First Come or Reserve
Location: South side of the Lake Louise town site on the Bow Valley Parkway. 60kms north of Banff. Banff National Park.
Description: There are two separate campgrounds open year round. One is for RV’s that contains 189 campsites, the other is tents only with 206 campsites. RV sites are mainly pull through style that offer electricity, fire pits and picnic tables. Fire wood is available when purchasing a fire permit. Amenities include, hot showers, flush toilets, disability access, sani dumps and interpretive programs.
The tents only campground offers the same amenities plus it also has an electrified gate and is completely surrounded by an ominous looking electric fence to keep bears out. Both campgrounds are bordering the Bow river with hiking trails along it’s bank. In the town of Lake Louise you can find gas, diesel fuel, limited groceries and restaurants. Lake Louise itself is only 4kms away and well worth the visit.
You’ll see outstanding views of the Victoria Glacier and the lake. Moraine Lake is also nearby. Some of the best hikes in the Rocky Mountains can be found in this area. Reservations are necessary and the town of Lake Louise has become so crowded that it requires group bus access. Night skies here rank #3-4 on the Bortle Scale. This is bear country, food and food related items must be stored properly.