Protection Mountain Campground

Protection Mountain Campground
  • A hazard tree project –required to be undertaken for public safety reasons – has resulted in this formerly dense and view-deficient campground to be opened right up.
  • There is limited cell coverage
  • Campers who want to camp together, please take into consideration that there are fire and no-fire loops when selecting a site.
  • There are food lockers for walk-in campers.
  • The maximum people per campsite is 6.
  • 1 or 2 vehicles depending on number of tents: 2 vehicles and 1 tent; or 2 tents and 1 vehicle; or 1 RV/camper and 1 tent. (Two tents are only allowed with a maximum of one vehicle.)
  • All vehicles must fit on driveway. All tents must be on the gravel area of the campsite.
  • All washrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets.
  • There are picnic shelters in this campground.

Regulations: There is an alcohol and fire ban in effect from 2300 - 0700 every day and a complete alcohol ban on long weekends. The maximum stay is 14 days. Check-out time is 1100.

Fees: $21.50 per site per night with no fire and $30.30 per site per night with fire. Wood is provided. Campers must self-register and payment is with cash only.

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Address: On the Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy. 1A) 48 km west of Banff and 17 km east of Lake Louise. Banff, AB

Lat/Lng: 51.327215 / -116.038462