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Banff National Park

Camping

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

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

Where to Camp

  • Campground locations (map) 
  • Check in time: 3:00-8:00 p.m.  / Check out time: 11:00 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.
 

Campground#
Sites

Reserve
Dates

ServicedFlush
Toilet
Shower Sani
Dump
Fire
Pits
Interp
Prog
Fee
 Tunnel Mtn. Village I
May 11 to October 2
618 May 11 to Oct. 2
X X X $8.80 X $27.40
 Tunnel Mtn. Village II
Open Year Round
188 Open Year Round
X
X X X
$8.80
X $27.40-$32.30
Tunnel Mtn. Village II
Otentik
May 1 to October 2
21 May 18 to 30 all X X X   X $120.00
 Tunnel Mtn. Trailer
May 11 to October 2
321
May 11 to Oct 2
all X X X
X $38.20
 Two Jack Main
June 22 to
September 5
380 Jun. 22 to Sept. 4 
X
X $8.80
$21.50
Two Jack Main Equipped Campsites
June 22 to September 5
32
Jun. 22 to Sept. 5
 
X
 
X
incl.
 
$70.00
 Two Jack Lakeside
May 11 to
October 2
64  
May 25 to Sept. 17

X X X $8.80   $27.40
Two Jack Lakeside oTENTik
May 11 to
October 2
10 May 11 to Oct. 2   X X   Incl.   $120.00
 Johnston Canyon
May 25 to September 25
132 May 25 - Sept. 24
X X X $8.80
X
$27.40
 Castle Mountain
May 25 to September 11
43 first-come, first-served
X

$8.80
$21.50
 Protection Mountain
TBA
14 TBA
X

$8.80
$21.50
Lake Louise Trailer
Year Round
189 Jun. 20 to Sept. 14
all
X X X
X $32.30
Lake Louise Tent
May 30 to September 27
206 Jun. 20 to Sept. 14
X X X $8.80 X $27.40
 Mosquito Creek 
June 1 to October 10
32 first-come, first-served
Dry Toilet

$8.80
$17.60
Silverhorn Creek
June 24 to September 5
67 first-come, first-served   Dry Toilet     $8.80   $15.70
 Waterfowl Lakes
June 24 to September 5
116 first-come, first-served
X
X $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.

New to camping? Check out Parks Canada’s “Learn to Camp” online guide or app for comprehensive packing lists, recipes and more. Available online and for iPhone, Blackberry and Android! Information is also available in 繁體中文 | 简体中文 | ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਦੇ | Tagalog | Español