Camping is permitted in designated areas only with a valid national park camping permit and a national park entry pass.

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

oTENTik | Equipped Campsites

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

Where to camp

  • Campground locations (map) 
  • Camping in the Banff area (PDF)
  • Check in time: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.  / Check out time: 11 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.

Campgrounds in Banff National Park in 2019
All campers are required to adhere to the “Bare” Campsite program.
Campground Sites Reserve dates Serviced Flush toilet Shower Sani dump Fire pits Interp. prog Fee
Tunnel Mtn. Village I *
June 2019 - October 7 
618 June to Oct 6 - yes yes yes $8.80 yes $27.40
Tunnel Mtn. Village II
Open Year-round
188 Open year-round yes yes yes yes $8.80 yes $32.30
Tunnel Mtn. Village II Otentik
May 9 - October 14
21 May 9 to Oct 13 all yes yes yes yes yes $120.00
Tunnel Mtn. Trailer
May 9 to October 7
321 May 9 to Oct 6 all yes yes yes - yes $38.20
Two Jack Main
June 20 to September 3
349 June 20 to Sept 2 - yes - yes $8.80 - $21.50
Two Jack Main Equipped Campsites
June 20 to September 3
32 June 20 to Sept 2 - yes - yes - - $70.00
Two Jack Lakeside
May 9 to October 7
64 May 23 to Oct 6 - yes yes yes $8.80 - $27.40
Two Jack Lakeside oTENTik
May 9 to October 7
10 May 23 to Oct 6 - yes yes - yes - $120.00
Johnston Canyon ** 
Opening spring 2020
- Closed - - - - - - -
Castle Mountain
May 30 to September 16
43 first-come, first-served - yes - - $8.80 - $21.50
Protection Mountain
June 21 to September 2
72 first-come, first-served - yes - - $8.80 - $21.50
Lake Louise Trailer
Open year round
189 June 20 to Sept. 24 all yes yes yes - yes $32.30
Lake Louise Tent
May 30 to September 30
206 June 20 to Sept. 24 - yes yes yes $8.80 yes $27.40
Mosquito Creek
May 31 to October 14
32 first-come, first-served - Dry toilet - - $8.80 - $17.60
Silverhorn Creek
May 31 to September 30
45 first-come, first-served - Dry toilet - - $8.80 - $15.70
Waterfowl Lakes
June 21 to September 3
116 first-come, first-served - yes - yes $8.80 - $21.50
Rampart Creek
May 31 to October 14
50 June 19 to Sept 29 - Dry toilet - - $8.80 - $17.60

*Due to ongoing construction to replace and upgrade underground services, Tunnel Mountain Village 1 is not expected to open until June 2019 and the availability of sites for reservation will be limited until further notice.

** Due to ongoing construction to replace and upgrade underground services, Johnston Canyon Campground is not expected to open in 2019. Please check the Banff National Park Camping website for the most up to date information.

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.

Legend

Sites = number of sites in the campground
Reserve dates = Reservations accepted
Serviced = yes: electricity; all: electricity, water and sewer 
Showers = Hot showers are available 
Sani Dump = Sewage disposal 
Fire Pits = Fire pits suitable for cooking. Fire permits (including firewood) are available for purchase on site. 
Interp prog. = Interpretive program