By far one of the most beloved outdoor activities that thousands of Canadians takes part in each year is camping. With the wide range of places to go and accessibility for people of all ages and skill levels, camping has quickly become one of the quintessential elements of a Canadian lifestyle. Due to the huge variety of camping options, it can often seem like a daunting task choosing exactly where you will sleep under the stars each year. To help you out, we have put together a list of our Top 50 Favourite Campgrounds, all the way from the west coast wonder of Vancouver Island, to the exotic environment on the east! So read up and start being the happiest of happy campers this year!

 

Yukon

  1. Kathleen Lake Campground – Kluane National Park

Although Kluane National Park is well known for its rugged backcountry adventures, you do not have to go too far into the park to find some of Canada’s best camping! Kathleen Lake Campground is a 39-site campground that operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Situated along the sparkling shores of Kathleen Lake, those who get a chance to stay there have access to pit toilets, bear-proof storage lockers and a wide array of hiking, paddling, and mountain viewing opportunities.

 

Kathleen Lake Campground. Photo credit: Murray Lundberg

 

BC

  1. Green Point Campground – Pacific Rim National Park

As one of the most captivating places to visit on Vancouver Island, it is no surprise that Pacific Rim National Park also features one of Canada’s best campgrounds. In the famous Long Beach unit of the park, just outside of Tofino, BC, Green Point Campground offers 94 drive-in sites as well as 20 walk in sites. The campground offers flush toilets, showers, picnic tables, and fire pits at each site, and a short path that leads right to the breathtaking beach, so visitors can crawl out of their tents right to a morning surf.

 

Green Point Rec Site

 

  1. Lake of the Woods Campground –Cathedral Provincial Park

Nestled in the breathtaking 33,077 hectare (81,735 ac) Cathedral Provincial Park, in the Thompson Okanagan, Lake of the Woods Campground offers 28 sites, two pit toilets and spectacular views. Although there are no fires allowed at this campground, you will still have plenty to do during the evenings, stargazing at the unpolluted night sky and enjoying the remote wilderness of Cathedral Provincial Park. During the day, explore the area using some of the best hiking and backpacking trails in this region, with jagged mountain peaks to climb, turquoise lakes to take a dip in and alpine meadows to roam through.

 

Lake Of The Woods

 

Berg Lake Campground –Mount Robson Provincial Park

To get one of the best views in all of Mount Robson Provincial Park, and one of the most famous in the Canadian Rockies, you will want to camp at the Berg Lake Campground. After hiking in along the 23 km (14 mi) trail, there are 26 tent pads for hikers to spend the night and enjoy the breathtaking sight of Berg Lake. The azure blue waters, situated at the base of towering Mount Robson, make for an incredible view to wake up to, and you can even enjoy some of the other campsites and trails around the area. Although backcountry camping experience is recommended, the sights you will see are well worth the extra effort and adventure! Reservations are highly recommended as well and are accepted starting in January of each year.

 

Berg Lake Campground - Backroadmapbooks Canadian Rockies

 

 

Alice Lake Campground –Alice Lake Provincial Park

13 km (8 mi) north of Squamish, BC, Alice Lake Campground hosts 108 reservable sites, with 55 of them offering electrical hook-ups. Surrounded by cascading mountains, dense forests and sprawling grassy areas, you will find plenty of places to explore during the day after a well-rested sleep in Alice Lake Campground. The four freshwater lakes are great for swimming, fishing, and canoeing, and the variety of trails offer perfect hiking opportunities for all ages and skill levels. Here you will also find day use areas, washrooms, showers, a playground and more!

 

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  1. Alouette Lake Campground –Golden Ears Provincial Park

In the Vancouver, Coastal & Mountain region of BC, Alouette Lake Campground is one of the most popular destinations for anyone looking for a quick escape to the backcountry. With 205 sites, there is more than enough space for everyone, but come summertime sites do get reserved quickly, so book well in advance of your trip! Aside from the variety of hiking trails to explore within Golden Ears Park, visitors to Allouette Lake Campground will also find fun in boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming, water skiing, windsurfing or just lounging around on the sandy beach!  

 

Alouette Lake Campground - Backroadmapbooks Vancouver Coast & Mountains

 

 

  1. Lightning Lake Campground –E.C. Manning Provincial Park

Found just off of Highway 3 in the Thompson Okanagan’s Southernmost point, Manning Park offers a paradise of outdoor exploration. While you can enjoy the park year-round with the many trails and adventures it offers, one of the peak times to visit is in the summer when the area of rugged mountains, valleys, meadows, lakes and rivers comes alive with fun. Lightning Lake Campground is easily the most popular of the 4 offered in the park, and boasts 143 reservable sites, as well as some yurts for a more luxurious stay. From May 19 – October 9, Lightning Lake Campground offers full services such as bathrooms and showers which are all wheelchair accessible.

 

Lightning Lake. Photo credit: princetonbc.com

 

  1. Magog Campground –Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Situated along the shores of the incredible Lake Magog, in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, Magog Campsite offers 29 designated sites with gravel pads, 4 pit toilets, 3 water taps, bear caches and even a semi-enclosed cooking area. Although no fires are allowed at this campground, you will love falling asleep under the shimmering night sky.

 

Magog Lake Campground - Backroadmapbooks BC GPS Maps

 

  1. Murtle Lake Campground –Wells Gray Provincial Park

Within the breathtaking backcountry of Wells Gray Provincial Park, in the northern Thompson Okanagan region, Murtle Lake Campground is a popular destination for paddlers and anglers alike. These 69 sites are only accessible by canoe, but is the largest and one of the most well-known canoe-only lakes in North America. The 100 km (62 mi) of pristine shoreline set the scene for a perfect place to camp for the night, weekend or even a full week. In this wilderness campsite, you will find a food cache, pit toilet and fire rings. Sites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Murtle Lake. Photo credit: campingcanucks.com

 

  1. Takakkaw Falls Campground –Yoho National Park

Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, Takakkaw Falls Campground is a must-stop destination. At this campground in Yoho National Park you will find 35 walk-in campsites open from mid-June to the end of September. The site itself is situated right at the base of the impressive Takakkaw Falls, where you have access to food caches, a kitchen shelter, picnic tables, pit toilets and an amazing place to spend the night falling asleep under the falls.

 

Takakkaw Falls Campground. Photo credit Parks Canada

 

  1. Redstreak Campground –Kootenay National Park

Located just on the outskirts of the world-famous Radium Hot springs, in the Kootenay Rockies, Redstreak Campground is the biggest site in Kootenay National Park and one of the most enjoyable in Canada. Featuring 242 sites, 50 with full hook-up and 38 with just electrical, the campground also features oTENTiks (half-tent, half-cabin structures) for a more special sleep. At Redstreak Campground you will also find showers, flush toilets, kitchen shelters, a sani-dump station, playground, and tons of trails and activities in the area to enjoy!

 

Redstreak Campground - Backroadmapbooks BC GPS Maps

 

Alberta

  1. Columbia Icefields Campground –Jasper National Park

With so much to see and do in Jasper National Park, it is important to figure out where you are going to stay for the night while you fill your days with Canadian Rocky adventures! One of the best views in the park is the Columbia Icefield, which also happens to be home to one of Canada’s best campgrounds! While there is only room for 33 groups at Columbia Icefields Campground, those who get a chance to book it will be waking up to a very cool view. Open from mid-June to October, the campground can get very chilly at night, but campers can warm up by the fire in one of Canada’s most treasured parks!

 

Columbia Icefields Camground - Backroadmapbooks AB GPS Maps

 

  1. Point Campground –Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

To direct you towards great camping in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, we suggest staying a night at Point Campground. Located along the shores of Upper Kananakis Lake, you can reserve camping here year-round to enjoy one of the 20 sites, complete with fire pits, food lockers, pit toilets and incredible views. The quickest way to get to Point Campground is from the Northern Interlakes Day Use Area along the 3.4 km (2.1 mi) trail.

 

View from Point Campground. Photo credit: playoutsideguide.com

 

  1. Townsite Campground –Waterton Lakes National Park

Best known as where the mountains meet the prairies, Waterton Lakes National Park hosts scenery you will not believe is real. With snow-capped mountain peaks, piercing blue lakes and an abundance of wildlife, there is always something to see and do while in Waterton Lakes, so much so that you will need a few days there to see it all! One of the best places to camp in the park  is at the Townsite Campground. Found right on the shores of the striking Waterton Lake, the site has 223 reservable sites including 90 full-service sites and 42 with electrical only. At Townsite Campground you will also find kitchen shelters, washrooms, showers and premier access to the Waterton Lakes backcountry. The campground is open mid-May to mid-September.

 

Townsite Campground. Photo credit: albertawow.com/

 

  1. Writing-on-Stone Campground –Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

In the dry, arid lands of Southern Alberta, Writing on Stone Provincial Park offers one of the best opportunities to witness native rock paintings and unique geological formations and features one of Canada’s best campgrounds! With 64 reservable sites, 45 that have power, three comfort camping spots, and a group camping area with its own separate pit toilets, there is plenty of room for everyone to experience the wonder of Writing on Stone Campground. Amenities include a convenience store, flush toilets, showers, a playground, a visitor centre and a dump station. After a well rested night at the campground, be sure to check out the interpretive trails nearby, as well as the world famous Hoodoo Trail or even try your luck fishing in the Milk River.

 

Writing-on-Stone Campground - Backroadmapbooks Southern Alberta

 

  1. Two Jack Campground –Banff National Park

Located 12 km (7.5 mi) from the city of Banff, Two Jack Campground has 380 secluded campsites with flush toilets, picnic shelters and a sani-dump in the wild and wooded area. Two Jack Campground is an excellent way to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy parts of the park, but still get to enjoy the beauty of Banff. Reservations can be made 14 days in advance.

 

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Image: Two Jack Campground - @mikeemoe_

 

 

Saskatchewan

  1. Frenchman River Valley Campground –Grasslands National Park

The unique wilderness wonderland of Grasslands National Park is home to many breathtaking places to explore, including the Frenchman River Valley Campground. Found in the West Block of the park, the campground offers 24 campsites, 18 with electrical hook up, and you can reserve specific sites between May 1 and October 9. Here, in this peaceful prairie setting, visitors can enjoy exploring the rolling hills, the view of the Frenchman River, and incredible night sky viewing opportunities.

 

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Image: Broken Hills Route (Frenchman River Valley) - @normanhikes (normanhikes.com)

 

  1. Good Spirit Lake Campgrounds –Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park

To enjoy an upbeat trip in Saskatchewan’s Backcountry, Good Spirit Lake Campground is the perfect place. The beach at Good Spirit Lake was named by Maclean’s Magazine as one of the best in the entire country, so it is no wonder that this is a popular campground to spend a summer day lounging away. With over 200 sites, 126 with electrical hook up, washrooms, showers, laundry facilities, playgrounds, a recreation hall, tennis court and a sani-dump station, a stay at Good Spirit Lake Campground is sure to be enjoyed by all!

 

Good Spirit Lake. Photo credit: tourismsaskatchewan.com

 

  1. Meadows Campground –Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park features four distinct habitats and features steep inclines, dense valleys and the only spot in Saskatchewan where you will find Lodgepole pine. To get to enjoy the parks full backcountry, you will need a place to stay for the night as you explore during the day, and one the best places is Meadows Campground. With 143 sites, washrooms, showers and a playground, Meadows Campground is the perfect place to rest your head for the night after a full day of exploring the 18,400 hectares (45,450 ac) of backcountry in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.

 

Meadows Campground. Photo credit: prairietrailrentals.com/

 

  1. Birch Campground –Duck Mountain Provincial Park

Within the oasis of boreal uplands in Saskatchewan’s Duck Mountain Provincial Park, you will find three prime backcountry camping destinations, one of them being Birch Campground. Here you will find 207 sites, all with electricity and wheelchair accessible washrooms, along with showers and a sani-dump station. Starting April 7, 2017 you can make reservations for a maximum 14- night stay to ensure everyone gets to enjoy this incredible campground and park.

 

Birch Campground - Backroadmapbooks Saskatchewan GPS Maps

 

  1. Beaver Glen Campground –Prince Albert National Park

Prince Albert National Park is an incredible place for adventures all year round. With over 1,500 lakes and streams to explore, more than 99 km (60 mi) of trails and breathtaking backcountry landscapes, you will need a couple of days to fit all the fun in! Beaver Glen Campground is the perfect place to park your tent and rest up for the night, before another day of exploring one of Saskatchewan’s most pristine parks. With 200 reservable sites, all with electrical hook-ups, 10 oTENTik sites, washrooms, showers, camp kitchens, a sani-dump station and a beach, Beaver Glen Campground makes for a comfortable and beautiful stay!

 

Beaver Glen Campground - Backroadmapbooks Saskatchewan GPS Maps

 

Manitoba

  1. Grand Beach Campground –Grand Beach Provincial Park

Since the early 1920s, Grand Beach has caught the attention of water lovers across the world, due to the breathtaking 3 km (1.9 mi) stretch of sweeping sand and rolling dunes that reach as high as 12 metres (39 ft). Grand Beach Campground offers more than enough places for everyone to stay with 404 sites and about half of them offering electrical hook ups. At the campground you will also have access to washrooms, showers, an amphitheatre, beach-side changing rooms, a boat launch, concession, a playground, picnic area, a medical clinic, a laundromat, a sani-dump station and even a tennis court! With 5 self-guiding trails around the park that guide visitors through jack pine forest, spruce bog and a large lagoon, Grand Beach Campground is a great destination to find a huge amount of adventure!

 

Grand Beach Campground - Backroadmapbooks Manitoba

 

 

  1. Wellman Lake Campground –Duck Mountain Provincial Park

Duck Mountain Provincial Park offers some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities in all of Manitoba, and also features on of the best campgrounds in Canada! Wellman Lake Campground hosts year-round camping with 115 sites complete with washrooms, showers, a playground, concession, a restaurant, grocery store, a gas station, volleyball and tennis courts, laundry facilities and more! After a well-rested night in Manitoba’s beautiful backcountry, you can explore the many day-use trails of Duck Mountain Provincial Park, or enjoy fishing the various roadside and semi-remote lakes, teeming with freshwater fish to be caught!

 

Wellman Lake Campground - Backroadmapbooks Manitoba GPS Maps

 

 

  1. Tulabi Falls Campground –Nopiming Provincial Park

Running along the border of Ontario, Nopiming Provincial Park is characterized by incredible Canadian Shield formations of rock outcroppings, lakes and rivers, jack pine forest, dotted marshes and black spruce trees. While most of the park can only be accessed by hiking or canoe/boat, you can still enjoy frontcountry camping at Tulabi Falls Campground. With 17 rustic sites, 19 electrical sites, a beach, boat launch, pit toilets, concession and a group camping area, you will find plenty of comfort camping at Tulabi Falls. Use the rest of your time there to see the breathtaking Tulabi Falls, meander through the calm waterways and enjoy the backcountry of Nopiming Provincial Park.

 

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Image: Tualbi Falls - @ctshoyt

 

  1. Whirlpool Lake Campground –Riding Mountain National Park

Intersected by Highway 10, Riding Mountain National Park hosts some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in all of North America, as well as one of the best campgrounds in Canada! Whirlpool Lake Campground offers a small, intimate setting with 14 large sites with fire pits, picnic tables and amazing views of Whirlpool Lake. The parking lot is approximately 50 metres (164 ft) from the campsites, so be prepared to have to carry in your equipment. At the campground, visitors have access to kitchen shelters, firewood, a boat dock, and existing nearby trails to explore.

 

Whirlpool Lake. Photo credit: Brock Meyers

 

  1. Adam Lake Campground -Turtle Mountain Provincial Park

In Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, you will find lush, rolling hills, over 200 lakes and wetlands, rich hardwood forests featuring aspen, Manitoba maple, elm black poplar, ash and birch, and the famous Adam Lake Campground. Featuring 44 sites with electric and water hook up, and 45 with just electrical, along with 24 basic sites, everyone and anyone can find comfort camping at Adam Lake. With washrooms, showers, picnic sites, a playground, a volleyball court, a baseball diamond, an equestrian area, a fish cleaning station, a beach, fishing, hiking trails, biking trails and a boat launch, you will not have a hard time finding something to do while you are there either!

 

Adam Lake Campground. Photo credit:travelcanadavisual.com

 

 

 

Ontario

  1. Canisbay Lake Campground –Algonquin Provincial Park

Well known as one of the best parks in Canada, Algonquin Provincial Park also features some incredible camping opportunities, including those found at Canisbay Lake Campground. Located right along the Highway 60 Corridor, Canisbay Lake offers 242 drive-in sites and 16 paddle-in sites. Sites can accommodate everything from a tent to a large RV and there are flush toilets, laundry facilities and showers available for an all-around comfortable, and wonderful, stay.  

 

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Image: Canisbay Lake - @happyontariocamper

 

  1. Thousand Islands Campground –Thousand Islands National Park

Thousand Islands National Park consists of a series of over 20 island properties all with small docks for visiting boaters, picnic tables, outhouses and short hiking trails. Though each of the islands in the park can be accessed by boat only, the camping opportunities are well worth the extra effort to get there. Within the park, there are 36 reservable campsites, 25 sites that are on a first-come, first-served basis and 5 oTENTiks to rent as well. While there, visitors can enjoy swimming, bird watching, geocaching, hiking, scuba diving, and snowshoeing.

 

Thousand Islands Campground. Photo credittravelcanadavisual.com

 

  1. Agawa Bay Campground –Parks Canada

Covering 1,556 km2 (600 mi2) along the shores of one of Canada’s Great Lakes, Lake Superior Provincial Park is home to wildlife, rushing rivers, waterfalls and canyons galore. Located right on the lake itself, Agawa Bay Campground has 147 sites, more than half of which have a view of Lake Superior, and flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities to make your stay even more super.

 

Agawa Bay Campground. Photo creditTonydeGroot

 

  1. George Lake Campground –Killarney Provincial Park

As the inspiration for paintings by the famous Group of Seven, you can only imagine the striking natural beauty of Killarney Provincial Park. The most scenic part of the park is at the George Lake Access point and offers the best place to call home for the night. At George Lake Campground, you will find 28 sites, 6 yurts, washrooms, showers, laundry service, a boat launch, a park store and canoe rentals. With some of the most captivating canoe routes in the province, and mountains that reach over 2.3 billion years of age, Killarney Provincial Park and George Lake Campground are the perfect start to a killer adventure!

 

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  1. Mazinaw Lake Campground –Bon Echo Provincial Park

Nestled in the heart of Cottage Country Ontario, Bon Echo Provincial Park hosts some of the best backcountry and camping opportunities in all of Canada. Along the western shore of Mazinaw Lake you will find Mazinaw Lake Campground, equipped with 532 reservable campsites, 6 yurts, 6 camp cabins, washrooms, laundry facilities, showers, a park store, a visitor centre, a boat launch and more! Visitors will want to spend a few days enjoying the historic carvings and monumental adventures in Bon Echo Park, so be sure to book ahead for a comfortable night's rest at Mazinaw Lake Campground.

 

Mazinaw Lake Campground - Backroadmapbooks Ontario GPS Maps

 

  1. Dawson Trail Campground –Quetico Provincial Park

In the premier backcountry of Quetico Provincial Park, located in the heart of Northwestern Ontario, you will find one of the best places to camp in all of Canada. Hugging the perimeter of the park, on the shores of French Lake, Dawson Trail Campground has 106 campsites, showers, washrooms, laundry facilities and more for those looking to explore Quetico, but still enjoy the luxury of drive-in camping. At Dawson Trail Campground, visitors will also have access to seven hiking trails, including a intricate boardwalk that takes hikers over the Pickerel River. Because Quetico is considered a wilderness park, travelers are encouraged to have high-level backcountry experience before venturing into the interior of the park, but for those just looking for a great weekend, or week getaway, Dawson Trail Campground offers it all!

 

Dawson Trail Campground. Photo credit: visitatikokan.com

 

  1. Sandbanks Campground –Sandbanks Provincial Park

Sandbanks Provincial Park hosts giant sand dunes, which make up two of the largest freshwater baymouth sandbars in the world and is one of the most popular destinations in Cottage Country Ontario. Aside from amazing beaches and great boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities, Sandbanks Provincial Park also hosts a picture-perfect campground setting. Sandbanks Campground has 548 sites, 193 of which have electrical hook-up, as well as two cottages and two group campsites for rent. Sandbanks campground also has a visitor centre, park store, play area, boat launch, washrooms with both laundry and showers, and more to make your summer stay in sandbanks the best it can be.

 

Sandbanks Campground - Backroadmapbooks Ontario GPS Maps

 

Quebec

  1. Cap-Bon-Ami Campground –Forillon National Park

Hugging the sea and combining the striking views of towering cliffs and dense Canadian forest, Forillon National Park offers a range of outdoor experiences, and the chance to stay in one of Canada’s most incredible campgrounds. Cap-Bon-Ami Campground is the smaller of the few in the park, with only 38 sites all without electricity, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in views. Cap-Bon-Ami boasts toilets, showers and an amazing lookout point of one of the best views in the parks, and is just a short walk to a nearby pebble beach and trail.

 

Cap Bon Ami Campground. Photo credit: www.quebecoriginal.com

 

  1. Rivière à la Pêche Campground –La Mauricie National Park

La Mauricie National Park offers an abundance of outdoor recreation that backcountry explorers will love, especially the camping opportunities found there. The Rivière à la Pêche Campground has 235 campsites, 98 of which have electricity, kitchen shelters, pit toilets and is close to a large network of hiking and mountain bike trails. Along with a nearby beach, corner store and boat rental shop, a stay at Rivière à la Pêche Campground is the perfect summer escape in Quebec’s backcountry.

 

Rivière à la Pêche Campground. Photo credit: tourismemauricie.com

 

  1. Lac Chat Campground -Mont Tremblant National Park

Lac Chat Campground is really the cat’s pajamas when it comes to campgrounds in Canada. Located in the La Diable sector of Mont Tremblant National Park, the campground features 83 campsites that can accommodate both tents and RVS, and is only 7 km (4.3 mi) from the entrance of the park. Here you will also find great trails and paddling routes to explore, as well as the beginning of “Les Méandres de Deiable” canoe and kayak route.

 

Lac Chat Campground. Photo credit: quebecoriginal.com

 

New Brunswick

  1. Point Wolfe Campground –Fundy National Park

With the world's, highest tides, it is no wonder that thousands of people travel to Fundy National Park each year. Aside from experiencing amazing tides while you are there, you can also get the chance to experience some amazing camping! At Point Wolfe Campground you will have your choice of 145 reservable campsites, or you can try a whole new way of camping in a oTENTik or Goutte d’Ô.  The campground comes equipped with washrooms, showers, kitchen shelters, and fire pits and the site is open from late May until the beginning of September.

 

Pointe Wolfe Campground - Backroadmapbooks New Brunswick

 

  1. South Kouchibouguac Campground –Kouchibouguac National Park

Made up of 238 km2 (148 mi2) of beaches, forest and wetlands, Kouchibouguac National Park boasts some of the warmest salt waters north of Virginia and one of the best campgrounds in Canada! South Kouchibouguac Campground contains 311 frontcountry sites that can accommodate both tents, and RVs. 71 of the sites also include water, sewage and electricity hook-up, while the remaining 98 just have electricity. At the campground, you will also find fire pits, kitchen shelters, playgrounds, washrooms, showers, wireless internet, a convenience store and a laundromat. Open from mid-May to early October, you will not want to miss the experience of camping at South Kouchibouguac Campground.

 

Kouchibouguac Campground - Backroadmapbooks New Brunswick

 

  1. Armstrong Brook Campground –Mount Carleton Provincial Park

Resting upon some of the oldest Mountains in North America, Mount Carleton Provincial Park is one of New Brunswick’s most visited and enjoyed sites. The rich and vibrant park protects over 17,000 hectares (41,990 ac) of forests and is home to 100 species of birds, 30 different species of mammals and Armstrong Brook Campground. Armstrong Brook Campground is the largest campground within Mount Carleton Provincial Park with 88 tent and trailer sites, a breathtaking beach, washrooms, showers, kitchen shelter, and a canteen open in season!

 

Hiking trail in Mount Carleton Provincial Park. Photo credit: Tourism New Brunswick

 

  1. Sugarloaf Campgrounds –Sugarloaf Provincial Park

A sweet place to adventure in New Brunswick is Sugarloaf Provincial Park. The Sugarloaf Campsite offers 76 campsites, 57 of which have electrical hook ups, paddleboat rentals, laundry facilities, a playground, tennis courts, basketball nets, recreational activities, shower facilities and more! This unique park has over 25 km (16 mi) of hiking and biking trails, some of the best wildlife and bird viewing opportunities in New Brunswick and even features an alpine slide! For an adventure that is sure to be a treat, book a stay at Sugarloaf Campground in Sugarloaf Provincial Park.

 

Sugarloaf Provincial Park. Photo credit: Tourism New Brunswick

 

Nova Scotia

  1. Corney Brook Campground –Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Situated at the tip of Cape Breton Island, between the gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean, this is a backcountry beauty like none other. Cape Breton Highlands National Park features 950 km2 (366 mi2) of canyons, waterfalls, sandy beaches, forests, barrens and bogs. The best place to enjoy this park’s seaside splendor is from the Oceanside campground of Corney Brook. Corney Brook Campground offers 20 un-serviced sites, one washroom building with flush toilets, fireplaces and unobstructed 360 degree views of the water – right from your tent. This quaint campground is the perfect place to stay the night while you rest up for a day of exploringNova Scotia’s beloved Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

 

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Image: Corney Brook Campground - @k_lyn.rose

 

 

  1. Ingonish Campground –Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish Campground, located by the village of Ingonish Beach in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, is open from mid-May to early October and offers the ideal place for a weekend, week or day of family-friendly fun! With just a 10 minute walk right to the beach, freshwater swimming, hiking, tennis courts, a soccer field, a playground and more, you will not run of things to do and see while you are there! Ingonish Campground hosts 4 oTENTik’s (2 with a view of the beach), 5 equipped campsites, and 51 un-serviced sites all with a fire pit.

 

Ingonish Campground - Backroadmapbooks Nova Scotia GPS Maps

 

  1. Five Islands Campground –Five Islands Provincial Park

As one of Nova Scotia’s premier outdoor destinations, Five Islands Provincial Park also hosts one of the top rated campgrounds. Five Islands Campground has both wooded and open areas and offers 90 campsites along with a few group sites. There are shower and washroom facilities and you can book a site any time from mid-may to mid-October to get a chance to see the spectacular scenery and unique geological treasures of Five Islands Provincial Park.

 

Five Islands Provincial Park. Photo credit: Nova Scotia Parks

 

  1. Amherst Shore Campground –Amherst Shore Provincial Park

With access to Nova Scotia’s warmest waters on the Northumberland Strait, Amherst Shore Provincial Park is the ideal place to spend a summer weekend. The campground has 42 un-serviced, forested sites, as well as shower and washroom facilities. From mid-June until mid-October visitors can take full advantage of the comfortable campground and surrounding backcountry, such as the 2.5 km (1.6 mi) trail connecting the campground to the beach and the abundant wildlife viewing opportunities.

 

Amherst Shore Campground - Backroadmapbooks Nova Scotia GPS Maps

 

  1. Jeremys Bay Campground –Kejimkujik National Park

The easily accessed wilderness of Kejimkujik National Park offers an amazing array of hiking, wildlife viewing, paddling, and fishing opportunities. As well as hosting outdoor recreation of all sorts, Kejimkujik also has one of the best campgrounds in all of Canada. Jeremys Bay Campground has 355 camp sites, 6 of which are wheelchair accessible, 10 oTENTiks and is complete with showers, washrooms, electrical hook-us and more! While the campground is a great place to visit in the summer, and you can explore the 91 km (56 mi) of nearby hiking trails, Jeremys Bay is also open year round.

 

Jeremy’s Bay Campground. Photo credit: womo-abenteuer.de

 

Newfoundland

  1. Green Point Campground –Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park features a world-famous landscape made up of some very dramatic scenery. Between the cascading fjords, towering cliffs and booming waterfalls, you will need to be there for more than a day or two in order to get to see and do it all. With tons of rugged interior campsites and 5 vehicle access campgrounds, you have a wide selection to choose from, but for the best views and proximity to the most fun, your best bet is to stay at Green Point Campground. Open year round, Green Point has flush toilets, a kitchen area and 31 campsite all with spectacular sunset and water views. Similar to the Green Point Campground in Tofino, BC, on the other side of the country, this one offers some of the best coastal views and adventures to wake up to!

 

JGreen Point Campground - Backroadmapbooks Newfoundland GPS Maps

 

  1. Newman Sound Campground –Terra Nova National Park

Situated on the rugged coast of Newfoundland, Terra Nova National Park protects 402 km2 (105 mi2) of boreal forest shelters, abundant marine wildlife, and calm interior ponds and sounds. The park boasts ample opportunity for hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, wildlife viewing, and outdoor adventures of all kinds. Here you will also find one of the most welcoming and charming campgrounds in Canada – Newman Sound Campground. Newman Sound has 342 campsites, 100 that offer electrical hook-ups, showers, laundry facilities, playgrounds and a grocery store.

 

Newman Sound. Photo credit ontherocktrip.blogspot.ca/

 

  1. Notre Dame Campground –Notre Dame Provincial Park

Notre Dame Provincial Park borders on the calm waters of Junction Pond and features the best representation of central Newfoundland’s unique fauna and flora. Camping at Notre Dame Campground is available year round and there are 100 campsites (36 with electrical hook-up), as well as showers, laundry facilities, playgrounds, an activity centre, a small convenience store and rental cabins too! In the summer, visitors can enjoy swimming in the sandy beaches, fishing or boating on the pond, cycling the park roads or renting a paddle boat to splash around, while winters come alive with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

 

Notre Dame Campground. Photo credit:www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/

 

PEI

  1. Cavendish Campground –Prince Edward Island National Park

Prince Edward Island National Park features warm oceans, jagged red sandstone cliffs, iconic trail systems and the world-famous site of Anne of Green Gables. The biggest, and in our opinion best, campsite in the park is the Cavendish Campground. Here you will find over 200 sites, and incredible views of the longest sand dunes in PEI. Along with great trails for hiking and cycling, the campground also offers showers, flush toilets, a laundromat, kitchen shelters and exclusive supervised white sand beaches.

 

Cavendish Campground. Photo credit:www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/

 

  • Green Park Campground –Green Park Provincial Park
  • Once the site of an active shipyard, Green Park Provincial Park is now home to one of Canada’s top 50 campgrounds. Green Park Campground boasts 80 tent sites, 22 three-way sites, 22 two-way sites and 12 riverfront cabins. With a laundromat, flush toilets, showers, a kitchen shelter and a dumping station, you have everything you need to get cozy camping at Green Park. Open from mid-June to mid-September, you will love spending your summer exploring the wooden shipbuilding display, museum and nature trails.

     

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