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Parks Canada operates all campgrounds in Jasper National Park (a total of 10). There are 1772 sites (and 90 backcountry campgrounds) available in Jasper National Park during peak season, with a variety of services.  Check out the Parks Canada Campground Reservation Service, Backcountry Trips, or Jasper National Park for more details.

Dates of Operation

Dates of operation vary. Summer camping begins in early May, with all campgrounds open by mid to late June. Summer campgrounds close throughout September and October. The winter campground is at Wapiti.

Considerate Camping

To ensure a quality family camping experience, quiet hours are between 11 PM and 7 AM at all campgrounds in Jasper National Park. A liquor ban and fire ban are in effect throughout quiet hours. During this time, fires must be out, and alcoholic beverages may not be consumed. Quiet hours, including the liquor and fire ban, are enforced by Park Wardens. Violation of quiet hours may result in any or all of three things:

- All liquor will be seized
- Campsite occupants will be evicted without refund and banned from National Park campgrounds for 48 hours
- The offenders may be charged

Busy Season

Demand is heaviest from June through September, with July and August being the busiest. Serviced (hook up) sites are very limited in Jasper National Park and are only available at Whistler's and Wapiti campgrounds. During busy months, hook up sites can fill before 11 am and campers wanting hook ups often line up early in the morning. At that time of year, it is best to plan on doing your first night without hook ups. Upon arrival, campground staff will advise you on how to go about getting a hook up site for the rest of your stay.

Check Out

Checkout time is 11:00 am.

Permits

Campers must purchase a camping permit at the campground kiosk or self register.

Fires

Campsites are spacious and clean and campfires are permitted at most sites. A fire permit must be purchased at kiosks or self -registration booths.

Bears and camping

When Camping, Be Aware! You Are In Bear Country!

Never leave the following unattended at your site:

  • Coolers
  • Pet
  • Bowls
  • Dishes
  • Pots
  • Toiletries
  • Food
  • Items
  • Cooking
  • Stoves
  • Garbage
  • Bags
  • Wash
  • Basins

Bears that get hooked on food and garbage are problem bears and may have to be destroyed. Please help us keep bears wild. Store all coolers and food items in your vehicle or in storage lockers if provided. Report any bear sightings to park staff.

Dump Stations

Whistlers, Wapiti, Wabasso and Wilcox Creek campgrounds all offer dumping stations. A dump station can also be found in the Jasper Townsite industrial park.

Showers

Showers are available in Whistler and Wapiti campgrounds only.

Disabled Access

There are wheelchair accessible sites in Whistlers, Pocahontas and Wabasso campgrounds.

Learning Opportunities

Interpretive programs are available in some of the campgrounds during the summer months. These programs are free and everyone is welcome to attend. Consult your Mountain Guide for details.

Group Camping

Group camping is available for groups with a minimum of ten people and the group campsites can accommodate tents only. Call 780-852-6181 for reservations.

Other Lodging Options

Browse the wide selection of Jasper Hotels & Lodges and Jasper Cabins available in Jasper National Park.