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Camping

There’s something magical about sleeping under the stars. Jasper is a year-round camping destination and can accommodate anything from a one-person bivy tent to the largest motorhome, and everything in between.

To avoid disappointment, make sure you have a camping reservation before coming to Jasper National Park.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot in the forest to roast marshmallows with the family, or a sunny spot to park your vacation home on wheels, or a remote camp in the backcountry, Jasper has a site for you.

At all front-country campgrounds, firewood is included with the purchase of a fire permit and bear proof lockers are offered for safe food storage. Most of our campgrounds have log cookhouses available in case the weather isn’t cooperating.

To maintain the family-friendly atmosphere that attracts millions here every year, quiet hours, including a liquor, cannabis and fire curfew, are enforced by park wardens between 11 pm and 7 am.

For campers willing to venture into the backcountry along some of Jasper’s thousand kilometres of trails and routes, and who have observed proper preparation and safety precautions, a uniquely rugged experience awaits.

Backcountry campsites range from semi-primitive (featuring regularly maintained trails, pit toilets, tent pads, food storage cables and picnic tables) to primitive (campsites will have only a pit privy, fire grate and bear pole), and travelers must ensure they know what amenities are to be expected at each individual site.

2021 reservations are live!

Reservations for trips between May 2021 and March 2022 opened in April, instead of January. Please consider the latest COVID-19 measures to help reduce the need for cancellations.

Your upcoming visit will be different than in past years, due to the ongoing pandemic. Plan ahead using our camping during COVID-19 page to check what services will be available.

Whistlers Campground Update (April 4, 2021)

The countdown to Whistlers Campground reopening is underway

Work continues on the renowned 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 undergoing significant improvements to meet the needs of today’s traveller.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has put the project slightly behind schedule, the campground will reopen to visitors for the 2021 summer camping season. Work will continue into December, and the remaining reconstruction will resume with extensive paving as soon as spring conditions permit.

Visitors in summer 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 have been replaced, including water, sewer and electrical systems and many of the existing electrical campsites have been upgraded to 50 Amp service.

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To ensure the quality and reliability of visitor facilities, Parks Canada is working on a reconstruction of Whistlers Campground.

Whistlers Campground is Jasper’s largest campground, with 781 campsites, visitors will be greeted with a number of infrastructure improvements.

The updates will include: a new registration centre, 17 new combined washroom and shower facilities throughout the campground, improved campsites, and wider roads for two-way traffic. Underground services, including water, sewage and electrical systems are also being replaced and existing campsites will be equipped with more 50 Amp capable power sites.

Camping  - Parks Canada / Ben Morin

Book your spot!

Demand is heaviest from June through September, with July and August being the busiest. To avoid disappointment, make sure you have a camping reservation before coming to Jasper National Park.