The Best Campgrounds in Nova Scotia

Sometimes we need to get away from city life and spend some time outdoors, connecting with nature. Whether you're looking for a romantic woodsy getaway or a chance to explore picturesque hiking trails, here are our top campgrounds to visit in Nova Scotia.
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Best Campgrounds Nova Scotia

1. Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site

If you’re looking for roofed accommodations for your next camping trip, you have to check out the new Ôasis accommodations at James Charles Point inside Kejimkujik National Park! Each of these tear drop-shaped ‘duplex’ accommodations have a convertible table/bed on the main level and a suspended hammock loft above. Perfect for a couple’s getaway!

2. Five Islands Provincial Park Campground

Located on the picturesque shores of the Bay of Fundy, Five Islands Provincial Park is one of Nova Scotia’s premiere outdoor destinations. The park features 90 m sea cliffs overlooking the world’s highest tides so be sure to pick a date that’s not afraid of heights!

3. Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton is one of the most beautiful places in Canada, drawing in travellers from all over the world. Explore the picturesque Cabot Trail coastline all the way to the enchanting wilderness of the Cape Breton highlands. Hike some of the best trails in Nova Scotia and keep your eye out for moose along the way! There are so many unique accommodations available including campgrounds across the park, as well as oTENTiks (part tent, part cabin).

4. Ovens Natural Park

A trip to The Ovens is an unforgettable eco adventure! Hike spectacular cliffs to view the famous sea caves, book a guided tour or go for a swim at Cunard’s Beach. A vintage campground is located onsite as well as seaside cabins.

5. Graves Island Provincial Park

Graves Island Provincial Park is one of many small islands found along Nova Scotia’s coast. Explore trails overlooking the picturesque Mahone Bay, go kayaking through the sparking waters and go for a bike ride along the south shore. This is the perfect campground to visit if you’re looking for a quieter, ocean-view getaway.

6. Amherst Shore Provincial Park

If you’re looking for a classic woodsy getaway away from the hum and buzz of the city, be sure to visit the campgrounds at Amherst Shore Provincial Park. Go hiking through the forest along Annabelles Brook, go for a dip in the ocean, and set up your tent in one of 40 overnight wooded sites.

7. Rissers Beach Provincial Campground

Just a short distance away from Bridgewater, you’ll find Rissers Beach Provincial Park. Enjoy walks along a sheltered sandy beach or the boardwalk along an inland marsh. There’s not one but TWO campgrounds located on site.

8. Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

Enjoy an escape to Nova Scotia’s South Shore with a wide variety of outdoor experiences including hiking, camping, picnicking, and relaxing on beautiful secluded beaches. There are over 80 overnight wooded sites available.

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