Camping in Banff National Park

Looking to explore the great outdoors? Set up your Karma Campervan in one of the many beautiful campgrounds located in Banff National Park! With many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why we’ve chosen these campgrounds as our go-to!

Important Note: Camping in Banff National Park is permitted in designated areas only with a valid national park camping permit and a national park entry pass. 

Tunnel Mountain Campground 

The Tunnel Mountain Campground isKarma Campervan camping in Banff National Park just a short drive from the Town of Banff. The campground offers amazing views of the Canadian Rockies and is a great anchor point for exploring! You can even explore without your Karma Campervan by using the Roam Public Transit buses that service between Tunnel Mountain campgrounds, downtown Banff, Bow Falls and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Tunnel Mountain Campground is divided into three subsections known as Tunnel Mountain Campgrounds I, II & Trailer Court. These three campgrounds together make up the largest campground in Alberta. Tunnel Mountain Campground I and II are great options to stay in with your Karma campervan! 

Lake Louise Campground

This campground is located in the heart of Banff National Park. It is a popular destination for campers from all over the world! The campground is surrounded by mountains and beautiful forests. There are three main loops in the campground, each with its own distinct character. Regardless of which loop you choose, you’ll be sure to appreciate the beauty of Lake Louise Campground. 

Two Jack Main Campground

Two Jack Main Campground is located just a short drive from the town of Banff, Lake Minnewanka and other nearby attractions. This makes it another perfect anchoring spot to enjoy all that the area has to offer. The campground offers immaculate views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Two Jack Main Campground offers a more authentic outdoor experience by being secluded and a no-service campground. However, Banff is only a 15-minute drive should you need any additional supplies.

Two Jack Lakeside Campground 

Last, but definitely not least, is the Two Jack Lakeside Campground. Similar to Two Jack Main Campground, the Two Jack Lakeside Campground is located 15 minutes from the town of Banff, close to Lake Minnewanka and unserviced. However, unlike the main campground, the campsites are beautifully situated on the shores of Two Jack Lake. This campground is like a little slice of heaven and one of the most beautiful campgrounds in the national park. Comparatively, lakeside campground is smaller than other campgrounds and can be Karma Campervan driving in Banff National Parkharder to get a spot at. So, be sure to book reservations early!

When camping in Banff National Park dates of operation vary. Summer camping begins in early May, with all campgrounds open by mid to late June. Summer campgrounds close throughout September and October. Winter camping is available at Tunnel Mountain Village II and Lake Louise Campground.

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