Top 10 Campsites In Canada

campsites in canada
Angela
Angela 
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Canada is known for its many off the beaten path, breathtaking natural scenery dotted all across the country. The four seasons are ever working, painting the forests, mountains and lakes with different colours all throughout the year. Natural parks are tucked away in quiet regions of the country, creating a peaceful and serene atmosphere. There’s no shortage of amazing campsites overlooking surreal landscapes in Canada as well, which makes for a perfect getaway for city folks wanting a nature getaway. Here is a list of some of the top campsites in Canada for your next trip to the country.

1. Simple outdoor camping at Burk's Falls (from USD 48)

Outdoor camping can get quite intimidating for the uninitiated. Luckily, the campsite at Burk’s Falls features a raised, covered tent platform that will keep you protected from nature’s elements, while you practice your amateur camping skills! Booking a place at this campsite comes with unlimited use of canoes, kayaks and pedal boats and a private sandy beach. If you’re travelling with children, there are plenty of activities to take part in with your children at this site!

BYOT Covered Tent Platform - Sunset & Lake Views
Burk's Falls, Ontario, Canada
54 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Campsite 0 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean comfortable and great views onto the lake
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and the well organized
very clean and with a lot of actives
great spot - very clean and accommodating highly recommended
the covered platform for our tent was clean and spacious
the byot was incredibly spacious and clean with lots of room for activities
Host:
everyone was super helpful and friendly and we appreciated the list of nearby things to do
jim fran alyssa are the sweetest most amazing hosts
everyone was so nice and friendly
jim and alyssa stopped by our campsite and were kind enough to upgrade us to a cabin
we really enjoyed getting to know the hosts - jim alyssa and asher
Location:
the lakeside location is gorgeous with all sorts of things to do and see
the cabins are also beautiful great location right on the lake and lots of activities
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2. Awesome camping with the alpacas (from USD 27)

Alpacas have really taken social media by storm with their cute and quirky appearances. If you’ve always wanted to see an alpaca up close and personal, why not stay at Brigadoon Fiber Farm Alpacas! The campsite is located within the heritage orchard which dates back to 1900, while the home itself dates back to 1867. The place is really well-preserved despite its age, and the owners have opened up their space for curious travellers to stay in. For alpaca lovers, there is a shop located on the campsite selling different handcrafted and heirloom-quality shawls, clothing items and yarn from alpaca wool, all eco friendly and ethically sourced.

Camping at Brigadoon Fiber Farm Alpacas
46 reviews
Campsite 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Host:
they were great hosts
rachel was incredibly friendly and showed us around
rachel and jason are fantastic hosts
rachel and jason were perfect hosts
the hosts are charming and very helpful
Location:
we enjoyed all the animals and shopping in her yarn shop
if you like animals and camping this place is the ideal one for you
it is a lovely secluded location and there was a flat grassy spot for our tent
bring your bug spray in the summer and get ready to walk a little to your campsite
nice place to rest when traveling from quebec to nova scotia
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3. Pristine nature experience at Freija campsite (from USD 116)

You’ll really be in for a treat at Freija campsite. The campsite is located within a 100-acre (40.5 hectares) sanctuary, which is right at the edge of a 350-acre (141.6 hectares) conservation area. You’ll be surrounded by birds, wildlife and can expect a stunning stargazing view at night. The campsite is located within a beautiful old-growth maple and cedar forest in Ontario. The camping ground is in the middle of a large forest meadow, where you can set up base on top of a raised solid wood camping platform, a picnic table, portable barbecue station and an outdoor living room. You’ll really get a slice of pristine, untouched Canadian forest at this campsite, and it will definitely make a memorable trip of a lifetime.

Meadow Campsite - Freija Stargazing Sanctuary
Desboro, Ontario, Canada
62 reviews Superhost
Campsite 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were great touches like a toilet and cooking space that we didn't expect
the pond was pretty neat the outdoor kitchen had everything i needed plenty of water spices and firewood
Cleanliness:
the composting toilet was clean and comfortable
excellent communication and considerate hospitality a perfectly clean campsite in beautiful woods very private and lovely
Host:
they were perfect hosts and anytime we needed something or had questions they were alway there
val and ghazal were amazing hosts
great place they were so kind and helpful throughout
valentine and ghazal were amazing hosts
thanks again valentine the site was excellent and you guys are great hosts
Location:
beautiful location not too far from the city
we loved our stay at valentines it’s such a beautiful place to explore
such a great place to explore and get away
wonderfully secluded and a perfect place to relax or explore
great place for camping must visit
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4. Picturesque camping grounds at the Margaree (from USD 30)

This camping ground at the Margaree is maintained by an eco-camping hostel. Located within a picturesque valley, this campsite blends together the peaceful, secluded nature vibes with a friendly hostel-like atmosphere. There are eight campsites available, and you might get to interact with other like-minded campers during your trip there! The campsite is located on a 100-year-old family farm. There’s complimentary morning coffee during your trip, which is pretty neat for an outdoor experience.

Sunrise & Sunset Campsite on the Margaree
Margaree Forks, Nova Scotia, Canada
93 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Campsite 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view and facilities
wonderful stay with a beautiful view sleeping on the tent platform was very comfortable
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and easily accessible
the camp area is clean and spacious with only a few other sites nearby
campsite was clean and spacious with an amazing view
Host:
host was friendly and helpful
david was helpful and an overall great host
lee was a great host
david is a nice host very helpful and reachable
lee was an awesome host
Location:
very close to some great treks
great location with many options for kayaking swimming and hiking
the place is in the middle of the wilderness and is very peaceful in the morning
great place to disconect from the out world
had a great stay it was a perfect location for us to explore the cabot trail
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5. Amazing views at Pelican Campground and Lounge

Previous guests at Pelican Campground and Lounge have left rave reviews about the amazing lakeside views and stellar customer service from the campground host, which says a lot about this particular location! You’ll get the entire campsite to yourself, which has room for four people which is perfect for a great family vacation.

Tenting #1 - The Pelican Campground and Lounge
Ninette, Manitoba, Canada
20 reviews
Campsite 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Host:
the staff was great and attentive
geoff was an awesome host
anyway geoff was really kind and helpful when i arrived
Location:
beautiful location right on the lake
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6. Rustic campsite by the Nicola River bank

Rivers truly bring a new dynamic to the campsite. The gushing sound of the river waters flowing down the stream makes the perfect backdrop for a peaceful and relaxing nature getaway. This campsite at the Nicola River is only 10 minutes away from the nearest town so you can get all your amenities and supplies in case you run out during your trip. Still, the moment you enter the campsite, you’ll be surrounded by trees, birds and the fresh air so you can slip back into your peaceful zone. There are plenty of activities nearby, such as fishing, paddling, swimming, nature trails, or hunting adventures. You’ll be able to fully immerse into the natural landscape while you’re there.

River camping at the historic Collett Ranch
Merritt, British Columbia, Canada
38 reviews
Campsite 1 Bed 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Host:
quick responses and excellent directions from from the host
jennifer was a great host
jennifer was a great host and provided us with lots of information on nearby places to explore
Location:
perfect camping spot great location right on the river surrounded by beautiful farm lands
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7. Lakefront campsite at Gatineau Park

Surrounded by luscious greenery all around you, this lakefront campsite at Gatineau Park is the perfect option for nature lovers. The sunny and beautiful environment, paired with the gorgeous views at the private lake, will definitely make for an amazing camping trip. During the day, choose to spend your time at the rafts, watercraft and sauna facilities just by the water’s edge. During the evening, cycle along the river to visit Wakefield’s boutiques, restaurants and live music venues. There are also some outdoor activities nearby. By night, return to the serene comfort of the forest for a peaceful sleep in.

Lakefront Campsite Plus* in Gatineau Park
Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
15 reviews
Campsite 0 Beds 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
somethings that can serve to be improved is the outdoor shower kitchen area and sauna cleanliness
Host:
roger and monique were great and easygoing hosts
very hospitable and courteous hosts
roger and monique are friendly and communicative but respect space
***our group had a great time here—thanks for being an awesome host roger
she’s very friendly and loves being around people
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8. Gorgeous views at the Whistle Stop Campground

We’ve got another campsite at the Whistle Stop Campground! The gorgeous views at the campgrounds consistently draw crowds over to the site. Only a five-minute drive away from the nearby town, you don’t have to worry if you missed out on a couple of supplies. Complete with a raised platform to place your tent on, this site is perfect for camping novices.

8'x10'tenting [email protected] Whistle Stop Campground
Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
46 reviews
Campsite 1 Bed 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the showers were really cool with a great view of the lake
Cleanliness:
the campground is clean and orderly
we liked the tent platforms kept the tent clean and dry
a gem of a spot right on the water very clean with every amenity thought of
janes place was really beautiful and the ammenities were clean and nice
loved being so close to the water and the clean hot showers
Host:
and the host is great
the hosts are very friendly and informative
awesome spot amazing hosts love nelson
property is lovely and quiet and jane is a great host
jane was easy to communicate with and was fabulous host
Location:
beautiful spot very romantic and so close to downtown
this was our second time staying at jane's campground we love the location scenery and the overall vibe
everything you need to camp comfortably beautiful location just outside of nelson and wonderful hosts
great location outside of nelson on the lake shore
beautiful and quiet place tent spots just beside the river/lake
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9. A retreat in Ontario

This cosy campsite overlooks the Sydenham lake and is a top choice for couples looking for a relaxing and private vacation away from the hustle and bustle of life. The campsite is located right next to the lake, and you’ll get to have access to your own dock where you can swim, have lakeside picnics and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. The campsite is located within the vicinity of a nearby village, so you can get access to the amenities you need.

Retreat on Retreat
Sydenham, Ontario, Canada
32 reviews
Campsite 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the place has everything you need is clean and very comfortable bed
Location:
what a cute place and interesting concept
so close to the water and has everything you need will for sure be back :)
perfect hideaway for a quiet getaway loved the dock right out the door
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10. Fabulous Whistle Stop Campground

Whistle Stop Campground is located at Nelson, British Columbia. The campground is a 5-minute drive away from urban amenities, so you truly get the best of both rural and urban worlds if you do visit this campground during your next trip. You can set up a tent next to the lake, and barbecues, showers and outhouses are all provided for you. Also, you’ll be able to set up three tents comfortably at the site. This place is great for solo travellers, couples, families and big groups.

Drive up tenting site
Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
44 reviews Superhost
Campsite 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
love the outdoor heated showers
smooth sands swimming nice shallow area
Cleanliness:
communal areas are also clean & thoughtfully laid out
bathroom was clean a two minute drive to town bonus
Location:
an absolutely beautiful location just minutes from downtown nelson
such a great place location and price can’t be beat
private beautiful generous and all encompassing camping experience so very close to downtown
amazing location we had a great time taking out a canoe and exploring the lake
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Experience the uniqueness of Canada's natural landscapes

Canada is one of the best places to visit to get your outdoor adventure fix. The rich and deep green forests, pristine lakes, and unmatched stargazing views will definitely leave you refreshed, rejuvenated and most importantly, awestruck at the beauty of nature by the end of your trip. We truly believe everybody needs to experience the natural landscapes in Canada - you’ll be itching for your next trip by the time you’re done with your first one!

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