The best camping near York Factory National Historic Site

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next York Factory National Historic Site adventure.

Explore the historic York Factory, a gateway to Canada's fur trade era.  

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The best camping near York Factory National Historic Site guide



Journey to York Factory, a huge fur trade era depot set in the remote Hudson Bay wilderness. This isolated post was a vital fur trade hub for more than 250 years and was the gateway to the vast interior for British trade goods, Hudson’s Bay Company employees, settlers and soldiers. Throughout the history of York Factory, the involvement of Indigenous peoples has been integral to the operation of York Factory and the fur trade. Let York Factory’s pristine setting and untouched spirit transport you back in time.

When to go

The best time to visit York Factory National Historic Site is during the summer months, from June to August. This period offers the most accessible conditions for exploring the historic site. Outside of these months, the remote location can become challenging due to harsh weather, making access difficult and potentially unsafe.

Know before you go

  • York Factory is a remote site; prepare for limited services and ensure you have all necessary supplies.
  • Be aware of polar bear activity in the area and review safety guidelines before your visit.
  • No reservations are needed for camping, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Check the seasonal hours of operation as the site is only accessible from June to August.
  • Respect the site's historical significance and the traditional lands of the Cree, Dene, Inuit, and Red River Metis peoples.

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