RV Camping in Banff National Park

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Banff National Park RV Camping

Pitch a tent in Banff National Park to get up close and personal with nature.

Pitch a tent in Banff National Park to get up close and personal with nature.


BANFF, Alberta – Rent a deluxe motorhome or camper van for your Canadian Rockies adventure. It’s the perfect way to see the sights and stay in the Canadian Rockies with your family.
The following information is current as of publication. Be sure to call ahead to confirm all your Banff camping details.
Campgrounds in Banff National Park, are on a first come, first serve basis. Check out time is 11 a.m., so drop by then and you will have a good chance at getting a site.
Tunnel Mountain Campground
A little over two kilometers from Banff, situated close to the town on Tunnel Mountain, within walking distance (or trolley distance) of downtown Banff. Services, such as food, laundry and a waterslide are close by. There are 320 full service sites in the Trailer Court, 188 power only sites in Village II, plus 619 non-serviced sites in Village I. There is an unbelievable view of the Canadian valley, hoodoos and the Banff Springs Golf course, Tunnel Mountain. Village II is open year round.
Two Jack Main Campground
Just 12 kilometers from Banff, you can camp in the Canadian wilderness. This site has a beautiful wooded area with 381 secluded campsites and plenty of Canadian wildlife. Two Jack is situated on the scenic Minnewanka Lake loop drive. You can explore the ruins of Bankhead, but beware – sometimes sheep in the area may block the roadways, so drive with care. Two Jack Campground has flushing toilets, but no showers. Kitchen shelters are available.
Two Jack Lakeside Campground
Right across the road from Two Jack Main is a small 77 site campground. Awake to the Canadian sounds of water flowing and birds cooing. Showers are available.
Johnston’s Canyon Campground
Twenty-five kilometers from Banff, and across from Johnston’s Canyon, is a picturesque campground of 132 sites. A creek flows nearby and the Canadian scenery is awe-inspiring. Take a walk up Johnston Canyon and view the two breathtaking waterfalls. The area hosts plenty of Canadian wildlife. Take the scenic route from Banff for Canadian wildlife sightings. Showers are available.
Protection Mountain Campground
Enjoy a homecooked meal around a campfire in Banff National Park.

Enjoy a homecooked meal around a campfire in Banff National Park.


Forty-eight kilometers from Banff lies the 89 site Protection Mountain Campground. A great area for hiking with an abundance of Canadian wildlife. There are no showers, but flush toilets are on site.
Lake Louise Campground
Fifty-eight kilometers from Banff is the Lake Louise Campground featuring 189 trailer sites and 216 tenting sites. Many people consider Lake Louise the jewel of the Canadian Rockies. Take the scenic route from Banff which includes a drive by Johnston Canyon. This campground has no showers.
Mosquito Creek Campground
Eighty-three kilometers from Banff, Mosquito Creek Campground consists of 32 sites, most with amazing views of the sandstone cliffs of Bow Peak. The rugged cliffs of Mount Hector dominate the southeast skyline. In other words, you will be surrounded by the Canadian Rockies! There are flush toilets, but no showers. Open all year round.
Waterfowl Lake Campground
Seventy-three kilometers from Banff, Waterfowl Lake Campground hosts 116 sites. The bubbling Mistaya River enters Waterfowl Lake here and a trail leads to Cirque and Chephren lakes for great Canadian hiking. There are flush toilets, but no showers.
Rampart Creek
Rampart Creek is a small campground with 50 sites 147 kilometers from Banff, on the way to the Columbia Icefield. It’s a great area for viewing Canadian wildlife and scenic grandeur. There are flush toilets, but no showers.
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