We went to this campground last year and had a negative experience. Thought we would give it another chance.
We have done a lot of tenting in our camping experiences, back woods and suburbia camping and have found that this campground is the WORST for accomodating tenters. I am giving it a rank of 2 as it is so close to the banff town site and has full amenities. However, our experience here was terrible two years in a row.
-made reservations over the phone for 6 nights as tenters to camp with family using a 5th wheel. Arrived and was told we shouldn't even be allowed to camp in the same "loop" as them as we have a tent and there are trailers that might want that spot for the weekend. FYI: We paid the same amount to camp there as the trailers do. They claimed to make an exception(even though we seen 3 other tents right next door to sister's 5th wheel) and gave us a site. The site we were given was soo small we couldn't park the car, put up our 6 man tent, and our screen tent without giving up the "luxury" of cooking over the fire. There were no trees to put up tarps, and we jammed between the bathroom, streetlight and garbage cans. We tried to explain to the staff that our site was not what was best suited for us but they were not willing to accomodate us at all. We spent that night down the street in my sister's 5th wheel and both us and them pulled out the next day.
One more thing. Last year they cleaned the bathrooms at 10:30 when everyone was trying to leave. You can't go in while they are getting cleaned. This year the bathrooms were cleaned at 8am when EVERYONE was trying to get their days started. I seen a lot of unhappy people.