Camping is still the most affordable vacation out there. My nature-loving Canadian friends and I (who knew?!?!) share a secret: Canada has some of the most beautiful places to camp. From coast-to-coast these parks and cities offer breathtaking views and the necessary opportunity to unplug from life and plug into nature. We’ve rounded up some jaw-dropping places to camp in Canada. What did we miss?
Tofino is a town of natural raw beauty situated on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. It is known for it’s stunning beach and the opportunity it provides all visitors to get back in touch with mother nature, her temper and all. Unfortunately, it also features some steep hotel and resort prices! Camping is how many BC travelers enjoy this beautiful surf-lover’s paradise and you can find stunning, affordable opportunities to pitch a tent and step back into nature.
Rathtrevor Provincial Park, British Columbia
Another favourite camping destination in BC is Rathtrevor Provincial Park located in Parksville BC. Parksville itself offers many family-friendly amenities, like a thriving mini-putt scene and one of Canada’s most expansive and stunning beaches. Rathtrevor features majestic old growth trees truly distinctive of the west coast, and of course those ocean sunsets you won’t soon forget. You’ll have to book this one early though (starting 3 months from your arrival). Vancouverites know to snap this one up.
Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
This is the first provincial park in Ontario and one of the largest; it has something for every type of camper, including those who love backcountry camping (deep woods lovers). Algonquin is located about 300km north of Toronto in south-central Ontario.
Banff National Park, Alberta
This is Canada’s first National Park discovered in 1883. It has more than 6,000 square kilometers of mountains, valleys, glaciers, forests, rivers and meadows. You can count on some stunning views. In addition to plenty of outdoor activities, you can also experience the park’s hot springs. Located in the Alberta Rockies, Banff is west of Calgary.
Mont-Tremblant National Park, Quebec
The largest and oldest park in Quebec, this destination also has a long history of welcoming travellers looking to commune with the great outdoors. At the camp site you can enjoy your favourite outdoor activities including hiking, swimming and kayaking. Hop in your car to access the resort area of Mont-Tremblant, which offers year-round accommodation and activities.
Whether you love to camp, and are looking for new bucket list destinations, or you want to try this very affordable vacation experience, these are some stunning locations. Where do you love to camp?
Photo Source: Algonquin Park.