Due to Monday morning’s power outage in Jasper National Park from the Chetamon Mountain wildfire, Parks Canada has taken the step to close Wabasso Campground earlier than planned. Wabasso Campground is now closed. The Wabasso Campground closure is not an evacuation and there is no threat to campers from this wildfire. The lack of power in Wabasso Campground makes it infeasible to provide basic campground services in this location. Visitors impacted by cancelled camping reservations will be refunded for their stay. While Wapiti and Whistlers campgrounds remain open, campers are encouraged to leave the park and return another day. Whistlers and Wapiti campgrounds are on limited services, with only cold water and flush toilets.
Is this the time to visit Jasper?
Jasper National Park and the Town of Jasper are experiencing significant challenges caused by the Chetamon Mountain wildfire. No communities are at risk from this lightning-caused wildfire. A potential long-term power outage has left many non-essential community and tourism services, including gas stations, food service and grocery stores without the ability to operate. While visitors are not being turned back from visiting the park at this time, those who have the ability to be flexible with their travel plans should reconsider them. Consider visiting Jasper another day when the wildfire situation subsides.
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- For road access updates call 5-1-1 or visit 511 Alberta
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