Glacier National Park's three campgrounds are all located near the summit of Rogers Pass. All campgrounds are available on a first come first served basis. If you arrive by mid-afternoon you are almost always able to stay at the campground of your choice. If you arrive in the evening and Illecillewaet and Loop Brook campgrounds are already full, Mount Sir Donald Campground has sites available almost every day of the summer.
Check out time for all campgrounds is at 12 pm.
|Illecillewaet||Loop Brook||Mount Sir Donald|
the summit of
|3 km west||5 km west||6 km west|
|Open:||Late June to early October||July 1st to late September||July to late September|
|Campfires allowed *:||Yes||Yes||No|
|Staffed welcome station:||Yes||No||No|
* Campfires are allowed with purchase of a fire permit. Firewood is already split and available for your use within the campground. Firewood is free, but please don’t take more than an armload of firewood for each night of camping. There’s no need to bring your own firewood from home.
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Maximum people allowed
Backcountry campsites are available on the following trails:
Each campsite has tent pads and food storage poles or lockers to place food out of reach of bears. Open fires are not permitted in the backcountry.
Backcountry campers require a Wilderness Pass and a Park Pass. Both are available at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre and at the Park Headquarters in Revelstoke. Please see our fees page for more information on Park Passes and Wilderness Passes.
Two types of winter camping are allowed in Glacier National Park: Winter Overnight Parking and Winter Backcountry Camping.
Winter overnight parking
Winter overnight parking for up to 15 vehicles, by permit only, is available on a first come, first served basis at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre. Camping vehicles must be self-contained - no power, water or sewer service is available. Tenting is not permitted at the Discovery Centre because of the danger associated with snow removal operations.
Overnight parking at the Illecillewaet Valley Trailhead is only available for visitors staying at huts operated by the Alpine Club of Canada.
Permits for winter overnight parking at the Pass and the trailhead are available from the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre.
Winter camping is not allowed at any other locations along the Trans-Canada Highway in the park.
Please note that Glacier Park Lodge in Rogers Pass is currently closed.
Winter Backcountry Camping
Winter backcountry camping is allowed only in Winter Unrestricted Areas, and beyond five kilometres from the trailhead. Backcountry camping requires both a Wilderness Pass and a National Park Pass, as well as a parking permit. Permits and passes can be obtained from the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre.
Backcountry camping is not allowed in Winter Restricted Areas or Winter Prohibited Areas