Jasper is a year-round camping destination and can accommodate anything from a one-person bivy tent to the largest motorhome, and everything in between.

At all campgrounds, firewood is included with the purchase of a fire permit, bear proof lockers are offered for safe food storage, and log cookhouses are available in case the weather isn’t cooperating.

To maintain the family-friendly atmosphere that attracts millions here every year, quiet hours, including a liquor and fire curfew, are enforced by park wardens between 11 pm and 7 am.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot in the forest or a sunny family atmosphere close to town, Jasper has a campsite with your name on it.

Important information
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.

Reservation service

You can reserve sites at Whistlers, Wapiti, Wabasso and Pocahontas campgrounds on-line at reservation.pc.gc.ca or by telephone at 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783). Reservations are available since January 10, 2017. 

All other campgrounds operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Summary table of camping offer - Frontcountry

Campground name Number of sites and campground description   Operating nights
Whistlers

780 sites 

A family trip to Whistlers Campground has something for everyone: a playground for the kids, hot showers, and a chance to show off your fire-making skills. Parks Canada interpreters put on evening shows all summer long, and a new interpretive trail running through the campground means it's an easy walk or bike ride to town for an ice cream afterward.

Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers
May 3 - October 9
Whistlers oTENTiks

21 sites 

New to camping? Don't like the idea of buying gear or the hassle of setting up camp? Then perhaps luxury tenting is for you. Each tent can accommodate up to 6 people (max 4 adults) and has all the basic comforts of home—wooden floors, beds, seating and heaters to take the chill off. 

  May 3 - October 9
Wapiti (summer)

362 sites 

On the shore of the Athabasca River, Wapiti Campground has nice private sites for tenting and electrical hook-up spots for RVs. However, what makes Wapiti unique is that it operates year-round, offering 362 sites in the summer, and 93 winter camping spots with amenities like hot showers, electricity and fire pits.

Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers
May 3 - October 9
Wapiti (winter)

93 sites 

Wapiti is a great campsite for family outings at any time of year. It's close to town for supply runs and in the winter campers often get first crack at the slopes and cross-country trails (because to really appreciate a campfire, you have to use it to thaw your ski boots!)

Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers  October 10 - May 1, 2018
Wabasso

231 sites 

With pristine views, rushing river water and now electrical sites for small RVs, Wabasso lets you get away from it all, without getting rid of it all (no showers).

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet  May 17 - September 17
Pocahontas

140 sites 

Pocahontas is a secluded gem, nestled just inside the east boundary of the park on the Miette Road. Pocahontas offers basic services, including running water, fire rings and flush toilets (no showers).

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet   May 17 - September 17
Snaring

66 sites 

Snaring has a nice mix of campsites, ranging from private and well-treed to wide open and sunny. There are even a few spots along the river with dramatic views of jagged peaks.

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet
May 17 - September 24
Kerkeslin

42 sites 

This quiet, shady campground is an excellent stop-over for RVers and cyclists looking for absolute peace and quiet, as it's one of the more overlooked campgrounds in Jasper National Park.

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 25 feet   June 21 - September 4
Honeymoon Lake

35 sites 

Being able to replace ringing phones, noisy traffic and city smog with roaring waterfalls, quiet lakeside strolls and the smell of bacon cooking over a campfire gives you a sense of how Honeymoon Campground got its name.

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 25 feet   May 17 - September 17
Jonas Creek

25 sites 

Get a taste of the backcountry, without the sweat and stinky boots. A night at Jonas can either be spent within earshot of the babbling creek or, for more hardy campers, up on a hillside immersed in the forest, away from it all.

Best suited for tenting, and motorhomes and trailers under 25 feet
May 17 - September 17
Icefield (tents only)

33 sites 

Down the road from the world-renowned Columbia Icefield, this campground puts you on the doorstep of some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. Glacier views are had from most campsites and from the windows of the cozy log cookhouses.

Tenting only  May 17 - October 9
Wilcox

46 sites 

Sitting at the base of one of Jasper's premiere dayhikes, with which it shares its name, Wilcox Campground is also down the road from the Columbia icefield, offering access to a variety of family friendly amenities and day trips.

Best suited for motorhomes and trailers under 27 feet   May 31 - September 17
Icefields Centre RV

100 sites 

Trailers and RVs only. Water and fire not available on site.

Trailers and RVs only March 31 - October 30

Rules and regulations 

Basic information
  • Camping is only permitted at designated campsites
  • Vehicles and tents must be within your designated site and on the tent pad
  • A maximum of three "units" and six people are permitted on each site
    • A unit is a vehicle, RV, trailer or tent
    • Only one RV or trailer is allowed per site
  • Do not tie anything to the trees, including tarps. Tarps should be strung using poles
  • Secure all food inside your vehicle or hard sided trailer/RV when you aren't eating. Refer to the 'Bare' Campsite program for more information.
Quiet hours

We work hard to ensure that visitors get a good night's sleep. It is for this reason that quiet hours are in effect daily.

  • Quiet hours are from 11 pm – 7 am
  • During quiet hours music and loud conversations are prohibited
  • Only site occupants are allowed in the campground after 11 pm

Please remember, even quiet conversations can carry through a forested area. Excessive noise is not permitted at any time of the day. Please report disturbances to the wardens or park staff.

Campfires
Please keep your campfire safe for you and the environment by following these rules:
  • Keep fires small – To reduce their impact on the environment, fires must be contained within the fire pit provided and be kept to a reasonable size. It is illegal to start a fire outside of a designated location.
  • Use firewood provided – Transporting wood from elsewhere may spread invasive bugs and disease. Do not burn garbage or collect deadfall from the surrounding forest for burning. Use an axe or hatchet to make your own kindling from the firewood provided.
  • Keep it down – Please respect your neighbours by keeping your voices down and putting out fires during quiet hours (11 pm – 7 am).
  • Never leave a fire – Fires must be attended at all times.
Pets

To keep pets and wildlife safe, your pets must be leashed at all times and not left unattended. Pet food should be stored inside your vehicle.

Bears

When not being consumed or used, all food, toiletries and items that may attract wildlife must be kept in your vehicle or hard-sided trailer. Coolers are not bear proof. Campers must adhere to the 'Bare' Campsite program or risk having their camping permit revoked without refund.

Generators

Birds chirping, leaves rustling and, oh, a generator! Many visitors camp to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Generators are permitted daily between 8 am – 9:30 am and 5 pm – 7 pm only.

Campground etiquette

You can be a good neighbour and have a great camping experience by respecting the following guidelines:

  • Washing dishes – Please use a personal basin for washing dishes (not the bathrooms, where space is limited) and dump grey water down outdoor sinks.
  • Washing laundry - Please use your own tub and dump water down the outdoor sink or toilets. Do not tie clotheslines to the trees. Laundry facilities are available in the Town of Jasper.
  • Recycling - Bottles and cans (refundable containers) can be recycled in each campground near designated washroom buildings.
  • Children - To ensure the safety of your children, please supervise them at all times. Children may become lost in the campground or may unknowingly trespass on a neighbouring campsite.
  • Driving - Respect the posted speed limits and remain alert while driving in the campground. Trees may obstruct your view and pedestrians, especially children, may suddenly dart out onto the road.
  • Accessing facilities - Please use roadways and pathways to access campground facilities (cook shelters, bathrooms, etc.) and your own campsite. Cutting through a neighbouring campsite will disturb other campers and may cause damage to the fragile vegetation.
Safe camping

A special effort is being made by park staff and campers to ensure that no wildlife attractants are ever left unattended at any sites in these campgrounds. The "Bare" Campsite program is in place for your safety, and to help keep the wildlife in our national parks alive and wild.

Campers who fail to comply with the ''Bare'' Campsite Program or other regulations listed above may have their camping permit revoked, without a refund. They may also be charged under the Canada National Parks Act. The permit holder is responsible for ensuring the campsite is maintained in a satisfactory condition.

What to bringThe weather in Jasper 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)