Silverhorn Creek Campground

Banff National Park

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Hwy 93 Icefields Parkway Banff, AB, Canada 819-420-9486 Official Website

GPS: 51.8, -116.579

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Overview of Silverhorn Creek Campground

Number of Sites 45

Pad Type gravel

Elevation 5,610 ft / 1,709 m

Tent Camping Yes

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bevinb asked on 5/29/2021

Someone said there are red chairs down by the lake....are there trails to Mistaya Lake? Or did they mean the creek?

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Carolyn asked on 9/16/2019

Can you reserve a campsite at Silverhorn Creek Campground in Banff National Park?

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bicyclecamping asked on 9/12/2019

Can tents be set up on the grass?

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Reviews of Silverhorn Creek Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Site Quality
40' Travel Supreme 40DS04
4 reviews
“Best Dry-Camping on the Icefield Parkway”

Reviewed 9/3/2019

Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: 22
Overall Rating

Newly opened in 2019, this is by far the best dry-camping park on the Icefield Parkway. A former gravel pit, Canada Parks cut out a beauty. If you like 360 degree mountain views, asphalt roads, level gravel sites, clean pit toilets, fire rings, walking paths, and large site pads...Silverhorn Creek Campground is your choice. There is also a creek running along the south side of the campground and it has three small ponds. They have large pull-through sites (two which are 85'+ long) and numerous back-ins. Very few parks along the parkway will accommodate big rigs but you will have no problems at Silverhorn. This is a FCFS park so arrive early as it also serves as an overflow to Waterfowl Campground, three miles north of Sliverhorn. Also, it is an unserviced park so come with a full fresh water tank and empty black tank, your closest dump/water will be at Waterfowl Campground.
Nightly rate is $15.70 CDN or $11.80USD.
We camped here in our 40' Class A pulling a full-size truck.

Site Quality

OurNextRVAdventure would stay here again

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“Stunning views - dry camping at its best”

Reviewed 9/3/2019

Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 23
Overall Rating

Wow, what a find. Price posted was Canadian. Don’t forget you still need a Canadian National Park Pass.

Silverhorn Creek Campground is between the Icefield Centre and Lake Louise.

This campground looks new. Sites are very well laid out and made of crushed gravel. They even took the time to edge the sites for the sitting area. Beautiful new thick picnic tables and a fire ring. Note, if you are going to have a wood fire it’s extra but they include the wood.

There are brand new looking vault toilets. No water or dump but both are available at the Waterfowl campground. Unfortunately no cell service.

So why five stars? Besides being a beautiful campground, it’s all about the views and access to activities.

The views were stunning. 360 degrees and something spectacular to see in every direction. A flowing stream/river that runs along the campground and a small shallow lake in the middle. Even a couple of red chairs near the lake to enjoy.

We were just working our way back from Alaska and both agreed that this was the best campground of the trip (should have stayed longer).

If you don’t need hook-ups and have plenty of fresh water and empty gray/black tanks, then this is a GREAT campground to stay at to explore the Icefields Parkway.

Site Quality

KenneysSeeAmerica would stay here again

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