oTENTiks and Cottage Tents
oTENTik © Parks Canada/R. Bray
Whistler’s Campground now offers canvas-walled tents, where you can ‘rough it’ without getting your clothes ruffled. Each oTENTik and cottage tent has all the basic comforts of home–wooden floors, bunkbeds, sleeping pads, heat and lights.
Eleven oTENTik and three cottage tents are available by advance booking, and each can accommodate up to 4 adults and 2 children.
These accommodations are exceptionally popular, especially on weekends during the summer months. Reserve your spot by calling 1-877-RESERVE (737-3783) or by visiting Parks Canada Reservation Service.
A wheelchair-accessible tent is available.
The campsite includes:
- Canvas-walled cottage tent
- Fire box
- Picnic table
- Food locker (24” X 24” X 42”)
- Parking site for one vehicle
NOTE: Public showers, washrooms, cook shelter and split firewood located nearby
oTENTiks and Cottage Tents include:
- Sleeping space for four adults and two children
Cottage Tent in Jasper National Park© Parks Canada
- One queen bed and two bunk beds with mattresses
- Two fold-out lounge chairs that convert into single beds
- Two electric wall lights
- Two electric baseboard heaters. NOTE: these are just to take the chill off, and do not provide full heat
- Rods/hooks for hanging clothes/bedding
Is there a difference between oTENTiks and Cottage Tents?
Cottage tents were first piloted in Jasper National Park almost four years ago. They led to the introduction of oTENTiks that are now found in most national parks across Canada. There is a small difference to the angle of the tent roof and sleeping bed arrangements, but otherwise both offer equally great experiences!
What you should bring/know:
- There are no electrical outlets on site–please charge your electronics beforehand
- Bring your own sleeping bags, blankets and pillows
- Bring warm clothing, flashlight, rain gear, day pack, sturdy walking shoes and water bottle
- Bring your own food, drinks and a water container (Campground water is potable)
- Consider bringing inside slippers or shoes, since the first rule of keeping a clean tent is to remove outdoor footwear
- An axe (if you know how to use one)
- Matches or lighter to start fire
- Smoking is not permitted within the tents
- For safety reasons, no cooking, storing or eating food allowed inside tents (upon arrival campground staff will provide information on camping safely in bear country)
- Pets are NOT allowed in the tents
Check-in is between 2 pm and 11 pm. Staff will be unavailable to check people into the cottage tents and the oTENTiks outside of these times.