The Parks Canada on Friday announced that the government will reopen the Whistlers Campground in Jasper National Park. (Photo Credit – Parks Canada)
According to a statement released by Parks Canada, over half of the campsites will be ready for campers when the campground reopens on July 12, 2021, with the majority of sites ready the following week.
With close to 800 campsites, visitors to Whistlers Campground will enjoy a new registration centre, 18 new combined washroom and shower facilities throughout the campground, improved campsites, and restored roads.
The Parks Canada said the improvements to these services are in direct response to camper feedback.
“Underground services have been replaced to improve water, sewer and electrical systems, as well as upgrade many of the existing electrical campsites to 50 Amp service,” the Parks Canada said, adding that “With no significant upgrades made since it was built in the 1960s, the campground is now fully modernized to meet the needs of today’s campers.”
Meanwhile, Parks Canada said work will continue throughout 2021 and over the winter months to naturalise areas in the campground impacted by construction, including landscaping.
Currently, the Parks Canada is working on the finishing touches of the approximately $60 million federal infrastructure investment project.