Jasper National Park, Alberta

Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada)

Jasper National Park, Alberta



Jasper National Park, Alberta
Phone: (780) 852-6176

Sites: 781
Recent Rate: $31 6/2015

Latitude: 52.8541020419288
Longitude: -118.079380989075

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Rogers Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Rogers
  • 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 ?
  • 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) yes
  • 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 ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

76 Reviews

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Steve & Terri

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $35.00
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Another great park in a Canadian national park. Well located and all hookups worked well. We stayed three nights and had to move after first night because of availability but they were very accommodating. Both spots we had were great. No issues. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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PatriotParents

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $32.00
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This is one of our favorite campgrounds. We stayed in the new section which has full services, and the sites are much more spacious and shaded than the old section. Where else can you stay and watch elk roam through your site! We experienced a vehicle problem and had to extend our stay by one night. The campground was full every night , but the staff found a site for us. This is the only place we would stay in Jasper. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Travel Trailer.

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Pete_by_the_river

Review Count: 71
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $31.00
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Camping price excludes the daily park fees and online reservations (if used). Similar to U.S. National Parks, advance reservations are usually a wise precaution to get the type of accommodations you may desire. Note that the daily entry fees (on top of the nightly camping fee) (annual passes also available) came to $10 per day for the two of us. Various regular, senior, group, and family rates may apply. The park facilities were good, though the paved roads near the camp sites were rather poor. The other park roads (between camp circles) were just fine. On the basis of "value" the provided facilities were fully acceptable, but were expensive in comparison to privately owned facilities we visited elsewhere. The campgrounds, are actually in a park with considerable natural beauty. The shower building was actually at the opposite end of the park, closer to the tent-camping area. We drove to the showers after fixing breakfast before departing on our day's activities. The power-post appeared to have been recently replaced (or upgraded) but only offered 20 and 30 amp power (No 50 amp). Fire Ring can be rented from the campground with additional fee and permit. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Stunning Rocky Mountain scenery. Many Elk (females and offspring) were wandering around in the camping area, browsing on grass.

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RayN

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
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This is a nice park. Good level sites with good water and electric (some with sewer). No wifi or TV but a good location to visit Jasper and surrounding sights. Very quiet and the day we arrived there were 10-12 elk around the area we camped in. We would stay here again. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Bobbi1948

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $42.00
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Great campground. We had full service and a pull-through site. Sites are well spaced and the smell of the pine trees is wonderful. Park staff is very friendly and take the time to explain things about the park before sending you off to your campsite. Roads inside the campground are very bumpy and could use repair. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Tim Horton's in town has fast internet if you want to use non-secured WiFi.

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neilontheroad

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $42.00
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Not bad for a park service. The roads into and out are in need of lots of repair. Very bad. The power was good and the water. Great place to see all the cool things in the area. Quite. Not much else there. Just a good place to stay. Pretty level spot. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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FranM

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $52.00
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Easy access from Icefields Parkway. Level, gravel sites in wooded setting, with mountain views. We saw Elk grazing in campground. $52 was for full hookups; there was also a $17 Park admission fee. Expensive, but we would stay here again. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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wolf59a

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $38.00
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Very natural setting despite the fact that the campground is obviously well used. The sites are fairly large and well spaced, but the lack of underbrush in the FHU loops doesn't offer a lot of privacy. FHU worked well (max 30 amps). Cell signal workable. Accessible to big rigs even though some roads are narrow and require caution. The town of Jasper is but a few minutes away (all services), but everything is expensive during the high season; if spending only a few days try to arrive fully stocked. Will definitely camp here again. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Loop P is probably the easiest for big rigs, although sites in other loops would also work with careful driving. Expect to pay park-access fees; anything over a couple of days makes the yearly pass cheaper (even though it's CAD$136). Expect to see wildlife in the campground, particularly elks.

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neilmcb2002

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $42.00
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Very spacious sites. If you require full hook-ups, book well in advance. The only negative, there is only one shower facility available, which is situated on the north end of the campground. As with all things Federal, budget cuts are now obvious; the level of service and maintenance is in decline. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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sheltieRV

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $36.00
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The reservations site is very confusing. Stayed in the trailer camp portion (50) all these are pull through sites with no fire pits and full hookups. Plenty of room between sites though roads could use some TLC to deal with pot holes. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Danno

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $37.00
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Great place to camp in Jasper National Park! Make early reservations. They told me the park fills up by early April when the online reservation system opens. I made reservations in mid-April and the only way I could stay a week was by moving to a new site every couple days. Interior roads are paved but need attention for potholes. Sites are long, level, and well spaced. Some have fire pits and some don't. Satellite access unlikely. No wifi, but Tim Horton's in town has free wifi. Rogers cell phone coverage was good. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bitbucket

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $42.00
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This is a ‘rustic’ park (we stayed in the full hookup section – site 52J). The roads and sites are gravel. Lots of trees and the site are separated from each other a decent distance. Our site had a wooden frame of 4x4’s around the sewer, water and power units. This made it difficult to get any ‘drop’ from the sewer outlet on my trailer to the hole in the ground – the frame was nearly even with my outlet. Fortunately I carry some 4’ lengths of plastic rain gutter to support the sewer hose on long runs. In this case I built a stack of yellow leveling blocks underneath my sewer connection and ran the rain gutter piece to the frame to get a little drop, then the sewer line dropped sharply to the hole in the ground. For those not getting full hookups, there is a nice 6-stall dump station at the park. Many of you will probably be travelling the Ice Fields Parkway to Lake Louise or Banff. One of the main attractions is the Columbia Ice Field 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 Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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SailorGolf

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $39.00
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Best of the bunch along the National Park trail in Canada. Back-in sites with w/e, fire pit (extra fee if you use), table and all the wild life and scenery you could want. Had Elk walk through twice. Good home base for Jasper which was "best of" for the parks I visited but I planned 4 days and that was too many for activities available. Actually a winter Ski resort town used as 'National Park' in summer. (different philosophy than States) Free WiFi at visitors center in town (or Tim Horton's), no tv or phone, laundry - grocery all pricy but fuel is cheaper than BC so gas up here. I was here during the fires of 2014 but could still tell the scenery was excellent. Drive up the icefields parkway from Lake Louise, best drive in North America! We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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DiplomatTraveler

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $41.00
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This is an awesome Parks Canada campground with sites to meet anyone's needs. We had a full hookup, pull-through site long and wide enough for our 4-slide, 40' RV with tow and were separated from neighbors by trees and other bushes. A campfire permit and wood costs $8.80CDN; wood is easily retrieved from two sites within the park. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Veebyes

Review Count: 196
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $34.00
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This is one monster campground, however it is laid out very well with a surprising amount of room for all. There are some super long sites. We had a power only site, 50 amp, which appeared to be recently installed. At $34 for just power it seems pricey. Interior roads could be better, and loop roads need pothole attention. The main negative is the the firewood policy of over $8 per night for a 'permit'. This permit allows you to help yourself to the woodpile and take what you want. It is just that. A pile, pushed up by a machine. Sounds good till you find that the wood is soaking wet and, worse, is cut too long to fit in the fire ring which is the smallest seen anywhere and too deep to ventilate properly. If you don't have an axe to make some kindling and a lot of skill getting a fire going is going to be an exercise in futility. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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