Backcountry camping

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is the largest and most northerly of Canada’s mountain national parks. It protects over 11,000 square kilometres of the Rocky Mountains, a beautiful and dramatic landscape supporting a rich variety of plants and animals.

Many of the park’s 1000 km of trails were established by early people, on foot and horseback, including Indigenous Peoples, fur traders, explorers and adventurers. This section of the Jasper National Park website is designed to give an orientation to Jasper’s backcountry trails and will help you start planning a trip that is exciting and safe with a low environmental impact.

The park offers something for everyone, from easy, one-night escapes to 10-day adventures. Camping is permitted in designated areas only with a valid national park camping permit and a national park entry pass.


2024 camping reservations

Parks Canada will be launching backcountry camping reservations for Jasper National Park 2024 visitor season starting on February 1, 2024, at 8:00 am MT. You have two ways to reserve:

 Make sure to prepare before reservations launch day.

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