Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park: Camping
Backcountry Camping Fees
The largest and most popular camping area in the park is located on a bench above the west side of Magog Lake. This campground has 40 tent pads, a semi-enclosed cooking shelter, an open-air cooking area, several food storage lockers, 2 grey water pits, 3 water taps, and 4 pit toilets. A fee of $10 per person per night is charged (or $5 per child). This is a reservable campground during peak season (June 26 – September 30) via the Discover Camping Reservation Service. During the non-peak season (October 1 – June 25) camping permits for this campground must still be purchased via the Discover Camping reservation system, although reservation transaction charges are waived. There is no cash payment accepted in the park.The main camping area is on a bench above the west side of Magog Lake. Open fires are prohibited.
There is a campground located at the north end of Og Lake, approximately 5 km from Magog Lake. This campground is equipped with 10 tent pads, an outhouse, and a central cooking area with food storage lockers and a grey water pit. A fee of $10 per person per night is charged (or $5 per child). This is a reservable campground during peak season (June 26 – September 30) via the Discover Camping Reservation Service. During the non-peak season (October 1 – June 25) camping permits for this campground must still be purchased via the Discover Camping reservation system, although reservation transaction charges are waived. There is no cash payment accepted in the park.
Water is available from Og Lake.
O’Brien MeadowsA group camping area that can accommodate up to 25 people is located at O’Brien Meadows. Campsite reservations are required for this group site. Contact Assiniboine Lodge for more information.
Huts and Cabins
Naiset Cabin and Hind Hut Fees
There are five alpine cabin shelters, known as the Naiset Huts, located on the south side of Magog Creek; these provide basic accommodation for up to 31 people. A large, fully enclosed log cooking shelter, the Wonder Lodge, serves as a central cooking and social area. It is equipped with propane stoves, lamps, and heat, and has a sink for washing. There is running water in the summer months, and in winter water is available in Magog Creek nearby.
The nightly fee is $20 per night per person, or $50 per family per night. Visitors can make reservations for the Naiset Huts and the Hind Hut through the Assiniboine Lodge as listed below. Reservations are recommended and there is a $5.00 reservation fee for each of the first three nights. For campers who wish to stay at these huts on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend you bring a tent in case the huts are full.
In the winter, reservations are required for the Naiset Huts.
Cabins should be left clean and tidy. Firewood is not available at the Naiset Huts. Visitors are required to bring compressed sawdust logs with them or they may purchase them from Assiniboine Lodge when the Lodge is in operation.
Visitors are encouraged to respect the privacy of Assiniboine Lodge guests.
The lodge and guest cabins are finished in yellow stain while the Naiset Huts have a natural wood finish.
R.C. Hind Hut
A climbing shelter known as the R.C. Hind Hut is located in the Assiniboine Bowl. The hut accommodates 12 and serves as a base camp for mountain climbers. The Hind Hut is $20.00 per person per night plus a $5.00 reservation fee.
Climbers must make a reservation for the Hind Hut through Assiniboine Lodge.
There are a number of campgrounds and rustic cabins [PDF] located in the more outlying areas of Mount Assiniboine Park.
Park visitors can obtain information about the Naiset Huts, the Hind Hut and helicopter reservations by contacting:
Box 8128, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2T8
Phone: 403 678-2883
Fax: 403 678-4877