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Icefields Centre RV Campground

  Rating:    Ratings 2 Star
Sites: RV 1st Come or Reserve: 1st Come

 

Location: Located in the Icefields Centre parking lot at the Columbia Icefields 107kms south of Jasper and approximately 111kms north of Lake Louise. Jasper National Park

Description: This is a large asphalt parking lot located on the west end of the Icefields Visitors Centre. There are 100 sites lined out on the asphalt. Unfortunately the entire parking lot is not level and gently slants towards the highway. It's not intended for long use but does make for a nice rest stop or an overnight stay. If your RV is over 10ms (30ft) this site is the only option if you plan on exploring the area. There is no water, services or firepits here but there are dry toilets. The Icefields Visitor Centre RV site has some of the nicest views you can find in the Canadian Rockies. Mount Athabasca, Mount Andromeda, Snow Dome, Mount Kitchener, Mount Wilcox and the Athabasca Glacier are all located near here. This area is absolutely beautiful and deserves a few days to explore. Parkers Ridge located a few kms east of here is a short hike with outstanding views of the Saskatchewan Glacier. Wilcox Pass located behind the visitor centre can be accessed from nearby Wilcox Creek campground 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 # 3-4 on the Bortle Scale. This area may be considered the best of the Icefields Parkway.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Columbia Icefields Tents Only, 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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