It's a parking lot for the Icefields Centre. No services. It was offered for free tonight. I guess because it appears the snowplow hit the registration deposit station so you couldn't leave any money if you tried. In a pinch it works. The view is out of this world, but you have to work hard to find a location flat enough in this slanted paved parking lot to keep from rolling out of bed. Would not recommend unless you really needed a place to park for the night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This might just be the best deal in both national parks. Asphalt parking lot but with a view, and what a view it is. You're looking straight up into the glacier. The lot itself is somewhat unlevel but they have a self pay kiosk that you have to put in 15.70 exact change or you can use your credit card. I'm not sure anybody actually checks the lot with the pay stubs, so it is a honor system. For one night we enjoyed it We camped here in a Motorhome.
While traveling along the Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper in Alberta, you will find the Columbia Icefield Center in Jasper National Park. This Center is located just below the enormous Athabasca Glacier. The lower parking lot is available for overnight camping for RV's without any hookups. You can visit the museum, dine in the cafeteria or restaurant, view the glaciers, take glacier hikes or ride the spectacular Ice Explorers on the glacier. Pit toilet available after hours when the center closes. Camping below these spectacular landscapes and watching sunsets and sunrises from your RV is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large, spacious drive-through sites, although in a very treed environment. Bears and elk have been problems, but we did not see any of them. It is a bit pricey for what you get, however there is only one shower for campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent campground - nearest to Miette Hot Springs. No services, no TV, no satellite radio, no cell phone coverage. Very big sites - fairly level. Road rather narrow for 40' motor home with toad but passable. Only complaint - signage not adequate off main Jasper Park Road and off side road passing campground. We passed the first turnoff and had to travel 5 miles + before able to do a U turn with toad attached. Sign is about 50 feet before turnoff to campgrounds and until you turn a bend, the gate is not obvious. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A little disappointed with this one. First off one of the two roads heading in were very bumpy, so much so that we had to slow down to a snail's pace. The campground itself was quite nice as far as layout and general appeal. The site we had (and saw many others this way) was not very good. It was hard to back into (unless you're good at backing in a "s" pattern) and it was too narrow. Could not open our awning more than three feet. There was a fire pit and picnic table behind a barrier at the rear of the site though. If I ever return to Jasper I will not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great setting...in the forest...plenty of shade and space. Feels like camping. No services in the loop we were assigned to, which was fine for the night. Price a little high in these Nat'l Parks, but worth it as you support their park system. Would recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a marginal park for a large motorhome, unless one wants to stay on the blacktop parking lot that serves as sites with electricity. We were directed around loop "RR", and should not have gone before we looked it over. Trees were tight on both sides and some over hanging branches were too low. If you have a large rig, I suggest Whistlers across the road with full hook ups. Otherwise, this park is a true "camping out" experience. The $8.80/day fire permit is excessive, even if it does include firewood! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is daily rate for back-in 30 amp electric only site. Essentially a looped parking area with yellow line marked back-in sites, that was serving as an overflow area for the nearby Whistlers Campground at this time of year. Depending on which side of the loop you get and how large your rig is, maneuverability can be either good or tight. Also, depending on the site, a little or a great deal of leveling required. The views of elk out our window offset any negatives. We were able to connect to our Internet satellite, and have no problem staying here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is a paved parking lot with lined out space's very close together. The electric hook up look new and good 30 amp power. It was a over flow for the large park that was booked. The park is OK for overnight it is next to a river with beautiful views. The restrooms also looked new and clean. You are in the middle of the wilderness so campgrounds are limited. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very similar to Whistlers. Entry is just across the road into Jasper. Most sites were occupied, so we settled for boondocking rather than the electric only sites in the "parking lot". Fire permit of $7 required if you want a campfire, but that includes all the wood you want to burn. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Now this is great camping!! Long pull-through sites, full hookups, good spacing between sites (50-60 ft) and tall trees. Gravel patios and good grass. This is totally opposite of what we had in Banff. Very quiet at night. We will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Although tight we were able to get all 4 slides out, but not the awning. Although we probably did not need it because of the tree shade. Although we did not see any bears, there were several sightings prior to our arrival. There was a medium size group of caribou that would walk and eat through out the RV Park. Several layer down in the grass area near us. You have to go into town to use or get on the Internet. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The RV Park is part of the Parks Canada system. We arrived at approximately 4:30 pm, without a reservation, and found the camp staff to be accommodating and friendly. We waited in line for approximately 10 minutes to check-in. We were assigned a back-in site that was approximately 55 feet long and not a problem to back into. All sites are on the outside of a camp loop and easy to back into. The park is big rig accessible but some non-hook-up sites have a lot of trees that will prevent slide-outs from opening completely. All sites are gravel and very close to level. We stayed in an electric (30 amp with good voltage) only site that was densely forested that provided a lot of shade and seclusion. The full hook-up sites are closer together with only a few trees separating each camp site. The campground is very quiet and dark at night. Access roads throughout the campground are very rough and full of deep pot holes. All sites have fire rings for which you will be charged an additional $8.80 per night for a campfire permit that also includes firewood. Wash / bathrooms had five showers in the main bathroom / shower building. There is only one shower building in the campground and it is a 5 - 20 minute walk through the forest depending on your site location. Bathrooms with flush toilets and hot water in the sinks are close to each camp loop. All had modern fixtures and were in very good condition. The shower stalls were large with a separate changing area. All were clean. There are several laundromats approximately 10 minutes away in the town of Jasper. The RV sewer dump had eight separate dump stations, had easy access and was located near the entrance to the park. 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.
We loved this unique, well designed park. It provided a private, camping-in-the-woods experience that was charming. Because it is heavily wooded, sites were not easy to get into. The reason to come here is the park and the Ice fields Parkway. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful, quiet, and shady park. Nice to see elk grazing among the RVs. Could be difficult for big rigs to navigate the loops. I scratched the side of my 36' rig with tree branches. Very efficient check-in process. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful setting. Good design on the loops for full hookups and access in and out. Access is good for larger rigs, but there are some trees/curves that might be challenges. Clean restrooms for being in a national park. There is a nice trail through it. Overall a good experience. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were in the dry camping part which is what I wanted, but here are the pros and cons. Pros: very beautiful, close to town, lots of great walking, very friendly staff workers. Cons: overpriced for dry camping, should be about 20 dollars max, one shower room for the whole park with maybe six showers in the room (ridiculous). Overall view, This National Park along with others caters a lot to the Cruise America and Canadream RV rentals to people from Germany, Australia and England where the Euro and Pound are so strong to the Canadian and American dollar, they could care less what they pay, so I think this has a lot to do with the camping prices in this park and other National Parks close by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for one night in a full hookup site. The campground is setup in little clusters of sites. Our section (50) was totally in the trees. We had the pleasure of being there when the female elk had their calves in the campground for protection from preditors. It made for great wildlife watching. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large spacious sites, well spread out for great feeling of privacy. The sites were clean and level, and remained puddle free even in the daily down pour. Enjoyed our stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this park. It is very convenient to everything in the park and to the town of Jasper. The sites were generally spacious and level. Lots of trees and shrubs. Elk frequently wandered throughout the spaces. My only complaint was having to pay a $10 fee to Parks Canada to reserve a space. Firewood was free but you have to pay a $8 nightly fire permit. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
National park in Alberta, Canada was very clean and quiet park which all but filled up every night. We watched the deer from our dinner table. We did not however see the grizzly that they said had been in the park all week. They were obviously trying to trap it as the trap was just inside the park. We went into the town of Jasper each day to use the Internet. It is a nice little town with lots of shops and pretty mountain views all around. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Since everything except Jasper townsite appears to be part of the national park, this is about the only show in town for camping. There are sites for full hookups, electric only, and dry camping. In early September, midweek, after Labor Day, the full hookups and electric sites were full the four days we stayed, so reservations are a must for these sites. The full hookup sites are all pull-through; you enter from a small perimeter ring road and leave from an interior ring road. We found the sites nicely spaced, shaded, and enjoyed the full hookups. The single shower building was so far away, we didn't even try. We found two off air TV channels (still analog) and our Rogers cell phone worked well. Elk walk through the campground at will and the males must be avoided in rutting season. In addition to the pricey camping fee, there is a daily per-person required park pass of $9.80 for adults and $8.30 for seniors over 65. If staying in Canadian national parks for seven days over the next year, get the annual pass. The nearby town of Jasper offers basic services, but prices are generally very high. The town was crowded during our stay. As the national park has a monopoly on camping and development, we'd have to stay here if we visited again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This quiet Parks Canada campground is huge – 781 sites. It is arranged as widely-spaced loops, some pull throughs but mostly back-ins. In each loop, neighbors are crowded together rather closely. All pads are level dirt/gravel, served by much-potholed paved roads. There are many bathrooms (called “washrooms” in Canada, eh?) but only one shower facility for the whole park. Our washroom was surprisingly nice, with stainless sinks and Corian counter tops. Clean, with good lighting and hot water. There is no Wi-Fi or cable, and cell service is spotty. The campground is situated in a sparse pine forest, near the highway and two miles from town. The highway is not used at night, so the only noise will be your heater. For those without sewer hookups, the dump station can service eight rigs at a time, but you still might wait at peak times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground could be a great place if Parks Canada would maintain it. On the camping loop roads there are pot holes large enough to swallow small children. They also serve as great breeding pools for mosquitoes. Many areas of the campsites need trimming so you’re not stepping right outside your RV into foot high grass. Other than that the park is great. Elk wander through the campground, the restrooms are very clean and you’re near to the town of Jasper and the main attractions of area. Be advised that the road from Banff to Jasper has some really steep grades. Also there is no RV support of any kind in the whole Banff/Jasper area. If you think you may need it, bring it with you. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a great campground. Large sites with sufficient spacing between each. Our girls loved riding their bikes on the trails within the area, and access to the local biking trail system is a plus. While we didn't have an opportunity to benefit from the outdoor theater and kids program, it appeared to be a lot of fun. The recycling center was a welcome sight as we unloaded a weeks worth of recycling. The showers are the only thing lacking here. They were on the other side of the park from our site, and as another review points out, the push button approach leaves the user wishing for a little more water pressure. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a wonderful park, full of natural beauty. One difficult thing when taking a shower, however, was that you had to continue to press a button the entire time you were taking a shower, and the water ran for only about 3 seconds! That made it very difficult when you were trying to wash your hair or to rinse off. Also, this park, Kootenay NP, and Lake Louise Trailer Park all charged an $8.00 extra fee to have a campfire. If they don't want people to have a campfire, just say, "no campfires," but to charge $8.00 on top of a $32.00 fee, just to have a campfire is money grabbing and normally not typical of a national park. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Overpriced! We were charged $49 Canadian which included a $10 registration fee. Park Canada has a monopoly on camping inside the park! Pull through site was adequate for our trailer. Good 30 amp electric. We did not hook up to water for our overnight stop. There are no showers in this campground! You'd have to either walk or drive to Wapiti campground next door! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a beautiful campground! We only spent one night but could have easily stayed longer just to enjoy the tranquility of this place! The full hookup sites are located within a series of circles and all sites are pull throughs. The roadways are easily accessible to even the largest of rigs. There is a nice walking path from the campground into the town of Jasper and the northern entrance to the Icefields Parkway is a short drive away. We would definitely recommend this campground and are looking forward to a return visit in the future! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Probably the best site we have used. Large pull through sites, with privacy. Wish we could have stayed longer, but stayed here last minute. Will have to make a trip back here in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I loved this campground. Each site was an easy pull through. It was quiet and clean. Elk walked through the campground in the morning which was a treat. The dump station was clean and big (it could accommodate more than 6 RV's at a time. It is close to town and the tram. I will be returning next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 3 nights, full hookups which is a luxury. Sites are large, limited privacy, but adequate. This is a very large campground, professionally run and serves as a great base to explore the Park. Ablution facilities were clean and modern, staff very friendly. Elk and deer roam the campground, creating great photo opportunities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want to see wildlife, elk walk by your rig early in the morning and lay down in the low grass. Park is heavily wooded and the roads are marginal for big rigs. Sites are flat and well spaced. Remember, it is a National Park, no frills. We were here with a tour group so our fee was prepaid. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The area we were in was very clean, quiet, maybe a bit on the crowded side, but nonetheless very pleasant. The sites are quite long so they can accommodate all big rigs. Good location as a base if you want to visit the surrounding areas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a nice long, full hook-up, pull-through site. The sites are nicely spaced so there is lots of room between each site. The interior roads were only in fair condition and the dead tree at our site could have been removed making it easier to exit. We would definitely return to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a huge national park campground one mile south of Jasper. We didn't have reservations mid-August and had no problem getting an unserviced site mid-day. The sites with hookups were full and reserved months in advance we were told. There are a variety of sites and prices. This unserviced site at $28 was expensive, we thought. In addition, we needed a park entry pass which is $8.30 for each of us for a senior per day. To use the dump station is also $8.80. We didn't have a fire but campfire permits were $8.80 per day. For 3 nights on an unserviced site cost us $132.00!! We had planned to spend 1-2 weeks in various campgrounds along the Icefields Parkway but it was much too expensive to do so. Other site prices were: $22.50 for a walk-in tent site; $32.30 for electric; $38.20 for full hookup. There are coin showers and flush toilets. We will not return to this park system because of the high costs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very poorly looked after. For the money you have to pay the sites should be very well kept. There was no fire-pit, the seats on the picnic table were more than half rotten. And the site was so uneven we couldn't level the motor-home properly. You don't have choice on what site is available even if you reserve. You are assigned one when you get there. As a result we will never stay in Whistlers anymore. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This heavily-treed park is set up as a series of loops off the access road, with all of the pull-through sites set between the inner and outer loop roads. All roads and sites are well-maintained gravel. Access to sites varies based on the trees, so some are tight and others are easy. All sites are large enough for big rigs, 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 at 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.
Very busy park-we arrived on a weekend with no reservations and had to take an area with no hookups. There was a central area for dumping and for filling up with water and we had to wait in line to get water. Our campsite was large enough for our big rig, fairly level, and had large trees, as did the rest of the campground. Two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening only for using generators. A large elk took a stroll through our campsite. This is a huge campground and although busy, still very quiet and private. Staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. Bathrooms clean. Interior roads were gravel and in pretty good shape but a little narrow. Very convenient for exploring Jasper and surrounding area. We would absolutely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very large campground that is very busy. We found it to be well run and surprisingly quiet dispite the hundreds of people camped here. Reservations for the pull through campsites is a must. The campground is full most of the summer. We made reservations via the internet and had to pay a 10 dollar premium over buying at the gate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice forest setting with lots of wildlife. Wagon wheel format for pull-through sites can be a little tight to get out of. The one central shower house is near the tent area which is a long way from the RV sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were in the electric only area. There is a water fill and a dump. Elk in the campground every day. The loop we where in had a very narrow road and did make it a little hard to back in. The staff where friendly. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There are tons of campgrounds in Jasper and Banff, and Whistler Campground in Jasper is the largest by far, with over 600 sites. In fact, it seemed too big for the staff, as many rules (such as bare camping) were not enforced. As with the other Canadian National Park campgrounds, there were washrooms and hot showers provided, as well as fire pits and firewood. The very cool thing about Whistler Campground is the herd of elk that frequent the campground – in fact, they often came into our site to eat and would walk within 4 feet of us when we would be enjoying the evening outside or they slept under the low spruce branches near our trailer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful park with lots of big trees, and the setup makes the pull in and pull out easy. The reason I only give a 7 is that there is only one shower location right near the check-in hut. Most, if not all, of the rv sites are a good distance from the showers so it is a long walk to make. The town of Jasper is very well laid out and parking is easy!. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Per earlier reviews, this is an older park and the sites can be tight. We went in with no reservations with no problems, but no hookups which is fine. During checkin we were told all of the sites with hookups get fully booked early and were booked solid until mid-Sept. The one problem is that the park is actually too big, as a result there is a lot of heavy traffic. Most of it going much too fast. The campground loop roads were in poor / fair condition. Not one of the better National Park Campgrounds, but ok. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Signage to campground good. Two kiosks to check in. Office staff friendly and efficient and map provided unlike Banff Tunnel Mountain. Watch junction just after check-in as traffic seems to come from all over the place. Access roads to sites narrow, need some maintenance and are busy. Sites are in trees and the full hook-ups (only 70 so book in advance) are in concentric circle pull-through sites. There are some awkward turns due to trees if driving a big rig. Suggest you unhook before entering the circle road. Sites were flat, large and level once you were in. Services were in good position for easy hook-up. Electricity was solid and water pressure good. Local wildlife particularly elk in abundance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a site with no hookups here. The site was very narrow; we had to maneuver the RV between two trees with about 18 inches of space to spare. We were right near a washroom, which had sinks with hot water and two stalls. For some reason, the men's side had two electrical outlets, the women's none, so I had to sneak into the men's room to plug in my coffee pot. The bathroom had paper towels and soap. The site was quiet. It cost $8.80 to use a firepit (which includes the wood), so we didn't use one. There were various measures in effect to keep the area bearproof. The showers were a 5-10 minute walk from our site. These were the only showers in the entire campground, so they were often busy. They shut off automatically and the floor is very cold stone, so wear shower shoes. I took a shower in the evening and there was no hot water. We attended two ranger programs; both were better for kids than adults. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the very best national park we have stayed at. We stayed the maximum of 13 nights and loved every minute of it. The sites are large and well spaced out. The area demands that many days be spent here. So, plan a few days or two weeks and enjoy. The only "But" is that you must plan ahead and make reservations or you will be disappointed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As a National Park campground, this is a great place. Where else would you have elk bugling in the morning and wandering through your site. We will definitely stay here again, despite the fact that it is an extremely popular place. Reservations are essential in June, July, August, and September. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the most beautiful campground we have stayed in. Waking up our first morning to see the Elk bedded down near our motorhome was a treat. There is plenty of room between sites and a great place to walk & clean up after your dogs. The only problem we had was the blow over smoke from the camp sites that allowed a campfire the first 2 nights of our stay. Great location to tour from. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very nice campground located in a wooded area. The sites were large and spacious. The only bad note : they don't have enough sites with hookups so we had no services on our site. Make early reservations ! They also limit the use of generators. If we had a full hookup site, we would rate the site 8 or 9 instead of 7. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I highly recommend camping in the area where fires are not permitted, as the park attracts a party crowd on the long weekends. But over in the fire-free zones (Section 30), it is lovely and peaceful. The elk in the park can be a bit unnerving, especially during their rutting season. The only drawback is the site is so large, you've got to drive to get to the showers. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
In spite of the size of this park, we give it an enthusiastic 10. We return at least once each year and look forward to that return all year long. Elk roaming the campground, Abundant walking/hiking/recreational opportunities and great dining in the area make this a prime spot. Yes if you want one of the limited hook-up sites, reserve early: its easy to do an we've never had a problem. This is your camp of choice while exploring the incredibly scenic region and the most beautiful drive in the world. The Ice fields Parkway. Words fail to adequately describe this stretch of road. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Whistlers is a beautiful park with a wilderness feel to it even though there are 781 sites. This is our favorite campground so far this year. There are many pull-through sites, lots of shade, clean restrooms and it is quiet. The town of Jasper is only a couple of miles away and there are several scenic drives with an abundance of wildlife close by. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This a very huge park with loops that intersect each other, so if you are walking it is very easy to get lost! Elk wander throughout the grounds, so you do have to careful especially when walking a pet. The grounds are beautiful and the sites spacious. It was very quiet even with most of the sites filled. It was cool and rainy when we were there and only spent one night as we were on our way to Alaska, but we definitely would stay again. We camped in a Motorhome in 2004. We camped here in a Motorhome.