Like the previous reviewer, this was absolutely the worst camping experience we have ever had in Alberta. So much so that the wardens should actually be reported for their inconsistencies, borderline harassment and inability to be reasonable or fair to all campers at the site.
We were also a group of adults in our mid twenties/thirties, and were visited several times by the wardens for inconsistent reasons. On the lake louise campground and banff national park camping website (government sites), it specifically says that "maximum two tents, two vehicles and 6 people allowed on each site". On our second night at the campground, we were visited by two wardens on some sort of power trip who told us that we had to move our cars because there was only one tent/two cars, or two cars/one tent allowed on each site. After explaining and showing them the website, they blatantly ignored and told us if we didn't move our cars they would be writing incident reports. What's worse is that by walking through the campground, we saw several other sites that had two cars/two tents and had not been forced to move. Additionally, when we walked to the kiosk to try and purchase another campsite nearby (so we could keep our cars there), they told us the whole campground was full (which it was not...two campsites down was an empty site that had no one on it for the whole weekend). The wardens choose to lie directly to us and said the people were "out for the day" when in fact we could see no one had been there all weekend. When we asked why there was a discrepancy at what the website said versus what the wardens told us, they said "it was a rule their boss made".
This was a very unfortunate experience and we will never go back, I would not recommend and would hope that the wardens working (two males in particular) are reprimanded for their actions that evening. Sounds like we were not the only ones who experienced issues so that is good to hear, but I would definitely not recommend this campground to anyone other than families.
- Also Known As:
- Lake Louise Campground Hotel Lake Louise