Reservations for the 2021 camping season will open at 8 a.m MDT on April 12, 2021. Backcountry campsites will open for reservations at 8am MDT on April 16th. This will give you more time to consider the latest COVID-19 measures. It may also help reduce the need for cancellations.

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.


Reserve your campsite here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts
PLEASE NOTE:
  • All showers and kitchen shelters are closed
  • All backcountry shelter bookings are cancelled for the season.

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


Campgrounds in Banff National Park

Reservable Reservable
First come, first served First-come, first-served
Closed Closed for 2020

Campgrounds 2021 Reservation 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  
$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 Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  
$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 Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  
$122.64
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Tunnel Mtn. Trailer May 13 to October 3 May13 to October 4 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Electrical Full hook up Sani dump Accessible  
$39.04
Two Jack Main June 24 to September 6 June 24 to September 7 drinking water Flush toliets Cooking shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump  
$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 Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump  
$71.54
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Two Jack Lakeside May 20 to October 3 May 13 to October 4 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Cooking shelter Fire pits ($8.80)   
$28.00
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Two Jack Lakeside oTENTik May 20 to October 3 May 13 to October 4 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Cooking shelter Fire pits ($8.80)   
$122.64
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Johnston Canyon To be determined To be determined drinking water Flush toliets Showers Cooking shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  
$28.00
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Castle Mountain To be determined To be determined drinking water Flush toliets  Fire pits ($8.80) Cooking 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 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  
$33.01
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Lake Louise Tent June 12 to September 24 June 22 to September 27 drinking water Flush toliets Showers Cooking shelter Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump Accessible  
$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 Fire pits ($8.80)  
$17.99
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Rampart Creek June 10 to September 12 June 10 to September 12 drinking water Outhouse  Cooking shelter Fire pits ($8.80)   
$17.99
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)
Silverhorn Creek First come first served 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 Fire pits ($8.80) Sani dump  
$21.97
+$8.80 for fire permit (including firewood)

Table legend

Services:

    drinking water Drinking water

    Flush toliets Flush toilet

    Outhouse Outhouse

    Showers Showers All showers are closed for the season

    Cooking shelter Cooking shelter All cooking shelters are closed for the season

    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 available for purchase on site for $8.80 CAD. 

    Accessible  Accessible