Top Ten Canadian Camping Destinations!

Are you looking for best camping spots in Canada? The best way to know Canada is through its national parks. Look at the below ten camping spots and know about each region whether it is suitable for your needs or not.

1. Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

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This region contains more than 1000 lakes and a panoramic 3000 square miles of wilderness. Also, this camping spot is great for activities like backpacking, bicycling and canoeing. Here you will find up to 250 bird species.

2. Banff National Park, Alberta

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It is one of the top tourist Canada destinations. Once you enter into this park, you will be enclosed by glaciers, mountain lakes, mountains, and rushing rivers. Within Banff, you will find Tunnel Mountain campgrounds and this park have special regions for tents and RVs.

The basin and cave is a naturally occurring hot mineral spring inside a limestone cave. Deer, moose and elk can examine your campsite. Ensure that you protect your cooler from curious bears.

If the park is filled with heavy crowd, for few hours move on to the Columbia Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park. You will be traveling on one of the most scenic drives in the world as it wends its way through mountain glaciers and passes.

3. Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia

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You can observe this park from your car when you are at Cabot Trail Highway. This park is full of green mountains and unbelievable coastal beauty with all those jewels as a boardwalk trail, which is a home to rare orchids.

You will take great memories when you visit this camping spot, such as moose-filled wetland marshes, whale watching and the view at the 100 foot high Beulach Ban Falls.

4. Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

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This is a “Big Gloomy” from the French and you will find these glacial valleys well-named on a foggy day. The mountains, blue fjords and unending vistas of spruce trees are the living spaces for eagles, caribou and moose.

Also, you will find several million years’ older mountains in this park like pre-Cambrian mountains. These are very much older than Rockies and also have various oldest ranges in the world.

5. Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick

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From the Mi’kmaqu word for the “River of Long Tides”, this area becomes a favorite place for cyclists and beach-goers. This park has huge varieties of land types, like salt marshes, sand dunes, peat bogs, and lagoons.

Once you visit this park, you can learn a lot from this. Don’t forget to visit the Voyager Marine Adventure. This is a three hour canoe paddle offshore to sandbanks where you can see hundreds of grey seals basking in the sun.

6. Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia

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This park contains ten miles long beach. Great waves, surfing opportunities and pools packed with aquatic life are present. This beach is also a home to a multitude of various bird species.

You can have unique camping experience from this park as it provides rainforest tours, Beach walking, whale watching, and sport fishing.

7. Parc National Forillon, Quebec

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At the extreme end of the Appalachian Mountains, the lush forests, plentiful wildlife, and rugged coastline attract many visitors from all over North America. Here, you can find great camping activities like – nature walks, cycling, sea kayaking and hiking trails.

Also, you will observe many beaches. Seals and seabirds can be displayed at the coast from the Cap des Rosier harbor and you may have a glance of a whale.

8. Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan

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This national park is located in between the great Canadian prairie grasslands and the evergreen northern forests. Within few hours of travel, you can reach this camping destination.

Gentle terrain and boreal forests in combination offer a recreational area for backpacking, canoeing and swimming. You can have great memories with wildlife sights, like bison, badgers, black bear, caribou, elk, moose, wolves, and white pelicans.

9. Prince Edward Island National Park, Prince Edward Island

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This park has a twenty-five mile beach and it is famous for its red cliffs, pink and white sand beaches and grass-topped sand dunes.

The Homestead Trail covers meadows and woodlands, the Reeds and Rushes Trail leads to the nesting grounds of local species of geese and ducks in a freshwater marsh pond.

10. Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba

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This park has a bird sanctuary and you will also find coyote, bison herd and lynx within the park. Forests, 40 hiking trails and lakes keep you busy for every moment. You can also have an opportunity to go for a camp in a traditional teepee at the village of Anishinabe.

One way you can get to all these destinations is with Air Canada, they offer one the best cheapest fares available.


  1. Nice little list here.. I plan to attend one not mentioned on this list; The West Coast Trail on Victoria Island, BC this summer.

    If I have enough time, Grose Mourne Traverse is another plan of mine.

    Nice list.

  2. Glacier National park is amazing as well, part of it is in the U.S. (the good part) great hiking and climbing. If your dying to get mauled by bear, then this is the place for you.

  3. Not even close! Algonquin Park does not deserve the number spot.

    Without a doubt Pacific Rim should be number 1 or near the top. Agree with Banff. Gros Morne is fantastic. Tombstone in the Yukon should be on the list. As should Gwaii Hanaas in Haida Gwaii. Haynes Point in Osoyoos may be shouldn’t be on the list, but is a great spot. Grasslands Park is Saskatchewan is also a fantastic spot. Guess the trouble is there are just so many to choose from.

    Happy camping.

  4. If you’re going to include provincial parks, Writing on Stone Provincial Park in Alberta should be included. It’s the sunniest place in Canada, regularly above 35 degrees in the summer months, has a quiet campground and gorgeous landscape that one wouldn’t expect in the southern prairies.

    Banff is spectacular but is set up for hotel stays and day trips, not camping, unless you’re going into the backcountry. You’ll be surrounded by massive RVs otherwise.

  5. There are definitely nicer parks in Ontario than Algonquin, as awesome as it is. Killarney Provincial Park comes to mind; it’s well-maintained, big and very scenic.

  6. The destinations given above are the examples of stunning beauty of Canada. Thumbs Up.

  7. Banff is nice and I like that you mentioned Jasper National Park as a side trip. Jasper Journal has photo gallery and a lot of travel info about Jasper. Depending on what a traveler wants to get out of visiting a park, Jasper can be a top choice.

  8. Are you people kidding me ? dropping Algonquin down in these comments? Have you ever been further then a look out parking lot? Give me a break.. go two weeks deep into the interior and you will find out why its so amazing and as for this dumb ass american:

    F – March 17th, 2008 at 8:18 am
    Canada sucks, you all just wish you lived in Washington

    Get a life or go back to your bombing..

  9. These places all look great though I’m not familiar with the eastern ones. I have camped in the Yukon down to B.C. and Alberta’s Banff National Park and found it a wonderful experience. Just don’t forget your bear spray in responce to:

    # Bryan – March 16th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Glacier National park is amazing as well, part of it is in the U.S. (the good part) great hiking and climbing. If your dying to get mauled by bear, then this is the place for you.

  10. I personally take offence to the negative comments about Algonquin. I live 20 minutes from it. I think it is one of the most gorgeous places to camp. If you go to the interior its even better…just you and your canoe!

  11. This is a political list–not more than one park per province. Riding Mountain is in, but Jasper is out? Please! The photo picked for Riding Mountain shows a building on a lawn. ‘Nuff said.

  12. Ok, nice and informative blog. I get it…one place per province…no problem! Nice pictures. Nice blog. Easy to read. Love Canada, we’re not far from the BC border. Would love to explore more of all the provinces, especially BC since we’re neighbors! Not so sure we’ll be camping, though…love Harrison Hot Springs! Nice job!

  13. Some pictures of beautiful places that have inspired me to go visit Canada, truly inspiring. And for the fool from Washington, I prefer Canada any day, I have visited Washington and have no desire to go back.

  14. I would agree with Hyrum. Although the photos are breathtaking, a little about the campgrounds would be helpful. We are RVers and have seen areas of both beautiful countries which those who fly, take the train, drive or take the bus never see.

  15. ah ah ah i see you make list for camping ah ah ah tis good da? well you should all come to wonderful country known as Russia in Russia your camping will be good comrade most good indeed

  16. I love the Cape Breton Highlands, I have been there many times and am from CB. There are a lot of beautiful places to see in CB that are not in a park, but are not off the beaten path. I have spent my life on the backroads, and wish I had a digital camera when I was in High School

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  18. i hope place of canada is nice for all tourist. it is point of Tourist attractions. it is nice place of canada.


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