Jasper Camping...

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Willius, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Willius

    Willius Been here awhile

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    Going to be in Jasper in two day's time. Recommend a nice place to camp?
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  2. wos

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    can't help you in the park but there is a couple nice campgrounds just outside the north side. KInky lake in the wildhorse provincial.
    jasper site : http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/jasper/index.aspx
    Provincial parks site : http://www.albertaparks.ca/
    most of the prov parks in Alberta are online bookable only.
    It is a long weekend so it may be a bit crazy in the park.
    There is also a fire going on by the Sask crossing (icefields parkway) the highway is open, most hiking or camping in that area is shut down. A friend of a friend went threw on a bike a week ago, visibility was very low.neat pics of the swirling smoke as the bike went through. Jasper air is clear at the townsite but that could change with the wind.
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  3. bwallca

    bwallca Been here awhile

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    Snaring River 10km out of Jasper, might be booked up on the long weekend though.
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  4. OldSilverFox

    OldSilverFox Let's Go!

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    Just west of Jasper and into BC is Mount Robson PP. It's about 30 km west of Jasper on highway 16. Nice Park and I think is about $16/ night. Stayed there on the way up to the Yukon.
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  5. Hockeygod

    Hockeygod Been here awhile

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    Was in Jasper Sunday - Friday last week. Fire was out, on way back, signage was still up but area that was flagged previously had shrunk. Didn't see smoke either direction.

    You will need a park pass or pay for days in. They were stopping all travellers on both ends. $20/day, $120 or $136 / annual I think? I bought annual as I will be back. If you don't buy and get caught, you will be fined. It's not worth the risk IMO.

    A long weekend = busy in campsites. As mentioned try pre booking online via provincial govt site.

    Enjoy! It's beautiful! Beware of bears and elk. Lots wandering through Wapiti camp last week...
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  6. 1upNORTH

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    Whistlers has showers. Just sayin, its a nice luxury.
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  7. Cowtowner

    Cowtowner Been here awhile

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    Another option in Jasper area, although 130km south, is the campground at the icefields. Lots of climbers stay there and the stars on a clear night are unreal. There's another campground near by that will also have RVs in it.
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  8. GP640

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    We've always camped at Wapiti. There are lots of sites and bikes usually end up
    right by the entrance and the shower facilities.
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  9. Willius

    Willius Been here awhile

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    All the campsites were full up. We rolled in on Thursday evening and found that Becker's Chalets, just south of the Wapiti Campground, had a vacancy. So that's where we stayed. It's a great place; modern, clean, well maintained, and quiet. Thanks for the recommendations, folks.
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