The Village of Empress

is nestled between the Red Deer River and the South Saskatchewan River, at the eastern edge of Alberta. There is a wild feel to this quaint village surrounded by expansive farms and ranches, pronghorns, coyotes and so many different species of birds. The recreation opportunities for adventurers and star-gazers are boundless. Come and see for yourself!

Peter Fidler Park & Campground

Address: Between Railway Avenue and the Red Deer river

This large park was named after Peter Fidler, the first fur trader arriving in the Empress area. In 1800 he established the Hudson Bay Company trading post known as Chesterfield House.  See more history of Empress & Area.

In the park is:

  • Lots of grassy area with trees along the Red Deer river.
  • Walking trails with benches to rest.
  • Two ball diamonds with backstops.
  • A boat launch into the Red Deer river (GPS: 50.965259, -110.017253, Google Map).
  • A campground.
  • A washroom & shower building.

The campground contains 10 full RV pull-through sites, with water, sewer, and electricity hook-ups.  There is also a lot of space in the mowed area for unserviced RVs and tents.  Do not camp at the river edge.

Peter Fidler Campground and Uptown Campground sites.
GST is included.
Serviced R.V. sites $30.00 / day
Monthly rate $775.00 / month
Non Serviced sites $25.00 / day


How to Pay
All fees are due in advance.  The preferred method of payment is by Interact e-Transfer to  Be sure to put in the message/memo section what the payment is for.  See Bill Payments.  For payments by credit card or cash, please visit either the Empress Village Office or That’s Empressive.

All sites are on a “first come, first serve” basis, unless advance bookings are made for 4 or more sites.  Reserved sites will be marked.  If it is empty, it is available.

Campfires and Safety of our Grasslands
Small, controlled wood fires are allowed only when specifically posted on the fire status sign in the centre of the grounds.  Wood fires must be inside a metal fire ring.  Wind can gust suddenly, so be prepared to extinguish flames quickly.  Smokers are asked to soak butts and place them in the trash.  Gas or propane flames are always permitted.  No flame may be left unattended.
Stay up-to-date by visiting our Fire Status webpage.

Responsible Pet Ownership
All animals must be on a leash, all the time.  Barking or menacing will not be tolerated.  Scoop all poop immediately.  If you leave the site, you must take your animals with you.

This is cactus, rattlesnake, and coyote country so be wise.  Wind can be very strong here so close-up and tie-down if you are going to be away from your gear.  You are responsible for your own safety and your own property while in the campgrounds and surrounding lands and waterways.

Bins are located throughout the park.  Please use them and be sure to replace the lid.

Contact the Village of Empress for more information.

Sanitary RV Dumping Station

Sanitary RV Dumping Station

The Trailer Dump is at the Empress Uptown Campground, on 2 street W.  Google Map, GPS: 50.956533, -110.011047



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