, and violent parties involved will be evicted from the park without refund. 

  • Excessive intoxication will not be tolerated. Anyone causing a disturbance will be immediately evicted from the park without refund with the assistance of police.

  • Clothing is always required in town and at all campsites/RV sites. Check with staff as to where nudity is permitted.

  • Sexual activity in common areas is prohibited, unless otherwise noted. Common areas are defined as, but not limited to washrooms, park buildings, Rec Hall, and the surrounding area. Discretion is expected in other areas of the park, particularly during daylight hours. Be a good neighbour and consider all others around you and your location in the park.

  • It is prohibited to use empty sites for parking or temporary use. Offenders will be charged the service for site grooming.

  • Damage to park property will not be tolerated and full restitution will be enforced. This includes, but is not limited to signs, posts, picnic tables, trees, electrical boxes, water lines and other park assets.

  • There shall be no disparaging, harassing, or yelling at other occupants, guests, the park, ownership of the park or any employee of the park. All persons are expected to behave and express themselves in a respectful manner to others and not belittle, disparage, slander, or intimidate others.

  • The Primary site holder is responsible for the actions of all the campers to their site.

ALCOHOL, ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES, WEAPONS AND FIREWORKS

  • The sale of illegal substances, alcohol, weapons, or fireworks is prohibited. 

  • Alcohol is allowed in the park. Illegal substances are not allowed in the park for any reason, whatsoever.

  • Any person caught selling or distributing drugs or any illegal substance on park property will be immediately ejected from the park without refund, have their membership revoked and will be banned from the park.

  • Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited. If any person is found using or is in possession of a weapon, the police will be called, charges will be laid, and all parties involved will be evicted from the park without refund.

  • No personal fireworks are permitted in the park.

SMOKING AND NON-SMOKING FACILITIES

  • Cigarette butts are NEVER to put on the ground or in the campfire. All cigarettes must be disposed of in appropriate receptacles. Improper disposal constitutes as littering and is subject to a fine of $250.00 plus damages.

  • Prohibited smoking areas include, but are not limited to: cabins, washrooms, the Rec Hall, office, restaurant, and any other designated areas.

PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO & DRONES

  • Pictures on your site are allowed if it is inward on your assigned site and of consenting people.

  • No images shall be taken of other persons or their personal property without their express permission.

  • Any commercial photography must have written approval by the park management and letters of release from the individuals.

  • Drones and radio-controlled device cameras are strictly controlled for use in the park. Use must have the express consent of park management.

PETS

We all love our pets! Be fair to your pet and other campers. Please make sure your pet is “camping friendly” prior to your arrival. Aggressive dogs or those that experience separation anxiety are best left at home.

  • All pets must be always on a leash within the park boundary, including your site. No exceptions. You must always have physical control of your pet.

  • In our designated Off-Leash Area you must maintain voice control and carry a leash with you, should it be required.

  • Pet owners must ensure that their pets are properly leashed and do not make excessive noise or barking.

  • You must ensure your dog does not damage or interfere with park vegetation, landscape (including digging holes) or wildlife. You are responsible for the behaviour and conduct of your pet.

  • You must pick up after your pet and dispose of waste in the garbage bins and not in fire rings, bushes, grasses, or trees. Failure to do so will result in a minimum fine of $500.00 plus clean-up costs and constitutes grounds for expulsion.

  • Pets are not allowed to be left tied to trees, fences, etc., in general use areas.

  • No aggressive animals are permitted. Consult the park office prior to bringing your pet into the park.

  • Complaints about excessive barking will result in you being asked to remove your pet from the park.

  • All pets on the property must have up-to-date licenses, vaccinations and ensure pets are wearing current identification tags.

MEMBER CONSENT, RELEASE, AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY

In consideration of being a willing visitor (the “Visitor”) permitted to enter Eagle Creek Campground (the “Campground”) the undersigned hereby agrees as follows, with purchase of a membership:

 

1.            I understand that my access to the Campground may involve risk of physical injury to me or others, or damage to my property, or other consequences, which might result from my own actions, and/or the actions, inactions or negligence of others, condition of the various premises, or weather conditions. There may also be other risks not known, or not reasonably foreseeable.

2.            I UNEQUIVOCALLY AGREE TO ASSUME any and all risks for injury to person or property, or any other consequence arising from my visitation of the Campground.

 

3.            On behalf of myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, family members, successors and assigns, and anyone else who might advance any claims on my behalf, I HEREBY WAIVE, RELEASE, and FOREVER DISCHARGE the Campground, all other persons or entities involved with the Campground, and the officers, directors, employees, agents, insurers, other participants and representatives of all of the above (collectively referred to as the "Released Parties"), from any and all claims, causes of action, damages, losses (economic and non-economic), and liabilities of every kind whatsoever (collectively the "Claims"), for death, personal injury, or property loss or damage, which may arise out of, result from, or relate to my visitation of the Campground, including but not limited to any Claims for theft, damage to any equipment, negligence, partial or permanent disability, Claims relating to the provision of first aid, medical care, medical treatment, or medical decisions, at the Campground or elsewhere, and any Claims for medical or hospital expenses.

 

4.            I FURTHER COVENANT and AGREE NOT TO THREATEN NOR COMMENCE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST any of the Released Parties for any of the Claims that I have waived, released, or discharged herein. I SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY and HOLD HARMLESS the Released Parties from any and all expenses incurred, Claims made, or liabilities assessed against them, including but not limited to any attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses, arising out of or resulting from, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, my breach or my failure to abide by any part of this Agreement, and my actions or inactions which cause injury or damage to any other person.

 

5.            I WILL NOT DO ANYTHING to compromise my safety or the safety of others visiting the Campground.

 

6.            THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN WHO SIGNS THIS AGREEMENT on behalf of a minor, incapacitated and/or mentally or physically challenged person, hereby acknowledges that he or she has the legal capacity and authority to act on behalf of the Visitor to legally bind the Visitor to the Agreement. The parent or legal guardian who signs the Agreement agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties for any expenses incurred, Claims made, or liabilities assessed against them, as a result of any insufficiency of legal capacity or authority to act on behalf of the Visitor in the execution of the Agreement.

 

7.            This document shall be interpreted and otherwise governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta. If any provision of this Agreement shall be deemed by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.