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
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.

Camping rules and regulations

In addition to keeping a clean campsite, a number of regulations are in effect to ensure campers have a safe and enjoyable experience.

General

Campgrounds and campsite sizes have been designed to reduce our impact on the ecosystem. Exceeding the maximum occupancy of a campsite places stress on campgrounds and the natural environment.

  • A maximum of six people (including children) are permitted on each site.
  • The maximum number of vehicles and tents per site varies by campground. Select your campground below for details.
  • Check-in time: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (OTENTiks and Equipped camping: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Check-out or re-register by 11 a.m.
  • After hours, please refer to signage in kiosk window.
  • Payment accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, CPU, Debit, Traveller's cheque or Cash.
  • For self-registration campsites, please have exact change or a credit card. Debit is not accepted.
  • There is no Internet/Wi-Fi Access.
  • Maximum stay – 14 nights.
  • Camping is only permitted in a designated campground and site.
  • Vehicles, trailers and tents must be set up or parked on the allocated gravel or paved area within the designated site, not on vegetation.
  • Do not tie anything to the trees (this includes tarps). Tarps should be secured using pole.
  • All campgrounds have disabled access except for Two Jack Main and Castle Mountain.
Permits

Campers must acquire the following permits to camp in Banff National Park:

  • National Park Entry Pass - available at the Banff East Gate, a Parks Canada visitor centre, or at campground kiosks. Also available online.
  • Camping permit - available online, over the phone (1-877-RESERVE) or at the campground kiosk. Upon arrival, check-in at the campground kiosk.
  • Fire Permit - if you would like to have a fire, permits are available at the time of reservation or at a campground kiosk.
Campground etiquette

You can ensure you're a good neighbour, and guarantee a good camping experience for yourself, by respecting and adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Washing Dishes - use the outdoor sink or a personal basin for washing dishes. Do not use the sinks inside the bathrooms. Dump dish water down outdoor sinks or at the sani-dump in campgrounds. Do not dump in bushes or on the ground.
  • Washing Laundry - please use your own tub and dump water down the outdoor sink or sani-dump. Laundry facilities are available in the town of Banff.
  • Recycling - bottles and cans (refundable containers) can be recycled in each campground
  • Children - to ensure the safety of your children, please supervise them at all times. Children may become lost in the campground or may unknowingly trespass on a neighbouring campsite.
  • Driving - respect the posted speed limits and remain alert while driving in the campground. Trees may obstruct your view and pedestrians, especially children, may suddenly dart out onto the road. Watch for stumps close to the road and campsites that might be hidden in the grass.
  • Accessing Facilities - please use roadways and pathways to access campground facilities (picnic shelters, bathrooms, etc.) and your own campsite. Cutting through a neighbouring campsite will disturb other campers and may cause damage to the fragile vegetation.
Quiet hours

Excessive noise is not permitted at any time of the day. Any disturbance should be reported immediately to Park Wardens or park staff.

  • Quiet hours are in effect from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • During quiet hours, music, campfires, alcohol and cannabis are prohibited.
  • Only site occupants are allowed on a campsite after 11 p.m.
Generator Use:

Generator use is only permitted between the hours of 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. daily, in order to provide campers with a quiet and enjoyable experience.

Campfires

In order to keep your campfire safe for you and for the environment, adhere to the following regulations:

  • Fire Permit - each registered party wanting to have a campfire must purchase a fire permit. Permits are available when reserving your site, at the campground or at self-registration kiosks
  • Fire Size -fires must be contained within the metal fire ring provided. It is illegal to have a fire outside of a designated ring. Rock rings are prohibited but portable gas burning firepits are allowed. To reduce the negative impact of campfires on the environment, keep your fires to a reasonable size—stack the firewood no higher than the top of the ring.
  • Wood - only burn wood obtained from the campground woodlot. Do not burn food or garbage or collect deadfall from the surrounding forest for burning. Use an axe to make your own kindling from the firewood provided
  • Times - Campfires are permitted from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Fires must be attended at all times, and completely extinguished before leaving the area.
Alcohol, cannabis and campfire policies

From May to September, a number of policies are in place to ensure visitors get a good night’s sleep. An alcohol and cannabis consumption ban and a fire ban are in effect daily at campgrounds during quiet hours from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. During summer long weekends, a complete ban on the possession of alcohol and cannabis is in effect at all campgrounds.

Please note: there is a difference between a ban on the consumption of alcohol/cannabis and a ban on possession.

  • Ban on consumption: alcohol and cannabis are permitted at registered campsites but may not be open or consumed during quiet hours.
  • Ban on possession: alcohol and cannabis are not permitted at any time.
Pets
Fishing

A national park fishing permit is required. Permits are available at Parks Canada visitor centres, the Lake Minnewanka boat dock or various retail outlets in the area. Learn about special rules related to fishing in a national park.

'Bare' campsite program and #WildlifeRules

Banff National Park is a gateway to nature, adventure and discovery. The chance to observe wildlife as they go about their natural lives is a fascinating experience that draws millions of people to the park each year. Along with this opportunity, however, comes the responsibility to treat wildlife with the respect they deserve. Learn the #WildlifeRules to help protect wildlife and keep Banff National Park a special place.

A special effort is being made by park staff and campers to ensure that no wildlife attractants are ever left unattended at any sites in these campgrounds. The "Bare" Campsite program is in place for your safety, and to help keep the wildlife in our National Parks alive and wild.


Failure to comply: Parks Canada staff are here to help and may enter your site to remind you of these regulations. Campers who fail to comply with keeping a clean site and other regulations may have their camping permit revoked without a refund. Campers may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act and National Parks Campground Regulations, be required to appear in court, and could pay fines up to $25 000. The permit holder is responsible for ensuring their campsite is maintained in a satisfactory condition. Parks Canada staff may enter open and plainly visible areas of an unattended campsite to remove and secure plainly visible wildlife attractants. Keep your campsite clean to reduce the risks to your personal safety and to wildlife.


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Camping during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Masks are strongly recommended in the washroom buildings.

Be respectful of others and keep a 2-metre distance from you and others in the campground or while lining up.

You must comply with the provincial requirements for self-isolation. Please visit albertahealthservices.ca to consult the latest Alberta Health Services recommendations.

You are not permitted to self-isolate in Parks Canada campgrounds.


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

  • All showers and kitchen sheltesr are now open.
  • All backcountry shelter bookings are cancelled for the season.

 

Campgrounds in Banff National Park

Reservable Reservable
First come, first served First-come, first-served
Closed Closed for 2021

Campgrounds 2021 Reservable dates 2021 Operational dates Services Fee

Tunnel Mtn. Village I

May 13 to October 3 May 13 to October 4 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  Interpretive Programs roam transit
$28.00
$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Tunnel Mtn. Village II Open Year Round Open Year Round drinking water Flush toliets Showers Electrical Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  Interpretive programs roam transit
$33.01
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Tunnel Mtn. Village II oTENTik May 13 to October 10 May13 to October 12 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Electrical Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  Interpretive programs roam transit
$122.64
(fire permit and firewood included)
Tunnel Mtn. Trailer May 13 to October 3 May13 to October 4 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Electrical Full hook up Sani dump Accessible  Interpretive programs roam transit
$39.04
Two Jack Main June 24 to September 6 June 24 to September 7 drinking water Flush toliets Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump roam transit
$21.97
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Two Jack Main Equipped Campsites To be determined To be determined drinking water Flush toliets Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump roam transit
$71.54
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Two Jack Lakeside May 21 to October 3 May 21 to October 4 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) roam transit
$28.00
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Two Jack Lakeside oTENTik May 21 to October 3 May 21 to October 4 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) roam transit
$122.64
(fire permit and firewood included)
Johnston Canyon July 15 to September 26 July 15 to September 26 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  Interpretive programs
$28.00
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Castle Mountain Closed until further notice Closed until further notice drinking water Flush toliets  Fire pits ($8.80) Cooking shelter picnic shelter
$21.97
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Protection Mountain First come first served June 18 to September 6 drinking water Flush toliets  Fire pits ($8.80) Cooking shelter picnic shelter Accessible
$21.97
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Lake Louise Trailer June 12 to September 24 Open Year Round drinking water Flush toliets Showers Electrical Cooking shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  Interpretive programs 
$33.01
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Lake Louise Tent June 12 to September 24 June 2 to September 27 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Cooking shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  Interpretive programs 
$28.00
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Mosquito Creek First come first served June 3 to October 11 drinking water Outhouse  Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) 
$17.99
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Rampart Creek June 10 to September 30 June 10 to September 30 drinking water Outhouse  Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) 
$17.99
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Silverhorn Creek June 3 to September 12 June 3 to September 12  Outhouse Fire pits ($8.80) 
$16.05
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Waterfowl Lakes First come first served June 24 to September 12 drinking water Flush toliets Outhouse Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Interpretive Programs 
$21.97
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)

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Services:

    drinking water Drinking water

    Flush toliets Flush toilet

    Outhouse Outhouse

    Showers Showers

    Cooking shelter Cooking shelter

    Picnic shelter Picnic shelter

    Sani dump Sani Dump: Sewage disposal

    Electrical Electricity

    Full hook up Full hook up

    Fire pits ($8.80) Firepits: Firepits suitable for cooking. Fire permits (including firewood) are included with reservations and/or available for purchase on site for $8.80 CAD.

    Accessible  Accessible

    Interpretive programs Interpretive Programs

    roam transit Roam transit service is available at this campground.


Reservable Reservable
First come, first served First-come, first-served
Closed Closed for 2021
ReservableTunnel Mountain Village I campground

Located within close proximity to the town of Banff, this campground offers a more traditional camping experience with mountain views, firepits for cooking, and access to hiking and biking trails. This campground has options to suit many camping preferences and has a limited number of large campsites available.

Campground # Of Sites Services
Tunnel Mtn. Village I 618 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  Interpretive programs roam transit
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  • Campers, please take into consideration when selecting a site that J loop is a no-fire loop; it does not have fire rings.
  • Food lockers are available in all loops for walk-in campers.
  • Maximum 1 RV per site. A maximum of 2 vehicles, 2 tents and 6 people are permitted on each site.
  • All showers and washrooms have hot and cold running water.
  • There are no picnic shelters in this campground. 

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ReservableTunnel Mountain Village II campground

Located just minutes from the town of Banff, this campground is perfect for people wanting power without full hook-ups, and/or needing space for larger units (some sites can accommodate RVs that are 40+ feet). It is close to local attractions, offers three-season camping in 21 oTENTiks and year-round camping for tents and RVs. From the campground, enjoy mountain views, a year-round bus service to town and access to hiking and biking trails.

Campground # Of Sites Services
Tunnel Mtn. Village II 209 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Electrical Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  Interpretive programs roam transit
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  • Campers who want to camp together, please take into consideration that there are fire and no-fire sites when selecting a site.
  • Electrical-only sites (15, 30, and 50 AMPS) can accommodate units up to 15 metres (50'). 
  • There are 85 electrical sites with firepits and 21 oTENTiks, available through reservation.
  • Maximum 1 RV per site. A maximum of 2 vehicles, 2 tents and 6 people are permitted on each site.
  • This campground is not designed for tent camping in the summer.
  • All showers and washrooms have hot and cold running water .

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ReservableTunnel Mountain trailer court

 

This campground, located within close proximity to the town of Banff, is for trailers and larger units (some sites can accommodate RVs that are 50+ feet). The sites have full three-way hook-ups and are either single or shared sites. Enjoy mountain views, access to biking and hiking trails and a bus service to town.

Campground # Of Sites Services
Tunnel Mtn.Trailer 322 drinking water Flush toliets Cooking shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump roam transit
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  • Full Service sites with 15 and 30 AMPS can accommodate units up to 15 metres (50'). 
  • Campfires are not permitted in the campground.
  • A maximum of 1 vehicle, 1 wheeled camping unit and 6 people are permitted on each site.
  • All showers and washrooms have hot and cold running water.
  • There are no picnic shelters in this campground.

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ReservableTwo Jack Main campground

This campground offers a more secluded and authentic camping experience. Located just minutes from Lake Minnewanka and nearby attractions, and 15 minutes from the town of Banff, this rustic, no-service campground has scenic sites available for tents or RVs (up to 24 feet), as well as Equipped Campsites.

Campground # Of Sites Services
Two Jack Main 380 drinking water Flush toliets Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump roam transit 
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  • There are designated loops with food lockers for walk-in campers.
  • Maximum 1 RV per site (up to 8 metres/27' in length). A maximum of 2 vehicles, 2 tents and 6 people are permitted on each site.
  • Washrooms with hot and cold running water and flush toilets.
  • Showers are not available at this campground. Campers can visit the Banff Upper Hot Springs, where showers are included with entry.

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ReservableTwo Jack Lakeside campground

Located 15 minutes from the town of Banff and close to Lake Minnewanka, this rustic, no-service campground is beautifully situated on the shores of Two Jack Lake. It is perfect for tents or small RVs (up to 27 feet) and offers lakefront sites, 10 oTENTik sites, mountain views and access to the lake for non-motorized boating.

Campground # Of Sites Services
Two Jack Lakeside 74 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) roam transit
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Important Information
  • There is a 22-site walk-in tenting area. Campers must park in their designated parking spot and access campsite by foot. There is a strict maximum of 1 tent, 1 car and 4 people per walk-in campsite.
  • There are food lockers for walk-in campers.
  • Maximum 1 RV per site (up to 8 metres/27' in length). A maximum of 2 vehicles, 2 tents and 6 people are permitted on campsite except for walk-in campsite.
  • All showers and washrooms have hot and cold running water.

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ReservableJohnston Canyon campground

This campground is a good option for a more rustic and authentic camping experience. Sites are available for tents and small RVs (up to 27 feet). Its central location, along the Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy 1A) only 25 km from the town of Banff, provides access to a number of unique attractions, including Johnston Canyon and the Ink Pots. Roam Public Transit is available to the town of Banff during summer.

Campground # Of Sites Services
Johnston Canyon 132 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  Interpretive programs
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Important Information
  • There are designated loops with food lockers for walk-in campers.
  • Maximum 1 RV per site (up to 8 metres/27' in length). A maximum of 2 vehicles, 2 tents and 6 people are permitted on each site.
  • All showers and washrooms have hot and cold running water.

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ClosedCastle Mountain campground

This campground is small and intimate and offers rustic, no-service camping in a beautiful wooded area along the Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy 1A). Just 32 km from the town of Banff, the campground is suitable for tents or small RVs (up to 24 feet), and is close to nearby attractions, such as Silverton Falls and Johnston Canyon. Sites are available on a firstcome, first-served basis only. Self-register as you enter Castle Mountain Campground. Pay by leaving your credit card information or bring exact cash.

Campground # Of Sites Services
Castle Mountain 43 drinking water Flush toliets  Fire pits ($8.80) Cooking shelter picnic shelter
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Important Information
  • This is a self-registration campground (Register at entrance kiosk).
  • There are food lockers for walk-in campers.
  • Maximum 1 RV per site (up to 7 metres/24' in length). A maximum of 2 vehicles, 2 tents and 6 people are permitted on each site.
  • All showers and washrooms have hot and cold running water.

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First come, first servedProtection Mountain campground
Campground # Of Sites Services
Protection Mountain 72 drinking water Flush toliets  Fire pits ($8.80) Cooking shelter picnic shelter Accessible
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Important Information
  • Protection Mountain Campground is 17 km east of Lake Louise on the beautifully scenic Bow Valley Parkway (Highway 1A).
  • There is limited cell coverage.
  • Campers who want to camp together, please take into consideration that there are fire and no-fire loops when selecting a site.
  • There are food lockers for walk-in campers.
  • The maximum people per campsite is 6.
  • Best suited for tenting, and motor homes and trailers (under 75 ft / 22 m).
  • Unit restrictions: 2 tents and 2 cars or 1 RV/camper, 1 tent, and 1 car permitted per site.
  • All vehicles must fit on the driveway. All tents must be on the gravel area of the campsite.
  • All washrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets.
  • There are picnic shelters in this campground. 
  • Alcohol bans are in place for all Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay national park campgrounds for all long weekends from May to September.

ReservableLake Louise campground

The Lake Louise Campground in Banff National Park is 60 kilometers north-west of the Town of Banff. The campground lies in the heart of the Lake Louise area, offering access to a multitude of Lake Louise area trails and attractions, including the world famous Lake Louise itself.

Lake Louise hard-sided campground

The “hard-side” section of the Lake Louise Campground is for hard-side camping units only, any units with soft-sides and/or pop-outs must use the soft-sided camping section, enclosed by an electric fence. All campsites are shared double sites and are serviced with 15-30-50 amps. There is a sani-dump station and a limited number of sites have a fire pit. It is also just around the bend from the most beautiful road in the world – the Icefields Parkway – 230 kilometers of gorgeous mountains, lakes, rivers, canyons and, of course, glaciers!

Lake Louise soft-sided campground

The “soft-sided” section of the Lake Louise Campground is enclosed by an electric fence and allows tents, soft-sided trailers and camping equipment with soft-sided pop-outs. This forested camping area is divided from the hard-sided campground by the Bow River, running parallel to it. While camping here, visit iconic Moraine Lake – seen formerly on our $20 bill! Or maybe take the opportunity to hike or paddle through the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

Campground # Of Sites Services
Lake Louise hard-sided 189 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Electrical Cooking shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  Interpretive programs 
Lake Louise soft-sided 206 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Cooking shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  Interpretive programs 
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The Lake Louise Campground is located 1 km from the village of Lake Louise, 4 kms from the lake itself, and lies 60 kms northwest of the Town of Banff.

Important Information
Lake Louise hard-sided campground
  • Please note that for your safety, only hard-sided units are admitted to Lake Louise Hard-sided Equipment only campground.
  • ALL soft-sided units (tents, tent-trailers, and units with soft-sided pop-outs) MUST camp in the Lake Louise soft-sided campground and stay within an enclosed electric fence, due to seasonal bear activity. Soft-sided refers to all tents and any vans, campers or trailers that have soft-sided pop-outs.
  • The maximum people per campsite is 6.
  • Maximum 2 vehicles: 1 **completely hard-sided camping unit** and 1 regular vehicle. We do not permit 2 wheeled camping units on the same site. No tent-trailers or tents.
  • Maximum 1 **completely hard-sided camping unit** per site (no tent-trailers or tents).
  • Electrical-only sites (15 and 30 AMPS) can accommodate units up to 15 metres (50').
  • Campers who want to camp together, please take into consideration that there are fire and no-fire loops when selecting a site.
  • Can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers (under 75 ft / 22 m).
  • All showers and washrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets.
  • There are no picnic shelters in this campground.
  • Alcohol bans are in place for all Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay national park campgrounds for all long weekends from May to September.

Lake Louise soft-sided campground
  • Please note that for your safety, only hard-sided units are admitted to Lake Louise Hard-sided Equipment only campground.
  • ALL soft-sided units (tents, tent-trailers, and units with soft-sided pop-outs) MUST camp in the Lake Louise soft-sided campground and stay within an enclosed electric fence, due to seasonal bear activity. Soft-sided refers to all tents and any vans, campers or trailers that have soft-sided pop-outs.
  • Best suited for tenting, and motor homes and trailers (under 21 ft / 6m).
  • The maximum people per campsite is 6.
  • Unit restrictions: 2 tents and 2 cars or 1 RV/camper, 1 tent, and 1 car permitted per site.
  • Campers who want to camp together, please take into consideration that there are fire and no-fire loops when selecting a site.
  • There are designated loops with food lockers for walk-in campers.
  • All showers and washrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets.
  • There are picnic shelters in this campground.
  • Alcohol bans are in place for all Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay national park campgrounds for all long weekends from May to September.

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First come, first servedMosquito Creek campground
Campground # Of Sites Services
Mosquito Creek 32 drinking water Outhouse  Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80)  
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Important Information
  • The name Mosquito Creek is a misnomer as the wee biters are no worse here than other areas of our parks!
  • No cell phone access at any campgrounds on the Icefields Parkway.
  • Solar treated potable water and greywater sinks are available.
  • The maximum people per campsite is 6.
  • 1 or 2 vehicles depending on number of tents: 2 vehicles and 1 tent; or 2 tents and 1 vehicle; or 1 RV/camper and 1 tent. (Two tents are only allowed with a maximum of one vehicle.)
  • All vehicles must fit on driveway. All tents must be on the gravel area of the campsite.
  • There is one picnic shelter in this campground. 
  • There are food lockers for walk-in campers.
  • Best suited for tenting, and motor homes and trailers under 35 ft / 10.7 m. 
  • No overflow camping is permitted. 
  • Alcohol bans are in place for all Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay national park campgrounds for all long weekends from May to September.

ReservableRampart Creek campground

Rampart Creek Campground in Banff National Park is located 90 kilometers north of the Village of Lake Louise on the beautiful Icefields Parkway. This campground offers a secluded and rustic camping experience 40km from the Columbia Icefields with quick access to the hiking trails along the Icefields Parkway. There are 51 sites of varying sizes and can accommodate tents and RVs up to 35 feet in length.

Campground # Of Sites Services
Rampart Creek 51 drinking water Outhouse  Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80)   
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Important Information
  • Fire permits are included with reservations made online or by phone. First come first serve sites require a separate fire permit payment.
  • Water is available in the campground (no RV fill). To fill an RV, water is available 32km south at Waterfowl Lakes Campground during the operational season.
  • Note that some loops are only suitable for campers and trailers smaller than 7.5 m (25’) only.
  • No cell phone coverage at Rampart Creek or at any campgrounds on the Icefields Parkway.
  • There are food lockers for walk-in campers.
  • The maximum people per campsite is 6.
  • 1 or 2 vehicles depending on number of tents: 2 vehicles and 1 tent; or 2 tents and 1 vehicle; or 1 RV/camper and 1 tent. (Two tents are only allowed with a maximum of one vehicle.)
  • All vehicles must fit on driveway. All tents must be on the gravel area of the campsite. 
  • There are picnic shelters in this campground.
  • Best suited for tenting, and motor homes and trailers under 35 ft / 10.7 m. 
  • Alcohol bans are in place for all Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay national park campgrounds for all long weekends from May to September.

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ReservableSilverhorn Creek campground

Silverhorn Creek Campground in Banff National Park is located 56 kilometers north of the Village of Lake Louise on the beautiful Icefields Parkway. This campground offers RV friendly sites with incredible views of the surrounding mountains. The camping experience is rustic, with no running water. Located minutes from Waterfowl Lakes, Bow Lake and the Peyto Lake viewpoint. There are 45 sites, all of which can accommodate most sizes of motorhomes and trailers (under 70 ft / 20 m).

Campground # Of Sites Services
Silverhorn Creek 45 Outhouse Fire pits ($8.80)
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Important Information
  • Silverhorn Creek Campground is 100% reservable. All reservations include fire permits.
  • There is no cell phone access at Silverhorn Creek Campground or any campgrounds on the Icefields Parkway.
  • There is no water supplied in the campground. To fill an RV, water is available 6km north at Waterfowl Lakes Campground during the operational season.
  • Sani-dump available at Waterfowl Lakes Campground or Lake Louise Campground.
  • This campground is suitable for large RVs. There are large parking areas with adjacent picnic tables and fireboxes.
  • Unit restrictions: 2 tents and 2 cars or 1 RV/camper, 1 tent, and 1 car permitted per site.
  • There are no picnic shelters in this campground.
  • Can accommodate most sizes of motor homes and trailers (under 70 ft / 20 m).  
  • Alcohol bans are in place for all Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay national park campgrounds for all long weekends from May to September.

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First come, first servedWaterfowl Lakes campground
Campground # Of Sites Services
Waterfowl Lakes 116 drinking water Flush toliets Outhouse Cooking shelter picnic shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Interpretive Programs 
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Important Information
  • No cell phone access at Waterfowl Lakes Campground or any campgrounds on the Icefields Parkway.
  • There are food lockers for walk-in campers.
  • There are 3 dry toilet facilities and 1 washroom with hot and cold running water and flush toilets.
  • Solar treated potable water and greywater sinks are available. 
  • The maximum people per campsite is 6.
  • 1 or 2 vehicles depending on number of tents: 2 vehicles and 1 tent; or 2 tents and 1 vehicle; or 1 RV/camper and 1 tent. (Two tents are only allowed with a maximum of one vehicle.)
  • All vehicles must fit on driveway. All tents must be on the gravel area of the campsite. 
  • There are picnic shelters in this campground
  • Best suited for tenting, and motor homes and trailers under 30 ft / 9 m.
  • Alcohol bans are in place for all Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay national park campgrounds for all long weekends from May to September.