The best camping near Jacques Cartier Provincial Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Jacques Cartier Provincial Park adventure.

Chill out on the most secluded side of PEI, where red sands fringe the warm ocean.  

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New Glasgow Highlands Campground

20 sites · Lodging, RVs17 acres · Lot 23, PE
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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High Tide Park

16 sites · Tents36 acres · Moncton, NB
Welcome to High Tide, our cannabis-friendly retreat located within the former grounds of an agricultural research facility. Once dedicated to farming innovation, this site has transformed into a functional cannabis farm and camp, offering a practical and rustic experience. Set amidst the rural landscape, High Grove Park provides a straightforward camping area for cannabis enthusiasts looking to enjoy the outdoors. The camping facilities are basic but functional, offering a no-frills setting for visitors to pitch their tents or park their RVs. Adjacent to the campsite, Greenherb cannabis farm operates as a commercial cultivation facility. Guests can visit the farm store and research lounge to learn about cannabis cultivation and purchase products. Evenings at High Tide are spent around the campfire, where guests can relax and socialize under the stars. It's a laid-back atmosphere, perfect for unwinding after a day of outdoor activities. Here at High Tide we offer a simple and down-to-earth experience for cannabis enthusiasts looking to connect with nature and like-minded individuals. It may not be luxurious, but it's a practical and welcoming retreat for those seeking a cannabis-friendly getaway.
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Acadian Coastal Campground

9 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Murray Corner, NB
Travelling and Enjoying the east coast is something we love….so we bought our dream vacation spot and quickly realized that others might enjoy it as well. Enjoy the quiet skyline and maybe even catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. Our grass lots are backed with lush Appalachian forest and leads way to a slow brook where you can wade with the tide or try your hand at fishing or simply sit by the fire and enjoy the solitude. Check in is self guided as there is no host on site but you'll find it simple as all sites, as well as the toilet area is well marked with signage. This doesn’t mean we aren’t here to help, you can reach us 24/7 via telephone/text or email. It makes for the perfect spot to experience quiet private east coast living. We are Located just off the Acadian Coastal Drive and minutes from the beautiful Fundy shore. You can bring your tent, RV, van or camper and choose from 4 fantastic sites. 1-30 amp service, 2 roadside non-serviced as well as one privative forested site. All sites are equipped with a fire pit and access to our large off grid restroom. Wood is available for purchase if you didn’t bring your own! You can also explore New Brunswick with a drive on Acadian Coastal Drive ·Appalachian Range Route · Fundy Coastal Drive · Miramichi River Route or Fundy Coastal Drive Stop by and visit Murray Corner Provincial park for a swim and watch the tide roll out. Looking to see multiple provinces?? We are in the perfect spot to see all of what the East coast has to offer. View PEI’s spectacular Confederation Bridge from the shoreline and take a drive to PEI which is only minutes from us. Mainland Nova Scotia is less than a 30 minute drive and if your adventurous and want to drive the Cabot Trail then you can reach Cape Breton Island in under 2 hours! Catch a Ferry to Newfoundland if your heart desires. PEAK SEASON (May 1- Sept 31) OFF GRID (Oct 1 -Dec 31 and March 15 - April 31) CLOSED for winter (Dec 31- March 14) Follow us on Facebook and Instagram Kindly bring your own plastic/compostable bags for the toilet are as these may not always be available on site. There is no potable water on site however, we do have an out building with compostable toilet, shower/change area. Free Showers and potable water available at Murray provincial park during peak season.
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Regulars Homestead

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Malpeque, PE
Welcome to the homestead! This property is heaven on earth. A gorgeous 3 acre, pet friendly (a livestock guardian dog is present on the property) this hidden paradise is a 5 minute walk to a quiet beach, or a 10 minute drive to the beautiful, public Cabot beach. The property includes an array of solar panels, a greenhouse and garden, as well as a large barn, and smaller coop housing over 50 beautiful white chantecler chickens (the best natural alarm clock)! Many varities of plants and trees provide privacy, shade as well as a lovely view. Enjoy a quiet walk down the dirt road (maybe find a geocache) and enjoy your stay on our little piece of heaven!
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The Red Fox Campground

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Charlottetown, PE
The Red Fox Campground is located on the Green Gables Region, right next to the Prince Edward National Park. We have 25 spacious sites for Tents, Rv’s and Glamping tents. Each site have electricity and water near by. The campground has treed areas to camp and hang hammocks and beautiful gardens with fully equipped glamping tents. We are a pet friendly campground and there is free wifi and hot showers. The campground is 4 minutes drive from The National Park where you can enjoy beautiful beaches like Brackley and Stanhope. The trail of the famous Island Walk is less than a km away as well as the path of the Confederation Trail. We are few kilometres from the beautiful picturesque town North Rustico and a 17 min drive to Cavendish, famous for their Music Festivals. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and ZERO tolerance for discrimination in any form.
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Red Rock Retreat Campground

59 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents13 acres · Charlottetown, PE
Red Rock retreat is nestled on a hillside overlooking the Mayfield valley, offering our guests beautiful sunsets in a quiet relaxing atmosphere. Far enough away from the hustle and bustle, but centrally located just minutes from neighbouring Cavendish and it's sandy beaches, many golf courses & the famous boardwalk shopping area. Upon your return to Red Rock Retreat you'll find plenty to do for the young and young at heart. From our large outdoor play area to our heated swimming pool we have something for everyone. If you're looking for a quiet campground in Cavendish, come visit and we're sure you'll enjoy one of your most relaxing vacations.
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The best camping near Jacques Cartier Provincial Park guide

Overview

About

Prince Edward Island bills itself as The Gentle Island, and staying on its Northern shore at Jacques Cartier Provincial Park is definitely going to be serene. Go camping with ocean views, supervised swimming beach, and long walks on the beach spotting birds and other wildlife. Great for families with organized activities on offer throughout the summer, you’ll find playground equipment and plenty of space for kids to run around. There are some sweet hiking trails in the area and gems of family restaurants to check out. Two Jacques Cartier campground areas are available—one serviced with newer, nicer facilities, and another unserviced with a laundromat, kitchen shelter, and camp store.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Probably the busiest provincial park in PEI, reservations go fast as soon as the online bookings system for the province’s parks opens.
  2. Many campers book the entire season, taking the prime spots, so if you’re planning to camp at Jacques Cartier Provincial Park, book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
  3. There’s always a chance to secure a last-minute site by showing up at 2pm when campers check in, especially if you are looking to stay midweek or on the tailends of the park season.

When to go

Summers on Prince Edward Island are incredible—which is why many Canadians from as far as Ontario own cottages here. Jacques Cartier Provincial Park is only open from June 4 through September 12, and you’re pretty much guaranteed great weather during that period. As with any accommodations on Prince Edward Island, you’re advised to book campsites through the PEI Parks website in advance of your trip, especially if travelling with an RV.

Know before you go

  • The few sites offering fill hook-ups are usually filled by seasonal campers so hard to book for shorter stays.
  • As well as accessible washrooms, this park offers a ramp and floating wheelchair for visitors to use (not available when the surf is too high).
  • Cell reception can be patchy at the northern tip of PEI, so don’t rely on that to find your way around. 
  • PEI has the warmest waters north of the Carolinas, so you can enjoy the ocean for much longer in the summer and fall than in other destinations.

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