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10 Best Places To Go Camping In Canada This Summer

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This summer, pack up your tent and be prepared to explore the Great White North. With border restrictions finally beginning to relax, it is a great time to get out and explore the breathtaking Canadian wilderness. Campgrounds in all National Parks are open from May to October, and we have our top ten picks for the best camping sites and sights of Canada.
*all prices in Canadian Dollars

Gros Morne, New Foundland

Gros Morne is a UNESCO world heritage site, home to Scandinavian style fjords and rugged tablelands. Hike to the summit of the 806m tall Gros Morne mountain to enjoy the view and keep your eyes peeled for arctic hare, caribou, and swooping ptarmigans. 

Daily Park Fees: Adult $10.00, Senior $8.40, Family $20.00

Camping Fees: Check here for a list of prices based on available sites & amenities

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia

For a relaxing fishing weekend, head East to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. A peaceful destination for anglers and fly-fishermen seeking out speckled trout and Atlantic salmon. Extend your stay for seven days and receive 15% off of your bill! Before you go, check here for more information on fishing permits and regulations. 

Daily Park Fees:Adult: $7.90, Senior: $6.90, Family: $16.00

Camping Fees: Check here 

Algonquin National Park, Ontario

Amid the maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes in Ontario, you will find Algonquin National Park. With more than 7,000 square kilometers of forests, marshes, rivers, and lakes, this luscious park is the perfect place for hiking and cycling. Bring your mountain bike to traverse these rocky trails. 

Daily Park Fees: Vehicle Permit $21.00

Camping Fees: Check here 

Athabasca Sand Dunes National Park, Saskatchewan

In a country covered by plains, forests, and mountains, the Athabasca Sand Dunes National Park is a very unique sight indeed. With dunes as high as 30 meters, this sandy nature park resembles an Arabian desert. The park is only accessible by floatplane and is recommended for experienced campers. Although they do offer guided tours, hikes, and fishing expeditions! 

Daily Parks Fee: Free

Camping Fees: Free

Banff National Park, Alberta

By far the most popular on the list, Banff National Park has something for everyone. There is fun to be found for travelers of all ages such as canoeing and kayaking around world-famous Lake Louise, spelunking the caverns at Canmore Cave Tours, or hitting the links at the Fairmont Springs Banff Golf Course. For even more family fun, check out Banff Adventures for horseback riding, rock climbing, helicopter flights, white-water rafting, and more! 

Daily Park Fees: Adult $10.00, Senior $8.40, Family $20.00

Camping Fees: Check here 

Moraine Lake Banff National Park

Forillon National Park, Quebec

In the heart of French Canada, Forillon National Park is a secluded getaway for nature lovers. Head out to sea on a whale-watching expedition or trek the coastline while keeping an eye out for seals and seabirds. 

Daily Park Fees: Adult $7.90, Senior $6.90, Family $16.00

Camping Fees: Check here 

Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

Fundy National Park boasts record-setting tides in the Bay of Fundy. At low tide, get down and dirty in the mudflats, exploring the tidal pools for sea creatures and shells. At high tide, watch the water rise as you paddle among the cliff-tops! 

Daily Park Fees: Adult: $7.90, Senior: $6.90,Family $16.00

Camping Fees: Check here 

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Kluane National Park, Yukon

Home to Canada’s highest mountains, Kluane National Park is the perfect spot for hiking. Make your way up the nearly 6,000 meter Mount Logan and admire the view of the year-round ice fields and glaciers. Stay on the look out for grizzly bears, which are abundant in the summertime. 

Daily Park Fees: Free

Camping Fees: Check here 

Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia

On beautiful Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim National Park offers a view of the Western coastline, including the West Coast Trail. This 75-kilometer trail through the rainforest follows the rocky coast where more than 66 ships have been shipwrecked. If you’re tired of walking, hang loose at Pacific Surf School in Long Beach, a popular destination for surfers all year round. 

Daily Park Fees: Adult $10.00, Senior $8.40, Family $20.00

Camping Fees: Check here 

Tombstone Territorial Park, North West Territories

Located 369 kilometers north of the nearest gas station, restaurant, or hotel, Tombstone Territorial Park is the best spot to escape civilization and trek across the tundra. Because there are no city lights in sight, this park boasts unbelievable star gazing. Though you will have to stay up late to see them; in the summer the sun doesn’t set until midnight! 

Daily Park Fees: Free

Camping Fees: $12 / vehicle

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