Camping at Wapiti – Jasper National Park in Alberta is a recreation site. This campground is one of the largest with 644 sites. You can go to the site and enjoy Camping, Hiking, Boating, Biking, Canoeing, Fishing and Swimming opportunities.
Amenities: Electricity, Hot showers, Flush toilets, Sani dumps, Interpretive programs, Fire wood is available for use in the camp kitchens and camp sites.
Site Description: This is bear country, food and food related items must be stored properly. Expect crowds of people here during peak season. Large campgrounds like this are fun to explore with a bicycle and your close enough to ride into the town of Jasper. The Wapiti campground has more trees and vegetation and offers more privacy between campsites then the nearby Whistlers Campground. You can walk along the Athabasca River that borders to the east. It also makes for a perfect base camp if you want to spend a few days exploring Jasper and the local area. Patricia Lake, Pyramid Lake, Lac Beauvert, Maligne Lake, Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake, Mount Edith Cavell, Lake Edith, Lake Annette, Hanging Valley, Jasper Park Lodge and Miette Hot Springs are all close to here. The Jasper town site is very small, you can easily walk through the entire town in a morning or an afternoon outing. More on Jasper here. There are a few small hikes located near this campground and a 3K hike or bike trail leading into Jasper, this trail can be found near the Ice Fields Parkway highway. The Jasper Tramway up Whistlers mountain is a few minutes away. You can ride the Tram almost to the top of Mount Whistler, then hike another 200 Meters to the summit. Views from here are outstanding. On a clear day you can see Mount Robson (3954 Meters) to the west, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Mount Edith Cavell can be viewed to the south. Don’t forget your binoculars. Miette Hot Springs Pool, Sulphur Skyline Hike, Opal Hills Hike, Bald Hills Hike, Mount Edith Cavell Hike, Whistlers Mountain Hike, Maligne Canyon Hike, Horse Shoe Lake Hike and Athabasca Falls Hike are also located in the Jasper area.
Driving Direction: Wapiti Campground is located in the Rocky Mountains 5.4K south of the Jasper townsite across the highway from the Whistlers Campground.