Frontcountry camping

Winter camping at Wapiti will be open for the 2021 – 2022 season!

Operating dates

  • October 11 – 31, 2021: Electrical and tent sites
  • November 1 – May 4, 2022: Electrical sites only

Wapiti is a great campsite for family outings at any time of year. It’s close to town for supply runs and in the winter campers often get first crack at the slopes and cross-country trails (because to really appreciate a campfire, you have to use it to thaw your ski boots!).

Services at Wapiti Winter Campground
  • 40 electrical and 35 tent sites (October 11 – 31, 2021)
  • 40 electrical sites available (November 1 – May 4, 2022)
  • Flush toilets
  • Showers
  • Cooking shelter
  • Drinking water
  • No sani dump

General information

  • Camping season dates are approximate; please confirm at the Information Centre prior to heading out.
  • Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All winter campgrounds are self-registration.
  • Daily fire permits cost $8.80 extra.
  • Camping permitted in designated campgrounds only. 
Backcountry camping

How to book your backcountry experience

A backcountry permit is required to camp in Jasper’s backcountry. For more information or to obtain a permit,
call 1-877-737-3783 or visit

Hidden Cove 

8 km return 
Trailhead: End of Maligne Lake Road, 48 km from Jasper Townsite 
Wood not available
Located 4 km down Maligne Lake, Hidden Cove can be reached by fat bike, snowshoes and skis. A great family campground with four tent pads, a fire pit, picnic tables, a grey water pit, a cook shelter and food storage lockers. Safe ice travel between mid-January and early April. 

$10.02 per person, plus reservation fee ($11.50 online, $13.50 by phone).

Big Bend

12.6 km return
Trailhead: Sunwapta Falls, 54.4 km south of Jasper on Highway 93
Rolling along the upper Athabasca Valley, this trail follows a wide fire road. The campground is accessible by skis, snowshoes or fat bike. This trail takes you to a campsite with incredible views of Dragon Peak and the Athabasca River. There are four tent pads, picnic tables, a fire pit and food storage cables.

$10.02 per person, plus reservation fee ($11.50 online, $13.50 by phone).

Wilcox Winter

Wilcox parking lot, 106 km south of Jasper on Highway 93
Located on the Icefields Parkway, Wilcox is a simple bivouac campsite for mountaineers next to the highway.

*Overnight bivouacking permits can be obtained through the Jasper Information Centre (780-852-6177 ext. 2).

$10.02 per person.