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Jasper National Park

Backcountry Camping

Backcountry Guide in Jasper National Park 2015

2015 Backcountry Guide

With more than 1000 kilometres of trails and routes to choose from, backcountry camping is a great way to experience the rugged and untamed wilderness of Jasper National Park.

These pages will help you plan a hike that is exciting, safe, and low impact. 

Download a printable version of the ''Backcountry Guide'' (Large PDF, 6,012 Kb)

To view or download other guides and brochures of Jasper National Park, visit our brochure page!

  • Jasper National Park Backcountry Map

Permits and reservations 

  • Backcountry campground vacancy report 
  • Backcountry camping permits
  • Reservations
  • Fees

Trails and trip ideas 

  • Trip ideas and itineraries
  • Backcountry huts and lodges
  • Guides and outfitters
  • Mountain biking
  • Travelling with horses
  • Climbing and mountaineering
  • Ski touring

Planning your trip 

  • What to expect
  • What to expect checklist
  • When to go
  • Information sources
  • Maps and guidebooks
  • Weather
  • Transportation
  • Trip planning checklist
  • Equipment checklist - summer
  • Equipment checklist - winter

Protecting the Park 

  • Managing our use
  • Share the trail
  • Leave no trace Canada - Outdoor Ethics

Backcountry safety 

  • Playing it Safe
  • Voluntary Safety Registrations
  • Bear & People - Safe travel in bear country
  • Backcountry hazards


  • Backcountry campground vacancy report
  • Trail report
  • Weather forecast
  • Bear update
  • Road report 
  • Avalanche bulletin 


YouTube    Watch the video in HD on YouTube

Good Days and Bad Days - The backcountry wardens of Jasper National Park