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Lake Louise Campground

Fairview Road, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
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ZiggyTasha wrote a review Aug 2020
Airdrie, Canada22 contributions11 helpful votes
Believe it or not, this year of Covid made our stay in Lake Louise Trailer Campground bearable. In a normal year, the small sites are shared by two trailer units parked inches apart. Due to the pandemic, only one unit was allowed per site, which gave us some breathing room. Also, a good number of the sites remained closed to allow for social distancing. The park feels old, run down, neglected, and sad. The sites are full of weeds and desperately need additional gravel. The campground sits between The Bow River and the train tracks. There is a walking path along the river which was very muddy and hard to navigate, and is highly used by cyclists. The trains did not bother us and, each evening, we looked forward to hearing the musical train whistle. One of the two washrooms was closed, which meant some people had to walk a distance to get there, and often faced a line-up upon arrival. The stalls are so small you have to straddle the toilet to close the door. They have flush toilets and running water, but need a good cleaning and upgrade. Our Site had an Electrical Hook-up but no water and no Fire Pit. At the entrance, there is a Dump Station with Water for filling your tank. The Park Personnel take Bear Regulations very seriously. When our neighbours left their site temporarily unattended, the Employees confiscated their cooler and open drinks. Bear Sightings? Zero! A Canadian National Park in Desperate Need of a Facelift. Lake Louise is a World-Class Destination, and this is what we offer Tourists for Camping Facilities? Shameful! Cost Was $33.00 per night We Stayed 11 Nights in July 2020
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Date of stay: July 2020
greenmountaingirl2 wrote a review Aug 2020
Vancouver, Canada82 contributions42 helpful votes
If one wants to see a glaring example of federal under-funding, look no further than this park. We were in the trailer section. Sites are "double sites" but the booking platform does not make it clear which sites are actually together. We asked about this at the registration kiosk and were told "yeah, a lot of people have arrived and been disappointed that they were not on same site with their friends when they thought they were". This has been going on for years, it has been pointed out many times, and yet nothing seems to change. We were recently there for 6 nights. The water spigot we were supposed to use was broken, necessitating a daily drive to the sani-station to procure drinking water. There were 3 toilet stalls in the washroom, of which 2 were out of order and apparently had been for some time. Campground maps that are handed out upon registration are not accurate. Map indicates an access road to the 2 furthest loops, which in actuality has been blocked off. The sites themselves are fine; however, upon passing the registration kiosk one cannot help but notice maintenance sheds in disrepair and a prevailing sense that the place needs some serious upgrades. I personally would be happy to pay more per night if my money were used directly for campground improvements. Under usual circumstances, the National Parks have a fair number of international visitors and our National Parks should be a source of pride, not "well we are under-funded so this is what you get" The Lake Louise area itself has become a victim of its own success. Forget going to Lake Louise or Emerald Lake or Moraine Lake unless you are willing to arrive before 6am or after 8pm. You will never get parking, nor is it enjoyable to navigate crowds reminiscent of Disneyland on March Break. It's a shame, and no easy answers to the dilemma.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Vesna R wrote a review Jul 2020
Vernon, Canada20 contributions1 helpful vote
I love this campground!!! I was here in August 2018 and returned over the Canada Day holiday in 2020. I had made reservations in January and was biting my nails waiting to see if Canada Parks would open in time for my trip and I was not disappointed. The only difference was that the shower building was closed. Overall, this is a beautiful site. Spacious for two tents and a gazebo over the picnic table. The bathrooms are flushing, heated and have hot water if you run it long enough. Many spots were blocked off due to Covid so it was quiet and the electric fence gave that little bit of reassurance of protection from bears. Firewood is included in the fire permit although I wish they would also provide kindling and small pieces for those of us not smart enough to bring an ax. I will return here again and again!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Tracey V wrote a review Feb 2020
Lethbridge, Canada7 contributions
Such an amazing campground. Tons of squirrels which my dog loved to watch. Campground is Surrounded by an electric fence to help keep the larger wildlife out. Usually I’m not a fan of that but the location is great so you can get to lake Louise and moraine lake early if you can’t take a shuttle. They don’t allowed pets so I need to be able to go early and this campsite is less than 10 mins away. I usually go back country camping so this place is like a hotel. There is paved pathways. Showers and nice bathrooms. Has outlets in bathrooms to charge phones or use tools to do your hair if that’s your thing while camping. Fire pits both in some sites and in some buildings for everyone to use. Stayed here for two years in a row and already booked my week stay for this year too! Can’t wait
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Iris v wrote a review Oct 2019
Breda, The Netherlands110 contributions14 helpful votes
This RV trailer park is open all year and you can pick a place you like yourself and pay via cash or credit card. We were in October and had loads of free places to choose from without neighbors, the location is beautiful and we had a lot of space. Great to camp in nature! Also the location is convenient regarding visiting Lake Louise. You have 30 amp available, and a dumping station. All washrooms were closed during this period so I can not say anything about the washroom facilities. If you choose a place try to go as far from the train, they can be quite loud. We wanted to do the hike around the campground but that was closed for the wildlife. However there are plenty of hikes in the neighborhood so all good!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Louise Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Louise Campground?
Nearby attractions include Moraine Lake (3.0 miles), Plain of Six Glaciers (4.4 miles), and Big Beehive (3.1 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Lake Louise Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Post Hotel & Spa, Whitehorn Bistro, and The Walliser Stube.
Is Lake Louise Campground located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Lake Louise.
Are pets allowed at Lake Louise Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.