The best places to camp in Nova Scotia (2023)

Nova Scotia is full of beautiful coastlines, lakes and tons of forests. In summer, the beauty and wilderness of the countryside is truly a camper's dream. There are many campgrounds and parks for camping throughout the province, as well as many free campsites. Whether you're RV camping, tent camping or renting an oTENTik, here's your guide to the best campsites in Nova Scotia.

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The best campsites in Nova Scotia

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Kejimkujik National Park

Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site, also known locally as Keji, is one of Nova Scotia's most popular and beloved campgrounds. Jeremy's Bay Campground in Keji offers not only places to pitch your own tent, but also oTENTik tents, Ôasis pads, and other overnight accommodations that you can rent. Amenities such as toilets, showers, sinks and even limited wifi options are provided.

Kejimkujik is the ideal campsite as it has so much to offer. There are beautiful hiking trails, canoeing lakes, rivers with several waterfalls, beaches and more. If you want to go even more offline while camping, check out all 46 of Keji's backcountry campsites. With more than 80 percent of national parks accessible only by canoe or hike, camping in the backcountry, completely off the grid, is a unique experience. Countryside attractions are accessible by trails and vehicles so you don't disturb the wilderness. Corki backcountry has picnic tables, bear ropes, fire pits and firewood.

Kejimkujik National Park is also known as a dark sky sanctuary due to the limited light pollution in the area. This makes it the best spot for stargazing in all of Nova Scotia. Corki is also the only national park in Canada that is also a national historic site. In addition to 404 kilometers of Inland Park, you can learn about the Mi'kmaw people, who first lived in Nova Scotia for 10,000 years, in addition to beautiful scenery, camping and hiking trails. You can also take a tour to learn about the Mi'kmaq petroglyphs found in the park, and in the summer you can even watch Mi'kmaw craftsman Todd Labrador build traditional birch bark canoes.

Bookings for the 2021 season open on 23 April 2021. Online bookingsparker canada.

Address: 3005 Kejimkujik Main Parkway, Caledonia, NS

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thomas ruddle provinspark

Located across the bay from the Kejimkujik National Park boardwalk, it's a great place to camp if you want to explore the area, as the coastal park is for day use only. There are 69 unmanned campsites and 13 walkable campsites. It offers limited Wi-Fi options, restrooms, showers, dishwashing stations, and plenty of water fountains and picnic areas.

The park also offers multi-use hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, and a nearby unguarded beach.

Open May 21 - October 11, 2021. Online bookingher.Bookings start on April 6, 2021.

Address: 100 Core Loop, Port Jolie, NS

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Hubbard Beach Campgrounds and Cabins

Hubbards, Nova Scotiais a great little community to explore on the south coast of Nova Scotia. If B&B isn't your thing, then you should definitely check out Hubbards Beach Campground and Cabins. Conveniently located on Hubbards Beach, your space or cabin rental includes free beach access. The campground is also adjacent to the Shore Club, a live music venue and one of the best places to enjoy a lobster dinner in Nova Scotia.

Hubbard Beach's campgrounds and cabins are ideal for RVs and RVs or tents, and all campgrounds are fully serviced. They offer temporary places, but also sites that you can book every year. On the premises you will also find a gallery, a laundry and a coffee shop. There are also many amenities close by, within walking distance or a few minutes drive down the road.

Hubbards Campground also has several rustic cabins, all built before the 1960s, available for rent and quite charming.

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To make reservations at Hubbard Campground and Cabins, visit their websiteher.

Address: 226 Shore Club Rd RR 2, Hubbards, NS

Poseidon Camp

King Neptune Campground is the closest campground to Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, just 3 miles away. Family owned and operated for 60 years, the campground is located on Peggy's Cove Road along St. Margaret's Sound to Yankee Sound. There are 65 campsites and 45 service points as well as playgrounds, restrooms, hot coin-operated showers, picnic tables, fire pits and more.

King Neptune Campground is right on the ocean where you can swim during the day and fall asleep to the sound of the waves at night. A short walk from the campground is Ryer's Lobster Pound, which sells some of the freshest lobster in the area. They make it for you on the spot so you can take it home to enjoy by the fireplace.

Reservations are now available via email at and the campground will open on May 22, 2021. Rates are available on a nightly, weekly or monthly basis. If you book 6 nights, the 7th night is free.

Address: 8536 Peggys Cove Rd, Indian Harbor, NS

Shube Camp

Shubie Campground is the closest campground to downtown Halifax and is easily accessible by car or public transportation. That said, you can hear noises from nearby highways at night. The campsite is located in Shubie Park, which has over 75 acres of natural beauty to explore. There are more than 100 campsites available for tent, RV and RV rentals.

Prices at Shubie Campground vary and can be foundher.

Address: 30 John Brenton Dr, Dartmouth, NS

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Cape Chinecto Provincial Park

Nova Scotia Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, located in Advocate Harbour, is one of the most beautiful campgrounds in Nova Scotia. Rising into the Bay of Fundy, the park daily sees some of the world's highest tides flow over the 185m sea cliffs. There are eight fantastic hiking trails in the park, including one that takes you to the iconic Three Sisters Sea Stacks, which you can't miss.

There are 92 campsites on site, all accessible by foot, and 12 of these are accessible only by kayak. Kayaking is at Seal Bay and Refugee Bay. There are also three cabins and a cottage for rent. The rest of the campsites are a mix of hiking and country campsites where you will have to hike. The backcountry campsites (Millbrook, Refugee Bay, Little Bald Rock, Big Bald Rock Brook, Keyhole Brook, and Eatonville) are a little more physically challenging to prepare for. However, New Yarmouth Campground is a convenient campground.

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For extreme hikers, the park also offers a 55km coastal loop through the park, which is considered difficult. It is also recommended to complete this trip by camping in the park for 3 nights. On the first day, hike from the Red Rock Visitor Center to Refugee Bay (8.7 miles). The next day hike from Refugee Cove to Big Bald Rock (5.6 miles) or continue to Seal Cove (another 5.6 miles). On the third day, Seal Bay is hiked to Eatonville (5.7 km) and on the last day, Eatonville back to the visitor center (15.5 km).

Note: Due to steep cliffs and proximity to high tide, the ground is constantly eroding. Stay away from cliff edges and only approach designated viewing areas.

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Address: 1108 W Advocate Rd, Advocate Harbour, NS

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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ Camp Resort

How can you resist Yogi Bear's camping? You really can't. Located in Kingston, Nova Scotia, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ Camp Resort is the perfect campsite, especially if you have kids. In addition to the usual expected facilities, the campsite has a mini golf course, heated swimming pool, children's playground and play area. There is also a performance stage, several sports and event options, an entertainment hall and a pavilion.

Yogi Bear's Campground has 141 RV, RV and tent sites and 14 cabins for rent. If you're lucky, you might even meet Yogi Bear himself and invite him to your birthday party! This is absolutely the best family campsite in Nova Scotia.

Prices vary depending on many factors. Bookings for the 2021 season open on 14 May 2021. Find out moreher.

Address: 43 Boo Boo Blvd, Kingston, NS

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Brome East Provincial Park og Campground

Blomidon Provincial Park and Campground is located in the stunning Annapolis Valley overlooking the Bay of Fundy in the Minas Basin. Set in stunning natural beauty, the park is also within walking distance of Split Point, Grand Pre National Park, Blomidon Look-off overlooking the valley and not far from some of Nova Scotia's best wineries.

There are several open, grassy campsites on site, as well as several interconnected hiking trails spanning 13.5 kilometers, including the Jordray Trail. Some Bay of Fundy beaches are also easily accessible at low tide. It really is a beautiful place. The whole summer,fall in Annapolis ValleyBut perhaps one of the best times to visit. During harvest season, you can admire the changing leaves, pick apples and pumpkins, walk through a corn maze, enjoy a delicious hot cider, and more.

Blomidon Provincial Park and Campground has 76 unmanned sites with parking areas, picnic tables and fire pits. Limited wifi near the park office. online bookingher.

Address: 3138 Pereau Rd, Canning, NS

Dollar Lake Provincial Park

If lake camping experiences are more your thing than ocean experiences, then you should definitely camp at Dollar Lake Provincial Park in Nova Scotia. There are 97 unmanned campsites on site, all very close to freshwater beaches on the lake. The beach has lifeguards on duty in July and August and there is also a launch, which is a good place for fishing. There are also hiking trails, paddle boat rentals, and great picnic spots around the campground and around the lake.

Dollar Lake Provincial Park Campground is approximately 40 minutes from downtown Halifax and less than 20 minutes from the airport. It is located in the Musquodoboit Valley and is open from June to October. online bookingher.

Address: 5265 Old Guysborough Rd, Wyses Corner, NS

Reeses strand

Rissers Beach is another great provincial park in Nova Scotia that offers tent and RV camping. On the beach there are several camping areas called Little Rissers by the sea and a wooded area on the other side of the road called North Rissers. In total there are 68 unmanned camps, 19 serviced camps and 6 walking camps.

Along Rissers Beach there are protected dunes, so a boardwalk was built over the dunes to protect them. The boardwalk is ideal for walking and there are four small hiking trails in the park. The beach is white sand and very flat, with lifeguards on duty in July and August.

Rissers Beach Camp is located 24 minutes outside Bridgewater at the mouth of Petit Riviere. Even closer is LaHave Bakery, known for its pastries and delicious lunch sandwiches. Next to the bakery is the Lahave Cable Car, which has been in operation since 1832. You can enjoy an interesting piece of Nova Scotia history for $7 per car one way, 5 minutes along the river. However, it can save you a lot of time driving on the bridge.

The campsite is open from 21 May to 11 October 2021. To book your stay at Rissers Beach campsite click hereher.

Address: 5496 NS-331, Petite Riviere Bridge, NS

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Oven Park Campsite

Ovens Park Campgrounds on the south coast of Nova Scotia has 75 campsites (25 forested and 50 protected/open ocean). This is another beautiful beachside campsite in Nova Scotia, but has the added bonus of being next to the famous Ovens sea caves and cliffs. Take a self-guided hike and follow the trails to discover the Coastal Nature Trail and its famous sea caves. (Tours will be offered again later.) Or tour the sea caves by kayak.

The 130-acre area and park was once famous for gold mining, being the site of the 1861 gold rush. Today, you can rent pans in the park and hunt for gold scraps on the beach. There is also a museum on site that tells the history of the area and its gold rush history.

Ovens Campground is privately owned and will open on May 21, 2021. Currently only accepting reservations from Nova Scotia residents. To find out the price and book now, clickher.

NOTE: The pool, museum and animal farm will be closed in the year 2021. However, the playgrounds will be open and available for use.

Address: 326 Ovens Rd, Riverport, NS

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Murphy's Sea Camp

Murphy's Camping on the Ocean is a friendly and fun place that is a kayaker's dream. RV and tent sites are available next to the ocean, and pets are also allowed. Murphy is nicely shaped and has a lot going for him. They offer community bonfires, clam cookouts, kayak rentals, and a playground for every family to visit. There are also boat trips to over 100 beautiful nearby islands where you can enjoy stunning scenery and abundant wildlife. For the more adventurous, they'll even send you to one of the many deserted islands to explore.

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One of the good things about this campground is that the campsites are spread out a bit, some even more secluded than others. Murphy's Camping on the Ocean offers 25 unserviced tents and 20 serviced RV sites, as well as 3 seasonal sites and 4 rental units. They donate 1% of their sales every year to non-profit organizations such asnatural confidence.

Murphy's Camping On the Ocean is open from May 15 to October 15, 2021. You can reserve your stay up to a year in advance. online bookingher.

Address: 308 Murphys Rd, Tangier, NS

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Meat Bay Camp

Many people who visit Cape Breton either camp on the Cabot Trail, one of Canada's seven parks, or camp for free. However, there are also many standard campsites around the Cabot Trail, as well as elsewhere in Cape Breton. One of the most popular campgrounds, Meat Cove Campground is located in Nova Scotia's northernmost community, in the middle of the Cabot Trail.

The camp offers free Wi-Fi and hot showers. They are located on cliffs overlooking the sea, with access to beautiful beaches. There are also many good hiking trails in the area. You can also rent sea kayaks and if you're lucky you might spot a whale or two. Be sure to visit the Chowder Hut for delicious chowder, lobster rolls, scallops, clams and more.

Meat Cove Campground opens June 1, 2021 with 30 unsupervised tents on a first-come, first-served basis. There are 4 more cabins available for rent and you can book from 1st May 2021. For more information visit their websiteher.

Address: 2479 Meat Cove Rd, Capstick, NS

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Valley Sky Glamping

If rough camping in tiny tents with communal areas isn't your thing, definitely try glamping in Nova Scotia. Glamping is a bit like camping, but includes many of the extra luxuries you might expect from home. Valley Sky Luxury Camping just opened their first Geodesic Dome in the Annapolis Valley in April 2021. They plan to open their second dome in late May and eventually plan to have 8-10 domes spread across their 32 acres.

Each luxury dome at Valley Sky has all the amenities you could ask for. From a two-burner kitchenette to a mini-fridge, sink, microwave, coffee and tea station and four-person dining area, propane stove, heat pump, comfortable recliner, and full-sized private bathroom with toilet and shower. Dome one also has two queen beds, one on the main floor and one in the loft above the bathroom. The roof covering above the canopy also opens so loft sleepers can sleep under the stars.

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The outside deck has nice chairs to sit and enjoy the view, a BBQ and fire table for use with marshmallow sticks and a nice hot tub. An added bonus is that they are only a 15-20 minute walk from Luckett Vineyards. It's also not far from downtown Wolfville and many other local wineries and wineries.

The luxury tents at Valley Sky Luxury camping are open all year round and can be booked onlineher.Many dates have now been shot, but more will be available when the second dome opens at the end of May. Subscribe to their newsletter for updates!

Address: 850 Grand Pré Rd, Wolfville, NS (next to Luckett Vineyards off Hwy 101, exit 10. Don't let Google tell you, exit 8!).

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Where can I camp for free in Nova Scotia?

There are also many places to camp for free in Nova Scotia. But if it's something you choose to do, always be respectful, safe, and get permission from the landowner. Also, be prepared as none of these places have facilities and follow the rules to take what you take and leave no trace, which preserves our wild areas. Whichever direction you go, camping in Nova Scotia is one of the best ways to experience the province.

Nova Scotia also allows camping on public land. You can stay in any location for up to 21 days, but you cannot post permanent builds. It is best to use a fire pit or use an old fire pit, but you can also make a new fire ring if you want.

Here is a list of the best free campsites in Nova Scotia:

  • Tidney River Wilderness
  • Balls Meadows Wilderness Area
  • Tusket Island Wilderness Area
  • Ravens Head Wilderness Area
  • Kelly River Wilderness Area
  • Terrance Bay Wilderness Area
  • Walton River Wildmark
  • East coast desert
  • Wildmark pieces
  • learn moreher.

What to pack for camping in Nova Scotia

When camping in Nova Scotia, bring all of your camping supplies that you would find elsewhere, but also consider our ever-changing weather. These are the ideal items for camping in Nova Scotia:

Sleeping bags and pillows, coolers for water, drinks, ice cream and food, cookware, plates, cups and cutlery, paper towels, garbage and recycling bags, insect repellent, sunscreen and lenses. You may also want to consider extra batteries and cell phone chargers and extra clothing for cooler nights. Don't forget your tent too!

Do not bring firewood, always buy locally or at the campsite to avoid the spread of insects and disease. Save unused firewood for the next motorhome.

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If you're interested in camping but have never tried it before, Parks Canada also has lots of great information for first-time campers. Check out the Learn to Camp programher.

Additional information about the campsite

There are more than 120 Nova Scotia provincial parks in the province, 20 of which have public campgrounds managed by the Department of Lands and Forests. You can book up to 14 nights. Maximum of 6 people per From May 1st, group bookings will be available at 12 provincial parks. Find a detailed guide to Nova Scotia's provincial parksher.

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How much does it cost to camp in Nova Scotia? ›

2023 Prices
Cabin (Cape Chignecto only) up to 4 people$59.40
Cabin (Cape Chignecto only) - Each additional person, maximum 8 people per Cabin$11.85
Yurt (Whycocomagh only) up to 4 people$59.95 per night
Yurt (Whycocomagh only) - Each additional person, maximum 6 people per Yurt$10.90 per night
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What is the ideal campsite? ›

On a map, look for places that are: Flat, where your odds of finding a level campsite are best. Within convenient proximity of firewood and water. Off-trail, so you don't disrupt another backpacker's wilderness experience. Not at the bottom of a valley or canyon, where the air would be coldest and most humid.

Can you sleep in Walmart parking lots in Canada? ›

Walmart. Parking overnight at Walmart is a well known free camping option in Canada. There's nothing fancy about it, but parking at Walmart can definitely be convenient on long road trips and while exploring urban areas. The catch is that not every Canadian Walmart allows it.

Can I camp anywhere in Nova Scotia? ›

Campers must have a camping permit and must camp in designated sites. A camping permit includes up to 6 people unless part of one family. One vehicle is included in the camping permit, fees apply for additional vehicles. A camping permit may be issued for up to 14 nights at the same campsite.

What is the number one rule of camping? ›

Written rules of camping are straightforward: don't burn trash, clean up after your dog, don't cut down trees, leave nothing but footprints, etc. Usually, they'll be posted as rules for camping when you check in. You'll see them.

Where not to set up camp? ›

Exposed Ridges: Avoid camping on exposed ridges or hilltops, especially in areas subject to frequent storms. If conditions are bad, it is usually better to descend and seek shelter in the bush or in lee of rocks.

Why are camping spots so expensive? ›

Some campgrounds charge more due to the amenities they offer. Campgrounds and RV parks that have all the bells and whistles such as dog parks, fancy playgrounds, pools, hot tubs, etc., cost the RV park money for upkeep, management, replacement.

What is camp Good Time Nova Scotia? ›

Camp Goodtimes serves children and youth ages 7 to 21 primarily from Nova Scotia and PEI. We strongly encourage participants to bring a sibling or friend to camp.

Can you wild camp on Nova Scotia? ›

A: Yes. There are no campgrounds or facilities in Wilderness Areas, but overnight camping is permitted at designated campsites. If there is no designated campsite in a Wilderness Area, camping is permitted anywhere as long as you follow low-impact standards and guidelines outlined in the Keep it Wild brochure.

What is the golden rule of camping? ›

DO: Set your tent up in established spaces. It protects the surrounding wild by keeping it…well, wild. DON'T: Set up too close to water. Unless an established campsite places you closer, try to stay 200 feet away from streams, rivers or lakes.

What are the big 3 for camping? ›

Generally speaking, the Big Three gear pieces of any backpacking adventure consist of: your shelter, your sleeping system and your backpack. If the combined weight of those three pieces of gear is 12 pounds or more, you're trending heavy and you could be in for a really hard time on your hike.

What is the most popular type of campground? ›

Frontcountry camping: Frontcountry camping is perhaps the most popular type of camping.

Is there free camping in Canada? ›

Free camping in Canada is known as boondocking, dry camping or wild camping, and free campsites can be found all over Canada. Don't let high fees and crowded campgrounds keep you from going on a backcountry camping adventure; free camping in Canada is totally possible and it will boost your budget.

Can you sleep at rest stops in Canada? ›

Rest areas are typically located on major highways where alternate commercial services are generally not available. Most provincial rest areas are open year-round, but some are open seasonally only. Overnight camping is not permitted.

Is Boondocking legal in Canada? ›

Wild camping, also known as boondocking, and standing free with a motorhome are partly allowed in Canada. In cities, provincial and national parks, it is strictly prohibited. However, on public land, it is permitted with a few restrictions. Wild camping is always allowed in Canada if it is not prohibited.

Can US citizens camp in Canada? ›

citizens / permanent residents do not require passports or visas but must provide an identification such a birth certificate, a proof of citizenship/naturalization or a Certificate of Indian Status as well as a photo ID. Permanent US residents must also bring their permanent resident cards.

Can you have a fire in a campground in Nova Scotia? ›

Due to the high risk of wildfires, campfires at all provincial parks and private campgrounds will follow daily burning restrictions. When the restriction for the day is no burning, – red on the BurnSafe map – campfires will not be allowed.

Is it safe to wild camp in Canada? ›

Wild camping is allowed in Canada, but only in certain areas. It's important you check each province's laws, as they vary. If wild camping is permitted, then you must follow low-impact standards to ensure that you do not disrupt local habitats and wildlife.

What is Rule of 6 camping? ›

Camping rule #6: always stick with a buddy. Camping rule #7: no snacking on mushrooms and berries. Camping rule #8: no petting the wildlife. Camping rule #9: respect the personal property of others. Camping rule #10: respect your neighbors.

What are two things you must not do when you go camping? ›

18 Things NOT TO DO While Camping
  1. Forget to Bring Bug Spray: ...
  2. Not Bring Enough TP: ...
  3. Leave Food Sitting Outside: ...
  4. Fail to Give Someone your Camping Itinerary: ...
  5. Assume There Will be Clean Drinking Water: ...
  6. Trusting your GPS: ...
  7. Start a Fire with Gas: ...
  8. Set Up Camp in the Dark:
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What is the rule of 3 Camp? ›

The Rule of 3 indicates that if a camper needs to go anywhere on Camp, they must have at least themselves and two adults or themselves, another camper, and an adult.

How do you protect from bears when camping? ›

Most bear experts recommend keeping a canister of bear spray in your tent. Properly used, bear spray has been proven to be more reliable and effective than a firearm for deterring bears. Many bear experts recommend sleeping away from your tent wall.

How do you avoid bears while camping? ›

Choose an open site away from dense vegetation, natural food areas, forest cover, or natural pathways Avoid messy sites and areas with bear sign: torn apart logs, tracks, trampled brush, scat, claw marks on trees. Secure all scented items by hanging at least 10 feet off ground and 5 feet from tree.

What to do if a grizzly bear is outside your tent? ›

If you encounter a bear on the trail, or in your campsite, stop what you are doing and evaluate the situation. Identify yourself by speaking in a calm, appeasing tone. Back away slowly, preferably in the direction you came. Walk, don't run, and keep your eye on the bear so you can see how it will react.

Is tent camping cheaper than RV? ›

Tent camping costs vs RV costs

Tent camping is usually the cheaper option. Good tents can be as cheap as $40 and primitive campsites without hook-ups are usually cheaper than spots for RVs. However, you'd be surprised at the deals you can find RVing.

What is the average price of a campsite in the US? ›

Cost per site.

We surveyed a few of our campgrounds, and on average it costs around $15,000 per site for full-hookups, gravel roads, and pads. Slips can “range anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 per site depending upon the amenities you plan to install.”

Can you live at a campground year around? ›

Can You Live Year-Round in an RV Park? Yes, many people choose to live in their camper in long-term RV parks. People may travel for their job and need to be in one location for an extended time.

What are the best months in Nova Scotia? ›

The best time to visit Nova Scotia is in the summer, during July and August. These months are the warmest. Spring, fall, and winter all offer different experiences. Our local travel experts can help you choose when to visit based on what you want to see and do.

How much time do you need in Nova Scotia? ›

You'll need at least a week to road trip Nova Scotia, but longer is better. You should set aside another few days (at least three or four) to explore Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail (click that link to see our epic guide to the Cabot Trail!).

How much is seasonal campground Nova Scotia? ›

Price. Our current seasonal base rate is $2150+HST, with additional fees added and subtracted depending on the amenities & services required. Note that our seasonal sites are meant for use during weekends and for 1-2 week periods throughout the summer, but not as a full time residence.

What are prohibited grounds in Nova Scotia? ›

Discrimination on the basis of any of the following grounds is prohibited: age, association (with an individual or group of individuals who is protected under the Act), colour, race, creed or religion, criminal conviction, ethnic or national origin, family status or marital status, physical or mental disability ( ...

Can you Boondock in Nova Scotia? ›

Bay of Fundy - Nova Scotia

Known for having some of the highest tidal variations in the world (a kilometer or more of seabed becomes exposed at low tide), the Bay of Fundy is one of the most spectacularly beautiful spots to camp while boondocking in Canada.

Where are the 100 wild islands in Nova Scotia? ›

The 100 Wild Islands is located on the eastern coast of Nova Scotia, encompassing many of the islands between Clam Harbour and just beyond Taylor Head Provincial Park. This grouping is part of the larger Eastern Shore Islands.

How do I live in a tent full time? ›

Here are the steps to living in a tent long term:
  1. Find the right tent for you.
  2. Choose your location.
  3. You need a water supply.
  4. Educate yourself on the local wildlife.
  5. Be prepared for emergencies.
  6. Insulate your tent.
  7. How will you store food?
  8. Prepare food in your tent.

How do you stay regular while camping? ›

A few key tips to help you stay regular
  1. Drink plenty of water and clear fluids. ...
  2. Avoid extra fiber. ...
  3. Avoid foods that are high in fat. ...
  4. Exercise and stay physically active. ...
  5. Get plenty of rest. ...
  6. Don't ignore your body's signals. ...
  7. Plan for bathroom breaks that match your routine. ...
  8. Use laxatives wisely.
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What camping etiquette is at the top most? ›

Top 10 Camping Etiquette Tips
  1. Leave No Trace. ...
  2. Leave Wood for the Next Campers. ...
  3. Make Longtime Friends. ...
  4. Keep the Campsite Clean. ...
  5. Use a Timer for Your Lights. ...
  6. Write a Note. ...
  7. Pick Up More Than You Bring. ...
  8. Meet Your Neighbors.
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Do you sleep on the ground when camping? ›

Yes, you're sleeping on the ground, but modern gear has worked to make tent camping more comfortable so that you hardly notice that you're not actually in a cozy bed for the night. The tent camping tips below may just make you a convert, and you'll fall head over heels for sleeping outdoors.

Can you sleep while camping? ›

You'll have a variety of camping beds to consider: foam pads, inflatable pads, air mattresses, camping cots, or even mini camping bunk beds! Oh, and you can always forgo the mattress and sleep right on the ground if you're that adventuresome!

What is the most extreme form of camping? ›

Survival Camping

If you want to enjoy more of the wilderness, go survival camping. It's more extreme than backpacking as you're required to only use resources around you. As the name dictates, you'll learn to survive using only the essentials from your surroundings.

What are popular camping states? ›

Each US state has a unique appeal for campers, but these five stand out from the rest: Colorado, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, and New York.

What is the #1 campground in the US? ›

INDIAN RIVER, MI - A camping spot in Michigan has just received some big national accolades. It beat out every single other camping site in the entire country for number one in Campspot's annual Awards for 2023. Campspot has Indian River RV Resort in the top spot on its list of the 10 Best Campgrounds in America.

What is the best location for campsite? ›

On a map, look for places that are:
  • Flat, where your odds of finding a level campsite are best.
  • Within convenient proximity of firewood and water.
  • Off-trail, so you don't disrupt another backpacker's wilderness experience.
  • Not at the bottom of a valley or canyon, where the air would be coldest and most humid.
Nov 28, 2017

What is luxurious camping called? ›

Glamping,” short for glamorous camping, has become a mainstay of outdoor recreation over the past decade. If your essentials list contains things such as a real mattress, running water or an actual toilet, you can still find numerous options that bridge the gap between traditional camping and the comforts of home.

Is free camping legal in Canada? ›

Wild camping is always allowed in Canada if it is not prohibited. However, there is generally a nationwide ban on wild camping in cities, national parks, and provincial parks. If you do spend the night in one of these areas and get caught, you can expect hefty fines.

Is it legal to camp on crown land in Nova Scotia? ›

Anyone who has a structure on Crown land, without permission from the Department, is considered unauthorized. The structure is subject to removal, pursuant to Section 39 of the Crown Lands Act.

What is the wilderness Act in Nova Scotia? ›

The Wilderness Areas Protection Act provides the legal framework for establishing, managing, protecting and using Nova Scotia's designated wilderness areas. The Act's primary objectives are to protect natural processes, biological diversity and outstanding natural features.

Can you park overnight at Walmart in Nova Scotia? ›

Walmart provides a great store with ample parking to accomodate RVs. Many even allow travellers to park and catch a few hours of rest (depending on city ordinances).

Can I sleep in my car in Nova Scotia? ›

In general, there are no laws prohibiting you from sleeping in your car. But you need to follow parking signs at rest areas, parking lots and on main streets to determine whether extended parking is allowed.

Can you drink alcohol on the beach in Nova Scotia? ›

In Nova Scotia, it is also against the law to drink alcohol in public spaces such as parks and beaches. The legal drinking age in Nova Scotia is 19. The fine in Nova Scotia for illegally consuming liquor is quite hefty — at $467.50. The fine for being intoxicated in a public place is $134.

Can I sleep in my car in Canada? ›

Is it Illegal to Sleep in your Car in Canada? There is no federal law that prohibits sleeping in your car. Yet in some provinces, territories, and municipalities, getting some shut-eye in your car is illegal depending where you are parked.

Is camp Canada worth it? ›

The camp canada program is amazing for first timers who need help in getting themselves a job. I found it invaluable to my own experience. However I wouldn't use it again just because I feel it's better as a one time thing to help those people to get themselves a job.

Does Canada have BLM land? ›

One of the best ways to find free camping and boondocking in Canada is by finding Crown land. This is federally owned land which belongs to the Canadian Crown (hence the name), and it's more or less the same concept as BLM land in the US.

Is Newfoundland bigger than Nova Scotia? ›

405,720 km2 - more than three times the total area of the Maritime Provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island). Newfoundland and Labrador would rank fourth in size behind Alaska, Texas and California...if it were one of the United States.


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