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.
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 ViewsBurk's Falls, Ontario, CanadaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsclean comfortable and great views onto the lakeeverything was very clean and the well organizedvery clean and with a lot of activesgreat spot - very clean and accommodating highly recommendedthe covered platform for our tent was clean and spaciousthe 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 dojim fran alyssa are the sweetest most amazing hostseveryone was so nice and friendlyjim and alyssa stopped by our campsite and were kind enough to upgrade us to a cabinwe really enjoyed getting to know the hosts - jim alyssa and asherRead more reviewsthe lakeside location is gorgeous with all sorts of things to do and seethe cabins are also beautiful great location right on the lake and lots of activities
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
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Host:they were great hostsrachel was incredibly friendly and showed us aroundrachel and jason are fantastic hostsrachel and jason were perfect hoststhe hosts are charming and very helpfulRead more reviewswe enjoyed all the animals and shopping in her yarn shopif you like animals and camping this place is the ideal one for youit is a lovely secluded location and there was a flat grassy spot for our tentbring your bug spray in the summer and get ready to walk a little to your campsitenice place to rest when traveling from quebec to nova scotia
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 SanctuaryDesboro, Ontario, CanadaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthere were great touches like a toilet and cooking space that we didn't expectthe pond was pretty neat the outdoor kitchen had everything i needed plenty of water spices and firewoodthe composting toilet was clean and comfortableexcellent 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 thereval and ghazal were amazing hostsgreat place they were so kind and helpful throughoutvalentine and ghazal were amazing hoststhanks again valentine the site was excellent and you guys are great hostsRead more reviewsbeautiful location not too far from the citywe loved our stay at valentines it’s such a beautiful place to exploresuch a great place to explore and get awaywonderfully secluded and a perfect place to relax or exploregreat place for camping must visit
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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 MargareeMargaree Forks, Nova Scotia, CanadaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgreat view and facilitieswonderful stay with a beautiful view sleeping on the tent platform was very comfortableeverything was clean and easily accessiblethe camp area is clean and spacious with only a few other sites nearbycampsite was clean and spacious with an amazing view
Host:host was friendly and helpfuldavid was helpful and an overall great hostlee was a great hostdavid is a nice host very helpful and reachablelee was an awesome hostRead more reviewsvery close to some great treksgreat location with many options for kayaking swimming and hikingthe place is in the middle of the wilderness and is very peaceful in the morninggreat place to disconect from the out worldhad a great stay it was a perfect location for us to explore the cabot trail
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 LoungeNinette, Manitoba, Canada
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Host:the staff was great and attentivegeoff was an awesome hostanyway geoff was really kind and helpful when i arrivedRead more reviewsbeautiful location right on the lake
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 RanchMerritt, British Columbia, Canada
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Host:quick responses and excellent directions from from the hostjennifer was a great hostjennifer was a great host and provided us with lots of information on nearby places to exploreRead more reviewsperfect camping spot great location right on the river surrounded by beautiful farm lands
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 ParkChelsea, Quebec, Canada
Top guest reviewssomethings that can serve to be improved is the outdoor shower kitchen area and sauna cleanlinessRead more reviews
Host:roger and monique were great and easygoing hostsvery hospitable and courteous hostsroger and monique are friendly and communicative but respect space***our group had a great time here—thanks for being an awesome host rogershe’s very friendly and loves being around people
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 CampgroundNelson, British Columbia, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe showers were really cool with a great view of the lakethe campground is clean and orderlywe liked the tent platforms kept the tent clean and drya gem of a spot right on the water very clean with every amenity thought ofjanes place was really beautiful and the ammenities were clean and niceloved being so close to the water and the clean hot showers
Host:and the host is greatthe hosts are very friendly and informativeawesome spot amazing hosts love nelsonproperty is lovely and quiet and jane is a great hostjane was easy to communicate with and was fabulous hostRead more reviewsbeautiful spot very romantic and so close to downtownthis was our second time staying at jane's campground we love the location scenery and the overall vibeeverything you need to camp comfortably beautiful location just outside of nelson and wonderful hostsgreat location outside of nelson on the lake shorebeautiful and quiet place tent spots just beside the river/lake
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 RetreatSydenham, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe place has everything you need is clean and very comfortable bedRead more reviewswhat a cute place and interesting conceptso 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
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 siteNelson, British Columbia, CanadaSuperhost
Top guest reviewslove the outdoor heated showerssmooth sands swimming nice shallow areacommunal areas are also clean & thoughtfully laid outbathroom was clean a two minute drive to town bonusRead more reviewsan absolutely beautiful location just minutes from downtown nelsonsuch a great place location and price can’t be beatprivate beautiful generous and all encompassing camping experience so very close to downtownamazing location we had a great time taking out a canoe and exploring the lake
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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