I would just like to advise any groups of young people who aren't families with kids against camping here (and most likely in any Canadian National Park campground). We were evicted from the campground partway through our stay because we left a cooler outside our tent and received a noise complaint - we understand that the noise complaint was legitimate (voices carry when there are 9 people talking, we should have been more careful), however we were told that the noise complaint was not the reason we were being evicted. The fact that we left a cooler outside our tent was the breaking point. Our belongings were confiscated at this point. Then we were accused of vandalism we had not done, and we were then accused of lying when we denied doing it. We had to pack up and leave at 8pm in the middle of preparing supper and drive hours to get out of the national park, which we were banned from for 48 hrs. We are also now in a national database for 5 years for this offense. We felt that the way we were spoken to and treated (no option for negotiation, rudeness from the warden, etc) was unfair and surprising to say the least, and feel like we were pegged as a group of "rowdy teenagers" before we could explain ourselves. We were in fact a group of mostly graduate students in our mid-twenties. So if you are thinking you'll go with friends or colleagues to a national campground for a weekend, I would advise against it. It felt clear that they didn't want us there and we won't be going back. I'm disappointed to have had to write this, but hope it helps future travellers.
- Also Known As:
- Lake Louise Campground Hotel Lake Louise