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Jasper National Park

Backcountry Camping

Backcountry camping in Jasper National Park © L. Neufeld

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. The park offers something for everyone, from easy, one-night escapes to 10-day adventures.

You can book your backcountry experience online!

Reservations are available for all of 2017 beginning January 25, 2017 at 8 am MST. Reserve your backcountry camping permit:

Reservations for the 2017 frontcountry camping season will launch on January 10, 2017 at 8 am MST. You can reserve Whistlers, Wapiti, Wabasso and Pocahontas campgrounds on-line as well at or by telephone at 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783).

Trails and trip ideas
              • Suggested itineraries
              • Backcountry huts and lodges
              • Mountain biking
              • Guides and outfitters
              • Random camping
              • Climbing, moutaineering and glacier travel

Trailhead kiosk

Exploring the backcountry

              • What to expect
              • When to go
              • Checklists

Coronet campsite on Maligne Lake

Backcountry safety

              • Hazards
              • Weather
              • Wildlife

Hiking the Skyline trail

Protecting the park

              • Managing our use
              • Share the trails
              • Leave no trace

Jasper National Park Backcountry Map

Jasper National Park Backcountry Map

Jasper National Park Backcountry Map (PDF 4.90 Mb)