Camping will slowly resume in Banff National Park starting June 22.
Those with camping reservations made for June 22 and onward will be the first in line to access a limited number of campgrounds at a reduced capacity. Camping is only available on a reservation at this time.
Open campgrounds will include Lake Louise trailer and tent campgrounds. Tunnel Mountain Village 1 & 2, Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court, Two Jack Lakeside, and Protection Mountain.
Eleven other campgrounds remain close.
Reservations for dates prior to June 22 will be cancelled and refunded.
Reservations for backcountry campgrounds will be available on June 24, and two days later (June 26) it opens for front-country campgrounds.
Several restrictions and new procedures remain in place:
- Cooking shelters and showers facilities remain closed
- Washrooms are open but operating at limited capacity
- Backcountry campgrounds where trailheads are accessible along open roads will be made available as trails and campgrounds become snow-free
- Backcountry campgrounds along the Bow Valley Parkway are open, however, the east section of the Bow Valley Parkway remains closed. Backcountry campgrounds accessed from this section of the Bow Valley Parkway must be booked by calling the Banff Visitor Information Centre at 1 (403) 762 1556.
A number closures remain in effect, including the Cave and Basin Historic Site, Banff Park Museum, Lake Louise visitor centre and Banff Upper Hot Springs.
Look here for full details and updates.
On June 1, Parks Canada started its phased approach to restoring access to the park. Physical distancing for the public remains a critical requirement in all areas of the park.