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Banff | © Canadian Tourism Commission
Banff | © Canadian Tourism Commission

The Most Beautiful Camping Spots in Canada

Picture of Kate Horodyski
Updated: 27 December 2017

Enjoy Canada’s great outdoors with our guide to the best campgrounds from coast to coast!

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

You may feel as if you’ve stepped into a scene from Lord of the Rings when you visit the majestic Gros Morne National Park. Its Tablelands area is one of the few places in the world where you can see the Earth’s mantle, and the ponds, rivers, and trails provide countless opportunities for fun and adventure.

Gros Morne Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

Gros Morne National Park | © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia

Cape Breton has been named one of the most beautiful islands in the world, and there’s no better way to experience this beauty than with a stay at the campground in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Enjoy the rugged coastline, rolling highlands, and unbeatable ocean views.

Cape Breton Highlands Nova Scotia Tourism

Cape Breton Highlands National Park | © Nova Scotia Tourism

Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

Enjoy a visit to the iconic Bay of Fundy, which boasts the highest tides in the world, at Fundy National Park’s Point Wolfe Campground. This destination is a perfect jumping-off point for exploring the area’s waterfalls, trails, and coastline.

Fundy National Park New Brunswick Department of Tourism and Parks

Fundy National Park | © New Brunswick Department of Tourism and Parks

Baie-Sainte-Marguerite, Quebec

The St. Lawrence River, Saguenay Fjord, and beluga whales are just a few of the amazing sights you’ll find at the Baie-Sainte-Marguerite campground. This spot is an ideal place to reconnect with nature.

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

Algonquin Provincial Park, located about three hours from Toronto, is one and a half times the size of Prince Edward Island! It’s is safe to say that there is more than enough here to keep you fully entertained on your camping trip. Take in the beautiful scenery, and enjoy the park’s many activities, including guided walks, bird-watching, hiking, and canoeing.

Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan

Enjoy the gorgeous backcountry of central Saskatchewan’s Prince Albert National Park. From cycling to golfing to beaching, there’s something for everyone here!

Prince Albert Tourism Saskatchewan Greg Huszar

Prince Albert National Park | © Tourism Saskatchewan/Greg Huszar

Banff National Park, Alberta

Banff is not only Canada’s oldest national park, but arguably also its most famous. The raw natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains draws visitors from around the world, and with 14 campgrounds and over 2,000 camping spots, you’ll be among good company on your visit!

Banff Canadian Tourism Commission

Banff National Park | © Canadian Tourism Commission

Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia

What’s better than camping on the beach? Enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at the Green Point camping site in Pacific Rim National Park. This spot is also popular for surfing, so if that’s your thing, make sure to pack a board!

Queen Elizabeth Territorial Park, Northwest Territories

For a true outdoor adventure, head just past Alberta’s northern border to Northwest Territories’ Queen Elizabeth Territorial Park. Visitors especially love paddling on the rapids, which run through the park.