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Camping in the Maritimes – Top 6 Eastern Canada Campgrounds

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Introduction

Many Canadians and avid travellers know just how breathtaking eastern Canada can be. It is truly a unique part of the world which should be seen and experienced by all. Between the ocean views, bridges, ferries and coastal skylines, there is something for everyone to see and love. Members of the RV community are particularly fond of eastern Canada thanks to its helpful locals and extremely accommodating RV parks and campgrounds. Here are some of the best RV campgrounds to experience on the east coast.

Top 6 Campgrounds in Eastern Canada

Cape Breton Highlands

The Cape Breton Highlands campground is a beautiful gem in Nova Scotia. It is known as the place where the mountains meet the sea. This national park is a wondrous sprawling landscape of canyons and forest with lush greenery. The campground itself is very accommodating and great for RV’s up to 30 feet. You can spend your days hiking or even do some backcountry camping during your time there. The campgrounds have ample facilities and specific kitchen shelters for those looking to cook outdoors. There are also many playgrounds for children. There are 5 different campgrounds to choose from based on the size of your set up and what type of experience you are looking for. All sites are close to the ocean and beaches.

Gros Morne

Gros Morne is a stunning national park located in Newfoundland. The area is littered with mountains and fjords which were shaped by the continents colliding as well as ancient glaciers over Canada. The site is so special that it is considered an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The campgrounds here are perfect for travellers with large RVs and they can accommodate a rig over 35 feet. They offer sites both serviced and unserved, all of which are the perfect mix of shade and sun. Campground amenities are generally grouped in the centre of each campground which allows for each site to be closer to the natural beauty of the area.

Kejimkujik

Kejimkujik national park is located in southwest Nova Scotia in the heart of Mi’kmaw traditional land. This park offers amazing opportunities for hiking, biking, boating and sightseeing. There are historical sites showing petroglyphs, canoe routes and camp areas which date back thousands of years. This is also the only dark sky preserve in Nova Scotia which offers brilliant views of the night sky and sometimes even the Northern Lights. The campgrounds are perfect for RV travellers with rigs up to 35 feet. The sites all back onto beautiful lush forests which gives each site a wonderful sense of privacy. The campgrounds have great accessible facilities grouped into inconspicuous areas so as to not take away from the beauty surrounding you. The old trees in the park tower over you creating a sense of fantasy and wonder. There are also great hiking trails which can take you all over the park to experience everything it has to offer.

Forillon

Forillon national park was the first ever national park in Quebec and has a very rich history. It is an incredibly vibrant and rich area with many natural wonders to marvel at. It is located at the top of the Gaspe peninsula which is well known for its whale watching. You can spot blue whales, the largest animal on the planet, from the viewing area in the bay. The water is also well known to be warm enough for swimming in this area. Campers also love to take advantage of the great fishing in the park. The campgrounds are quaint and evenly spread which makes each area feel private and secluded. For RV campers the sites are perfect for rigs up to 27 feet in length. For those who are feeling adventurous the Gaspe bay offers some of the most exciting snorkelling in Canada. The waters are home to tons of species of fish, lobsters, and seals who seem to love interacting with the tourists.

Fundy National Park

The Fundy national park located along the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick is one of the most popular parks in eastern Canada. This park is well known for its beautiful views and being home to the highest tides in the world. The coastline is a site everyone should see, and travellers can even walk along the ocean floor at low tide. There are also tons of waterfalls in the Acadian forest to hike to and experience. For RV travellers this campground is perfect since the sites can accommodate a rig over 35 feet and feel very private and secluded. This park offers tons of activities to fill up your day in between relaxing in your RV at your private campsites.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is known to have a charming quality about it all around. With its red sand beaches and friendly locals, it is a hard stop to pass up. RV travellers are particularly fond of PEI for its scenic drives. The bridge to PEI is a beautiful site and always a pleasure to drive. The Prince Edward Island national park is perfect for RV travellers with rigs of all sizes. There are tons of sites to choose from which can accommodate many different sizes of vehicles. The sites are roomy and sunny and each campground feels like its own community. The campgrounds span along the coast and make for gorgeous views and breezes. It is truly a wonderful experience every time you travel to Prince Edward Island.

Summary

It is safe to say that eastern Canada truly has some amazing national parks, some of which are an RV owner’s dream. The driving in these areas is always beautiful and laid back, and the locals are always friendly and welcoming. Between the history of this naturally beautiful area and the welcoming feel of the campgrounds, travelling in this part of the world is a privilege and a gift. No matter what size rig you are driving or what type of experience you are looking for, eastern Canada has everything to offer and limitless opportunities. It is always a good time for a little splash of eastern Canada.

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Ashley Juneau
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