Early opening of Campgrounds in Jasper

Early opening of Campgrounds in Jasper

Camping is an iconic Canadian experience and Parks Canada is proud that families from coast to coast to coast choose to create lasting memories in their national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Jasper National Park is geared up and looking forward to welcoming new and returning visitors in 2017.  

Whistler's Campground will be opening a little bit early in 2017, to give visitors an early chance to start celebrating Canada's 150th birthday.  Both Whistler's and Wapiti campgrounds will be set to go on May 3rd.  Wabasso, Pocahontas, Snaring, Kerkeslin, Honeymoon Lake and Jonas Creek will start their seasons earlier than usual as well, on May 17th, in time for the long weekend.

At all campgrounds, firewood is included with the purchase of a fire permit, bear proof lockers are offered for safe food storage, and log cookhouses are 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 and fire curfew, are enforced by park wardens between 11 pm and 7 am.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot in the forest or a sunny family atmosphere close to town, Jasper has a campsite with your name on it.

Demand is heaviest from June through September, with July and August being the busiest. Arrive early—unless reserved, sites are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Having a reservation will be more important than ever in 2017.

Visitors are reminded that a Discovery Pass provides free admission into Jasper National Park, and all other national parks and national historic sites operated by Parks Canada in 2017 to celebrate Canada 150.  All other fees remain in place for 2017, including campsites.  

For more information:

Camping in Jasper National Park: parkscanada.gc.ca/jaspercamping

Booking a campsite with Parks Canada: www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca  or 1-877-RESERVE (737-3783)