Four permits can be reserved per transaction. There is no limit to the number of transactions.
When you arrive at the campground tent pads are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Campers aged 15 and under camp for free, but still require a permit.
Permits for campers aged 16 and older are $12 per person, per night.
There is a non-refundable reservation fee of $12 per booking transaction. There is a non-refundable change fee for permit changes.
For a refund of backcountry camping permit fees, a cancellation or change must be made more than 72 hours before 2:00 p.m. of the scheduled arrival date. For example:
If a Backcountry Reservation is booked for Friday and Saturday nights and the cancellation request is received by 1:59 pm on Tuesday, the camping permits will be refunded.
If a Backcountry Reservation is booked for Friday and Saturday nights and the cancellation request is received by 1:59 pm on Wednesday, only the permit for Saturday will be refunded.
If a Backcountry Reservation is booked for Friday and Saturday nights and the cancellation request is received by 1:59 pm on Thursday, no refund will be provided.
Each camper must have a camping permit.
A maximum of 6 people and one tent is permitted on each site. Exceptions:
2 tents are permitted per site at Big Elbow and Tombstone Backcountry Campgrounds.
At Mount Romulus two tents are permitted in the equestrian campground sites and on sites 9 and 10 in the regular campground; sites 1-8 do not permit two tents per site.
Two hammock-style tents or two bivouac bags are considered equivalent to one tent in all Kananaskis Country Backcountry Campgrounds.
Groups are not permitted to book more than 67% of the total sites in any backcountry campground and if the following groups size limits are to be exceeded, prior approval is required from the Regional Permit Coordinator
Group size limit - 35: Point, Forks, Quaite Valley, Tombstone, Mount Romulus and Big Elbow
Groups size limit - 15: Aster Lake, Three Isle Lake, Turbine Canyon, Elbow Lake, Jewell Bay, Lillian Lake, Ribbon Falls, Ribbon Lake