Camping in Jasper National Park
Parks Canada operates all campgrounds in Jasper National Park, which includes close to 2,000 individual campsites and 90 backcountry campgrounds. All campsites in Jasper, Alberta offer a variety of services and amenities.
Camping in Jasper National Park:
• Parks Canada Reservation System
• Camping Information
• Backcountry Camping
• Other Lodging Options
You can reserve sites at Whistlers, Wapiti and Wabasso campgrounds. All other campgrounds operate as first-come, first-serve.
Visit reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca or call 1.877.737.3783 to begin booking your camping experience in Jasper National Park.
To reserve backcountry campsites, call the trails office at 780.852.6177 or visit pc.gc.ca/jasperbackcountry for more information on backcountry camping in Jasper National Park.
Depending on the type of site you are looking for, as well as the length of your stay and any additional permits you require (such as fire permits), fees vary for camping overnight in Jasper National Park. For a complete breakdown of the cost to camp in Jasper, click here.
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.
Check-out time is 11:00 am.
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
Be Bear Aware
When Camping, Be Aware! You Are In Bear Country!
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.
Click here for more information on what you can in the case that you do see a bear.
Campsites are spacious and clean and campfires are permitted at most sites. A fire permit must be purchased at kiosks or self -registration booths.
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 are available in Whistler and Wapiti campgrounds only.
There are wheelchair accessible sites in Whistlers, Pocahontas and Wabasso campgrounds.
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.
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.
With more than 1,000 kilometres of backcountry trails, backcountry camping is a great way to explore the wild side of Jasper National Park. For further information on multi-day hikes, backcountry camping availability as well as permits, visit: pc.gc.ca/jasperbackcountry.