Campground restrictions and notices

Issued: January 01, 2019

Noise, liquor and garbage

Campgrounds

Effective date

January 1 to December 31

Activities prohibited

Pursuant to section 13 of the National Parks of Canada Camping Regulations, the following activities are hereby prohibited by order of the Superintendent, Jasper National Park of Canada.

No person shall:

  • Use a generator except during the hours of 0800 to 0930hrs and 1700 to 1900hrs.
  • Use any radio, television, stereo, musical instrument or anything that causes excessive noise.
  • Use, possess or consume any alcoholic beverages including liquor as defined in the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Act between 2300hrs to 0700hrs of the following day.
  • Consuming cannabis or cannabis products beyond the perimeter of your registered campsite.
  • Leave any human food, pet food, or similar organic material out, except for such reasonable periods required for preparing and consuming a meal, or for clean-up immediately after. All human food, pet food or similar organic material shall be stored inside a completely sealed vehicle or camping unit that is constructed of solid, rigid material or stored in an approved bear proof storage facility when provided.
  • Leave any garbage unattended. All garbage must be deposited into a bear proof garbage bin approved by the Superintendent
  • leave any toiletries, wash basins, cooking stoves, pots or utensils unattended;
  • burn food scraps or garbage;

Where

The following campgrounds are affected by this notice. Wapiti, Snaring, Pocahontas, Wabasso, Kerkeslin, Honeymoon Lake, Jonas, Columbia lcefields, Icefield Center RV, Wilcox and Overflow and includes all drive in sites, walk in sites, shelters, roads and trails within Jasper National Park of Canada.

Why

To minimise the degree of noise and disturbance to campers and enhance the safety and enjoyment of this public campground in Jasper National Park.

Note

It is an offence under the Canada National Parks Act to contravene these prohibitions. Failure to comply may result in immediate cancellation of the camping permit, eviction from the campground and violators may be charged. Camping fees will not be refunded.


Overflow

Effective date

January 1 to December 31

Activities prohibited

Pursuant to section 13 of the National Parks of Canada Camping Regulations, the following activities are hereby prohibited by order of the Superintendent, Jasper National Park of Canada.

No person shall:

  • Use a generator except during the hours of 0800 to 1000hrs and 1700 to 2100hrs.
  • Use any radio, television, stereo, musical instrument or anything that causes excessive noise.
  • Leave any human food, pet food, or similar organic material out, except for such reasonable periods required for preparing and consuming a meal, or for clean-up immediately after. All human food, pet food or similar organic material shall be stored inside a completely sealed vehicle or camping unit that is constructed of solid, rigid material or stored in an approved bear proof storage facility when provided.
  • Leave any garbage unattended. All garbage must be deposited into a bear proof garbage bin approved by the Superintendent
  • leave any toiletries, wash basins, cooking stoves, pots or utensils unattended;
  • burn food scraps or garbage;

Where

Overflow campground

Why

To minimize the degree of noise and disturbance to campers and enhance the safety and enjoyment of this public campground in Jasper National Park.

Note

It is an offence under the Canada National Parks Act to contravene these prohibitions. Failure to comply may result in immediate cancellation of the camping permit, eviction from the campground and violators may be charged. Camping fees will not be refunded.

Quiet hours and inspection

Effective date

January 1 to December 31

Activities restricted

Pursuant to section 14 of the National Parks of Canada Camping Regulations, quiet hours are the established by order of the Superintendent, Jasper National Park of Canada.

Hours between 2300hrs and 0700hrs of the following day shall be deemed “Quiet Hours”

  • Visitors are asked to return to their own sites if camping or to vacate the campground if not staying in the campground.
  • No fires
  • No loud shouting or singing.
  • No idling of vehicles.
  • Radio, television, stereo, musical instrument or anything that causes excessive noise must be turned off
  • The use or consumption of any alcoholic beverages including liquor as defined in the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Act, is not permitted
  • Use or consumption of cannabis is not permitted

Pursuant to section 14 of the National Parks of Canada Camping Regulations this notice also authorizes staff to inspect any campsite at any time.

Where

The following campgrounds are affected by this Notice. Wapiti, Snaring River, Pocahontas, Wabasso, Kerkeslin, Honeymoon Lake, Jonas, Columbia Icefields, Icefield Center RV, Wilcox and Overflow.

This includes all areas within the campgrounds including all drive in sites, walk in sites, shelters, roads and trails within Jasper National Park of Canada.

Why

To minimise the degree of noise and disturbance to campers and enhance the safety and enjoyment of this public campground in Jasper National Park.

Note

It is an offence under the Canada National Parks Act to contravene any Regulation. Failure to comply may result in immediate cancellation of the camping permit, eviction from the campground and violators may be charged.

Camping fees will not be refunded.

Cannabis

Effective date

May 1 to April 30

What

Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, of the Canada National Parks Act, the following activities are prohibited, by order of the Superintendent: Consuming cannabis or cannabis products beyond the perimeter of your registered campsite.

Where

The following campgrounds are affected by this notice: Wapiti, Snaring River, Pocahontas, Wabasso, Kerkeslin, Honeymoon Lake, Jonas, Icefields tent, Icefield Center RV, Wilcox and Overflow.

This includes all areas within the campgrounds including all drive in sites, walk in sites, shelters, roads and trails within Jasper National Park of Canada.

Why

To protect the public from second-hand smoke and to promote a quality visitor experience.

Penalty

Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act.

 

Starting or maintaining of a fire in a campground and day-use area

Effective date

January 1 to December 31

Activities prohibited

Pursuant to section 3(1) and 4(3) of the National Parks of Canada Fire Regulations, the following activities are hereby prohibited and where applicable require a permit as stated under Section 10(e) of the National Parks of Canada Camping Regulations by order of the Superintendant, Jasper National Park of Canada.

No person shall:

  • light or maintain a fire between 11 pm to 7 am of the following day in all front country campgrounds and day use areas.
  • light or maintain a fire without a proper permit in a front country campground.
  • leave any fire unattended.

Where

The following areas are defined as front country campgrounds affected by this notice:
Whistlers, Wapiti, Snaring, Pocahontas, Wabasso, Mount Kerkeslin, Honeymoon Lake, Jonas, Columbia Icefields and Wilcox.

The following areas are defined as day-use areas affected by this notice:
Pyramid Beach, Pyramid Island day-use area, Patricia Lake day-use area, Lake Annette day-use area, 6th Bridge day-use area.

Why

To enhance the enjoyment and safety of the public and to protect the park through the management of fires in Jasper National Park of Canada. 

Note

It is an offence under the Canada National Parks Act to contravene these prohibitions. Failure to comply may result in immediate cancellation of the camping permit, eviction from the campground, where applicable and violators may be charged. Camping fees will not be refunded.

Fire ban at Overflow

Effective date

May 1 to October 31

Activities prohibited

Pursuant to section 3(1) and 4(3) of the National Parks of Canada Fire Protection Regulations, the following activities are hereby prohibited and, where applicable, require a permit as stated under Section 10(e) of the National Parks of Canada Camping Regulations by order of the Superintendent, Jasper National Park of Canada:

No person shall:

  • Light or maintain a fire in the Jasper National Park Overflow campground. This includes all wood or briquette fires, turkey fryers, Tiki Torches, and the use of all portable fire and propane pans/pits/boxes/stoves and Park supplied fire receptacles.

Exempt

Provided they are under direct supervision: Propane or gas fuelled stoves and BBQs exclusively designed for cooking and that are CSA approved or UL certified, propane or gas fuelled lanterns (enclosed flame) that meet CSA or UL standards and catalytic or infrared style heaters.

Why

To enhance the enjoyment and safety of the public and to protect the Park through the management of fires in Jasper National Park of Canada.

Note

It is an offence under the Canada National Parks Act to contravene these prohibitions. Failure to comply may result in immediate cancellation of the camping permit, eviction from the campground and violators may be charged.

Camping fees will not be refunded.