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post #1 of 6 Old 08-05-2019, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Icefields Parkway camping tips?

Planning a trip from Seattle after school starts and the campgrounds are not booked solid.
Entering from Merritt so Jasper and south first then back with a stop in the Canadian Glacier National Park on return.
Can I get some suggestions and reviews for places to camp?
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Here is the National Park site for camping in Banff.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/activ/camping

For Jasper

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/jas...z-stay/camping

Couple of things:
- there may still be lots of people in September but for sure not as many as July/Aug. I would still suggest reserving.
- not unusual to have snow in September.

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I went up there 2 years ago and there were plenty of campgrounds, with lots of spaces available. You shouldn't need a reservation.
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I went up there 2 years ago and there were plenty of campgrounds, with lots of spaces available. You shouldn't need a reservation.
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Rechecked the reservation site and there a couple sites available for early September.
Guess I will give it a go!
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Don't believe you should need reservations either. There are several campgrounds on the parkway, and as stated earlier, it can snow at any time. Had 6 inches overnight and by 10:AM, all melted off, in September.

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