Whistler in Jasper National Park has always been a favorite of ours, especially in the early fall when the elk are in rut. What an amazing experience to see these animals firsthand.
The campground itself is well organized with good facilities and sites are very spacey for the most part.
Our only disappointment is that Park services have allowed the campground to become very rundown. Picnic tables are a disgrace - they are in disrepair (broken and with exposed nails) and badly in need of paint. Fireplaces were a small stove type that again were mostly broken. The site roadways themselves are uneven and full of ruts and holes and many could use leveling and new gravel. We did seem to find that the worst areas were the ones with full service. The sites were overall looking warn!
It would be nice to see the Park close some areas thru a rotation and do some upgrading!
Jasper has some of the most beautiful scenic areas in the world and we have many visitors here from around the world. We want to show our visitors some pride by keeping our Parks well maintained.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Parks Canada interpreters put on evening shows all summer long, and a new interpretive trail running through the campground means it’s an easy walk or bike ride to town for an ice cream afterward. Those looking to rough it without getting their clothes too ruffled can reserve new Cottage Tents, where you bring your own food, drinks, axe and bedding, and Parks Canada will take care of everything else. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Whistlers Campground Hotel Jasper