Add These 6 Best Campsites in Canada to Your Bucket List

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July 1st is Canada Day. What better way to celebrate than camping in the Great White North this summer?

The Canadian border remains closed to non-essential travel until at least July 21st. But before you know it, North Americans will be able to escape the ordinary and experience Canada’s best campgrounds in a roof top tent.

Lake Louise in Banff National Park

From Nova Scotia to New Brunswick, here’s our list of the best places to car camp in Canada with your RTT.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia

Surrounded by rugged coastline and rolling hills, this is the perfect place to set up your Roofnest this summer.

You won’t find better hiking trails anywhere else. Ranging from Sunday strolls to challenging climbs, you’ll get stunning views of the canyons no matter which trail you pick.

Photo courtesy of Parks Canada

Take your pick of 6 different campgrounds with sites along the coastline or deep in the backwoods. We’d recommend Broad Cove for the perfect combination of both beach and forest.

You’ll have access to fire pits, showers, and playgrounds in this park. You’ll also be within walking distance of the historic Cabot Trail for spectacular sunset views.

As far as activities go, you can catch a live powwow with local Mi’kmaq leaders, dance the “Ceilidh” at the nearby pub, or kayak around the marina. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a humpback whale.

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Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

You don’t need to go all the way to Europe to explore incredible fjords. This UNESCO World Heritage site has plenty of awe-inspiring cliff views that are dated to be around 485 million years old.

You can book a private hiking guide, or pack a lunch and head out to summit Gros Morne Mountain on your own. In the summer, you can paddleboard and kayak around the Norris Point waterfront. And in the winter, you can try out a curated snowmobile and ice fishing tour.

Parks Canada maintains 5 campgrounds here, with options for those seeking extra comfort or to get completely off the grid.

You can park your Roofnest at the Oceanfront RV camping site, or for larger parties, you can try one of their oTENTik rustic cabins (and park your Roofnest next door).

We’d recommend booking a site at the Norris Point KOA in the center of the park. You’ll get the best views of the Aurora borealis, along with some fun amenities for the kids.

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Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan

This National Park is made for water lovers.

A few of the campgrounds are only accessible by water, providing a truly secluded camping experience. But if you’ll be bringing along your Roofnest, you can at least pack your suit and plan to take a dip in Kingsmere Lake during the day.

Each campsite includes pit toilets, picnic tables, fire-pit, and a bear cache should the local wildlife try to get too friendly with your food supply.

For the best uninterrupted fishing and kayaking, park your Roofnest at Namekus Lake Campground, which is closed off to motorized watercrafts. And if you’re looking to catch some Northern Pike or Walleye, Sandy Lake Campground is your best bet. They even have their own fish cleaning station.

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Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

The iconic Bay of Fundy has everything you’d want in a Canadian camp trip — high tides, waterfalls, stretching coastline, and picturesque lighthouses.

At this National Park’s Headquarters Campgrounds, you’ll find everything you need for easy camping. That includes amenities like laundry facilities, kitchen shelters, and Wi-Fi in some areas of the campgrounds.

If you’d rather go the backcountry route, you can try out the campsites at Goose River, Marven Lake, or Chambers Lake. You’ll need to carry in your drinking water and abide by the Leave No Trace principles.

These primitive sites are available May through October, while the main Headquarters Campground is open year-round.

Don’t leave without trying your hand at The Fundy Challenge, a 100-kilometer hiking challenge through the park and beyond. During low tide, you can walk along the ocean floor and collect seashells.

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Banff National Park, Alberta

As Canada’s first and oldest National Park, Banff has quite the reputation amongst outdoor explorers. Whether you’re hiking, biking, or simply driving across this unkempt wilderness, there are epic mountain views wherever you look.

Two Jack Main and Two Jack Lakeside are perfect campsites along the Minnewanka Loop trail. Both offer seclusion while being only 15 minutes from the town of Banff.

You can hike in the backcountry and make the pilgrimage to Bow Falls for a full panoramic view like none other. Icefields Parkway is also a must-see, along with the iconic Lake Louise.

Lake Louise in Banff National Park

You have to purchase a National Park entry pass as well as a camping permit, both of which are well worth it for the scenery alone.

The weather in Alberta can get a little unpredictable, but you and your family will stay warm and dry in your rain and wind-proof Roofnest.

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Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia

Strap your surfboard to your Roofnest and enjoy chasing the waves at this incredible National Park.

Green Point Campground has 113 drive-in sites for your stay. You’ll have easy access to toilets, showers, and fire-pits.

Head about 20 minutes north to the town of Tofino for whale watching, up-cycled art, and local bites at the Tofino Public Market.

At the end of the day, you can set up camp at the edge of the beach and enjoy falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves. But be sure to book a campsite well in advance, as explorers from all over the world come to soak in the sun here.

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Explore the Best Car Camping in Canada with Your Roofnest

Lake Louise in Banff National Park

If you love adventure and getting off the grid to explore the deep wild, the vast National Parks you’ll find in the Canadian wilderness will not disappoint.

We’re expanding our shipping to Canada soon, giving Canadians the opportunity to explore more of the Great White North in a Roofnest this year.

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