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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 is open!

The time has finally come. Parks Canada is pleased to announce the refurbished Whistlers Campground in Jasper National Park will reopen to the public on July 12, 2021. Campers will be able to book their sites online using the Parks Canada Reservation Service starting at 8 am MDT on June 24, 2021. Users will be placed into a queue to access the reservation system.

It’s more important than ever for people to connect with nature and rediscover the outdoors after feeling the effects of pandemic isolation. Although we are still applying the finishing touches, we look forward to welcoming you to Whistlers Campground this summer, and to the grand opening celebration in spring 2022. We would be grateful for your continued understanding and patience, so appreciated during the construction phase, as we reopen Whistlers Campground with new buildings, new systems, and new staff.

What’s new?

  • A new registration centre complete with three all-gender accessible washrooms and six service desks. Information displays will be added for 2022.
  • Eighteen new combined washroom and shower facilities throughout the campground. Campers will not have to walk more than 250 metres to use a washroom or shower.
  • Improved campsites with new picnic tables, fire pits and great views. (Finishing touches coming soon!)
  • Wider roads that accommodate two-way RV traffic.
  • A separate entrance road for guests who have already registered at the registration centre.
  • Modernized and upgraded underground services including water, sewer and electrical systems. Many of the existing electrical campsites have been upgraded to 50-amp service.

These improvements will ensure the quality and reliability of visitor infrastructure and will allow Canadians to connect with nature in Jasper National Park for decades to come.

This work was part of the unprecedented $3 billion invested by the Government of Canada over five years to support Parks Canada’s infrastructure upgrades to heritage, tourism, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas across Canada.

Book your site and get the latest information available on Whistler's Campground relaunch here.

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.