Lake Louise Soft-Sided Campground

Banff National Park

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Fairview Road Lake Louise, AB, Canada T0L 1E0 403-522-3833 Reservations: 877-737-3783 Official Website

GPS: 51.4169, -116.1756

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Overview of Lake Louise Soft-Sided Campground

A camping permit and park pass, valid for the length of stay, are required. Please display your camping permit in a visible location. Campers must register (at kiosk or self-registration) with their camping unit prior to setting up camp.

A fire permit is required for each night you have a fire.

ALL soft-sided units (tents, tent-trailers, and units with soft-sided pop-outs) MUST camp in the Lake Louise soft-sided campground and stay within an enclosed electric fence, due to seasonal bear activity.

Number of Sites 206

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally May 30 to September 27

Elevation 5,019 ft / 1,529 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 24 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Lake Louise Soft-Sided Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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T-Mobile 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 9/22/2022
NimbleThimble
Henderson, NV
15' Taxa Cricket
Toyota Tacoma
6 reviews
“Great Basecamp Location”

Reviewed 9/22/2022

Days stayed: 3
Site Number: I-12
Overall Rating

If you're planning to explore the unsurpassed offerings of nature and scenery in the Banff/Yoho/Glacier area, this is a great place to camp. I stayed in mid-September (with a reservation) and was pleased with the quiet aspect of the surroundings, despite being in such a large campground. I don't think I could have gotten better than the site I had (I-12), since I was surrounded by enough forest to be a generous buffer between neighboring sites, most of which were not visible from my trailer windows. Bisecting this large campground are pedestrian thoroughfares to aid in getting around. It was a quick walk out the front gate to walk along the Bow River, with trails along the shore on both sides of the bridge/entrance. Although it was a little walk to get to the shower building, it was clean and I didn't have to wait. I had some usable cell signal (T-Mobile) from my site. One thing to note is to make sure you have an axe larger than a hatchet if you plan to use your fire pit. The firewood corrals provide firewood (included in your camping fees), but the pieces are just quartered logs. It was nice, dry seasoned wood and with my medium-sized camp axe I was able to cut it into some starter size pieces, but it would have been much more challenging with just a hatchet. Lake Louise is a quick drive from the campground, Morraine Lake is about 20-25 minutes drive, Yoho National Park about 30 minutes, and Banff is about 45 minutes. If you plan to see Morraine Lake, I suggest the shuttle system if you don't like getting up at 4 am to be one of the first 150 cars to get the only parking (they close access to the road as soon as it's full).

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T-Mobile 4G

NimbleThimble would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

NomadicMoments.com
21' Palomino Bronco 1500
Ford F250
67 reviews
“No Data but Nice Showers”

Reviewed 10/18/2019

Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 3
Overall Rating

If any part of your rig isn’t solid (IE: a popup) like ours then you are required to stay in the Lake Louise tent area that is guarded by an electric fence. The benefit is that other than the fence surrounding the grounds this area feels like you are camping in the woods with lots of foliage covering the area. We drove through the RV side and it is much more open and starts to feel a bit like a parking lot. The downside here like most Banff campgrounds is that there is only 1 shower house and it can be a long walk from your campsite but it is nice and clean.

While you can get a cell signal here it isn't worth anything more than a phone call. Maybe when they upgrade to 5G visitors will be able to grab a signal.

This place books up early so make reservations well in advance (in January). I also thought it would be closer to the lake... it is not! Expect to have to drive or take a bus to Lake Louise or Moraine Lake.

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Site Quality
Noise

NomadicMoments.com would stay here again

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Knoxville, TN
40' Grand Design Solitude
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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • firewood
  • ADA Accessible
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
Pets
  • pets

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