Canadian’s are known for their love of the outdoors and camping trips throughout the year. Why blame them with so many stunning landscapes across Canada to explore. From wild mountain ranges to coastal retreats to pine forests and lakeside spots, there really is something for even the pickiest of campers. Here is a quick guide to some of the best camping parks in Canada to inspire you for your next trip in the great outdoors.
Banff National Park
After a few days in some hotels in Kelowna, why not travel down to Banff National Park in the west to discover more mountainous views. A total of 13 campsites are open to explorers during the Park’s peak season during summer. Due to the areas popularity, with its stunning cerulean Lake Louise, snow-topped mountain peaks and miles of wild woodland, the sites are all on a first-come, first-served basis so start planning your trip now!
Prince Edward Island National Park
Although there are several parks in Canada’s smallest province of Prince Edward Island, the island’s national park is a must-see for any camper. The park, which was awarded Best Canadian National Park in 2013 by About.com readers, has a variety of terrains to explore including red sandstone cliffs, sand dunes, wetlands and beaches – with several campsites dotted in between. The park is also home to the endangered Piping Plover seabird as well as a whole host of other species for avid bird watchers.
Jasper National Park
12 campsites cater to the large volumes of tourist that flock here every year to witness the beauty of the Jasper National Park. An impressive abundance of Canadian wildlife can be spotted at Jasper including moose, wolves, cougars and grizzly bears. Popular hikes in the region include Toquin Valley, the ‘Plain of Six’ and the Helen Lake trail. Ground ranges from quiet, level ambles to steep ascents across the land.
Thousand Islands National Park
The Thousand Islands National Park looks just as stunning from ground level as it does from a birds-eye view. Campsites are located on 12 of the islands so you won’t be stuck for choice. Accomodation ranges from basic sites to pitch a tent to rustic cabins for a real woodland experience. Rich history and a unique culture surround the islands. Its waters, which were once patrolled by pirates, are now filled with keen boaters and paddlers on the shoreline. With family amusements, shops and restaurants, Thousand Islands is for those who would stay in contact with civilisation!
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Head to Cape Breton Highlands National Park where mountain ranges and lush prairieland meet the Atlantic Ocean. This spot is popular amongst walkers and hikers who like to explore the different terrains. An array of wildlife can be found here including the rare Canadian lynx, moose, hare and grouse. Visitors can also get around by car or bike throughout the year, although the autumn months are most popular. The campsites along the scenic Cabot Trail boast amazing panoramic views with all the necessary facilities.