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Camping near Halifax, Nova Scotia

This city by the sea is a perfect base to explore Nova Scotia’s delights.

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Off the Beaten Trail Eco Lodging

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Rose Bay, Lunenburg
Welcome to Off the Beaten Trail. Found on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, near the famous U.N.E.S.C.O Town of Lunenburg, making us a great central location. We offer a glamping experience that will be hard to beat. Offering unique full service units, Tent and RV sites. Recognized Superhost with Airbnb and voted #3 in Nova Scotia for Best Hipcamp in 2022 Open year round, for those who enjoy winter camping. Near by you’ll find Sea Glass beach (aka Spindlers Beach), The Ovens Natural Park, Sand Dollar Beach, Hirtles Beach, Oxners Beach (usually peaceful), Gaff Point Hiking Trail, Indian Path Common Trails, and Kingburg beach to name a few. For shopping locally we have The Rose Bay General Store and Bistro with NSLC Outlet. You’ll find convenience items, seasonal produce, fresh baked goods, take out and dine in eating, a great selection of imported Specialty items, and authentic Nova Scotian products. A great spot to stop on the way back from the beach for a bite to eat and supplies. We also have the Bayport Pub at the beginning of Feltzen South Road. With Great pub classics and fresh hot fish and chips, you’ll want to let them handle the cooking for a night, but make sure to leave room for the best Ice Cream around. Get the Scoop located in Feltzen South, just a short distance from us here at Off the Beaten Trail. Look up these great places and more online for hours and specials.
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The Twisted Tent

39 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · New Glasgow, Pictou
You will find us just off Exit 20, Highway 104. The property boasts 3 ponds and a park like setting where the tents are located. There is a river near by if you like to Kayak or fish, we are within 20 minutes to the beach. Hiking trails are close by as well as museums, parks and Go-Karts on property. This is off grid, there is a porta potty and an outdoor shower. Whistleberry Market is 2 minutes away, Green Thumb 5 min walk away.
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Wolf Pines Glamping Life

8 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Bayhead, Colchester
Authentic Mongolian Yurt is nestled in a heart of beautiful pine forest on the North Shore between Tatamagouche and Malagash. You can enjoy near by beaches, boating, kayaking, biking, vineyard, brewery and local markets. The Yurt sits on an elevated deck for you to enjoy the views of a forest. It is equipped with a double bed and traditional Mongolian single bed. Bedding is also provided. There is a BBQ available and an outdoor fire pit. Gravity fed outdoor shower and toilets are located next to the Yurt. We ask that you only use natural soaps.
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Sandpoint Ocean Front Resort

12 sites · RVs, Tents87 acres · Tatamagouche, Colchester
Located within a five minute drive just outside of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, our property has over 2500 feet of oceanfront with a mixture of Sand, Pebble and Rock covered beaches. 1500 ft of our ocean front is mostly made up of 60ft high cliffs with trees for shelter from the wind and sun. We supply everything you need such as two prefabricated C-Can washroom / Shower Units with both of the washrooms having showers with running hot water, unlimited firewood, and running water to have an unforgettable Ocean Front RV/camping/tenting experience. Tatamagouche is home to the Tatamagouche Brewery, The Train Station Inn, The Creamery Square / Heritage Society (Anna Swan Museum) and the Balmoral Gristmill. Guests can take in dinning experiences at restaurants such as the Nook & Cranny, The Chowder House and Big Als Pub. For the golf enthusiasts, we are just 5 min away from the water front Brule Point Golf Course and for world class golfing experience we are just 30 minutes from the Fox Harbor Golf Resort. Our property is mainly made up of open spaces with few trees, we have an abundant of Pic-nic areas with oversized pic-nic tables are placed along the ocean front so guests can have an unforgettable gathering with friends and family. With steps down to our premium beach front and a walk out dock for our kayakers, the property has easy access to the water for kayaking, swimming and we have a small boat launch for personal water crafts during high tides. Come check out this one-of-a-kind property! All ocean front tenting / RV sites have no services available if you want access to power and water you will have to book one of the sites that have services to it. We only have seven serviced sites available to our guests.
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Hidden Brook Wilderness Camping

10 sites · Tents110 acres · Barss Corner, Lunenburg
Learn more about this land:Large private wilderness sites with a beautiful babbling brook running through them in an area surrounded by lakes, rivers, and farmland.There are 10 sites to choose from on the vast property. Please note there is no restroom facility available at the site, dig a cathole. pack it out or bring your own camping toilet. Pets on a leash are welcome. Campfires are permitted within local regulation.Enjoy, horseback, riding, kayaking, shopping, restaurants, and artists in museums all in the surrounding areas
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FORT NOVA

10 sites · RVs, Tents127 acres · Jordan Falls, Shelburne
Oh. My. Gawd. Where to start?! This is one of the original properties for the area. Owned by one lovely family since the 1700's until your current (very lucky) host. The house was the post office from 1861 to 1961. One of the rooms was the hospice for the area... SPOOOOOKY!!! There is a culvert from the 1700's on the property from where the province moved the highway sometime before the 40's. Reggie took over ownership in 2020 and is keeping things as original as possible, but adding his touch, like his battle axe travel trailer, Franny, makes her home in the driveway, but of course. She's worth a visit! - TENT ADVANCED LEVEL LAKESIDE is by far the most beautiful, however it is a small area, and on the edge of the property and I can't be responsible for neighbours to a point. Learn more about this land: Fort Nova is your home for as long as you choose. Let's get campy! You can pick from the lawn, living amongst the pines, a forrest clearing, or even the lake side peninsula. Complete privacy, and y'all can hit me up in the house if you need anything. On the property there is: - A decent sized lake - 1700's abandon bridge - Lots of foraging So many things bloody things to do nearby: - The ocean is right across the street. - Oasis Fish and Chips (Also right across the street!) - Beech Street Kitchen (in Lockeport) - Barrington (Lobster capital of the world, UFO capital of Canada) - Brooklyn (Hank Snow's hometown) - Rail Trail (runs through the property) - Provincial Parks - Boxing Rock Brewing Co.
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Ingomar Oceanfront Camping

11 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Shelburne, Shelburne
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Paradise on Panmure

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres · Panmure Island, Kings
Panmure Island is truly a beach-lover’s paradise. Located along a causeway, there is water access on both sides of the highway. You’ll find the sheltered St. Mary’s Bay on one side and the ocean on the other. This beach is one of Prince Edward Island’s provincial parks and with that comes all the amenities you need. The acclaimed Panmure Island Lighthouse is the oldest wooden lighthouse on the Island. Paradise is a 25 acre naturalized homestead with its own beach, forest and meadows. Enjoy our many trails, watch the honey bees at work or go kayaking on the Bay.
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Winged Spur Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents76 acres · Pictou, Pictou
Get back to nature in this historical 76 acre farm! Come camp in a rustic camping environment with an off grid experience, learn about a farm to table farm.  We also welcome you to come and camp with your horse and enjoy the trails, lg outdoor arena, round pen and small outside practice arena. We have guest stalls and pastures, we are a new facility and learning as we go, one thing we are sure of is the land is beautiful and captures your heart. We also offer event bookings, birthday parties and just a fun afternoon with the family.
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Summer Winds

19 sites · RVs, Tents14 acres · Charlottetown, PE
14 acre park like setting with open and treed campsites. We have 5 small cottages on the property, a paddle boat pond, walking trail and access to the shoreline. Our water is located at the mouth of the Cardigan River so you get warm water on a falling tide and salty cool water on the rise. Come join us!
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Wild Pines Cabins

8 sites · Lodging3 acres · Lot 57, Queens
Glamping cabins on 3 acres of forest next to a costal golf course and park in south eastern PEI. Water view, short walk to the shore and tall costal cliffs. Beach volleyball, lawn games, mini putt, swimming pool all within a 5 min walk. 8 cabins with a shared main building (kitchen and bathroom)
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New Glasgow Highlands Campground

16 sites · RVs17 acres · Lot 23, Queens
Our campground is maintained by us to achieve camping excellence for you. Our campground is small and unique. We specialize in relaxing, quiet camping, clean and well maintained facilities. The Highlands is carved into a sheltered southern-slope of an Acadian Forest. Mature stands of Maple, Birch, Spruce and Pine provide maximum buffer between sites. Share the woodland habitat with native wildlife and the Lady Slipper Orchid. At the end of the day enjoy a quiet relaxing evening around a campfire. Make a Reservation or View our Image Gallery
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Camping near Halifax guide

Enjoying Halifax’s world-class restaurants, vibrant neighborhoods, fun bar scene, and historical attractions is a great way to experience the east coast way of life before setting out to explore. Within a few hour’s drive of this provincial capital, you’ll find remote beaches and parks, fishing villages where you can go whale watching, lighthouses, and deep woods filled with serene lakes and waterfalls.

Where to Go

The South Shore

Follow the Lighthouse Route south of the city to explore charming stops such as Peggy’s Cove with its red and white lighthouse, making your way past stretches of white-sand beaches, the fishing towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay (great stops for ice cream or lobster rolls), making your way to the epic petroglyphs and myriad adventures at Kejimkujik National Park. You’ll find beachfront camping all the way down the shore, as well as inland sites. 

Annapolis Valley

Following the shores of the Bay of Fundy, which has the world’s highest tides, this area is studded with wineries and sweet little towns and villages. Explore the historic fort at Annapolis Royal, home to some of Europe’s first North American settlers in 1605. There are amazing beaches and hikes out over cliff tops (the 4- to 5-day Cape Chignecto Coastal Loop, for example). There are tons of campgrounds in the valley, with a couple located in orchards or within walking distance of wineries. 

Cape Breton

The jewel in Nova Scotia’s crown, Cape Breton Island is attached to the mainland by a causeway and driving the Cabot Trail—a highway that winds around Cape Breton Highlands National Park—is considered one of the world’s most beautiful road trips. Expect to see moose, eagles, whales (even from shore) and enjoy unforgettable hiking. There’s plenty of camping in the park (tent sites, RV sites, and otentiks) as well as many private campgrounds offering unique amenities such as on-site oyster farms. 

When to Go

Halifax is a fun city any time of the year, with its student population keeping things upbeat year-round. But many tourism spots don’t open up until late May or early June, so planning a trip beyond the city before that can mean limited options. The weather can be pretty chilly until then anyway, so your best bet is to come in summer or fall—the weather can be glorious through October. 

Know Before You Go

  • If you need camping supplies, Mountain Equipment Co-Op on Granville Street will likely have everything you need (and equipment rentals).
  • Having your own vehicle is pretty essential if you want to explore outside of Halifax as transit options are pretty much non-existent.
  • Cell phone coverage can be patchy in more remote areas, so don’t rely on your phone as your only guide to getting places. 
  • Nova Scotia can fully experience four seasons in one day, so be sure to take warm clothes even for a summer trip. It can also get pretty windy, especially in coastal regions, so be sure to properly secure your tent when setting up your camp.

Frequently Asked Questions

In Halifax, Canada, you can park your camper at various campgrounds and RV parks, including the popular Laurie Provincial Park. Keep in mind that you'll need to make reservations in advance and follow the specific rules and regulations of each campground.

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