The Most Luxurious Glamping Sites in Canada
Glamping in Yurts in Canada | © Ruth Hartnup / Flickr
From British Columbia to Quebec, there are numerous amazing glamping sites
across Canada. People have embraced the country’s beautiful natural surroundings
and created pods, yurts, cabins, tipis, and luxury tents for guests wanting a glamorous camping experience. Here are 11 of the most luxurious glamping sites in the Great White North.
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies
, Sundance Lodges offers a unique glamping experience in the form of trapper’s tents and tipis. Both options are private and surrounded by forest and feature picnic tables—outside or on their large undercover decks, depending on which type of accommodation you choose. The Sioux canvas tipis feature hand-painted native designs and are surprisingly roomy inside. Sundance Lodges is a perfect base from which to explore both Banff National Park
“Outpost redefines tented luxury camping in North America.” Located on a hidden lake and only accessible via seaplane, Outpost Co. is an unprecedented glamping experience. The tents feature wall-to-wall jute carpeting, reindeer hide throw rugs, and beds carved from 250-year-old white oak. There’s a tipi fitted with pillows and filled with books about the surrounding wilderness. The food at Outpost Co., prepared by some of Toronto’s top chefs, provides guests with a “uniquely Canadian gastronomic experience.” It’s a continuous feast of food and wine, when you’re not relaxing, hiking, or canoeing. Visit their website for more information.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
National Geographic Travelersaid that there could be “no more fitting lodging for paradise than eco-touristic Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.” This resort is the epitome of luxury, with 25 guest tents, two dining tents, a waterfront spa, a games and activities tent, and a glass-front waterside lodge. Nestled in the UNESCO Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve, the resort has an abundance of adventure options for exploring the beautiful area. Like a luxurious safari, the five-star guest tents feature outdoor showers, antique furnishings, private decks, and ambient lighting from vintage oil lamps and candles.
Long Point Eco-Adventures
Long Point Eco-Adventures
has three accommodation options, ranging from simple to luxury. Firstly, there are the camping pods, then the wilderness pods, but the wilderness suites are the most luxurious glamping option. They include outdoor showers, private decks, hardwood floors, and a buffet breakfast daily. While they are Canadian designed, the owner’s experience on Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa inspired the suites. The adventures
within the park include everything from zip-lining to axe throwing to mountain biking.
Flora Bora Forest Lodging
Flora Bora Forest Lodging sits on a property featuring boreal forest, nature trails, and Tuddle’s Lake (perfect for canoeing). The Saskatchewan glamping site is close to Emma and Christopher Lakes’ beaches, as well as Prince Albert National Park. Flora Bora Forest Lodging’s impressive eco-friendly yurts offer maximum privacy and include kitchenettes, wooden furniture, and private decks.
Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort
has named the award-winningSiwash Lake Wilderness Resort
one of the world’s most unique lodges. “The place is legendary for horseback riding, five-star wilderness adventures, pasture-to-plate cuisine, and lavish safari-inspired tents.” These tents include separate living areas with fireplaces, indoor-outdoor showers, in-floor radiant heating, and large furnished decks. After a day of exploring the British Columbia wilderness
and horseback riding, imagine retiring to your sundeck overlooking the meadows and lake.
Eco Hotel, Hotel, Resort
A family-owned business on Cape Breton Island, Cabot Shores is an eco-resort with a few different glamping options. Firstly, there are seven yurts on-site, which each have their own decks with lake and ocean views. There’s also a geodesic dome nestled amongst the trees, and it is the only one of its kind on the island. Then there’s the treetop village that consists of three domes, which are known for their breathtaking views, on raised platforms in the property’s apple orchard.
Fronterra Farm, Camp & Brewery
Fronterra is Prince Edward County’s first luxury glamping experience. The log-framed canvas prospector tents are “just the right mix of rustic luxury.” They each feature a king-sized bed, a reading lounge, an en-suite bathroom with outdoor shower, and a private outdoor kitchen and dining area. The kitchen includes an icebox, charcoal grill, tableware, and food from the farm. As Fronterra says, the tents are “everything you need to live a simple, beautiful experience.”
Ocean Village Resort
Directly on MacKenzie Beach, Ocean Village Resort
is Tofino’s original waterfront resort. On-site amenities include an indoor heated pool and hot tub, as well as a common outdoor barbecue area. Their cabins are known for their iconic “beehive” construction, and they range from studios to two bedrooms. Each cabin includes a private bathroom, full kitchen, private patios and picnic tables or private balconies, and panoramic views of MacKenzie Beach. Popular Tofino
activities include surfing, hiking, whale watching, and kayaking.
Entre Cîmes et Racines
Located in Quebec’s Eastern Townships region, Entre Cîmes et Racines features eco-lodging within 175 acres of forest. The most unique option available is The Hobbit, which is Quebec’s first underground dwelling available for rent. It looks like it was taken from The Shire, with a green grassy roof, circular door and windows, and a stone exterior and wooden interior. There are 12 glamping opportunities to choose from, which are perfect for disconnecting from the world with a bit of added luxury.
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
Described as the Sunshine Coast’s most inspiring vacation experience, the award-winning Rockwater Secret Cove Resort is home to luxurious tenthouse suites. Located down a forested boardwalk and with stunning Secret Cove views, the tenthouse suites feature heated slate flooring, hydrotherapy tubs, private balconies, and king-sized pillowtop beds. Popular activities around this area on the Sunshine Coast
include hiking, biking, taking a water shuttle to the Thormanby Islands, and golfing.
These recommendations were updated on July 11, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.