Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada)

     


Banff National Park, Alberta
Phone: (403) 762-1550

Sites: 189
Recent Rate: $36 8/2014


Latitude: 51.4171815067818
Longitude: -116.173456123902

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

37 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

americanrascal

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground only had water and electric connections in a facility that is showing its age. Well developed dump sites (6 lanes in large open area). There were long lines in late afternoon to enter the park even with advanced reservations. The online registration process was expensive and cumbersome. In addition to the nightly rate, you have to pay a National Park Entrance fee of approximately $20/day. All that said, it is about the only campground in Lake Louise for RVs. They had a separate tent section that is enclosed by an electric fence to keep bears out of the campground. We camped at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Truck Camper.

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sheltieRV

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

What the reservation site does not tell you is that most of these are 2 units per site. Many sites would not be wide enough if 2 large RVs wheels with slides showed up. So hope for a class C to stay with you or try for one of the few single sites. Electric only. Long lines at dump station in mornings (6 lanes). No fire pits in most of the sites. We camped at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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gdg

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Compared to Jasper park, this was a disappointment. Tandem camping I.e. Two RVs to one larger than normal gravel site so there is essentially no privacy. If both RVs have slides extended you have about two feet between them. Sites are not level . We would not stay here again. We camped at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Tschachers

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Very tight sites to get large motorhome into. We had to move the mirrors in to get into our site. Beautiful area. We camped at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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SailorGolf

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Did someone say Train ! We counted 6 times one night. But, where else are you going to stay and with elec.? Double campsites for two units and hookups on Wrong side unless you pull in Backwards from their directions then your awning and door open to your neighbor who was about 6" away with slides. Lake Louise area and upper Bow Valley Parkway was good to see and this made an Excellent home base, but can't say much for the ambiance. Don't miss the icefield parkway - best drive in North America! Careful of the hill leaving the icefields going North - I smoked the Brakes pretty good ! :-) We camped at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bitbucket

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful, large park – only for hard sided vehicles (there is a tent park nearby). The sites are heavily forested with plenty of room for even the largest rig. The layout is unusual: all sites are set up in pairs consisting of a very large compacted gravel pad (22’x100’ in our case) - large enough for two rigs. Each paired site has a two concrete picnic tables – some are kitty-corner from each other and some are directly opposite each other. I’m not sure what the logic of this arrangement is. Typically you enter the site from each side, with the back of your rig about even with the back of the neighboring rig (in opposing directions), so you have a view of the forest from out both sides of each rig – unless one rig is exceptionally long. There is a nice multi-lane dump station (6-8 lanes, I forget exactly). Note that there is an active train track near, but not right next to, the campground that has a train come through every couple of hours – 24 hours/day. The trains blow their whistles as they go by. It didn’t disturb us, but if you’re a light sleeper that might be a problem. The closer your camping site is to the river, the further away it is from the train track. The town of Lake Louise is very small – really just one shopping center with a half-dozen businesses, including a restaurant, small market, candy shop, gift shop and rental shop. There are a couple of lodges nearby. You can do laundry at the Lake Louise Inn, but it took my DW 3 hours to get two loads through because there were only two washing machines and two dryers, which took an hour to dry each load. Cost was about $8. No wifi in the park of course, but we did have signal for Rogers Cell service (two bars). The Visitor Center had wifi available, but it only connects to the Visitor Center’s web site. There is a private post office operation called ‘The Depo’ that offers wifi for $5 for 24 hours (8am-8am). We didn’t try it so I can’t comment on how well it works. Many of you will probably be travelling the Ice Fields Parkway to Jasper. One of the main attractions is the Columbia Ice Fields midway between the cities. It may be helpful to know that there is plenty of RV parking here – dozens of long pull throughs. At 1pm on July 21 (peak season), there were still at least a dozen slots available in the RV parking lot. The neighboring car lot was full and some of them were starting to park in the RV lot. We camped at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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DiplomatTraveler

Review Count: 76
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a lovely site in this beautiful campground. While many sites are for two rigs, we were lucky enough to get a single, pull-through site for our 4-slide, 40' RV with plenty of room for our tow. Sites are separated by trees and, except for the occasional train, was very quiet. Watch the speed bumps as you approach the fee kiosk - they are rough! There were warnings of bear activity, but we didn't see any. We will stay here again. We camped at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Veebyes

Review Count: 192
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We were early in the season, and all of the loops were not open yet. There was plenty of snow in and between sites of the loops that were open. The rate seems a bit pricey for a power-only site, and the opposing double sites can be somewhat awkward to use. It is a very beautiful park and serves most, who seem to be one-nighters in rentals, well. We camped at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Good place to tour Lake Louise area from. Nothing fancy just basic campsites with electric only. Water was accessible if necessary but you'd need to run a hose into a building next to the rest rooms. Enjoyed the stay and would return if in the area. We camped at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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DaveInOhio

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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pyrthkr

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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chockwald

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Tanys Sweets

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Travel Trailer.

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pawatt

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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User2728

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Lake Louise Trailer Campground - Electric Hookups (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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