Reservable frontcountry camping information

Jasper National Park

General camping information

Reservable percentage:
  • 100% reservable
Kiosk hours:
  • Wabasso: 8 am to 11 pm
  • Wapiti: 8 am to 11 pm
  • Whistlers registration centre: 8:30 am to 11:30 pm
  • Miette: 8 am to 11 pm
  • Hours may vary during the season
After hours registration:
  • After hours, please refer to signage in kiosk window of each campground. Locate your name or confirmation # and proceed to designated campsite. Register in the morning at the kiosk by 10 am
Check in time:
  • Any time after 2 pm
  • Visitors who would like to arrive at the campground earlier may enjoy the rest of the park while waiting for their campsite to become vacant (a valid national park entry pass is required)
Check out time:
  • Before 11 am
Quiet hours:
  • 11 pm to 7 am
Minimum length of stay:
  • 1 night
Maximum length of stay:
  • 14 nights
Maximum persons per site:
  • 6 people (exceptions for 2 adults with their dependent children, up to a maximum of 7 people)
Maximum Equipment allowed per site:
A maximum of 2 vehicles, and 2 tents per site
Maximum of 1 RV or Trailer or camper van per site

All camping equipment must fit on the gravel driveway and/or tent pad of the site.

No additional parking is available
Generator policy:
  • 8 am to 10 am and 5 pm to 7 pm
Amperage of electrical service:
  • 50 Amp in Whistlers Campground.
  • 15 and 30 Amp service in all other serviced campsites
Fire policy:
  • Campfires are allowed in designated areas only in the fire pit provided. A fire permit is required. All guests require a valid fire permit to have a campfire.
  • Fires are not permitted nightly from 11 pm to 7 am
  • A valid fire permit allows guests access to firewood
  • Firewood is available at the campground woodpile
Alcohol and Cannabis Policy:
  • The use of alcohol and cannabis is not permitted from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m
  • Consumption of alcohol, cannabis and cannabis products is only permitted on your registered campsite
Pet policy:
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times. They must not be left unattended. Please keep all pet food stored inside your vehicle. See Bare Campsite Program brochure upon arrival for more information
Internet/Wi-Fi access:
  • There is no Wi-Fi internet access at any campgrounds in Jasper National Park
Important Notices:
  • No showers available at Wabasso and Miette Campgrounds

Campground locations:

  • Wabasso: 16 km south of the town of Jasper on Highway 93A along the Athabasca River
    • From the North: Take the Icefields Parkway south from the Jasper townsite. Turn right onto Highway 93A just after passing through the south Gate. Continue for 7 km and turn left at campground entrance (follow signs)
    • From the South: Take the Icefields Parkway north from Saskatchewan River Crossing. Turn left at the junction with 93A at Athabasca Falls. Continue for 20 km. Turn right at campground entrance (follow signs)

  • Wabasso campground geographic coordinates:
    • Latitude: 52.767102
    • Longitude: -117.993839

  • Wapiti: 3.5 km south of the town of Jasper on the Icefields Parkway along the Athabasca River
    • From the North: Take the Icefields Parkway south from the Jasper townsite. Continue for 3.5km. Turn left at campground entrance (follow signs)
    • From the South: Take the Icefields Parkway north from Saskatchewan River Crossing. Continue for 155 km. Turn right at Campground entrance (follow signs)

  • Wapiti campground geographic coordinates:
    • Latitude: 52.838489
    • Longitude: -118.063841

  • Whistlers: 3 km south of the town of Jasper on the Icefields Parkway, at the base of Whistlers Mountain
    • From the North: Take the Icefields Parkway south from the Jasper townsite for 3 km and turn right at the campground entrance (follow signs)
    • From the South: Take the Icefields Parkway north from Saskatchewan River Crossing. Continue for 157 km. Turn left at Campground entrance (follow signs)

  • Whistlers campground geographic coordinates:
    • Latitude: 52.847128
    • Longitude: -118.079085

  • Miette: 45 km east of the town of Jasper on Highway 16, on the Miette Hotsprings Road
    • From the East: Take Highway 16 west from the Jasper East Gate. Continue for 5km. Turn left at Miette Road entrance continue for 2km and turn right into the campground (follow signs)
    • From the West: Take Highway 16 east from the Town of Jasper. Continue for 45 km. Turn right at Miette Road entrance, continue for 2km and turn right into the campground (follow signs)

Campground descriptions:

  • Wabasso (231 reservable sites):
    • Electricity with fire pit: 49 sites
    • Unserviced with fire pit: 182 sites
    • Washrooms with hot/cold running water and flush toilets (no showers available)
    • No pull through sites and all sites have picnic tables
    • Communal water taps and a dump station are available
  • Wapiti (363 reservable sites):
    • Electricity with fire pit: 86 sites
    • Unserviced with fire pit: 277 sites
    • Washrooms with hot/cold running water, showers and flush toilets
    • Accessible sites available
    • No pull through sites and all sites have picnic tables
    • Communal water taps and a dump station are available
  • Whistlers (781 reservable sites):
    • Full hookup, with fire pit: 43 sites
    • Full hookup, no fire pit: 77 sites
    • Electrical, with fire pit: 126 sites
    • Unserviced, with fire pit: 280 sites
    • Unserviced, no fire pit: 211 sites
    • Walk-in (no vehicles): 23 sites
    • Washrooms with hot/cold running water, showers and flush
    • All sites have a picnic table, and all full service sites are pull through
    • Communal water taps and a dump station are available
  • Miette (140 reservable sites):
    • Unserviced with fire pit: 140 sites
    • Washrooms with hot/cold running water and flush toilets (no showers available)
    • No pull through sites and all sites have picnic tables.
    • Communal water taps are available

Fees

For information regarding camping fees for Jasper National Park please see our Fees page.

Require additional information?

Reservation service:

General park information:

  • Telephone: 1-888-773-8888
    • 8 am to 8 pm Eastern Time, April to September
    • 10 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, October to March
    • pc.jasperinfo.pc@canada.ca

For information and reservations specifically for backcountry camping:

  • 780-852-6177

Terms and definitions

Site-specific
Guests select the specific campsite or accommodation when they make their reservation. All front-country camping reservations made through the Parks Canada Reservation Service (PCRS) are site-specific reservations.
Operating Season (Nights)
The "Operating Season" is the nights that the campground is open. Sometimes the campgrounds are open for longer than the period for which they accept reservations. Any dates of the "Operating Season" outside of the "Reservable Period" are dates that the campground operates on a first come, first served basis only.
Reservable Period (Nights)
The "Reservable Period" is the nights for which you can make a camping or accommodation reservation. Note that many campgrounds may be open longer than this period, and operate outside of these dates on a first-come, first-served basis.
Kiosk
The administration/entrance booth of a particular campground, this is where you "check-in" and register your arrival.
Vehicle
Car, truck, motorcycle, truck-camper, motorhome, or recreational vehicle. A motor home pulling another vehicle may count as two vehicles.
Camping Unit
Tent, tent-trailer, truck-camper, trailer, 5th wheel, motorhome or recreational vehicle.
Serviced Site

Refers to a campsite offering either electrical, water, and/or sewer hook-ups or any combination of these services directly on the campsite. Fully-serviced sites offer electrical, potable water, and sewer hook-ups. "Unserviced" sites do not offer any of these hook-ups.

The terms "serviced" and "unserviced" refer to the individual campsites; they do not refer to the washroom facilities or other amenities available at the campground.

Drive-through Site
Campsite where the driver does not have to reverse their vehicle to exit (there is a separate entrance and exit to the individual campsite). Ideal for larger vehicles and trailers.
Walk-in Site
Campsite which requires some degree of walking to access the site, and therefore requires a tent. Vehicle will be parked a short distance away. Some walk-in sites allow for a vehicle to be parked a short distance away. Some do not allow vehicles.
Overflow Site
Overflow campsites vary from park to park, and may range from a paved area to park a camping unit (not generally suitable for tents) to a more traditional, grassy site. They are unserviced and are not reservable.
Accessible Site
A campsite which is accessible to guests with limited mobility.
Firepit

A designated structure for campfires located on a campsite. Check availability, as not all campsites offer a fire pit. In some parks, a fire permit is required to have a fire.

In some parks, only communal firepits are available, and access is shared with other guests.

Fire permit
In some campgrounds, guests will require a valid fire permit to have a campfire. A fire permit may include firewood. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
Firewood
In some campgrounds firewood is sold by the bundle, whereas in others a fire permit may give the holder access to the campground wood pile. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
First-come, First-served Site
Campsites that are available on a first come, first served basis only. These sites are only available to guests who are physically located at the campground. These sites cannot be registered over the telephone or on-line. These campsites may be available for only 1 night or for multiple nights depending on availability.
Shoulder Season
Shoulder season refers to the season before and after the peak season. While many campgrounds remain open outside of their peak season, the services offered during this period may be limited (please check with the park for more details).
Entrance Pass
A valid National Park Entrance Pass is required for all visitors to National Parks that have entry fees.
Daily Entrance Pass
A daily entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park on a per day basis for the period of time indicated.
Annual/Seasonal Entrance Pass
An annual or seasonal entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park for the period of time indicated.
Parks Canada Discovery Pass
The Parks Canada Discovery Pass permits visitors unlimited entry to the participating Parks Canada national parks and national historic sites across Canada, for a period of 12 months.

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