Frontcountry camping

Winter camping at Wapiti

  • October 11 – 31, 2021: Electrical and tent sites
  • November 1 – May 4, 2022: Electrical sites only (RV and trailer only)

Wapiti is a great campsite for family outings at any time of year. It’s close to town for supply runs and in the winter campers often get first crack at the slopes and cross-country trails (because to really appreciate a campfire, you have to use it to thaw your ski boots!).

Services at Wapiti Winter Campground
  • 40 electrical and 35 tent sites (October 11 – 31, 2021)
  • 40 electrical sites (November 1 – May 4, 2022)
  • Flush toilets
  • Showers
  • Cooking shelter
  • Drinking water
  • No water tank filling station for RVs / Trailers
  • No sani dump
  • Fees
  • Until December 31, 2021:
    • Electrical: $33.01
    • Fire permit: $8.80

  • As of January 1, 2022:
    • Electrical: $34.50
    • Fire permit: $9.25

Whirlpool Winter Hub and camping

  • December 15, 2021 to March 15, 2022

In addition to over 25 km of groomed cross-country ski trails that begin from here, this hub offers a winter shelter and winter camping. Camping is available on a first-come, first-serve self-registration basis. There are sites for tents as well as RVs. Note: there is no power or water on site.

Services at Whirlpool winter camping
  • Cooking shelter
  • Firewood
  • Fees
  • Until December 31, 2021:
    • Camping fee: $24.85

  • As of January 1, 2022:
    • Camping fee: $26.00

General information

  • Camping season dates are approximate; please confirm at the Information Centre prior to heading out.
  • Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All winter campgrounds are self-registration.
  • Camping permitted in designated campgrounds only. 
Backcountry camping

How to book your backcountry experience

A backcountry permit is required to camp in Jasper’s backcountry. For more information or to obtain a permit,
call 1-877-737-3783 or visit parkscanada.gc.ca/bookjasperbackcountry.


Hidden Cove 

8 km return 
Trailhead: End of Maligne Lake Road, 48 km from Jasper Townsite 
Wood not available
Located 4 km down Maligne Lake, Hidden Cove can be reached by fat bike, snowshoes and skis. A great family campground with four tent pads, a fire pit, picnic tables, a grey water pit, a cook shelter and food storage lockers. Safe ice travel between mid-January and early April. 

$10.02 per person, plus reservation fee ($11.50 online, $13.50 by phone).


Big Bend

12.6 km return
Trailhead: Sunwapta Falls, 54.4 km south of Jasper on Highway 93
Rolling along the upper Athabasca Valley, this trail follows a wide fire road. The campground is accessible by skis, snowshoes or fat bike. This trail takes you to a campsite with incredible views of Dragon Peak and the Athabasca River. There are four tent pads, picnic tables, a fire pit and food storage cables.

$10.02 per person, plus reservation fee ($11.50 online, $13.50 by phone).


Wilcox Winter

Wilcox parking lot, 106 km south of Jasper on Highway 93
Located on the Icefields Parkway, Wilcox is a simple bivouac campsite for mountaineers next to the highway.

*Overnight bivouacking permits can be obtained through the Jasper Information Centre (780-852-6177 ext. 2).

$10.02 per person.