Beach camping in Canada with climbing

Canada offers plenty of space for camping and RVing with lakes, forests, and natural wonders abound.

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Ball Lake Tent Camping

8 sites · Tents300 acres · Cloyne, ON
A quiet place to get away with various wildlife to be seen including great swimming with more than 300 acres to explore, cleared trails for hiking, Thanks to a small blow down that went through a few years back.Dark clear nights for star gazing and so much more. There are five separate sites, each with their own picnic table, fire pit, and outhouse. This is back woods camping .There is a shared beach with plenty of room for everyone. The lake is weedy in spots but just makes it better for fishing .Great place for all ages and of course all pet's welcome.
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theDoighouse Earthship

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Qualicum Bay, BC
Have you ever imagined a house built from tires, dirt, pop cans, and concrete? Welcome to theDoighouse Earthship, an eco-retreat nestled in the forest, mere minutes from Qualicum Bay waterfront. Our location is a haven for adventurers and peace-seekers alike, offering easy access to the natural wonders of Vancouver Island. Just an hour north of Nanaimo, our property serves as an ideal base for day trips to Hornby, Denman, and Lasqueti Islands. Or don’t leave the island and spend the afternoon eating delicious fresh-made doughnuts at the famous Old Country Market in Coombs, home to the iconic goats on the roof, it’s only a 20-minute drive from our doorstep. Or 10 minutes to the waterfront and delicious ice cream at the Cone Zone. Stay local and discover forest trails, a children's playground, and a bike park right in our neighbourhood. Lighthouse Country area teems with opportunities for exploration, from pristine beaches including Sunny Beach and scenic Spider and Horne Lakes to an array of hiking paths, or if you climb, consider the Horne Lake Caves! Use your All Trails App to discover the Wilson Woodlot and Lost Runners Trails. Urban legend has it that it was the running shoes that were lost, not the people wearing them! Or stop here for a night en route to and from the mainland to Ucluelet or Tofino for world-class surfing, or if skiing is your calling, Mount Washington is just a 45-minute drive away. You can pitch your tent in our gardens, park your RV on the edge of the forest, or stay in our cozy tiny cabin. You can wander in the gardens and check out a young permaculture food forest filled with fruit and hazelnut trees, berries, and all that good stuff! Our Earthship, currently under construction, is all about exploring a low-impact lifestyle, off-grid living in an energy-efficient dwelling built from recycled materials. It is love for the planet, and people and sharing of abundance that makes this project come alive. Attend a group tour, or arrange for your own private tour where Tony will spend a couple of hours with you, sharing theDoighouse project, and answering any and all questions you may have. We also offer workshops and other onsite activities. For more info check out our website www.thedoighouse.com/events. On arrival, you will be greeted by Bentley (our standard poodle), Mabel (mouser extraordinaire) and the 'hens' who generously gift fresh eggs daily. Come visit, tour, and stay. Susan and Tony Doig
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Valhalla Pines Campground

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Vallican, BC
This is a quiet forested residential area in Sinixt territory. Recommended activities include floating down the river, canoeing the lake, hiking or climbing in Valhalla Park, soaking in Halfway Hot Springs or indulging in Nelson. We are surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers. This valley has many outdoor activities and events and a very interesting history and culture including Sinixt, Doukhobor, Cannabis and Conscientious Objector. Nelson, Castlegar and Slocan Lake are all a half hour drive away. There are many other special places nearby such as the Goddess Pools and the Emerald Pools. Supplies and services are available nearby including firewood, toiletries, dog day care, massage, bike and canoe rentals, life jackets, rubber dingys and paddles etc. Let us know if you would like a referral to any of these services. There are many guides available for activities in the area including (water sports, climbing, skiing, hiking, artist tours, events, geology, mining, mushrooms, cannabis, garden tours and native history). There is a particularly valued native storyteller here that can also provide a walking tour to a nearby village site with a full scale replica of an aboriginal kekuli (earth house). Please call ahead for recommendations on booking guides or storytellers. You don't need one to get here, but its good to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle for some of the logging roads that are worth visiting. Roof and/or bike racks can also come in handy. The Vallican Whole community center also has events nearby.
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Murphy's Gold Creek Ranch

14 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Cranbrook, BC
I sold a business in Toronto and moved West in 1990 and drove all over North America looking for a new place to settle and raise a family. While camping in the Kootenay's I found this oasis and bought it. I have raised a family living totally off the grid since and love it. The water here is so clean and and the air is so fresh is why I stay. The night sky is so hard to explain it has to be seen to believe. Come check it out and you will agree. Learn more about this land: Enjoy camping on our 25-acre property just outside of Cranbrook, BC! We have multiple spots to choose from. You can camp beside the creek, in an open field, or up high with beautiful views of the valley. It all depends on your preferences and the privacy that you desire. We welcome tent and RV campers. If you're bringing an RV, there are sites that do not require levelling and we can accommodate vehicles up to 75ft in length. Bring your animals - there are a lot of great spaces for them to play! Our yard is equipped for horseback riding with a horse ring and stable.  The property is a great step-off point for ATV, dirt bikes, horseback and hiking adventures.  Potable water, toilet, picnic table, wifi and showers are available. Pets welcome, campfires permitted.  We are a 15-20 minute drive to Cranbrook. As the basecamp of the Kootenay Rockies, Cranbrook has it all - From all the trails one can dream of to multiple award-winning golf courses all within a 20-minute drive out of town, Cranbrook is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. I look forward to hosting you!
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Bonnechere River Paradise

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · North Algona Wilberforce, ON
Frontier Trails is a family-run Summer Camp for the past 46 years. Family Camping. We host 3 seasons of outdoor ED. and team building available for School, kids’ groups, retreats, weddings, and rental packages. Family Vacations & Reunions. We have100 acres of scenic trails, & 2500’ on the beautiful Bonnechere River. You can rent a trailer, cabin, or cottage, bring your own trailer or tent or you can rent the whole camp for your group or family retreat. We can house up to 150 people and can cater or you can look after your own meals. We have 7 weeks of Day Camp for kids 4-16 with Riding E & W, ESL, and Traditional Programs. 1-7 week stays Climbing wall, archery, canoeing, kayaking, water tramp and blob, trail rides, ESL, sports, and more. Outdoor learning presents opportunities to be challenged by something new, realize an undiscovered talent, and increase confidence and skills TEACHING, FUN, MEMORIES, and FRIENDS.
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CirqueEnBois InWoodCircus cat camp

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Saint Damien, QC
Lake beach moutains forest nature trees flowers cats many cats garden rocks grass sand blue sky no bad smell big skies full of stars and not that much musquitos And circus lessons available on demand Français ci-dessous Lake beach moutains forest nature trees flowers cats many cats garden rocks grass sand blue sky no bad smell big skies full of stars and not that much musquitos 10 minute walk to the lake and beach. At night, you may enjoy a starlit sky around a campfire. **Circus lessons available on demand *** This is a place for open minded, original, nothing like traditional campground! Make sure to read everything and watch all pics, ask any questions before booking. Thanks. Lac sauvage, plage, montagne , foret, arbres, nature, fleurs, chats pleins de chats! Grand ciel, pas de mauvaise odeur et pas tant de bibittes! 10 minutes à pied du lac et de la plage. ! Ciel étoilé, feu de camp. **Cours de cirque disponibles sur demande
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Camping at our Earthship/tire-house

13 sites · Tents4 acres · L'amable, ON
Join us on our property, where we are building our dream home (and earthship) made of tires!!! We have just under 4 acres of land, Where we offer tent camping in our forested property, in the village of L'amable. We are just south of the town of Bancroft (The Mineral capital of Canada). Surrounded by deer, moose, bear, fox, raccoon, rabbit, to name a few, you are sure to see wildlife. When booking with us you will have the ability to choose 1 of 6 campsites, where you will camp in mature forest, immersed in the beautiful vibrations and energy of the minerals that cover the land. If you have children, they are welcome to play with all of our boys, on their trampoline and play equipment, and enjoy the animals that live on our property as well. There are countless amazing local stores, and many natural attractions to visit nearby to rock hound, hike, swim, boat, and fish. There is also, an extensive trail systems to enjoy on your bikes, quads, and sleds close by. We are very child and pet friendly as well! Being newer to hipcamp, our campsites are always evolving and improving. So if you have visited in the past and enjoyed your stay, you can be certain it will be even better this time around :) **DIFFERENT OPTIONS** You have the ability to book a stay with us for either tent camping alone, or camping with a tour of our dream home (currently under construction) Either way we are sure you will enjoy our campsites and the beauty that our property and the surrounding area has to offer. ***Read our fantastic reviews from various hipcampers, as we continually strive to improve and develop our campsites for your continued enjoyment! HAPPY CAMPING!
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Chillout in the Wilderness

8 sites · Tents21 acres · Mont Laurier, QC
Learn more about this land: Our 21-acre property is located about 14 km from Sonic gas station in Déléage, Quebec, approximately 20 min from Maniwaki. Basic camping out in the wilderness. We have a few short hiking trails and we are working on making them longer. Camping spots vary either by the small Joseph river or in the forest. Cell service does not work everywhere but you can get service in some areas. You will need to park your vehicle and do a short hike in, less than 5 min hike. We have a nice little private Sandy beach and a beautiful swim hole. Most of the river is sand and has many shallow areas, it has a nice water flow running from lakes further up. Lac Achigan is about 4 min drive.  There are 2 kayaks, 2 canoes and 1 aluminum boat available to you. Coming soon for a different experience why not do some glamping in our little rustic Cube van that we are transforming into a tiny cabin. Sleep in comfort, rain or shine. It is looking over mountains and the beautiful sky ...see pic, more coming soon. If you have never camped before or have no camping gear, no problem, let us teach you some basics!! We will set you up, we can also provide some camping equipment. Looking for a small adventure? Camp at Chillout for as many nights as you want and then we can pack it up and paddle down river for about 2 hrs and take you back to camp. Winter camping available. Notre propriété de 21 acres est située à environ 14 km de la station-service Sonic à Déléage, Québec, à environ 20 min de Maniwaki. Camping basique en pleine nature. Nous avons quelques courts sentiers de randonnée et nous travaillons à les allonger. Les emplacements de camping varient soit au bord de la petite rivière Joseph, soit dans la forêt. Le service cellulaire ne fonctionne pas partout, mais vous pouvez obtenir un service dans certaines régions. Vous devrez garer votre véhicule et faire une petite randonnée en moins de 5 min. Nous avons une belle petite plage de sable privée et un magnifique trou de baignade. La majeure partie de la rivière est en sable et a de nombreuses zones peu profondes, elle a un bon débit d'eau courant des lacs plus haut. Loc Achigan est à environ 4 minutes en voiture. Nous avons à votre disposition 2 canoës 1 bateau en aluminium 2kayaks. Pour une expérience différente, pourquoi ne pas faire du glamping dans notre petit fourgon Cube rustique que nous transformons en une petite cabine pour dormir confortablement, qu'il pleuve ou qu'il fasse beau, il regarde les montagnes et le beau ciel, plus à venir. Jamais eu l'expérience de camping avant ou pas dequipments de camping? Pas de problème, laissez-nous vous apprendre quelques bases que nous vous installerons, nous pouvons également vous fournir equipment de camping. Vous cherchez un petit camp d'aventure à Chillout pour autant de nuits que vous le souhaitez, nous pouvons vous faire une rendo de kayak guidé nous descendons la rivière environ 2 heures et nous vous ramènera au camp. Camping hiver possible.
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Lakefront Camping Private Beach

3 sites · Tents4 acres · Restoule, ON
Romantic Camping for TWO or ONE. Mercedes Van's Dream Spot, teardrop or tent. WELCOME to Lakeview Pergola Camping with private beach, located in Restoule, On. Just 3 hours north of Toronto. A beautiful Lakefront camping experience with private beach. Pull up and park behind your Lakeview pergola site. Enjoy the cafe table set for two underneath your shaded pergola by day and twinkle lights by night. Your campfire also is conveniently equipped with two chairs so you can pack light. The evening skies are amazing. Dusk brings the burst of multi colours reflecting on the water and the dark invites the breathtaking dancing stars. During the day you will want to put your toes in the sand or take a dip, be sure to bring a floatie or water noodle for your swimming enjoyment. Kayak or canoes are welcome too. THE SPACE is an open green field with large mature Pine and Cedar trees through out. Enjoy the Private Friendship Beach with seating already there. There is only ONE pergola camping site for you to book. Limited to two people and no pets. We also welcome the single person who is looking for a safe space. The flush toilets and hot showers are a short walk over frog bridge. THINGS TO DO HIKE the forest trails or rent a kayak at Restoule Provincial Park COOK on an open fire or dine at Bucks Lodge. Grab an ice cream at Brain Freeze Bunkie. SHOP local Artisans such as Stonethrow Pottery, Boards Honey and LoveMySarongShop. Instagram @LoveMySarongShop Mill Bay Market has a great selection of meats, veggies and fresh baked bread.
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Pickles Place

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Digby, NS
We have a half acre lake front lot with privacy. We have access directly to the lake from the lot and a laneway for a small boat as well. There is fishing, paddle boarding, boating, hiking and walking on these quiet roads in the wilderness. The Bay of Fundy is down the road maybe 2-5 min. If you want peace and quiet then here it is, a nice fresh lot on a lake out in the middle of no where. We DO NOT have any any of the equipment (kayaks, paddle boards and fishing equip) there you must bring your own. There is no washroom or electricity yet, so please be aware of this.
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Stewardson Way

3 sites · Tents160 acres · Tofino, BC
It's not just about this sacred land, but also the journey to reach it! Experience a peaceful environment offering great adventures. Indulge in Nature walks in the old growth forests, hiking, bushcraft, yoga, fitness activities, salmon fishing and whale watching. Conclude your day with a warm soak in Cove Hot Spring. Learn sustainable ways of living off the land while immersing yourself in serene views of the majestic mountain range and ocean.
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Manuel's Camping

6 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Moncton, NB
This campground is custom camping experience but we will be constantly upgrading and updating it. These site's are set in and amongst a mature Acadian forest, our sites range from simplistic to original and unique but has everything you need for a week end in the woods. for more information you can call 506-801-3362 or 506-576-7711 you can also send a email to manuel_leger81@hotmail.com, Looking forward to see you down at manuel's camping for a awesome camping experience.
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Overview

Though Canada is the world’s second-largest country, a staggering 80 percent of its land is uninhabited, which means there’s plenty of space for camping, glamping, and RVing. With pristine lakes, lush forests, and natural wonders just begging to be a part of your next camping trip, here are some of the best places in Canada to sleep under the stars.

Where to go

The Atlantic Region

Composed of tiny islands and peninsulas, the four Atlantic provinces form a crescent-shaped bay on Canada’s eastern coast: the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Prince Edward Island National Park faces the gulf, and with its scenic coastal landscape, charming lighthouses, and sand dunes, it’s easy to see why it inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery’s famous novel, Anne of Green Gables. Meanwhile, Gros Morne National Park, a world heritage site on the west coast of Newfoundland, is an ecological kaleidoscope of misty fjords for kayaking, sea caves, and the highest waterfall in eastern North America. New Brunswick’s Fundy National Park is all about high tides, and Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands National Park covers major landscapes—think steep cliffs, rocky coastline hiking trails, and tundra-like plateaus, plus wildlife like moose, puffins, whales, and bald eagles.

Central Canada

The southern parts of Central Canada, bordering four of the five Great Lakes, are a camper’s dream, with green countryside, forests, and thousands of lakes and rivers. Check out the quiet coves and charming fishing villages, or find a camping spot along the rugged cliffs of Forillon National Park, set on the outer tip of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula. In Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario, just four hours north of Toronto, look out for limestone cliffs, dozens of orchid species, and a variety of wildlife—everything from white-tailed deer and otters to porcupines and even black bears. Plus, at the northern tip of Bruce Peninsula, you’ll find underwater adventure at Fathom Five National Marine Park. Dive down to explore more than 20 shipwrecks, or view them through crystal-clear water from a glass-bottomed boat. And don’t miss the astounding flowerpot rock formations caused by tidal pool erosion.

The Prairie Provinces

Here in the south you’ll find wide-open plains, but head north in the Prairie Provinces and you’ll see some of the most ecologically diverse landscapes in the country. With its subarctic forest, tundra, and part of North America’s largest expanse of peat bog, Manitoba’s Wapusk National Park is a prime location to see polar bears with one of the largest known maternity denning areas for the great white bears. Grasslands, forests, and lakes all come together in Riding Mountain National Park, where you can watch bison munch on grass or, if you time your trip right, view the Northern Lights. Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park is yet another place to spot a herd of bison grazing on the endless plain. And, of course, the Alberta province shelters quite a few gorgeous parks among the world’s premier destinations. The Crypt Lake Trail in Waterton Lakes National Park is on many hiker wishlists due to its spectacular waterfall and wildflower views. See an epic sunrise over the mirror-like water of the iconic Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, one of the most photographed locations in the entire country. You can also explore the ancient Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Icefields while visiting the southern end of Jasper National Park.

The West Coast (The Pacific Region)

This is one of the most mountainous areas in Canada—the Pacific Coast Mountains start around Vancouver and the Canadian Rocky Mountains lie to the east—and British Columbia provincial parks and campsites are a main draw. There’s tons to do in Pacific Rim National Park: take a surf lesson at Long Beach, go canoeing through the maze of rugged Broken Group Islands, or hike the 47-mile West Coast Trail through the rainforest for backcountry camping. Road trip to Yoho National Park in the Rocky Mountains for towering waterfalls, or hike Mount Revelstoke National Park’s trails for views of wildflower meadows, 800-year-old red cedar trees, and impressive wetlands. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of mountain caribou, pine marten, or golden eagles.

Northern Canada

Most of the terrain in Northern Canada is rocky and barren with sparse vegetation. Hike through the Arctic at Auyuittuq National Park in the Nunavut territory for scenic fjords, rushing rivers, and huge glaciers, plus the chance to cross paths with lemmings or polar bears. If visiting the Northwest TerritoriesNahanni National Park, prepare yourself for camping sites near the epic Virginia Falls, known for being double the size of Niagara. You may encounter a bit more life by traveling west to the Yukon province, where Kluane National Park is a prime location to watch the grizzlies, caribou, and eagles who live among the backcountry peaks and sprawling valleys.

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