May long is finally here! What’s so special about this long weekend?
It can be thought of as the kickoff for camping in Canada! Campsites around Banff are open and it is the first long weekend that families can escape to the beautiful scenery that Banff has to offer.
Banff National Park is an amazing place to go camping. We've met so many people who come into our store, and one question that we hear so often is: “Where are some good camping spots around Banff?”
Fortunately, we’ve got you covered! Below is a collective list of some of the best places to camp around Banff. Oh, and while you’re in the area, remember to stop in at Rocky Mountain Flannel Company and grab yourself a flannel shirt – perfect for those nights by the fire!
Tunnel Mountain Village
Within walking distance to downtown Banff, Tunnel Mountain Campground offers a camping experience with the option of venturing into the town. Tunnel Mountain is the perfect place for those that want the wilderness and to visit the shops & restaurants downtown.
Two Jack Campgrounds
If you’re looking for a more "hidden" camping experience, Two Jack Campground is located in a beautiful wooded area with 381 secluded campsites. Right across the road from the Main Campground is the Two Jack Lakeside Campground. It is approximately 12km outside of Banff and has plenty of nearby walking trails to explore.
Johnston Canyon Campground
If you haven’t explored Johnston Canyon yet then it is a must! Johnston Canyon has a campground with breathtaking scenery and plenty of opportunities to see some wildlife in the area. Take the trails up to the Lower Falls or Upper Falls to experience some unforgettable waterfalls.
Protection Mountain Campground
Looking for an area with lots of hiking? Protection Mountain campground is situated approximately 48 km from Banff and is great for those who want to explore areas a little further outside of the town.
Lake Louise Campground
Lake Louise is a must see! The views here are absolutely breathtaking. If you really want to make the most of exploring the area, Lake Louise Campground is a great spot to allow you to do so.
Mosquito Creek Campground
If you’re looking for a more authentic camping experience at a small, quiet campground, then Mosquito Creek is a great option. Here you'll have the option to explore some great hiking trails and most likely see some wildlife.
Waterfowl Lake Campground
Waterfowl Lake offers plenty of hiking trails along the Cirque and Chephren lakes. It's located right next to the well known Icefields Parkway and is perfect for those looking for a truly authentic camping experience!
A small campground nestled approximately 28kms south of the Columbia Icefields, Rampart Creek is a great option for seclusion. There are many hiking trails around this area and plenty of opportunities to view some wildlife nearby.