Orkney Viewpoint

Orkney Viewpoint

Orkney Viewpoint is strictly for day-use only and overnight camping is NOT permitted. Please report any overnight camping at Orkney Viewpoint to Kneehill County, 403-443-5541. 

For a list of campgrounds in the area, please visit our Campgrounds page or Travel Alberta. 

Orkney Viewpoint is open to the public with the following restrictions in place due to COVID-19:

  • Garbage cans will be blocked open to avoid any contact during disposal
  • Picnic shelters should not to be used; regular and routine sanitization of hard surfaces is not taking place
  • Use at your own risk. Please continue to practice good hygiene and physical distancing when accessing these parks, and do not visit the parks if you have symptoms of COVID-19. 

Located off Highway 837 west of Drumheller, the Orkney Viewpoint is a popular tourist attraction, offering stunning views of the Red Deer River Valley.

The recent addition of washroom facilities makes the Orkney Viewpoint a perfect place to stop, rest and enjoy as you explore Kneehill County and the Canadian Badlands.

Orkney Lookout