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Nova Scotia, Canada’s Best Camping Spots

Picture of Kate Horodyski
Updated: 20 January 2018
One of the best ways to explore Nova Scotia is by experiencing the great outdoors! Thanks to the province’s many national and provincial parks, camping options are plentiful. We’ve picked out the best of the best.
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Kejimkujik National Park

Kejimkujik National Park has a number of great camping options. Choose from the front country or backcountry, solo camping or group camping, and tent, oTENTik, yurt, or cabin. This stunning park offers non-stop adventure and is one of the best places to go stargazing in North America.

Kejimkujik National Park, 3005 Kejimkujik Main Parkway, Maitland Bridge, NS, Canada, +1 902 682 2772

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Kejimkujik Park | © Aconcagua / WikiCommons

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Five Islands Provincial Park Campground

Come to Five Islands Provincial Park for a vacation filled with kayaking, hiking, clam digging, and beachcombing along the Bay of Fundy. The park’s campground is one of the top camping destinations in Eastern Canada and is in perfect proximity to both the ocean and nearby trails.

Five Islands Provincial Park, 618 Bentley Branch Rd, Five Islands, NS, Canada, +1 902 254 2980

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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park is one of the most scenic spots in the whole province, and it has not one but six campgrounds. You’ll find one backcountry and five front country sites located around the park’s perimeter.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS, Canada, +1 902 224 2306

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Ovens Natural Park

There is so much to do at Ovens Natural Park, and it’s a perfect spot for a family vacation. Between the beach, playground, pool, petting zoo, and diner, and the ovens themselves (seaside caves), you’re in for plenty of adventure.

Ovens Natural Park, Ovens Park Rd, Riverport, NS, Canada, +1 902 766 4621

Ovens Natural Park Dennis Jarvis Flickr

Ovens Natural Park | © Dennis Jarvis / Flickr

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Amherst Shore Provincial Park Campground

Located along the Northumberland Strait, Amherst Shore Provincial Park has a secluded campground in the woods, giving campers a perfect outdoor getaway. A trail leads down from the campground to the ocean, where you’ll find the warmest salt water north of the Carolinas.

Amherst Short Provincial Park, 6596 NS-366, Northport, NS, Canada, +1 888 544 3434

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Dollar Lake Provincial Park Campground

Enjoy a relaxing vacation at the Dollar Lake Campground, located just 30 minutes from Halifax. Take advantage of the backcountry trails, sandy beach, boat launch, and fishing opportunities, and be sure to check out the on-site canteen.

Dollar Lake Provincial Park, 5265 Old Guysborough Rd, Wyses Corner, NS, Canada, +1 888 544 3434

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Dollar Lake Provincial Park | © Releafgarden / WikiCommons

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Rissers Beach Provincial Park Campground

Rissers is one of the most scenic and warmest beaches in the province, and it’s an excellent spot for a beachside camping trip. Located along the South Shore, the park has two campgrounds, as well as a boardwalk, canteen, and picnic area.

Rissers Beach Provincial Park Campground, 5366 NS-331, Port Medway, NS, Canada, +1 902 688 2034