Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada)

     


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

Sites: 781
Recent Rate: $42 5/2015


Latitude: 52.8541020419288
Longitude: -118.079380989075

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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
  • Rogers 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

70 Reviews

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Bobbi1948

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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wolf59a

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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sheltieRV

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

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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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neilmcb2002

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

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Danno

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 1

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 76
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Tranquilty1

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean, quiet, pretty park. Rating reflects the beauty of the area and the surprise at full hook up pull through sites. Level treed sites. I would definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Veebyes

Review Count: 192
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Although this is a huge park the sites are well laid out and you never get that cramped feeling as in some parks. Staff helpful and friendly. FHU had 30 amp service and some of the roads in the "loops" could use leveling and pothole repair. Town of Jasper nearby is very picturesque and there is much to do in the area particularly wildlife viewing. We would definitely return. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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Phaeton40AH

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent a total of 5 nights at this large, well-run campground. Three nights were dry-camping and two nights were full-hookup. Both areas were fine with me. Dry-camping was back-in site, which required disconnecting toad, which was no problem, since I was using toad to explore the park. Full hook-up site was a pull-through. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would camp there again. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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ashtree

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

An excellent park, with very well designed, pull through sites, with lots of space and trees between all the sites as well. In order to open our slides around all the trees and not have the back of the trailer too close to the entry road, meant that we were quite a ways from the sewer hookup. Fortunately I carry an extra 10' of hose which was enough to hook up. I will be going back for a longer stay in the future so that I can explore the many things to do in Jasper. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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FifthWheel Travelers

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a huge campground with many sections. We camped in our 35' fifth wheel at a no-service, back-in site. The site was wooded, fairly level, and quiet. We noticed that larger rigs had some difficulty backing in to the spaces. There were plenty of dump stations. Short drive into Jasper. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Fifth Wheel.

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DaveInOhio

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

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Walking / biking distance to Jasper and numerous mountain attractions, deer and elk wandering through the campground, and large, shaded sites make this a favorite spot. Paved roads are a bit pitted, and gravel sites are spacious. Water and electrical hookups were convenient, but our site didn't have sewer. No WiFi or laundry. Bathrooms and showers were nice and clean, if a bit dated. This place fills up in the summer, so make reservations early in the season. We camped at Whistlers Campground (Parks Canada) in a Motorhome.

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