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Columbia Icefield Campground

  Rating:    Ratings 5 Star
Sites: Tents Only 1st Come or Reserve: 1st Come

 

Location: Located on the Ice Fields Parkway near the Columbia Icefields 106kms south of Jasper and approximately 112kms north of Lake Louise. Jasper National Park

Description: This campground contains 33 tent only sites. Amenities include, dry toilets, camp kitchen with wood stove, potable water, fire pits and picnic tables. Fire wood is available for use in the camp kitchen and camp sites. Columbia Icefields campground is used mostly by mountaineers who are climbing in the area. The campground is beautiful and possibly the nicest tents only vehicle access campground in the national parks. Views from here are stunning and if you want to spend a few days exploring the area, it's location makes for an excellent base camp. Mount Athabasca, Mount Andromeda, Snow Dome, Mount Kitchener, Mount Wilcox and the Athabasca Glacier are all located near here. Parkers Ridge located a few kms east of here is a short hike with outstanding views of the Saskatchewan Glacier. The trail located behind the campground beside Wilcox Creek leads up the ridge towards Wilcox Pass and provides unforgettable views of Mount Athabasca, Mount Andromeda, Athabasca Glacier and Snow Dome. Big Horn Sheep and Mountain Goats can also be seen throughout the area. The Wilcox Creek RV and tents campground is only 1km east. Night skies here rank # 2 on the Bortle Scale. This area may be considered the best of the Icefields Parkway.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Icefields Centre Parking Lot, Wilcox Creek, Rampart Creek and Jonas Creek. There are several hikes located in this area. Wilcox Pass, Parker Ridge, Hilda Ridge, Hilda Glacier, Boundary Lake, Boundary Peak, Nigel Pass, Weeping Wall, Mount Athabasca Alpine Climb, Mount Athabasca North Glacier, Castleguard Mountain Alpine Climb and the Saskatchewan Glacier. You are in bear country. Food and food related items must be stored properly.


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