Camping near Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

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Porters Peak

9 sites · Lodging250 acres · Halifax, Halifax
Breathe in the fresh air, unwind, reconnect, and recharge as you escape in the great outdoors. Porters Peak is an adventure getaway located in Porters Lake, only 40 minutes from Halifax. We offer over 250 acres of rolling hills, adventure activities and 2 unique types of accommodations; Safari Tents and Cozy Cabins. Built by Canadian adventurers, for adventurers of all types. Enjoy Luxurious Glamping Tents for Your Next Adventure. Relax in style with our luxurious glamping tents featuring plush bedding for a comfortable night's sleep. Enjoy cooking in our fully equipped outdoor kitchen and seating area, surrounded by beautifully landscaped surroundings. As the sun sets, cozy up around your personal fire pit and soak up the ambiance with solar lights illuminating your tent, or grill up some delicious food on your personal BBQ. Our glamping tents offer the perfect blend of comfort and nature for an unforgettable outdoor experience. Experience the magic of the great outdoors!
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Luxury Glamping at Nalu Retreat!

2 sites · Lodging25 acres · Porters Lake, Halifax
Nalu Retreat is a healing retreat and nature sensory experience perched on the edge of a cliff where we invite you to practice mindfulness and enjoy the art of simply being. Our unique, four season geodesic domes offer an extraordinary and unforgettable glamping experience where one can connect to nature, but still have all the luxuries of a boutique hotel. Each dome has 16 ft high ceilings, large panoramic windows that bring mother nature indoors, a well equipped kitchen, spa inspired bathroom, fireplace, queen size bed, private deck with hot tub, bbq and outdoor shower for a cold plunge. Amenities: Hot tub, cold water therapy and propane fireplace for your own nordic spa experience on your private deck All inclusive packages and spa packages offering farm to table meal options and spa treatments Shared fire pit and walking trails (Sauna coming soon) Fully equipped kitchen with coffee, tea, sweeteners and oat milk, toaster, convection oven, fridge / freezer Spa inspired bathroom with rain-head shower, custom Nalu scented soap/lotion, shower cap and hair dryer Robes, slippers, aromatherapy diffuser and custom nalu chocolates to give that spa feel! Wifi, board games, adult colouring books, Yoga mats, meditation rounds, stargazing loft, cards, singing bowls, sound machine and much more!
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Blueberry Run Trail RV Site

1 site · RV11 acres · Grand Desert, Halifax
Learn more about this land: 1 private premium site for a self contained RV, Travel Trailer or Camper Van on private land with no other campers near you. No Tenting permitted. Site has potable water hookup, 20 amp electrical outlet and free WiFi at the site. If you require black water service, a portable tank is included in your booking fee and will be on-site. The tank can hold 80 litres or 21 Gallons. If you require more black water capacity, you can add an extra dump for a fee and we will empty the tank and return it for an extra dump. Gray Water can be released into the drain on-site for showers, sink etc. The site is a solid gravel covered surface that is level. There is a gravel pad section in front of the site that has a picnic table and a fire pit. Fire wood is available for sale and will be delivered to the site upon request.  The Trans Canada trail is in front of the site where you can walk, bike, ATV or horseback ride. Porters Lake, Lawrencetown Beach, Porters Lake shopping center and restaurants are only 10 minutes away. 20 minute drive to Dartmouth or 40 minutes to downtown Halifax via 107 HWY or 207 HWY. There is also a café within walking distance called Rose to Rooster. Park your trailer or RV and explore the trails, beaches, lakes and hidden gems this community has to offer. Bring your outdoor games, bikes and your camping supplies and let your adventure begin with us. If you surf, we are a surfing destination and we welcome surfers to stay with us and be close to the action (within 10-15 minutes away depending which beach you choose) The site and community is L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ safe and everyone is welcome. Book now and enjoy your visit. We are OPEN from May 1st to Nov 25th 2024
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Breezy Petals Camping Resort

6 sites · Lodging, Tents204 acres · Rines Creek, Hants
Breezy Petals Camping Resort is a family oriented campground offering tenting, RVing, glamping as well as fun outdoor activities and music events.Our mission is to build a camping wonderland, where families and friends can discover true happiness, health and  green lifestyle. Here you can forget all of your stress, just enjoy the great nature by listening birds singing, watching beaver swimming, discovering the secret from deep woods, observing starlight with telescope at night, relaxing your body with yoga by the dome..... So much more you could do.Come and join us, let's have some fun together!
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Old Chezzetcook Home

1 site · RV2 acres · Halifax, Halifax
On a lot near a century old house near an old acadian village. A nice place to park and take a break. Minutes away from Porters Lake and close to Lawrencetown beach and other great surfing spots. You can enjoy some treats at the Rose and Rooster Cafe. Or go take a walk/bike on the blueberry trail and Atlantic View Trail. Groceries and supplies available only 5 minutes drive from the site.
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Oceans and Mountains

2 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · Beaver Bank, Halifax
It is a driveway spot. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac. It is near the local transit system that can take you anywhere in the Halifax region. There are many walking areas on paved roads in the community. We do have a 15 amp power supply as well municipal water line. The area beside the camp spot is secluded form the neighborhood.
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Hillside Point

3 sites · Tents25 acres · Antrim, Halifax
Hello HipCampers! We are located 40 mins out of the HRM, 25 mins away from the airport/ speedway, 5 min drive to Dollar Lake Provincial park, 10 mins from MMMXP race track We have quiet untouched 25 acres of forest for all your camping needs. Our sites and lifestyle is built with privacy in mind, obviously we ask you to be Courteous, but want you to be in the woods and enjoy yourselves. Sit back and stargaze till your heart desires! Plenty of different style of camping sites to suit all of your needs, deep woods and terrain, not far from the beaten path, and always plenty of room. Somewhat near the house if that makes you feel more Secure. we also can include -firewood cut and ready or you can forage for your fire needs! - Guided Fishing and Hunting with registered guide (extra $) -Some basic rental camping gear -Outhouse Ensure to pack your rain boots and go mushroom hunting on the property. As well as many trails owned by the forestry near by. We have a variety of apple trees feel free to pick some when in season! Farm fresh organic tri-colour eggs available soon. Find us on Facebook and Instagram to follow updates, or just to see some cute animal content; Hillside_point
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Petpeswick Hills

2 sites · RVs116 acres · East Petpeswick, Halifax
Explore 100+ acres of forest via hiking trails and logging roads. 4 kms from famous Martinique Beach Provincial Park with 5 km of white sand and surf. Solid safe roads and clean parking areas from where you can enjoy ocean views, camp fires, star gazing and explore the diverse landscape. Free firewood available. Sounds of of nature are everywhere from the lowlands to the highlands. There is also a path to Petpeswick Inlet. Coastal rains fall directly on our plateau and flow down to your campsite while forming small streams, ponds, waterfalls and springs. The amazing upland blanket bog distinguishes this property from many others and is a naturalist's wonderland. Connected to 300 acres of protected wilderness area and the Musquodoboit Harbour Bird and Game Sanctuary. Almost every species of wildlife and plant can be found in this pristine Acadian boreal forest. Highest elevations within 8 km of beach. There's also plenty to explore in nearby Musquodoboit Harbour including spectacular, well maintained hiking and biking trails, farmer's market, public library, cafes and more. If you're looking to connect with nature, while being close to surf and civilization, you've reached the right destination on the Eastern Shore. For maximum peace and tranquility consider booking both sites and have the entire property to yourself.
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Tent/Camper Camping by the Ocean!

1 site · Tent2 acres · Head Of Jeddore, Halifax
Learn more about this land: Nestled in a quaint old Fishing Town is a 2-Acre Forest property, that hadn’t been touched since 1885! This land overlooks the North Atlantic Ocean, with a 25ft bank at the edge of the property, and almost 100ft of private stone beach! No hydro, or running water on this property (yet) - but 10 minutes by car you’ll find a Sobeys, a Home Hardware, and small local shops. A driveway was recently put onto the property so now all campers can drive right up to the site instead of trudging through the forest! There is currently a Tiny Home on the property being built. Feel free to pitch your tent, or park your van, behind the Tiny Home that way you could be blocked from the wind that might come off the ocean - if there is a storm coming in. Camper-vans are welcome on the property! I haven't been able to select both tents, and motor vehicles yet as options. Enjoy the peace and quiet under the stars, and fall asleep to the sounds of the waves breaking against the shore, and the leaves rustling in the breeze. __________ As of now, I do not have an accessible toilet. The land is in process of getting the hydro hooked up, and water is being tested. Under the deck of the Tiny Home there is a plastic table, and two plastic side tables. Feel free to use them. There is a large, black, garbage bin outside the tiny home, feel free to put your own garbage bag in there - but please take your garbage with you (as the city only collects one garbage bag on rotating weeks, and I cannot predict ahead which week it will be for you). Thank you!
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Private Property

1 site · RV4 acres · Grand Lake, Halifax
Located minutes between 2 Provincial Parks - Oakfield Park and Laurie Park - which both offer gorgeous groomed walking trails, swimming and boating. Also located on Highway 2, which is famous for biking along all the way to Dartmouth. Also, minutes away from Oakfield Golf & Country Club!!! Sewage dumping just blocks away at Laurie Park!!!! Only 25 minutes from Halifax, 15 minutes Bedford/Sackville and 8 minutes to the Airport. Can offer electricity and water fill up for an extra cost of $20 Limited accommodations and some dates in July and August already spoken for.
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Martinique Airstream

2 sites · Lodging25 acres · Halifax, Halifax
Welcome to Martinique Airstream. A vintage 1974 Land Yacht completely renovated from the frame up. Features 25+ acres of Acadian Boreal Forest to hike and explore. The mossy trails are never ending, and if you choose the right path they will lead you to a mesmerizing and ecologically unique blanket bog. Panoramic night sky, and long sunsets, with wild cranberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries (when in season!) 5 mins from the gorgeous Martinique Beach. You can hear the waves when the wind is right, and the cheerful chirps of the birds in the morning and the peepers in the evening will sooth the mind and ease the soul. There's plenty to explore in nearby Musquodoboit Harbour including maintained hiking trails, farmer's market, cafes and more.
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Moo Nay Farms

15 sites · Tents100 acres · Cooks Brook, Halifax
Moo Nay Farms is a located in Cooks Brook, Nova Scotia, about an hour from Halifax and 20 minutes from our local airport. We are a 100 acre free range beef, pig and rabbit farm, and horse boarding facility on a corner bordering on 2 rivers, a running brook and a sitting on a huge pile of sand. We encourage our campers to also be free range and choose any nice quiet spot they find, a wide open sand lot, along the river, or deep in the woods. Campers are free to set up tents and sites on either side of the pasture, I don't allow trailer campers in the pastures as the cows tend to like to use them as scratching posts and can damage units. You never know when a litter of piglets is going to be born, a new calf arrives, or when the cows will skip the fence and we call on ya for a cattle drive, but always guaranteed something interesting is going to happen on the farm. We welcome campers to bring their pets responsibly, please be aware it is a livestock farm. For people vacationing or travelling with horses, we have stalls and paddocks available and plenty of sand arenas and trails to ride in. Key features of the property are definitely the livestock, horses, a beautiful swimming or fishing hole at the corner of the property tons of walking or biking trails, a beach volleyball court, huge bbq pit, firepit area complete with seating, bbq capable of roasting whole hogs if you're planning a party event or gathering. With 100, very accessible acres, so many things to do, to learn about free range farming, and country life, we're sure you will find a beautiful location to enjoy nature on our farm, and lots of fun for the kids.
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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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