Whistlers Campground is closed for reconstruction until 2021

The project

Whistlers Campground, Jasper National Park’s largest campground with 781 campsites, was built in the 1960s and has not had any significant upgrades since that time. This landmark project of $48.7 million represents the most significant investment in visitor experience in Jasper National Park in the past 50 years. When reopened in 2021, the new Whistlers campground will have modernized campground infrastructure, high-quality visitor services and a vibrant visitor offer for Jasper National Park to host travelers from all across the world for the next 50 years.

Camping in 2020

Plan ahead – make a reservation before coming to Jasper National Park. Reservations can be made at reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca.

There are over 1,000 other front-country campsites in 10 campgrounds in Jasper National Park that will continue to be available for the 2020 camping season. In addition, there are 15 other campgrounds within a close proximity to Jasper National Park that offer a range of camping experiences.

Marmot Meadows Group Camp area remains closed while Whistlers Campground is reconstructed.

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve Whistlers Campground. These improvements will ensure the quality and reliability of visitor infrastructure and continue to allow Canadians to connect with nature.

Whistlers Campground Update (August 13, 2020)

Work continues on the iconic Whistlers Campground in Jasper National Park. PCL Limited is the contractor in charge of reconstructing North America’s largest single-entry campground and the largest campground in the Parks Canada system. The campground is now receiving the necessary improvements to meet the requirements of today’s traveller. The COVID 19 pandemic has put the project, slightly behind schedule. However, at this point in time, the campground is still on target to reopen on schedule in Spring 2021.

Visitors in 2021 will be greeted with a new registration centre, 18 new combined washroom and shower facilities throughout the campground, improved campsites, and wider roads for two-way traffic. Underground services are being replaced including water, sewer and electrical systems and many of the existing electrical campsites will be upgraded to 50 Amp service.

Improved arrival and registration services

Progress is evident on the new registration centre and parking lot with the building enclosed and work concentrated on the interior and exterior.

In 2021, campers will park their vehicles and register within the welcome centre with 6 service desks, information displays and washrooms.

Improved campsites and roads

The roadway system is being upgraded to address the size of current RV’s, and allow for two-way traffic. A new entrance road will create a second campground entrance for campers who have already registered. Campsites will also be levelled, delineated, and sized appropriately. Many of the existing electrical campsites will also be upgraded to 50 Amp service. Campers will enjoy the improved layout. Paving is expected to begin in August. Visitors may notice an increased number of trucks moving gravel and other needed material to the site.

New washroom and shower facilities

18 new combined washroom and shower facilities are strategically placed throughout the campground. Campers will not have to walk more than 250 m to use a washroom or shower. All 18 structures are now up and framed.

Safety improvements - trees

A significant number of dead and dying trees have been removed from the campground to both improve campground safety and better protect the public in the event of wildfire.

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve Whistlers Campground. These improvements will ensure the quality and reliability of visitor infrastructure and continue to allow Canadians to connect with nature. Parks Canada looks forward to welcoming you back to Whistlers in 2021.

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