For those looking to get outside in style this fall, try booking a night at one of the awesome camp sites listed below. Change up your standard tent & sleeping bag routine, and splurge on some of these glamorous camping (known as "glamping") arrangements in rural Nova Scotia. Many of these spots have heating and electricity, making them perfect for fall weather!
Hang from the trees of Cape Breton Highlands National Park suspended in a dome shaped tent, or rent an insulated yurt overlooking some of the best vistas in Nova Scotia. Either way you won't be disappointed waking up to the beautiful scenery surrounding these incredible camp grounds.
1. The Atlantica Oak Island
Book your next fall glamping trip with The Atlantica Hotel - they’ll make sure all your travel needs are taken care of! Relax at one of the picturesque cabins offered by the Atlantica Oak Island Resort and Marina if you’re looking for a more luxurious camping trip, or stay in one of the safari-style tents available in The Little Orchard nearby. Cycling tours, picnics and kayaking adventures can all be arranged for your party by the helpful Oak Island staff.
2. The Lookoff Family Campgrounds
Located in the Annapolis Valley, book a ten-foot safari tent in Canning and day trip through the surrounding vineyards, up to nearby Cape Split and around The Bay of Fundy. If you’re looking for something a little bit more comfortable this Valley glamping site also offers fully furnished bell tents with queen sized beds!
3. Shubie Park Campground
Only a short drive from Halifax, this urban campground is located in a quiet Dartmouth neighbourhood, close to some amazing local surf schools. Take your squad to nearby Lawrencetown Beach for some fall surfing, book a Tidal Bore river rafting adventure at nearby Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, or rent bikes from Shubie park and cycle the area. Both bell tents and safari tents are available for over night guests.
4. Seaside Glamping near Peggy’s Cove
If you’re looking for spectacular oceanfront views on your next camping retreat, book a lot at the King Neptune campground – the closest campground to Peggy’s Cove. King Neptune offers ocean swimming, designated picnic areas and obviously some incredible views of the sea. Bike rentals are also available, as are both bell and safari tents.
5. Forested Dome
Try something different for your next romantic getaway and rent a geodesic dome overlooking the sea with your significant other. This cozy dome is furnished with a double bed, a kitchen table with chairs for two, and four skylight windows as well as a personal fire pit. There is no electricity and bathroom facilities are a short distance away.
6. Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort & Retreat
Located on the famous Cabot Trail, this wilderness resort offers campers the option of booking tipis, geodesic domes or cedar and Mongolian yurts. The campsite is surrounded by 55 acres of nature sanctuary, with winding trails, an apple orchard, and a nearby freshwater lake perfect for kayaking or canoeing. Sign up for bird watching expeditions or whale tours, and enjoy group meditation, Japanese soaking tubs, acupuncture services and more.
7. Fundy National Park
Stay overnight at Fundy National Park in one of their comfortable, heated, fully furnished yurts! The yurt is huge and has everything you could imagine, including a bunk bed, table, chairs, a propane stove, solar powered lights and a nearby service building. Camp out in one of these luxury yurts and explore all the beautiful trails this park has to offer! This park is nearby in New Brunswick but we thought the awesome experience deserved a mention.
8. Ingonish Cocoon Tent
Parks Canada introduced these forest pods as a pilot project this summer to some super positive reviews. Campers must call ahead and rent the pods for $70 for a chance to “hang out” amongst the trees in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The season to rent these incredible tents just ended, but keep an eye out for them next year!