This year, camping is once again a popular summer activity. So much so, that many campgrounds are almost booked solid for the rest of the summer. However, there are still a few spots available for the month of August at some lesser-known accommodations. Whether you prefer tenting, RVing or spending the night in a treehouse, our list of unique campgrounds will blow you away.
Enjoy the fresh air while camping
Repère Boréal - Les Éboulements, Quebec
We guarantee you’ll fall in love with the unique nature dwellings at Repère Boréal. Although not a campground in the traditional sense, these accommodations offer you all the peace and quiet of nature without the hassle of pounding stakes into the ground. There are five types of dwellings available: Maikan, Shiship, Mashk, Utapi and Nish.
Once you arrive, you can enjoy the spa zone, modern toilets, as well as a varied menu of small dishes that can be delivered straight to your small abode.
The month of August is almost fully booked. But don’t despair, Repère Boréal has you covered. You can enjoy a stay in these small dwellings all year long. Just like that, you can turn that summer vacation you had in mind into a snow-filled weekend getaway.
WildExodus Travel - Timmins, Ontario
Just 30 minutes outside the city of Timmins, WildExodus Travel offers charming campsites on the shores of Kenogamissi Lake in Wawaitin Falls. The owners have truly thought of everything! They offer visitors six different packages, including traditional camping and glamping experiences.
Their custom-built tents have solid floors and electricity, so you can sleep under the stars in complete comfort. If you prefer the rustic charm of wood-panelled walls and a waterproof roof, you can rent a small cottage for your waterfront stay.
When you make your reservation, you can choose from a variety of packages that include swimming, fishing, canoeing, pontoon boat cruises and more.
Miramichi Treehouse & Camping Adventure - Black River Bridge, New Brunswick
You can now make your childhood dream of sleeping in a treehouse come true at Miramichi Treehouse & Camping Adventure. Get ready to check this unique experience off your bucket list!
These aren’t your average ramshackle treehouses that you used to build in your backyard. These are real, bonified treehouses that are safe and chocked full of amenities.
Each treehouse can accommodate up to 7 guests. There’s also a treetop terrace where you can enjoy your morning cup of Joe.
There’s still some availability in August, as well as September and October.
Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean - Tangier, Nova Scotia
Murphy’s Campground has everything you’d expect from a traditional campground except it’s right on the water and has over 100 islands to explore. When you book your stay, you can prebook a variety of water activities to discover the area’s beautiful islands and enjoy the unique scenery of the Atlantic Ocean.
Bring your tent, haul your trailer or drive your RV up to Nova Scotia to enjoy the beautiful landscape and experience the welcoming atmosphere.
Nature Space Resort - Morell, Prince Edward Island
Nature Space Resort offers visitors the chance to relax and truly be present in nature. You can enjoy a well-deserved retreat on the shores of St. Peters Lake with indoor and outdoor yoga sessions that are sure to recharge your batteries.
You can enjoy a good night’s sleep or a long afternoon nap in the stunning yurts or lofts that are available for rent. When you make a reservation, you’ll be given a private apartment where you can unwind, cook healthy meals and cozy up with a warm blanket.
You can also enjoy various water activities that will keep you coming back year after year.
Jack’s Pond Park - Arnold’s Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador
Jack’s Pond Park offers an impressive array of outdoor sports and activities for visitors of all ages. It’s more than just a park, this campground boasts a children’s playground, a golf course, salmon and trout fishing, water bike rentals and a ball hockey field.
Once you’ve set up your RV or tent, you can visit local heritage homes such as the late 19th century Drake House, as well as the Miller House, which is one of the oldest structures in Southern Harbour.
Gourmet bonfire cooking
If you want to level up your outdoor adventures or make the most of your backyard, grilled snacks are the perfect compliment. Whether you have a gas or wood-burning grill, it’s time to get out your guitar and marshmallows.
The warm glow of your bonfire provides the perfect opportunity to try new kinds of marshmallows. The classic fluffy white marshmallows are always a win. However, there’s nothing stopping you from baking your own or trying vegan marshmallows for a change!
On top of decadent sweets, grilled sausages are a summertime staple. Hot dogs are a crowd favourite. However, there’s a huge variety to choose from, including chicken, beef, smoked and spicy!
And just like marshmallows, you can opt for vegan or organic sausages.
You’re truly spoiled for choice with all the amazing campgrounds that Canada has to offer. All you have to do is decide whether you want to stay in a treehouse, mini-cabin or high-end yurt!