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I see this year they are not taking reservation at Tunnel Mountain. We are planning to go to the area in July with a total of 5 campers. We want to stay approximately 1 week in Lake Louise area and 5 days in Jasper.

Is there a way to reserve 5 sites at one time or do each have to call and make reservation.. we would like to stay close together if possible..Full hook up would be great also..(one has small tanks)

Also does the reservation fill fast?

Thanks for any help you guys can give.. Great site.

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My experience is that it fills VERY fast. I am usually online at 5 or 6 am (Whenever they open for reservations) or you can call. Especially wanting hook-ups they go fast.
Lake Louise has electric only but nice large pull-thrus. We are 40' MH and had no problems.
In Jasper we prefer Whistlers Camp. Full hook-ups and large pull-thrus but then again I book as soon as it opens
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You can also call and explain that you all want to be near each other. 877-737-3783
Lake Louise reservations open April 3 7am (Alberta time)
Jasper reservations open April 2 7am (Alberta time)
At Whistlers in Jasper get a fire permit and you can have all the free wood you can burn.
Beautiful parks. Love it up there and going thru again next year on our way(or back) from Alaska.

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Just seconding the other opinion that the sites fill up fast. Yes, you need to line up your ducks and get on the phone the first day that the sites open up. They will fill up within days after that.
We're going to be doing a fly drive this year instead of camping and find that rooms in Field (close to Banff) are already 75% booked for the summer.
Gotta be quick on this........


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Does Wabasso sites big as my fifth wheel is 38 feet.

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alaterreur wrote:

I see this year they are not taking reservation at Tunnel Mountain. We are planning to go to the area in July with a total of 5 campers. We want to stay approximately 1 week in Lake Louise area and 5 days in Jasper.

Is there a way to reserve 5 sites at one time or do each have to call and make reservation.. we would like to stay close together if possible..Full hook up would be great also..(one has small tanks)

Also does the reservation fill fast?

Thanks for any help you guys can give.. Great site.


I book online, when I am camping with someone else I put into the notes who I am camping with and ask to be placed close to them. I've had pretty good success with that, from my experience they do make an attempt to keep you close together (if not right beside each other).

If you don't need full hookups then consider Wabasso campground at Jasper. It is about 10 minutes from town, there are power only sites or no hookups. It doesn't fill up like Whistler's does.


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At Lake Louise you do not get a site assignment at the time of reservations(if my memory is still working since 2009) - but only when you actually check in. They will try to get you all close together IF you all arrive together. Their electric sites are big and wide but double - that is you face one way and the folks next to you face the opposite; then there is a treed space between that and the next double site.

Good luck and enjoy the National Parks!

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retiredtraveler wrote:

We're going to be doing a fly drive this year instead of camping and find that rooms in Field (close to Banff) are already 75% booked for the summer.
Gotta be quick on this........

Lake Louise is only 20 / 25 minutes east of Field BC, Banff is another 50 / 60 minutes east of Lake Louise. Golden BC is about 30 / 35 minutes west of Field.
The reason that the accommodation fill up fast is because Filed is the size of a postage stamp and there are no huge hotels in the town, B&B's and some renatl houses is about it. However it has been a couple of years since I have driven that section of Hwy, so they could have built a mega resort in town by now!
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alaterreur wrote:

Does Wabasso sites big as my fifth wheel is 38 feet.


Our fifth wheel is 33.5' total length, 35.5' with the bike rack out the back. I had no difficultly getting it into our site this past summer with the bike rack extended. As always depends on the site, but they're pretty good about putting you in the right site based upon your length.

This past summer there were a lot, and I mean a LOT, of bears in the campgrounds. We had a black bear go through our site the first day we arrived, in four days we saw a total of 7 bears. The park rangers do a pretty good job of steering the bears away with bear bangers, they were definitely kept hopping.

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