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Banff National Park

 
During peak season, there are 2,468 sites located within 13 campgrounds offering a variety of services.

Where to Camp

  • Campground locations (map) 
  • Check in time: 2 p.m. / Check out time: 11 a.m.
  • A maximum of 2 vehicles, 2 tents and 6 people are permitted on each site.
  • 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
2014
#
Sites
ReserveServicedFlush
Toilet
Shower Sani
Dump
Fire
Pits
Interp
Prog
Fee
 Tunnel Mt Village I
May 15 - October 5
618 100%
X X X $8.80 X $27.40
 Tunnel Mt Village II
Open Year Round
188 100%
X
X X X
$8.80
X $27.40-$32.30
 Tunnel Mt Trailer
May 15 - October 5
321
100%
all X X X
X $38.20
 Two Jack Main
June 26 -
Sept 2
380  
X
X $8.80
$21.50
10    
100%
 
X
 
X
$8.80
 
$55.00
 Two Jack Lakeside
May 29 -
Oct 5
64  
100%

X X X $8.80 X $27.40
Two Jack Lakeside Otentik
May 29 -
Oct 5
10 100%   X X   Incl. X $120
 Johnston Canyon
May 29 - Sept 15
132  
X X X $8.80
X
$27.40
 Castle Mountain
May 29 - September 15
43  
X

$8.80
$21.50
 Protection Mountain
TBD - Sept 1
89  
X

$8.80
$21.50
Lake Louise Trailer
Year Round
189 100%
all
X X X
X $32.30
Lake Louise Tent
June 6 -
Sept 29
206 100%
X X X $8.80 X $27.40
 Mosquito Creek
June 5 - Oct 14
32  
Dry Toilet

$8.80
$17.60
Silverhorn Creek
June 27 - Sept 1
67     Dry Toilet     $8.80   $15.70
 Waterfowl Lakes
June 27 - Sept 1
116  
X
X $8.80
$21.50
 Rampart Creek
May 30 -
Oct 14
50  
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 

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