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Jasper National Park, Alberta

Icefields Centre RV (Parks Canada)

Jasper National Park, Alberta



Icefields Pkwy Hwy 93
Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0
Phone: (780) 852-6176

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $12 7/2016

Latitude: 52.21936063482
Longitude: -117.2281230746

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

9 Reviews

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Probably the only CG between Lake Louise and Jasper for rigs longer than 27'. Dry camping in large, treeless sloping asphalt lot used for parking during the day and RV camping at night. Pull thru sites in the middle of the lot and back in sites at perimeter. Outstanding views of mountains and glaciers, with vault toilets at lot and full service restrooms at nearby visitors center. And did I mention the excellent views?

No water/dump available for RVs and I didn't notice any water fountains in visitors center but bottled water was available from vending machines. For rigs less than ~27-30 feet, water and pay dump station is available seasonably up a steep hill at Wilcox Creek CG about 2 miles south.

Free, fast WiFi with chit from Jasper National Park desk available 24 hrs/day in visitors center (and in camping area with appropriate amplifier). Visitors center also has moderately priced cafeteria and expensive dining room.

We took the advice of park ranger to arrive before 11A or after 6P when the crush of day users in the lot subsides. We camped on the Friday of a 3 day holiday weekend and camping area was less than 50% occupied after 6P (after being all but full at midday).

Not sure where the camping prices listed in the other post came from, we paid $15.70 CAD per nite according to the signs at the self check-in kiosk and I later confirmed that price with park rangers and that this price has been in effect all season. We camped at Icefields Centre RV (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
SW corner of lot
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Glacier "buggy" ride is now bundled with cantilevered glass floored Glacier Skywalk and is not available separately. Combo price is $80 and our pick of times would be near 10A opening.

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Review Count: 186
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

No change from previous reviews except the price has crept up a little. You register at an unstaffed kiosk then park wherever you like in the lower north parking lot. You can get pretty close to level around the parking lot edges but in other areas, you'll be so unlevel that you probably won't want to put out your slides. You can go indoors at the visitor center to use the restrooms. Generator hours are limited to a couple of hours in the evening and a couple in the morning. They only enforce the generator hours if someone complains. You'll have no cell phone or wifi and, of course, no services at all beyond the parking spot. Still, you can't beat the views! We camped at Icefields Centre RV (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

You stay there mainly for the view, and for the experience. Campground is actually the RV parking of the visitors center, which becomes a Parks Canada no-service campground for the night.

No service. But the view is incredible. Where else will you see 5 glaciers and 9000-feet mountains when looking out your window?

Heed all security warning, there ARE some black bears in the area... We camped at Icefields Centre RV (Parks Canada) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There is a hotel in the Visitors Center which is open 24-hours, in case of emergency. Staff there are very helpful.

While there, DON'T miss the Glacier Skywalk and the Glacier tour.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Hard to rate the service and cleanliness. As previous reviews have stated this is just a huge asphalt parking lot for RVer's stopping to see the glaciers. We dry camped here for 2 nights with glaciers right out our back window. Am sure there is not another spot like it in the world. We could walk to the visitor center and catch the tours to the Skywalk and Athabasca glacier and we were able to take our time exploring the Icefields Parkway from each direction. Would gladly have paid more for this stop. We camped at Icefields Centre RV (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
Tips for other Campers:

There are no really designated places to park. Some lines on the pavement but difficult to figure it out. We got there early on a Monday on purpose thinking the crowds would be less. We were right and able to get a great site. As it gets later in the day the spaces fill up and even though most leave it still limits your choice if you plan to stay the night.

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Review Count: 185
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

OK, it's only a parking lot at the visitors center. But there were no campgrounds open yet in the park so I stayed here overnight and am glad I did. The fee was modest, the views were priceless! We camped at Icefields Centre RV (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Pavers

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The whole Icefields Parkway is magnificent beyond description.

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Free parking overlooking a small pond amidst mountains and glaciers is well worth a night with no hookups! This overflow area is just a huge, paved parking lot, but it's in the right place. Forget hookups, WiFi, laundry, etc and enjoy nature. Bathroom is a pit toilet, but nice and clean. No showers available. This was a good spot to stop for a night, and the price can't be beat. We camped at Icefields Centre RV (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Icefields Centre RV (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 240
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Icefields Centre RV (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Icefields Centre RV (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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