Hey neighbor, welcome to the forum.
I grew up in Edmonton and northern Alberta.
I know what up mean about tent camping with the kids, it got very old very fast. but we did survive.
We started with a VW Beetle loaded to the gunnels and stuff straped to the roof. Not exactley the best way to travel, but bareable when we set up and stayed in one spot.
Lots of good time though.
When I was a kid I was going nowhere fast, now I'm an old man I'm going everywhere slow.