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.
Kejimkujik National Park
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.