It is that time of year that you try out front coun­try camp­ing or back coun­try camp­ing. What ever you decide, Jasper Nation­al Park is a spec­tac­u­lar place to start your camp­ing expe­ri­ence.

Tasty fire cooked sausages
Camp­ing on Athabas­ca Island, almost like car camp­ing if you have big enough ves­sel to haul the gear
Sit­ting around a warm camp­fire is camp­ing

What is the dif­fer­ence with front coun­try camp­ing and back coun­try?  Front coun­try is an eas­i­er access camp sites that is main­ly with ser­vices, like atten­dants that keep the area tidy and most­ly car acces­si­ble.

Quite a few sites like Wapi­ti, Whistlers, Snar­ing and Wabas­so can accom­mo­date trail­ers

Back coun­try is when you have to hike a lit­tle dis­tance before you arrive at des­ig­nat­ed tent pads, you can’t get recre­ation­al vehi­cles here. You might be sup­plied with Bear proof lock­ers or just a Bear pole where you hang your food and scent­ed items up high so the Bears do not get access to it.

Back coun­try throne

The front coun­try sites can be reserved online: Camp­ing Info or Reser­va­tions for camp­ing

Break­fast in back coun­try does not have to be dry

The back coun­try is not yet online, so give them a call: Reser­va­tion Helpdesk:
1–877-737‑3783, 519–826-5391

Hos­tel Inter­na­tion­al: web­site


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