Campground Banff National
Johnston Canyon Campground is
west of Banff on the Bow Valley
access to the parkway can be found a
few km west of Banff or the Castle
Mountain Junction on the Trans
The campground is well treed with
132 campsites with a nice mix of
tent to large RV sites. There are
washrooms with hot and cold running
water, showers and flush toilets.
pits are located in each spot, fire
wood is available with the purchase
of a fire permit. This campground
also offers communal camp kitchen
shelters with wood burning cook
stoves, sani dump, water, Disability
sites with easy level access and a
Interpretive Centre. A small
store, gas bar and restaurant are
located nearby at the Castle
Mountain junction. Johnston Canyon
campground spots are available on a
first come first serve basis only.
National Park campgrounds tend to
fill quickly and are usually full
for the night by early afternoon.
Canyon is located just
across the road and is well worth
the hike up to both waterfalls and
the Ink Pots. The Bow River is also
located nearby. The campsites are
nicely separated with trees and
bushes, however this area is
extremely crowded during the summer
months due to it's close proximity
to the Canyon and the town of Banff.
Some highway noise can also be heard
from within the campground.
Nearby campgrounds include
are also located near here.
This is Bear
country, food and food related items
must be stored properly.
See the official web site
link below for fees, opening and closing