The Most Luxurious Glamping Sites in Canada

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Writer28 April 2021

Stay in a luxury geodesic dome with Laurentian Mountains views or stargaze from an outdoor hot tub on Vancouver Island. From British Columbia to Quebec, there are numerous glamping sites across Canada, complete with hardwood beds, ensuite bathrooms and top cuisine. Embrace the wild at these luxurious campsites in the Great White North.

If you dislike the fuss of pitching a tent and cooking your own food, but love the idea of getting back to nature, book one of these top Canadian glamping sites. Spread across the country – from Vancouver Island to New Brunswick – there are dozens of quirky cabins, safari-style tents and even a Hobbit hut to choose from, each with comfortable beds and gourmet meals provided. Explore the Canadian wild in style by staying at one of these five-star glamping spots.

Imago Village

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Soak in the sun after you play in the snow at Monts-Valin National Park, then meet some new friends at the gastropub or in the thermal pools. The five colourful streamside yurts at Imago Village have Scandinavian names, but they’re Mongolian in design; each has a dome on top and is outfitted with a comfy bed, composting toilet and kitchenette. One of the most beautiful outdoor spas in Quebec is a short stroll away.

Cedar Haven Resort

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With hardwood floors, fashionable rugs and lighting fixtures, the luxury tents at Cedar Haven Resort in British Columbia have the feel of open-air hotel rooms. Wake up with a view of the forest, but don’t worry about going far to answer nature’s call, since each tent has an ensuite washroom (with showers and a sauna nearby; bathrobes are provided). Spend your days exploring nearby Wells Gray Provincial Park, with dozens of waterfalls and miles of hiking trails.

Bel Air Tremblant

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4.6/5 (21 Reviews)

From deluxe geodesic domes built with romance in mind to architecturally stunning pods with floor-to-ceiling windows, this high-end mountain resort in Quebec offers a range of memorable places to bunk down in comfort. Amenities vary, but most accommodations have king size beds with both privacy and views, hot tubs, flat screen TVs and leather furniture. Activities include a winter zipline course and relaxation at the onsite spa.

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Ruby Lake Resort

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Cosy up in the woods in the Rainforest Tent, the most private and posh of several safari-style tents at this resort on British Columbia’s gloriously scenic Sunshine Coast. Relax on the lagoon-view balcony or the mosquito-netted patio by day, then stretch out in the canopied king-size bed by night. The tent has its own private portaloo as well as access to hot showers nearby.

Northridge Inn & Resort

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Sleep and play near the shores of beautiful Bernard Lake in Ontario’s Muskoka region. Enjoy a day of outdoor fun with the resort’s fleet of paddlesport toys, plus a pool, bikes, bocce ball and more. Savor a cocktail and dinner on the patio, watch the stars come out, then snuggle under the goose-down duvet in your well-appointed tent suite for a good night’s rest.

WildExodus Travel

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2/5 (2 Reviews)

Room service in the woods? Sign us up. Inside the prospector tents at this resort near Timmins, Ontario, you can get locally sourced meals delivered to the door, or eat in the dining tent. The canvas glamping tents feature log furniture, including a queen bed, and bathrobes are provided for your walk to the shared washrooms. For fun, options include a pontoon cruise on Kenogamissi Lake, river kayaking or a hike to High Falls.

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Canopée Lit

Independent Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
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Sleep in your own bubble. No, this is not a mention of COVID-era social mores; it refers to the transparent spheres perched on stilts at this woodsy retreat in a boreal forest near Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay in Quebec. Perfect for romance and stargazing, a night in the bubble includes breakfast. Stroll down to the charming pier at l’Anse-de-roche to meet the locals and watch for wildlife.

Huttopia Sutton

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Chic wood and canvas tents, most including kitchens and washrooms, beckon adventurers to this eco-minded resort that gives glamping a French accent. It’s like a convivial summer camp for families. Kick back in the pool and explore the bike paths, order pizza or pastries from a food truck when you’re hungry. Enjoy live music and storytelling in the evenings.

Sundance Lodges

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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 and Calgary.

Outpost Co.

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Located on a hidden lake and only accessible via seaplane, Outpost Co. is an unprecedented glamping experience, just 90 minutes north of Toronto. 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 you with a unique gastronomic experience. It’s a continuous feast of food and wine, when you’re not relaxing, hiking, or canoeing.

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  • Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

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    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-protected 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.

    Flora Bora Forest Lodging

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    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

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    National Geographicnamed the award-winning Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort one of the world’s most unique lodges. Enjoy horseback riding and farm-to-fork cuisine whilst staying a luxurious 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, retire to your sundeck overlooking the meadows and lake.

    Cabot Shores

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    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

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    Fronterra is Prince Edward County’s first luxury glamping experience. The log-framed canvas prospector tents are luxurious in a rustic way. 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. Make sure you try a cold IPA from the onsite brewery, which aims to be one of the first zero-waste beer producers in the region.

    Entre Cîmes et Racines

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    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 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

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    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 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.

    Julie Fanselow contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on April 28, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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