During peak season, there are 2,462 sites located within 14 campgrounds offering a variety of services.

oTENTik | Equipped Campsites | Group Camping

Reserve your campsite!
1-877-RESERVE (737-3783)

Where to camp

  • Campground locations (map) 
  • Camping in the Banff area (PDF)
  • Check in time: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.  / Check out time: 11 a.m.
  • The maximum number of vehicles and tents per site varies by campground. Select your campground below for details.
  • All campgrounds have disabled access except for Two Jack Main & Castle Mountain
  • There is no Internet/Wi-Fi Access
  • Payment accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Debit, Traveller’s Cheque or Cash.
  • For self registration have exact change or a credit card.
  • After hours, please refer to signage in kiosk window. 

Note: Demand is heaviest from June through September, with July and August being the busiest. Arrive early. Unless reserved, sites are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please confirm opening date before planning your visit as campground maintenance may delay opening date.

Campgrounds in Banff National Park in 2017
All campers are required to adhere to the “Bare” Campsite program.
Campground Sites Reserve dates Serviced Flush toilet Shower Sani dump Fire pits Interp. prog Fee
Tunnel Mtn. Village I
May 11 to October 2
618 May 11 to Oct. 2 - yes yes yes $8.80 yes $27.40
Tunnel Mtn. Village II
Open Year Round
188 Open year-round (Closed May 22 - Jun. 15) yes yes yes yes $8.80 yes $27.40 to $32.30
Tunnel Mtn. Village II Otentik
May 1 to October 2
21 Jun. 30 to Oct. 30 (Closed Sept. 4 - 25) all yes yes yes yes yes $120.00
Tunnel Mtn. Trailer
May 11 to October 2
321 May 11 to Oct 2 all yes yes yes - yes $38.20
Two Jack Main
June 22 to September 5
380 Jun. 22 to Sept. 4 - yes - yes $8.80 - $21.50
Two Jack Main Equipped Campsites
June 22 to September 4
32 Jun. 22 to Sept. 3 - yes - yes - - $70.00
Two Jack Lakeside
May 19 to October 2
64 May 25 to Sept. 17 - yes yes yes $8.80 - $27.40
Two Jack Lakeside oTENTik
May 25 to October 2
10 May 25 to Sept. 17 - yes yes - yes - $120.00
Johnston Canyon
May 25 to September 25
132 May 25 to Sept. 24 - yes yes yes $8.80 yes $27.40
Castle Mountain
May 25 to September 11
43 first-come, first-served - yes - - $8.80 - $21.50
Protection Mountain
TBA
72 TBA - yes - - $8.80 - $21.50
Lake Louise Trailer
Re-opening May 13 for year-round
189 Jun. 20 to Sept. 14 all yes yes yes - yes $32.30
Lake Louise Tent
May 30 to September 28
206 Jun. 20 to Sept. 14 - yes yes yes $8.80 yes $27.40
Mosquito Creek
June 1 to October 10
32 first-come, first-served - Dry toilet - - $8.80 - $17.60
Silverhorn Creek
TBA
45 first-come, first-served - Dry toilet - - $8.80 - $15.70
Waterfowl Lakes
June 24 to September 5
116 first-come, first-served - yes - yes $8.80 - $21.50
Rampart Creek
June 1 to October 10
50 first-come, first-served - Dry toilet - - $8.80 - $17.60

What to bring

The weather in Banff National Park is pleasant, but unpredictable. The average high temperature during the day in spring and summer ranges from 10° to 18° Celsius, though temperatures at night can drop below zero. It can also rain, snow or hail any time of year! In order to be prepared for your camping experience, ensure you have:

  • warm clothes (bring various layers to help you dress for the weather) 
  • waterproof clothing (jackets and pants) 
  • hats and mitts 
  • umbrellas 
  • a groundsheet for your tent 
  • sleeping mat 
  • warm sleeping bag 
  • extra blankets 
  • camera (no drones, please)

In Canada, national parks enjoy special protections that may differ from other protected places. Please know “what not to bring” to a national park.

Legend

Sites = number of sites in the campground
Reserve dates = Reservations accepted
Serviced = yes: electricity; all: electricity, water and sewer 
Showers = Hot showers are available 
Sani Dump = Sewage disposal 
Fire Pits = Fire pits suitable for cooking. Fire permits (including firewood) are available for purchase on site. 
Interp prog. = Interpretive program