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Lake Louise Campground

Fairview Road, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Lake Louise
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Site J8 in soft sided camping section
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Bow River
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ZiggyTasha wrote a review Aug 2020
Airdrie, Canada21 contributions15 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Believe it or not, this year of Covid made our stay in Lake Louise Trailer Campground bearable. In a normal year, the small sites are shared by two trailer units parked inches apart. Due to the pandemic, only one unit was allowed per site, which gave us some breathing room. Also, a good number of the sites remained closed to allow for social distancing.
The park feels old, run down, neglected, and sad. The sites are full of weeds and desperately need additional gravel.
The campground sits between The Bow River and the train tracks. There is a walking path along the river which was very muddy and hard to navigate, and is highly used by cyclists. The trains did not bother us and, each evening, we looked forward to hearing the musical train whistle.
One of the two washrooms was closed, which meant some people had to walk a distance to get there, and often faced a line-up upon arrival. The stalls are so small you have to straddle the toilet to close the door. They have flush toilets and running water, but need a good cleaning and upgrade.
Our Site had an Electrical Hook-up but no water and no Fire Pit. At the entrance, there is a Dump Station with Water for filling your tank.
The Park Personnel take Bear Regulations very seriously. When our neighbours left their site temporarily unattended, the Employees confiscated their cooler and open drinks. Bear Sightings? Zero!
A Canadian National Park in Desperate Need of a Facelift. Lake Louise is a World-Class Destination, and this is what we offer Tourists for Camping Facilities? Shameful!

Cost Was $33.00 per night
We Stayed 11 Nights in July 2020
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Jim B wrote a review Oct 2022
Grapeview, Washington1,377 contribution477 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great campground to use as a home base to explore the Lake Louise area and southern section of the Icefields Parkway.

The sites are set up a bit different. They are very long and wide, so two campers essentially share one pull through with an electrical hookup and picnic table on each side. Being off season, we pretty much had our site to ourself though.

Our site was near the river with a lot of trees and very pleasant. You can park either direction in the sites to suit your preference of view and privacy.

Regarding comments about train noise...yes there is, day and night. There is a main line running right next to the campground. Our site was further away near the river. We could hear them during the day, but at night only heard them when they sounded their horn for the nearby crossing. It is not unlike many campgrounds we have stayed in western Canada. Seems there are trains everywhere.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake can be tough, even in off season. You can bike to both...
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molsen5678 wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom44 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Suited us very well.

We stayed for two nights at the end of our trip in a hired RV, in the hard sided campground.

We saw reviews about trains/horns being a nightmare but that wasn’t our experience. The horns are noisy, but there were only about 3 trains through each night that we were there. I could sleep through the noise ok, and with earbuds could hardly hear the trains at all. We were about 3 rows away from the track.

The RV’s park side by side as per the website information at the time of booking. However, you park with side doors facing away from each other and with picnic tables on that side so you’re not facing your immediate neighbour. Yes you can see other plots, but it’s pretty much as visible/secluded as other places apart from your neighbour. It’s still fairly picturesque. We stayed at Wapiti as well, which was our favourite, but not massively more private.

Facilities were clean enough when we used them, and about the same as everywhere else we stayed.

We used the site as a base for getting out and about with the RV, not as somewhere we were spending our time, and it was perfect for that. They could do with better (any!) signage to the campground from the road up to Lake Louise.

We were mainly there for Lake Louise, and you can drive there in about 4 minutes. We went for sunrise, so didn’t need to take/book a transit. We drove the RV and parked there. There were about two or three RV’s already there when we arrived at about 5.45am. I’d guess there are about 15 RV spaces in total, and it looked like it was starting to fill quickly after 6am.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tracey V wrote a review Feb 2020
Lethbridge, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such an amazing campground. Tons of squirrels which my dog loved to watch. Campground is Surrounded by an electric fence to help keep the larger wildlife out. Usually I’m not a fan of that but the location is great so you can get to lake Louise and moraine lake early if you can’t take a shuttle. They don’t allowed pets so I need to be able to go early and this campsite is less than 10 mins away. I usually go back country camping so this place is like a hotel. There is paved pathways. Showers and nice bathrooms. Has outlets in bathrooms to charge phones or use tools to do your hair if that’s your thing while camping. Fire pits both in some sites and in some buildings for everyone to use. Stayed here for two years in a row and already booked my week stay for this year too! Can’t wait
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Vesna R wrote a review July 2020
Vernon, Canada23 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love this campground!!! I was here in August 2018 and returned over the Canada Day holiday in 2020. I had made reservations in January and was biting my nails waiting to see if Canada Parks would open in time for my trip and I was not disappointed. The only difference was that the shower building was closed. Overall, this is a beautiful site. Spacious for two tents and a gazebo over the picnic table. The bathrooms are flushing, heated and have hot water if you run it long enough. Many spots were blocked off due to Covid so it was quiet and the electric fence gave that little bit of reassurance of protection from bears. Firewood is included in the fire permit although I wish they would also provide kindling and small pieces for those of us not smart enough to bring an ax. I will return here again and again!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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rebecca w wrote a review Sept 2022
9 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
If you like trains and walking this is the campsite for you! Packed in like sardines with the accompaniment of full blasting train horns and railway screeching through the evening and night oh and a nice 20 minute stroll to the Shower block our time was sorted! Staff were friendly and helpful but there was quite the Que at check in. Go in early to get your camping pass. It is near ish lake Louise but don’t even think about actually being able to drive to the lakes! Be prepared for packed/ blocked roads and car parks, get a sold out shuttle bus instead!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring ear plugs
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Joerg S wrote a review Sept 2022
Karlsfeld, Germany31 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lake Louise campground is highly recommended for visiting Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. If possible choose at least two days to stay here. The campground facilities are good, the staff very welcoming and the nature setting is fabulous. In high season a reservation is essential and has to be done in spring months before. Check the BC parks homepage to figure out date and time when it starts and be prepared to do it on this day. Hiking to the tea houses around Lake Louise is terrific and there are also options for Moraine Lake. Great experience, the water colors are amazing.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jill M wrote a review Aug 2023
Montana20 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This campground is very rundown. It was in disrepair. The restroom and picnic shelter nearest us was shutdown. The one we used was not cleaned that we could tell. The tent sites are all gravel, so stakes are questionable. Other campers used the bathroom as a plug in center. Hot pots, rice cookers, and phones were plugged in every time we went in. This was the least well kept up campground in Banff that we saw.
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Date of stay: July 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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I_WAS_BEACHGRRRRRL wrote a review Aug 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would highly recommend this campground if you are wanting to stay in the Lake Louise area, or the Lake M area. Our site was very nice (soft sided tent) and the rangers were informative and kind. Plenty of firewood and clean restrooms as well as dishwashing stations.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dave P wrote a review July 2023
Port Townsend, Washington4 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It is disappointing from the minute you arrive. The rv sites jam 2 RVs into one side-by-side driveway, worse than most private RV sites. The Banff Campground was much better and the drive here is much better than staying here. BTW don't expect to visit Lake Louise or Moraine Lake unless you have a prior reservation.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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54679 wrote a tip July 2023
Windsor, United Kingdom4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Things feel a bit over stretched in peak times "
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Jim B wrote a tip Oct 2022
Grapeview, Washington1,377 contribution477 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake can be tough, even in off season. You can bike to both from here, especially easy if you have a ebike."
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rebecca w wrote a tip Sept 2022
9 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring ear plugs"
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Webefine wrote a tip May 2022
27 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Look elsewhere - plenty of others in the area"
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ScubaNut099 wrote a tip Oct 2020
Edmonton, Canada222 contributions76 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Showers are located at far end of campground; loops K & L are closest. J8 backs onto K17 if you have 2 families together."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Louise Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Louise Campground?
Nearby attractions include Plain of Six Glaciers (6.9 km), Big Beehive (5.0 km), and The Lake Louise Ski Resort (3.5 km).
What are some restaurants close to Lake Louise Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whitehorn Bistro, Post Hotel Dining Room, and Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House.
Are pets allowed at Lake Louise Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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