The best camping near Glacier National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Glacier National Park adventure.

Lofty peaks, picturesque freight trains, and tumbling glaciers await.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Glacier National Park


Canadian Rockies Retreat

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents150 acres · BC
Experience true seclusion in a remote, picturesque setting. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to enjoy a private, nature-filled retreat in the Canadian Rockies. With access to a creek, 3 waterfalls and a surrounding forest, this is the perfect place to escape the busyness of city life. Spend your days exploring the waterfalls and the iconic Blaeberry River! Follow the Waterfall signs to get to the first waterfall then go up the canyon to see the other ones. The Blaeberry River offers gentler rafting and paddling opportunities. There are also SUP, kayak and canoe guided tours and rentals nearby. There’s plenty of hiking, fishing, paddling and biking to enjoy. We have 3 different listings available an off-grid cabin, 2 yurts or a tent site with 3 different campsites available. We look forward to hosting you!
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Boulder Mountain Resort

22 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents14 acres · Revelstoke, BC
Discover the year-round charm of BMR, a pet-friendly camping, glamping, and RV resort nestled in the picturesque Revelstoke, BC. Our resort offers a range of accommodation options, including fully serviced RV sites, unique glamping experiences, and a meticulously maintained forest campground with well-lit surroundings. Whether you're seeking a base for thrilling adventures in Revelstoke or a refreshing stop during your journey from Vancouver to Calgary, BMR provides the perfect setting. Embrace the beauty of the natural surroundings, enjoy the convenience of fully serviced RV sites, and explore the unique glamping options that make your stay unforgettable. At BMR, we welcome you to experience the best of Revelstoke's outdoor wonders and create lasting memories in our resort's inviting atmosphere.
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Goonieland GlamperVan & Sauna Camp

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents200 acres · BC
Welcome to Goonieland. We are an off-grid Permaculture farm perched on the edge of the Rocky Mountains. We are conveniently located between Yoho and Glacier National Parks, 20 minutes from Golden BC. The sauna campground is in a meadow above our farm with epic mountain views and creeks nearby. The purpose of Goonieland is to learn, practice and teach permaculture, regenerative agriculture, and natural law, while moving towards sovereignty, intentional community, and ecosystem restoration. We open our land to our fellow freedom fighters and folks walking the road toward a regenerative future and self-responsibility. We have three family tenting sites and a glampervan with a shared wood-fired sauna! #1 Sauna Under the Stars Ample room for tents and small caravans/campers with mountain views and a shared wood-fired sauna. #2 The Glamper-Van: Our cozy glamper van has a cush bamboo mattress, laminate flooring, wood paneling, mood lighting, charging ports, and a cubic mini wood stove! A hammock, fire pit, and shared 4-person wood-fired sauna await you. As our property is accessed from the Trans-Canada Highway you will be asked to review detailed instructions on how to best approach and leave the property.
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The best camping near Glacier National Park guide



Glacier-clad mountains welcome campers in Canada’s Glacier National Park, not to be confused with the U.S. park of the same name in Montana. Accessed via the Trans-Canada Highway and set near Rogers Pass, the park’s primary campgrounds are in a relatively flat area of the park and prime starting points for treks along wildflower-studded trails to reach snow-covered glaciers. Backcountry campsites are also available with a permit. Near the park’s western entrance, the Hemlock Grove boardwalk trail encircles towering trees located in an interior rainforest.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for history buffs: Illecillewaet Campground follows an old railroad grade and is big on rail history.
  • Best for hikers: Backcountry campsites are great options for experienced campers and hikers.
  • Best for families: Loop Brook Campground is an intimate campground with only 20 campsites.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Campsites at Illecillewaet Campground are first-come, first-served, while Loop Brook campsites can be booked in advance. Backcountry camping requires a permit.
  2. Glacier’s campgrounds can be reserved for stays between late June and early September.
  3. Holiday weekends are always busy—Victoria Day (third Monday in May), Canada Day (July 1), BC Day (first Monday in August), and Labour Day (first Monday in September).

When to go

Glacier National Park is busiest in July and August, but the vast majority of traffic on the Trans-Canada highway is passing through en route to Calgary or Vancouver and does not stop overnight. High alpine trails are often snow-covered until mid-July, but low-elevation trails are suitable for snowshoes in winter. Backcountry skiing is popular from November to May. Subalpine wildflower meadows are a riot of colour in mid-summer and into fall.

Know before you go

  • The Trans-Canada Highway is subject to closure due to avalanche control in winter.
  • Grizzly bears, black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats can often be seen and appreciated, but visitors need to keep their distance.
  • None of Glacier’s campgrounds have shower facilities.

Nearby attractions

  • For a refreshing, serene getaway, camping near Johnson Lake is a must. Plunge into the crystal clear waters and enjoy the unique Johnson Lake camping experience, full of relaxing swims, calming nature trails, and enchanting lakeside picnics.
  • For those seeking tranquility and incredible scenery, camping near Maligne Lake is a dream. The Maligne Lake camping experience encompasses the awe-inspiring beauty of glacier-fed waters, lush forests, and abundant wildlife, creating an unforgettable getaway.

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