I’ll come right out and admit it: I’m a lazy camper. I didn’t used to be, but well, age and young children will do that to you. I love camping in Banff and still have the gear, but finding it is another story. Because of this, I got totally jazzed about the equipped campsites in Banff National Park. Here’s a look at our experience.
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I like glamping, but sometimes you want the experience to be a bit more rustic, you know? Fortunately Parks Canada offers several options for slackers like me to get back to nature and the equipped campsites in Banff National Park are one of them.
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Banff Equipped Campsites
Camp day arrived grey and rainy. We rolled up to the equipped campsites at Two Jack Main Campground, just outside of Banff, hurled our sleeping bags into the tent and took off. Seriously, who wants to hang outside in the rain?
All of the 22 equipped camp sites in Banff come with a six-person tent, picnic table, fire pit and wood. Once you’re settled in, a Parks employee will come around and hand you more gear.
You’ll get a camp stove, propane tank and lantern, plus info on hiking and biking trails in the vicinity and a deck of playing cards. All you need to bring is your sleeping gear, food, water and cooking utensils. Oh, and a tarp would be useful if it rains, though they do have shelters you can use nearby.