Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts

Starting June 22, Banff National Park will be opening backcountry camping and select front country sites, with some restrictions.

For capacity and safety reasons, all Equipped Campsite and oTENTik bookings for the season are cancelled.

  • Showers and kitchen shelters are closed
  • All backcountry shelter bookings are cancelled for the season until at least October. We will not accept new ones for periods beyond October at this time.
  • Front country campgrounds will be limited to approximately 75% occupancy at this time.

Visit the Banff National Park COVID-19 page for updates on park services and sites.

Camping in Banff National Park

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

Note: Visitors are required to have a reservation in order to camp at a Parks Canada places.

Where to camp
  • Check in time: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • After hours, please refer to signage in kiosk window.
  • There is no Internet/Wi-Fi Access.
  • All campgrounds have disabled access except for Two Jack Main and Castle Mountain.
  • The maximum number of vehicles and tents per site varies by campground. Select your campground below for details.

Campground locations (map)

Camping in the Banff area (PDF)

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)

In Canada, national parks enjoy special protections that may differ from other protected places. Please know “what not to bring” to a national park.

Table legend

Reserve dates: Reservations accepted

Serviced:

  • Yes: electricity
  • All: electricity, water and sewer

Showers: Closed

Sani Dump: Sewage disposal

Fire Pits: Fire pits suitable for cooking. Fire permits (including firewood) are available for purchase on site.

 

Reserve your campsite here

Open campgrounds

Open campgrounds Reserve dates Serviced Flush toilet Sani dump Fire pits Fee
Tunnel Mtn. Village I
June 26 to Oct. 4 - Yes Yes $8.80 $28.00
Tunnel Mtn. Village II
June 26 - Open year-round Yes Yes Yes $8.80 $33.01
Tunnel Mtn. Trailer
June 22 to Oct. 4 All Yes Yes - $39.04
Two Jack Lakeside
June 26 to Oct. 4 - Yes Yes $8.80 $28.00
Two Jack Main
July 6 to Sep. 7 - Yes Yes $8.80 $21.97
Lake Louise Trailer
June 26 - Sept 24 All Yes Yes - $33.01
Lake Louise Tent
June 26 to Sep. 24 - Yes Yes $8.80 $28.00
 Rampart Creek July 6 - Sept 13 - Dry Toilet - $8.80 $17.99

 

Closed campgrounds

Closed campgrounds Status Serviced Flush toilet Sani dump Fire pits Fee
Tunnel Mtn. Village II oTENTik
Closed - - - - -
Two Jack Main Equipped Campsites
Closed - - - - -
Two Jack Lakeside oTENTik
Closed - - - - -
Johnston Canyon
Closed - - - - -
Castle Mountain
Closed - - - - -
Mosquito Creek
Closed - - - - -
Silverhorn Creek
Closed - - - - -
 Waterfowl Lakes Closed - - - - -
 Protection Mountain Closed  - - - -  -