This would be a great forested campground if you could go outdoors without being eaten alive by the vicious mosquitoes. If we had known the mosquitoes were so unbearable, we would not have gone there. Otherwise, for a dry campsite, the facilities were okay. We would have rated it a 7 or 8 if it weren’t for the awful bugs. And we thought it was terribly expensive. In addition to the campsite fee, there is a $9.80 fee per person, per day to enter Canadian National Parks. There were 2 of us, so we paid $48 per day to stay there. Ouch! But seeing Lake Louise for the first time was worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is dry camp only so come prepared. The Pros are that it's a beautiful campground and not to far from Banff. If you like trains, one runs close enough to the campground you feel like your part of it. There are lots of great trails, wildlife and creek. Cons: It's too much money for dry camping. If you want a fire they supply the wood and you pay $8.40 per night, and the daily pass for this park is $19.60 on top of everything else. So if you want to stay one night with a fire it's $56.40 per night to dry camp Next time, if there is one, we probably will bypass staying in the Park and opt for a daily drive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The 'full' signs were up for the 'Pushme-Pullyou' sites in Lake Louise Trailer but the friendly attendant looked at our seventeen foot trailer and suggested we set up in the tent area. That area is surrounded by an electric fence and electric Texas gate to keep the Grizzly Bears out but turned out to be tight but suitable for some smaller rigs. Our small trailer and F150 Supercrew just managed to squeeze in between the trees. Washrooms and showers are very clean and the outdoor theater is a short walk away. We also had an interesting self employed sculptor from Germany in a tent with two girls behind us. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The reviewer from August of 2012 really said it all, and nothing has changed that we could see. Bear warning was out, and nearby trails across the Bow river were closed. Showers clean and very accessible if you avoided the peak times (morning and late afternoon) and time your visit to the dump station the same (NOT in the morning when folks are trying to head out!). Keep the dog on a tight leash but there is plenty of space to walk your pet. Friendly, young summer staff at entrance station and I frequently spotted cleanup/maintenance crews going around to the rest rooms/showers, etc. Yes, you are only getting electricity, but where else are you going to stay if you want to be in the area? Would definitely stay again (and bring bug repellent!) We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located withing walking distance of town and near many beautiful hikes and sites, this paved campground offers very long pull-through sites. Despite being rather spacious and somewhat shaded by large trees, the sites put two rigs side-by-side facing opposite directions, giving it a bit of a cramped feel. Electrical hookup was convenient, but we didn't have water or sewer. There is neither WiFi nor laundry available. The bathrooms were spacious, modern, and clean. There are many ranger led hikes, and evening programs are available. This is a nice enough spot and even without full hookups, it seemed a decent value. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Every site is a long pull through; probably 90 feet long at least. They put two RV's in each pull through which means if you want the electrical pedestal on the left side of your rig in the pull through then you have to pull the opposite way of the other rig. That means your door faces their door. With two rigs in a pull through it can get pretty close and crowded. I think this park is over priced for the amenities which are 30 amp and water only with no sewer. Nevertheless, due to it's proximity to Lake Louise it is packed all the time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The RV Park is part of the Parks Canada system. We arrived with a reservation and found the camp staff to be accommodating and friendly. We waited in line for approximately 20 minutes to check-in. On weekends and holiday periods you can expect to wait in line 30-60 minutes, even if you have a reservation. We were assigned a pull-through site that was approximately 90 feet long, gravel and level. All sites are side-by-side with another RV camper next to and facing the opposite direction. All RV sites are big rig accessible, pull-through, gravel, and level. Hook-ups were electric (30 amp) only with good voltage. No water or sewer at camp sites. The RV dump station has six separate dump sites, is located near the entrance to the RV Park and has excellent access with easy entrance and exit. Some sites have fire rings for which you will be charged an additional $8.80 per night for a campfire permit that also includes firewood. The RV Park is located in a dense forest that provides a lot of shade; our site had sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. The bathroom / shower building had five showers for each gender. All had modern fixtures with tile walls and floors. The shower stalls were large with a separate changing area. The women’s bathroom / shower building was very dirty, had mildew in the corners and had a musty smell. During our stay the women’s bathroom sewer system backed-up into the showers and sinks and was out of service for one day. The men’s bathroom / shower building was clean and well ventilated. There are also several small bathroom buildings with toilets and sinks throughout the RV Park. The RV Park is next to the Bow River and walking distance to the Lake Louise Village and Samson Mall. Lake Louise, the Lake Louise Chalet and hiking trails are a 10 minute drive. Moraine Lake and the Moraine Lake Lodge and hiking trails are a 20 minute drive. The RV Park is close to Highway 93 and there is some highway noise. A railroad line is also very close and creates a lot of noise throughout the day and night. Bears are a small problem and a clean camp is important. WiFi is available at the Lake Louise Village and Samson Mall for a fee. We stayed four nights and paid $32.30 per night, not including taxes. Parks Canada also charges a daily park entry fee of $19.60 for each vehicle in the Banff and Jasper National Parks, in addition to RV Park fees. An annual park pass is $136.40. A fire permit is required to have a campfire and costs an additional $8.80 per day, including firewood. This is a very popular area and reservations are highly recommended. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Large heavily wooded sites with close access to a hiking trail along a beautiful mountain river. Most sites are suitable for big rigs. The bathrooms and showers were reasonably clean for the heavy use they get. This is a busy park, and there are likely to be lines at check in and at the dump station. You can walk to the Lake Louise Townsite. There are hiking trails along the river that start from the campgrounds but some were closed due to bear activity. If at all possible it would be a good idea to have reservations if visiting in July or August. They do keep a few sites available for 1st come, 1st serve. The campground was completely full every night we were there. We really enjoyed this area and campground and stayed 7 days. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Poor check-in service. Arrived and had to wait 30 minutes to check in, we had booked in advance. Sites are not private and felt more like a parking lot. Really did not feel like we were in the mountains here. Sites are gravel. Loads of bathrooms, no problem there. Minimal showers and they are very much needed as there is only electric available, no water/sewage available on the sites. Fire pits are limited and in small quantity, so disappointed we could not sit around a fire when the nights cooled down. Beautiful surrounding area. If you're visiting the area you're not going to have a lot of choices as to where to stay, this is pretty much it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Large park. Clean restrooms and showers. Park had not officially opened yet as we never saw anyone in the ranger station. Payment was on the honor system. Some of the pull-through sites still had snow in one end so we had to back out, no big deal. Dump station available, but water was not on yet. Trains were very active during the daylight hours but not so much at night (or we were just so tired) we didn't hear them that much. Took a Gondola ride at the ski area. Very pretty views. No free Wi-Fi in area - even downtown. Several places had for $. Would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites are odd. Two together so you have to think of how you want to be in comparison to your close neighbor. Quiet but usual train runs through. Picturesque area. Safe. Dump and water on the way out. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The Lake Louise campground is a very good campground but a couple of warnings. This is a large campground and many of the sites are sloped significantly from back to front. If you got a big unit arrive early so that you can change out if needed – they let me do this. Also you share a site with neighbor who pulls in the opposite direction which can make if very tight if he got there before you did and didn’t pull in correctly. If you are a light sleeper, you’re in trouble because rear of the campground is right along side a very active train track with trains that run throughout the night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A river runs through this narrow valley, and two roads. Oh, and a mainline railroad. In between sits this very nice Parks Canada campground, handy to most everything in this small town. All sites are level gravel, arranged as pairs of very long pull throughs, where two rigs sit door-to-door. These site pairs are widely spaced out in a deep woods of alpine fir and pine. Interior roads are paved. Electric only service, with a few scattered bathroom or shower buildings. One sewer dump station, but it handles six rigs at a time. Cell service is good, but no Wi-Fi or cable. Then there are the trains. They pass close by the campground, closer to some sites than others, all day and all night. At night, when they blow their horns, it helps to know that almost all the people staying in the up-scale $200/day condos and cabins are also awake. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great campground. The pull trough sites were level and easy to get into. The trains were noisy, but they weren't annoying (we enjoy trains). We would stay here again if we had the opportunity to come through here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location. Nice pull through sites (a little tight dependent on your neighbor). 5 bay dump station. Needs more showers/bathrooms. Bathroom near our site had sewer issues. Right on the Bow river. Make sure you request a site with a fire ring if you desire on check in. We dropped our trailer, got settled, then inquired about our non-existent fire ring: too late. Those sites are closer to the train tracks. Tough choice, more train noise and a fire, or closer to the river and no fire. Will stay here again when we return though. Amazing country! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
No W or SW, but great large level sites. Lengthy check in process-up to an hour. Heavy use of bathroom during peak season puts a demand on them and do not expect anything but luke warm water. After you get by all the above it is a great location and a better place logistically than Banff if you are going to the glacier. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There was a nice view. It was irritating that in order to be able to have a campfire that a camper was charged an additional $8.00 on top of a $32.00 camping fee. If the intention of the park is to "not have" or to "cut back" on having a campfire, just say, "no campfires." This is money grabbing and not a good impression for a national park. Sites were long. Restrooms were clean and conveniently located. Location was beautiful. Everything was well kept. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We stayed three days and used this campground as a jumping off point for visiting not only Lake Louise (a short 5 minute drive away), but also the town of Banff. All sites are pull throughs and will fit the largest of rigs. The 30 amp electric worked very well and we had no problems with low amperage. Sites are shared by 2 rigs with units pulling in on opposite sides. We would recommend this campground and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Considering this is a National Park campground, and the only RV park in the area, the facilities are disappointing. There appeared to be only one shower block for the whole campground, though there were lots of toilet blocks (but no hand driers or paper towels!) The sani-dump was very dated and poor compared to others we used. And yes, there is a lot of noise from the rail track! Very disappointed with the lack of recycling facilities (coming from Europe where we are used to recycling paper, cardboard, glass tin cans etc. and not just bottles with a deposit). Went one night to the talk/ film about bears which was excellent. Not really within walking distance of the main centre of Lake Louise which is a shame. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were pleasantly surprised. Park is very woodsy with large sites. Although 2 campers shared a site, pulling in from different directions, we had plenty of room. We were disappointed there were no water hookups, but they have a large (6 rig) dump area with fresh water fill up. Very nicely done. Yes, the trains are loud, but not that frequent. We would definitely return. But get here early if you don't have a reservation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park with wide pull through except you go back to back with a neighbor and must run water and electric under your rig. There is a train track close by and the trains run early in the morning and late at night so it is a bit noisy. There are tall pines throughout the area and a river with a hiking trail and bridges over the river for loop walks. There are views of rocky mountains and glacier views. Our favorite park in Canada. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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Ugly: the train! It's horn kept us up all night! We left and went to a first-come, first-serve campground for the other time we spent in the Lake Louise area. The area is beautiful, but is lacking in shops and restaurants that can be found in the Banff city area. Would definitely look for other facilities if in the area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First: I was surprised how easy it was to make reservations online. Much easier than any US National or State Park online. Second: we loved the way they kept RV's separate from tenters. Our biggest complaint: no water at the sites. It they went to the trouble to run electricity, why not water? Next: the way the sites were set up, most motorhomes could not open onto the picnic table pad unless you had and electrical cord long enough to run under your RV. If not, you had to face away from the table area. Also, it would have been nicer if they could have assigned those of us staying longer term in one area and the overnighters in another. Four of our 6-day stay, we had new neighbors. With 189 sites, we would have preferred a site in the back area out of the way. Some sites are cramped and others are nice and large. We saw larger RV's assigned to small sites and little cabovers in big spots. Finally: this park is right by the train tracks with trains and whistles blowing day and night. Canada is a beautiful place and we will be going back one day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Signage to campground good. Check in was quick and efficient. Access roads to sites wide but needed some maintenance. Long, flat gravel double pull-through sites with electricity only (30amp). Electricity pods/picnic table in strange place if using them as back to back pull-through. The grounds are treed site but it was easy to get in and out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very quite campground. Located near all outdoor activities and well maintained. Lack of sewer not a problem due to 5 land dump station. RV parking at Fairmount Hotel is good and sufficient. Parking at Lake Moraine is not adequate during peak time of day. Good location for Bannf due to congestion in Bannf. Also, easy access to Jasper Ice fields area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Lake Louise area of Banff National Park has a small town (not really much of one) and two campgrounds – one for tents that’s in an electric fence and one for trailers. Some trailer sites are shared sites, which is two trailers park side-by-side, but each “site” still has its own area with a picnic table and electric. There were free good hot showers and washrooms. They also offer nightly ranger talks in the tent area of the campground. You can hear the train – day and night, but it isn’t too loud. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground offers electric-only hookups. Our site was across from the dump station, which also had water spigots to fill up your RV. Each site was twinned with another site, but we thought there was plenty of room. Not much shade. The bathhouse had five showers and many stalls. The sinks were the kind where the water doesn't stay on, so bring a stopper. It was quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We left beautiful and quiet Whistlers Campground in Jasper National Park and entered railroad hell. We were located in the row farthest from the tracks but it didn't make a difference.The sites are set-up to accommodate 2 rigs per site and it is very tight. Once our dining slide went out we could have passed the Grey Poupon mustard to our neighbor. On the plus there is a very nice walking path that runs along the stream in back and it is a good location to tour Banff and surrounding areas. We saw everything we wanted & had enough of the trains to depart a day early. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location of park is wonderful, with the Bow River so close. We were surprised to find no water hook-ups, but simply filled up the fresh water tank with the potable water at the dump station. Some pot-holes were still very much in evidence. There were only four showers for women and four showers for men for the entire trailer campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Only thing derating this park is the train noise. Majority of sites are doubles so you're close to your neighbor, but sites are level and its a great area to explore and enjoy. River alongside campground for a nice stroll. Mountainous scenery is spectacular and ample scenery withing close drive. Highly recommend the drive to Moraine Lake; it is every bit as special (perhaps more so) than its famous sister Lake Louise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground itself is nice but if you are in a large RV and are in one of the smaller shared sites it is a bit cramped. Right now the roads are horrible and the pot holes are big enough to lose a small child. I have a real problem with the reservation service. If you call ahead to reserve a site you pay a reservation fee. Then if you decide to extend your stay you must move to a different site that is not one that can be reserved over the phone. They also do not tell you that the park is right next to the train tracks and that the train blows its horns night and day as it passes. It is also right next to a beautiful river so if you can sleep through the train noise and ford the potholes it is a beautiful park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Close to nearby Lake Louise, this RV Park in situated in a beautiful, dense forest area with 189 pull-through sites in the summer and 30 various ones in the winter. Some sites are twin sites (two units per spur). A sani-dump station is available as well as 30 amp power hook-ups, flush toilets, showers, and recycling bins. It was quite snowy here still in March 2005 so no water was available at the sites, but you can refill your tanks at the washroom H20 room. The short drive up to Lake Louise delivers you to a very scenic lake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground for tents and small RVs. Heavily treed sites. Only one site was big enough for our 40' MH, and we had to back part of the way out of the campground(!). A few sites are on the river. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First, note that the title of this park on this review site implies that all sites are full hookup. That is not the case. We camped here in our fifth wheel in an electric-only site. All of the sites near us were electric only. Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court is basically parallel parking with green space in between. Driver-side slides protrude into the street. We had to run the power cable under the RV and across the patio space. The grass around the picnic table was overgrown. We had to pick up debris left by previous campers. On the positive side, views from this campground of surrounding mountains are spectacular and unobstructed from some sites. Unfortunately for us, Village II was under renovation. We do not recommend this campground unless Village II is not available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Some of the sites had amazing views. We were originally going to stay in Tunnel Mountain Village I, but we learned that the trailer court had full hookups, which we decided was important. Sites are clean, and you have a decent amount of space between your neighbours. Only a 5 minute drive to downtown Banff. There are numerous walking trails around the site, but make sure to bring your bear spray! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location and some sites have amazing views of the Rockies (ask staff which ones). Kids loved the wildlife and walks and the views were great. Early booking essential. Some shared sites require careful parking so aim for a single site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice CG with an unusual layout; all the sites are along the interior roads. Technically they are all pull-throughs, but it's almost like the RVs are parked along the road. The design gives you a lot of privacy if your site is a single, but far less privacy if your site is a double in which you share a pedestal with another site. The real problem is that there is no simple way to tell if the site you are reserving is a single or a double since none of the site descriptions or maps available from Parks Canada directly tell you that. The best thing to do is pay careful attention to the site descriptions since only the ones labeled as suitable for trailers >35 feet are likely to be singles. As has been noted in other reviews, two-thirds of the CG is closed for renovation which makes reserving a spot difficult. But once you are settled at your site and you look out the Canadian Rockies that nestle the town of Banff, any other complaints you might have fade away. Of course there is no Wi-Fi and satellite is "iffy" depending on where the trees and mountains are relative to your site. I did see someone with a Shaw antenna, but those satellites are several degrees higher in the sky than are those for the US providers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had site 746. The view out our front window was like someone had painted a picture. The view to the rear of our RV was gorgeous, too. We were even able to get satellite signal. The town of Banff has lots of shops & restaurants. There was only one gas station in town that sold diesal & we had to unhook to get in there. Unfortunately in addition to your campsite cost you have a reservation fee & you have to pay to get into the park. But it was worth it. I wished we had stayed longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I booked a specific site online. What the online system did not divulge to me was that it was a dual site with a single point for water, power and sewer. That meant that I had to lay out power and sewer lines under the rear of my unit. Fortunately my lines were long enough to accomplish this but it would be good to divulge at the time of booking. If I had known that they had both this type of site and single pull-through sites, I would have booked the latter We camped here in a Motorhome.
Breathtaking view from the campsite overlooking Tunnel Mountain and the Bow River Valley. Had elk, mule deer and Columbian Ground Squirrels in and coming through the campground. It was not real busy, so very quiet and comtemplative. Facilities are clean, well-kept. The staff at the registration station were very friendly and helpful. We recommend highly. Thanks, Banff National Park, for your great facility. It's great to be in Canada, eh? We camped here in a Motorhome.
No Wi-Fi. Nice level pull throughs, but half of the campground is closed due to renovation (already almost for 2 years). So be sure if you want full hookups to be there early. The renovation will take much longer, and they put loose gravel everywhere so when we were there in a dry spell in the renovated area (if open!) you cannot see your neighbors when people drive around. Old section is great and with tar streets, much better. We would stay in the old section without a doubt. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Staff very friendly and informative. It looks like all sites are pull through and level, paved drive in and gravel parking. Stayed in site 342, the sites are huge and level. About a long mile from downtown Banff, very easy access to and from campground. For those who like to hike, this is the place: trails to Banff and around campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is in disrepair. If you don't get an individual site, be sure to have extra lengths of cables and hookups, as you back into the site on the 'wrong side', as the workers call it. The park was poorly designed. We had to try several sites to find one that we could back into and our trailer is only 27 foot. The positive side, is the location. Its convenient to all Banff amenities. Weeds are abundant. Over half the park is closed for "repair". We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Always wise to reserve ahead during busy summer at Parks Canada Campground Reservation System. A reservation fee of $10.80 is charged in addition to nightly rate. All amounts are charged at time of reservation. In addition, daily fees are charged for entering a National Park of $9.80 per person or $8.30 for seniors. Those are paid at entrance to Banff or Jasper National Park before reaching the campground. Park fee is good for all national parks you may visit during each day. Full hookups including sewer and pullover sites along roads so useable for big rigs and not needing to unhook. Huge campgrounds in the trees and must be aware of animals at all times. Bus service available at entry area to town of Banff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first trip to Canada and we were impressed. We had a hard time finding the entrance because the signage wasn't that good. The park itself was great and the sites were all pull throughs and full hookups. Very quiet. We would definitely return if we come back to Banff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good location for Banff, run by the Canadian Government. Very friendly staff, nice clean heated restrooms but only one shower so go early or late or prepare to wait. Easy in and out sites with good hookups and level sites. Can't beat the views of the Rockies! We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of three Parks Canada campgrounds a short distance out of Banff town. Tunnel Village 1 has no services, Tunnel Village 2 has electric only, and this, the third, has full hookups. It shares an entrance station with Village 2. This campground has about 400 sites arranged as “lay-byes”, where you pull just off the road, and parallel to it. This means you have some space between sites, but everyone is only a few inches from the road. The overall arrangement is a giant rectangle of eight straight parallel roads, with street lights. Not what you think of for a forest campground, and not very attractive. Most sites are very level, gravel, and most roads are too. There are nine bathrooms (called “washrooms” in Canada, eh?) each with one shower, and they are bright and clean, with stainless steel sinks and Corian counter tops, but no soap. Some sites have very little shade. You do not get to choose a site when you reserve. There is no highway traffic noise, and only distant trains. No cable or Wi-Fi, and cell service can be spotty. Friendly staff. Views from around the campground are of the stunning mountains in the area of Banff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was indeed a unique layout for a RV park. Pull through sites were easily accessed and made hookups simple to connect. No fires allowed in the area we stayed. There was only one shower stall in each bathroom at our end of the park, but surprisingly, there wasn't a wait. I guess everyone else just uses the showers in their rigs (ours is a little too small for comfort). We would stay here again if we had the opportunity to come through. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The layout is a little unusual for an RV park. You more or less just pull off the road and line up with your utilities. Sites are large. More privacy than the average RV site. No campfires. The site must be left clean after meals--no grills out, etc. Location is very close to downtown Banff. I walked back to the motorhome when the wife's shopping took too long. I'll stay again when the time comes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Always a pleasure to go to Banff. 1st time staying at Tunnel Mountain. It was supposed to be a stop over but ended up staying 7 nights. They have a 1st come, 1st served policy for extending your stay which made it easy. They keep 50% of the RV park unreservable for people like myself that enjoyed the area and wanted to stay longer. We did move to another site but it was better than the reserved site. Excellent service and will be returning in the near future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Large campground with large, pull-through sites. Staff helpful and area regularly patrolled. Surrounding scenery unbeatable! Lots of wildlife. Definitely the place to stay in Banff! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overpriced! We were charged $49 Canadian, which included a $10 reservation fee. Showers and restrooms were clean, but only one shower stall and the hot water ran out very fast! Why? Parks Canada has a monopoly on camping in the park. Take advantage of the bus going into Banff. It's well worth the $2 price (P/P, each way) not to have to fight traffic and looking for somewhere to park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Full hook up was available and the facilities were OK. For a site of this size a laundromat should really be provided. There was only one shower per washroom block, and the hot water seemed to run out too quickly. No soap in the washrooms, though hand disinfectant is provided in the DRY toilets throughout the National Park. No recycling facilities, which for a N.P. campground I find incredible. (We're from Europe where we recycle paper, cardboard, glass, tin cans etc, and not just bottles with a deposit). Bus from the Village II campground into town worked well: it saved us from unhooking and moving every day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice pull off sites. Everything was as advertized. Come early as some sites are shared (2 RVs per site) and putting two 38' motorhomes in one pull out is a little tight. We had a full site and our 37' with 2 vehicles fit easily. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved the area and the campground. It was exactly as advertised, so we knew what to expect. We had gorgeous views in any direction. I asked at the Banff National Park Visitors' Center in downtown Banff, and they told me where to go to get Wi-Fi. To be in a national park and have full hookups was wonderful. We stayed 10 nights and needed all of them to see all the wonderful things in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great pull through site - same as previous stays. Everything as advertised. Wonderful place and staff is, of course, great. Would strongly recommend reservations as 2/3 of this is closed for re-construction. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground had parts of it under complete renovations and the area we were in looked pretty old. The sites were right next to the road as the pull-throughs were the kind that make a small half circle. There were no pads to speak of and the sites were quite bare. It was basically open for all to see as were all the other sites. It was such a switch from Jasper and Lake Louise which had straight pull-throughs and lots of vegetations and trees. Banff was a bit of a disappointment. But it was clean! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Don't like back-to-back sites. Not much else to do in the campground but park your RV. That said, the campground is in a beautiful area, close and easy access to the town of Banff for plenty of shopping and restaurant options. Would likely stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For a few extra bucks, it's worth it to stay here as opposed to the other park, where they pack vehicles in. We had a nice, comfortable pull-through with lots of trees, very little noise (except for the construction), and no immediate neighbors to look in our windows. There really are no services other than the basics, though--nowhere to get tourist information or anything like that without driving into Banff (which is a wonderful town). If you're trying to decide between here and Lake Louise, I would suggest here--Banff is a great town with tons to do, great places to eat, and a very youthful atmosphere. Lake Louise is much more touristic, much more crowded, and much less fun--there are lots of people with tons of money there, but you won't find the friendliness and relaxed atmosphere that we loved in Banff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A well maintained, busy park with full services. Sites are pull-through and well spaced. Restrooms are clean and well maintained. Close to Banff (maybe 1 mile from town center). No Wi-Fi, but available in several places in Banff. Staff were uniformly helpful and friendly. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The area is simply spectacular, with tons of things to do and see. There is a bus that runs hourly to town right from the campground. There is not much swimming around, but Cascade Ponds is not too far away and is an awesome swimming spot. However, as long time tenters we were sorry to find that in building the trailer/rv Tunnel Mountain site, the Parks Service sadly opted to follow the "squeeze em in" maxim of private RV court operators. The sites were teensy, and there was no room after parking our small, 24' RV for the picnic table to sit on the gravel pad. It sat tilted at sharp angle, making meals and games very uncomfortable. You are asked to stay off the non-gravel parts of the site. We were also surprised to find the pad itself was seriously not level. And they only put the pull through sites (parallel to the road) about 3' off the access road, so it makes for a very worrying setup if you have small children with you. We had a nice spot with a clear view of Tunnel Mountain (#117), but there were many sites that had virtually no trees and were horribly exposed. This is not our idea of a Park Experience. I hope Parks Canada rethinks this campground, which would be far better set up with pull through sites perpendicular to the access roads (forming an I with the roads at top and bottom). This would allow for much more privacy, safety and a much more aesthetically pleasing setup. Deer and elk were daily visitors to the campground and we saw a nice Northern Lights display as well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We opted for full hookups on this visit to Banff. Although this part of the park is heavily-treed, we asked for and received a satellite-friendly space. Interior roads are paved (pretty poor shape) and sites are gravel "parallel parking" or shallow loops. Many sites are set up for two rigs to share a loop. Big rigs are accommodated, although power is limited to 30 amps. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a huge campground. The traffic on the highway disturbs quite a lot the ambiance. The site we had was level. Most sites we saw were level, too. If one does not make a reservation in time, only dry camping is possible; the hook-ups are limited. We were warned for elk on the campground. They could be aggressive in this time of the year. Therefore we were surprised to find out, that the showers were at the entrance only! This was at least 2 miles from our site. Walking in the dark with a small flash-light does not seem to be such a good idea with wildlife around. We recommend this campground anyway for a stay in Jasper. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent view of the mountains from our "patio". Easy in and out. Large treed site that was clean and quiet. The staff was very helpful. The only negative is they don't allow campfires (I understand why). We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful mountainside park that has easy in and easy out access. Interior roads are paved but the sites are gravel. All sites are parallel parking type pull throughs, which we really liked. We had a lovely view of the mountain across the valley. Restrooms were the cleanest we've ever seen in a state or national park. We saw elk and coyotes plus prairie dogs in the park. Its just a short drive to downtown Banff from here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for a week to hike, bike, and see the local sights. The campground is very convenient to the Banff town shuttle, which stops not too far from the front gate of the very large facility. Our site was totally level so no blocks were required for our unit. Throughout the campground the views of the surrounding mountains were phenomenal, almost ethereal. There were also plenty of trails nearby to enjoy the local flora and fauna. (On one hike in the area two wolves crossed our path about 30 meters ahead of us!) There were also nightly visits to our site by the local deer -- who left their "evidence" outside our RV each morning. Prairie dogs kept watch over our RV during our absences -- watch our for their holes! While the campground has a large number of sites, we didn't feel crowded at all. The major problem we had with the area (not necessarily the campground) was the total lack of any communications at all. No TV, radio, or cell phone service. There was a signal for our Verizon broadband card, but the charges in Canada were absolutely prohibitive. I guess that left us with more time to explore the area. Overall, a good campground. We we definitely stay here again on our next trip up to the Canadian Rockies. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed this campground. Sites are in among large trees with some views of the surrounding mountains. The pull through sites run parallel to the road so easy in and out although because of the placement of hookups, the back of our camper actually faced the road and mountain view. The interior roads are in good shape and plenty wide. Our contact with the staff was minimal. Restrooms were clean. It's location makes it very convenient to explore Banff and surrounding sights. No Wi-Fi and one TV channel. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed staying at the Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court. All the full hook up sites are in the treed area with lots of shade. The majority of the sites in this section were pull through on gravel. Easy access for all sizes of rigs. We noticed that the electricity only section was paved, less space between sites, but with gorgeous views of the mountains. We decided that next time we stay here we will try this section. We enjoyed this campground and will come again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is located right in Banff and is a great place to base your tour of the Banff and Lake Louise area. The sites are level and covered with gravel and the hook-ups are well laid out. the campground is terraced so there are campers below and above you, but not right next to you. The interior roads are in need of repair. The restrooms are clean, but there is just one shower for a whole section and I would think it could be a problem in the summer when the campground is full. There are no rules for this campground. At least I was not given any and I saw people washing their rigs and not cleaning up after their pets, but maybe they don't care. The staff was the least helpful of any campground I have stayed at. There was bus service to the campground, but they didn't tell you or hand out schedules. Who know what else was going on? But if you want a place close to town you can't beat this campground We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful campground. As mentioned, the sites are situated on semi circles so the pull in and pull out is very easy. The views are wonderful! The things that would be great if added are a camp store for some of the basics and some of the normal "rig" stuff. There is no RV store in town and the hardware store (using the term loosely) has some TP, a couple of hoses, and two kinds of tank treatment. Be prepared when you come here. The second thing that they would make money at by adding is a laundry facility. Parking in the town of Banff is a real challenge: be advised. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We liked this campground very much. Price reflects internet reservation fee. All sites are full hook-up in this specific campground. The other Tunnel Mountain campgrounds are nearby. All sites, at least that we could see, are pull-through using semi-circle driveways that you pull into and then out of. Washrooms are conveniently located so not far to walk from any site. You lose a little privacy with the arrangement they have as you can clearly see the neighboring RV just across the road. Would definitely stay here again. Reservations are probably essential for weekends. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love it here. Breathtaking views in each direction. Our site is level and fairly private. The location is perfect for exploring the Banff area. Interior roads could use some work. We had reservations in Tunnel II with only electric, but staff found us a full hookup site in the Trailer Court. They could not have been nicer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Signage to campground good. Usual National Park check-in i.e queue. Office staff friendly and efficient but failed to tell you where you needed to go to ensure you were facing the right way to pull in to site. No map provided. Good wide access roads reasonably maintained. Sites were parallel to road pull through with variable tree cover. Most sites were fairly flat (watch 300 row). Full hook up services in good position for easy hook-up. We had site 103 which had wonderful views of the mountains and ground squirrels for neighbors. Good ambiance and a number of walking trails are nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a site with full hookups. Some of the campsites accommodate two RVs, but ours only fit one (so we had more space). It was a pull-through. The bathroom was a short walk away. It had four stalls and one shower, no soap, paper towels or hand dryer. We were able to get a few channels on the TV. It was a very quiet campground with a lot of ground squirrels. We were at a far end, so having bicycles was handy. There is a bus stop right outside the campground entrance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground with spacious sites spread far apart. Heavily treed, but we managed to get satellite reception. Located right inside Banff Nat Park, couldn't ask for a better location to sightsee the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very enjoyable park. Spacious sites. Wifi not available anywhere in the park, and very few sites suitable for satellite TV in the full hookup area. Electric only area is much more open and would be good for satellite. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for three nights and totally enjoyed it. Sites have a sense of privacy. We were quite close to the bathrooms which made it even nicer. Huge campground but still very quiet. We missed the evening programs at the theater the first night because we were not aware of the time difference and we were tired to go the next two nights. Easy drive to town, but difficult to find parking for RV in town. Other cars took up the spaces designated for RV parking. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the nicest of the NP campgrounds. Lots of trees for shade and hookups in good condition. Paved interior roads, however, are in poor condition. Staff are just kids acting as clerks. They did not have any info on the area and could barely direct us to our site. Some sites share utilities, which forces you to park right up against the other camper to reach, so be sure they don't stick you in one of these unless you like that sort of thing. Banff is small and crowded and expensive, so stuff your wallet before you leave. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a huge campground, but the way it is laid out, it doesn't feel big or crowded. The sites are pull-through loops along the interior roads so you have lots of space and are not particularly close to anyone. It doesn't have a lot of amenities, but then you don't come here to hang around the campground. If you want full hook-ups for a week while you explore Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper National Park, then this is the place to be. The area here is drop-dead beautiful and shouldn't be missed by anyone who loves the mountains. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great campground with a nice view of the surrounding mountains. The way this campground is set, makes most sites very large and private. On the other hand, we noticed that some sites were split in 2, making 2 small sites with no privacy ! There is no playground or pool for the kids, but a vast area for hiking and bike riding (even through the campground). Overall, we really appreciated our stay a there and we would come back anytime. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice place. Huge sites. Friendly and speedy greetings. Quiet, except for train horn in the distance. Elk around the park perimeter at dusk. We've stayed here before and would definitely stay here again. Can make reservations on-line. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located close enough to Banff townsite to ride your bike into town. No fire pits are provided for in this camp ground. If you want a fire pit but no services, consider the Tunnel Mountain tent campground. We'd stay here again when wanting to explore the Banff townsite and immediate area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful! National park camping at its best! Warm days and cold nights so pack accordingly especially if tenting. Firewood is available if you buy a permit. We had our choice of camping in an area of the campsite all alone but opted to camp in the same area as others as it made us a little nervous to camp alone in bear country! Close to the Banff Hot Springs which are worth checking out if you have never experienced springs. We also found a tasty Mexican restaurant downtown that was great and gave us a night off of cooking. We camped here in a Tent.
Very nice park which offers large sites, fire pits, good and dry wood and showers for free. If you take a site with fire pit you automatically pay a higher amount because of the wood - you can take as much as you want. We enjoyed our 2 night stay pretty much and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We found this campground utilizing the Big Rigs Best Bets Book. We have a 45' coach and we fit easily into this well established park. Elk roam the park freely and there are many sites with excellent elbow room and some sites with terrific views. You may want to unhook and pick a site first. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A super campground. Beautiful views of the mountains. No hookups. Elk in the park every night and morning. Rate is for camping and our entry (2 seniors)fee for each day. A bit pricey for no hookups. But its a million dollar view. We would stay here again. Drive about 1/4 mile from park and there is wifi at the motel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is conveniently situated near the town of Banff but it is in a heavily treed wilderness with only the basics of services. (W.E.S) There is no Wi-Fi service or satellite abilty. The price would indicate something more in the way of amenities. Staff weren't overly friendly. Probably would make another choice if we were in the area again. Possibly Canmore, Alberta. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the third campground in the Tunnel mountain family. This is the non serviced campground but the only one that allows campfires. The sites range from small tent sites to sites can accommodate a super A. When you reserve they ask your camper size and then allocate you a site that will suit. Most of the time you are with units your size. We actually didn't like the site they gave us so we asked to change and the staff did it. Very friendly, great location, great family spot. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Big Rig friendly with paved pull thrus, concrete picnic tables and bear-proof trash containers. Elec at site. Water available but not at site. Dump. Interpretive programs but not while we were present. Impressive mountain views in 3 directions. Hiking trails nearby to Hoodoo viewpoint where we saw deer, wolves, moose, and a bear – all from a safe distance. Take your binos! National Park pass required. Close to village of Banff. Laundromat within a mile or so. We were at Tunnel Mt. during the floods of Banff and Calgary. Not only were we high and dry, but the park was willing to extend our stay when roads were impassable. We were grateful for a safe place during the unusual heavy rains. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This just isn't our type of 'camping!' We didn't like the parking lot arrangements for the sites and we didn't like that there were so few sites with fire rings. You essentially are lined up along both sides of the street, the electrical post is located on the opposite side from the cord outlet on your RV or travel trailer, there is very little room available for parking your vehicle or for driving to your site down the middle if the road between them. The dump station is located very near the entrance to this extremely busy campground and the potable water is right next to the sewer drains. Unfortunately, there is very limited camping facilities within or near Banff that offer hookups so, you pretty have to take it or leave it (the full-hookup campground is adjacent to this one, but you also have strange sites there as well). Yes, the Canadian Rockies are magnificent and we very much enjoyed our three-day visit to Jasper and our four-day stay in Banff but, you MUST make your reservations very early. Not sure that we would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the only RV campground in BNP that has bus service into town (1.6 miles) which means it fills up pretty fast. Buses run every 45 minutes and costs $2 adults, $1 seniors and $5 for an all day pass. You can board the bus at the CG, ride through the town all the way up the hill to the Banff Fairmont Springs Hotel. Rooms at the hotel were $700 a night, so the $37 we paid for the CG was peanuts. You do not want to drive in Banff, as the traffic is congested and parking is scarce. This CG has only one washroom with 7 shower stalls for 188 RV sites. Plus, I noticed that none of the washrooms were ADA compatible so they were not wheelchair accessible. But amenities are not the attraction at this CG; rather it is the view of the mountains. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a great mountain view site. Our site was large. We are 54 feet long and had room to spare front and back. Parking is basically along the side of the road with an electric hookup. The bathrooms and showers were reasonably clean for the heavy use they get. This is a busy park, and there are likely to be lines at check in and at the dump station. You can walk to Banff or there is a bus that comes by the campground about every hour. There are hiking trails that start from the campgrounds. We were lucky to get a site without reservations in August, but if at all possible it would be a good idea to have reservations if visiting in July or August. They do keep a few sites available for 1st come, 1st serve. The campground was completely full every night we were there. Not all sites are created equal, ask for a site on the outer perimeter if available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I am amazed at how well run this RV area is, considering the high volume of people coming through this area. Sites are minimalist. You parallel park on pavement with your awning over a gravel sitting area. Many sites have fire pits. Washrooms were clean with plentiful free showers. Love the area and this RV site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not a campground but a parking lot! You don't pull-through; you pull over to side of street. You have an RV about 10 ft. in front of and in back of. Felt like a hiway rest area. Lots of noise, kids, and trains at night. Electric only. Beat up old table with lots of cigarette butts, pull tabs, etc., on ground. Won't stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We came in a day ahead of schedule and they placed us in Village II (electric only). We had such a grand view that we asked to stay in II all 7 nights. The restrooms and free showers were very clean. We filled our water at one of the water faucets that are located throughout the park instead of waiting in line for the one near the dump area. The staff was very accommodating. We enjoyed the Ranger talk and since Canada is celebrating the 200th anniversary of War of 1812, we were laughingly called the American Aggressors. Hiking was great in Banff and Yoho Natl Parks, but we loved the Icefields Parkway drive up to Jasper. We would definitely stay at Village II again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The "pull through" sites were parallel to the road and weren't long enough to accommodate our 40' motorhome plus tow car. The main reason to stay here is its close proximity to the community of Banff. It's a beautiful setting in a fabulously beautiful park. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park has beautiful views but its lay out is strange. You need to be able to parallel park your rig in most cases. In our case as we were in a "back to forth" site (two family on the same spot) we had to park with a 45° angle. The BIG problem again is that there is NO LAUNDRY in the park so you have to go downtown. There was no fire pit in our site neither. Many mosquitoes. Nearly half the site was under work/repair. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park has beautiful views but its lay out is strange. You need to be able to parallel park your rig in most cases. The bathrooms are pretty clean. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had planned to stay at a Lake Louise park, but ended up here because we could reserve a space. Are we ever glad! The view from this park is jaw-droppingly beautiful. You must pay an $8 per night campfire permit fee, but unlimited already-split firewood is free. There are plenty of restrooms and shower houses located throughout the park. The park is located about 3 miles from the town of Banff and easily walkable. We will be staying here on our return home. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As previously reviewed this is a very nice CG with great mountain views. Most sites have good satellite access & 30 amp power. Five dollar per day internet seems to be new and works well at our RV. On Memorial weekend it was nearly empty, so no reservation was necessary. Many of the rustic campgrounds were not even open at this time of year. Try not to drive through town, there is a road just off the exit that heads directly to the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Outstanding park. Very well maintained. The sites are semi-circle pull offs from the road and are spaced nicely so you do not feel cramped. Please note that some spaces are double so you will be very close (end to end) to each other. We had a beautiful view of the mountains and clear sky to receive satellite. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is daily rate for 30 amp electric only site. Unusual parking arrangement as all sites are parallel to the asphalt surfaced park roads. Site was level with table and maneuverability was excellent. Roads are on different levels and provide some degree of privacy. Park is up on Tunnel Mountain, and a good distance from town. A nice place to stay when visiting Banff. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was basically a very big parking lot. You just pull your motorhome up to the side of the street and plug in your electric. You have no privacy as there are rigs on all sides. It is nice having the electric, but we only stayed as long as necessary. It was merely a place to pull off and stay the night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is a fantastic Mountain View! Parking your RV is different, sort like parallel parking your trailer, with the campsite off away from the street. Small camp areas, but adequate since the views are too pretty to be sitting around your campsite. It is very close to the downtown Banff (by vehicle, quite a long walk), transit buses pick up at the park. PS if you like horse trail rides, there are great trail rides with great views. Parking in Banff is very difficult due to congestion, use the transit system or be prepared to walk several blocks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice campground for a national park, is close to downtown, and has clean showers and restrooms. The campground is a bit expensive but nearly everything is expensive in Banff. We would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Half of this campground is closed due to construction, and other half is reservations only. I wouldn't recommend coming here this summer, because chances are that you will not get a site. We were forced to go elsewhere to find a site for our 40 footer. It has gone down hill sense they started taking reservations. But over all, when there isn't construction, it's a good place to go. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in January with about 20 other units. Electrical hook ups were available and the washrooms were open. Plenty of snow around but the roads were plowed. The view from the campground is incredible. Downtown Banff has a parking shortage at any time of the year so catching the local bus is your best option. There is a bus stop right by the campground and the bus will take you downtown to the restaurants and shopping on Banff Avenue or up to the Hot Springs for a warm soak. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is nice, we liked the pull-through in a public park. The sewer hookup is raised 8" above ground so you need something to elevate the sewer hose. It's pricey at $60 a day - Parks Canada charges $20 per day plus the $40 camping fee. Stay for a week and it's cheaper to buy a Parks Canada year pass to all the parks at $136. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed one night at this campground as we were transiting the park from Kelowna toward Calgary. We were given a nice open spot in the electric-only section, "Village II". Although the layout was a bit confusing (it seemed like "parallel parking" on the "wrong side of the street" for us Yanks), we were able to get parked and hooked up with no problems. Interior roads and spaces were all paved in this area, with paving repairs to some areas under way. Since the sites aren't lined out, the spacing is a little dynamic, but big rigs are certainly handled, although power is limited to 30 amps. We had a nice view of Tunnel Mountain, and were able to get TV and Internet via satellite. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful, natural park in the mountains. Very clean park. Staff was cheerful and very helpful. Washroom facilities were cleaned daily but got a little grungy in between cleanings. Take extra blankets because even in the middle of summer it gets pretty chilly at night! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Kind of an unusual campground with long straight rows and sites just alongside the rows. Lightly wooded; sites quite close to one another. Good for an overnighter as a stopover, but wouldn't want to stay here for several nights. On the other hand if you like the tourist clogged Banff area then this would make a good base. Beautiful area but crowded in peak summer months. Better to visit in off season. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Power is only 30 amps and the campsites are semi-circular and very tight for a big rig. We had trees hanging over our coach and they were way too low. However, the beauty of the facility is unparalleled with big elk roaming through the campground. We'd stay again, but we would review the site PRIOR to parking our rig. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an electric only park. The sites were all level but you parallel park along each side of a paved road, nothing special. Close access to the town of Banff. The full hookup park, Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court, has more of a campground feel to it and we will stay there next time we pass through. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The best campground in Banff National Park. In a quiet setting away from the busy town yet still within a close distance to the city center. Clean, warm washrooms. Good wheelchair accessibility. At times at dusk elk can be seen grazing in the campground. If you want to stay here make sure to arrive early because it fills up fast. We camped here in a Truck Camper.