Stars glisten overhead and fire crackles as you roast marshmallows in the solitude of nature. As you settle into your tent snowflakes begin to fall from the sky and you fall asleep almost instantly, exhausted from a full day of adventure. In the morning you step out of your tent to hear the crunch of fresh snow underfoot, untouched by anyone but yourself.

Winter camping creates unforgettable memories for those who conquer cool winter conditions. Gather your winter gear and head to Astotin Lake Campground to take on the challenge.

Astotin Lake winter campground features:

  • Sites for tents or RV’s
  • Outhouse washroom
  • Self-registration station
  • Firewood (permit can be purchased at the visitor centre or at the self-registration station)

Each campsite includes:

  • Picnic table
  • Fire-pit (fire permit must be purchased when registering at the self-registration station or visitor centre)

Come prepared:

Services are limited and conditions are variable in the winter months. Food, water and indoor facilities are not available on-site. Campers are expected to be self-reliant: 

  • Read safety information available online
  • Prepare a trip plan
  • Check air temperature and wind chill factor before going out
  • Avoid hypothermia and frostbite by dressing appropriately
  • Expect rapidly changing weather conditions
  • Pack all necessary food, water, winter camping equipment, and first-aid supplies
  • In case of emergency call 911
  • Be prepared for the possibility that you may have to wait for help if you have an accident
  • Cell phone coverage is not available everywhere


  • $4.90 per person/per night
  • Firewood available with permit: $8.80/night

Fees payable at the Visitor Centre during operating hours or at the self-registration kiosk; only cash or cheque accepted at the self-registration kiosk.

For more Information:

Phone or stop by the Visitor Centre during office hours