Camping in Jasper National Park, Canadian Rockies

Jasper National Park, Alberta

By Caroline Shin
Staff Writer

jnp-camping2Jasper National Park’s camp grounds are spacious and clean— the perfect opportunity to wake up to clear blue skies and spectacular mountain views of Jasper’s world-renowned wilderness in the amazing Canadian Rockies.

Please view a Tourist Guide of Jasper National Park for maps and camping information.

10 Tips for Camping in Jasper National Park

  1. Parks Canada operates all ten campgrounds in Jasper National Park.
  2. During peak season, 1,772 camp sites are available in Jasper National Park with a variety of services.
  3. The busy season lasts from June through September, and peaks in July and August. Jasper National Park has a very limited number of serviced (hook up) sites, which are only available at Whistler’s and Wapiti campgrounds. During high tourist season, hook up sites can fill before 11 a.m. and campers often line up early in the morning. Keep in mind that you may not be able to book a hook up site for your first night during this busy period. Upon arrival, campground staff will advise you on how to go about getting a hook up site for the rest of your stay.
  4. Dates of operation vary. Summer camping begins in early May, with all campgrounds open by mid to late June. Summer campgrounds close in September and October.
  5. The winter campground is at Wapiti.
  6. Embedded in Jasper's wild beauty.

    Embedded in Jasper's wild beauty.

  7. You can make reservations at the Pocahontas, Whistler’s, Wapiti and Wabasso campgrounds: (877) 737-3783. All other campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early.
  8. 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.
  9. Checkout time is 11 a.m.
  10. Campers must purchase a camping permit at the campground kiosk or self register.
  11. Campfires are permitted at most sites. A fire permit must be purchased at kiosks or self -registration booths.

Camping Fees for Jasper National Park

CAMPING1 Night

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Pocahontas – Unserviced with washroom building having toilets only

$21.50

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Snaring – Primitive

$15.70

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Whistlers – Water, sewer, and electrical

$38.20

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Whistlers – Electrical

$32.30

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Whistlers – Unserviced with washroom building having toilets and showers

$27.40

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Whistlers – Walk-in with washroom building having toilets and showers

$22.50

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Wapiti – Electrical

$32.30

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Wapiti – Unserviced with washroom building having toilets and showers

$27.40

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Wapiti – Winter, electrical

$21.50

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Wapiti – Winter, unserviced

$17.60

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Wabasso – Unserviced with washroom building having toilets only

$21.50

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Snaring Overflow

$10.80

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Mount Kerkeslin – Primitive

$15.70

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Honeymoon Lake – Primitive

$15.70

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Jonas Creek – Primitive

$15.70

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Columbia Icefield – Primitive

$15.70

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Wilcox Creek – Primitive

$15.70

Group Camping – 1 Night

Marmot, with showers, per person

$5.80

Whirlpool/Ranger Creek, per person

$4.90


CAMPING SERVICES

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Fire Permit, per day

$8.80

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Campsite Day Use Permit

$8.80

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Dump Station

$8.80


BACKCOUNTRY USE AND CAMPING
Per Permit

Overnight, per person

$9.80

Season, per person

$68.70

Reservation

$11.70

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Grazing Permit, per horse, per day

$1.90

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Grazing Permit, per horse, per month

$24.50

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