Our Favourite Camping Destinations
At Coleman we love to get outdoors! There are so many places to get outside, whether it’s to camp, hike, or just enjoy the fresh air! We have compiled a list of some of our favourite camping destinations from across Canada so you can get outdoors too!
1. Algonquin Provincial Park - Southern Ontario
Why we love it: It’s the oldest provincial park in Canada and has something for everyone!
Activities at Algonquin: Camping in developed campgrounds, back-country camping, backpacking, biking, boating, canoeing, dog sledding, fishing, hunting, hiking, pic-nicking, skiing, snowmobiling, swimming, and enjoying numerous wildlife.
Fun fact: Algonquin Provincial Park is larger than the province of Prince Edward Island!
2. Bon Echo Provincial Park – Cloyne, Ontario
Why we love it: The great hiking trails that range from 1 km to 17 km in length, and from easy to difficult!
Activities at Bon Echo: Backcountry camping, car camping, radio-free camping, biking, bird watching, boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, natural heritage education, and swimming.
Fun fact: Bon Echo is home to the 100 m high, Mazinaw Rock which features over 260 Aboriginal pictographs or rock paintings.
7. Banff National Park – Banff, Alberta
Why we love it: The rocky mountain scenery and ample wildlife!
Activities at Banff: Backpacking, biking, bird watching, boating, camping, canoeing, climbing, cross country skiing, fishing, geocaching, hiking, horseback riding, hot springs, ice diving, ice skating, scuba diving, skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, waterfall ice climbing, and wildlife viewing
Fun fact: Banff is Canada’s first national park!
8. Jasper National Park – Jasper, Alberta
Why we love it: The wilderness, wildlife and mountain peaks offer endless outdoor adventures!
Activities at Jasper: Back-country camping, camping, climbing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hot springs, mountain biking, paragliding, hang gliding, cycling, traction kiting, boating, wildlife watching, scenic driving, ice skating, cross country skiing, snowboarding, skiing, and snowshoeing
Fun fact: Almost 97% of the park is protected wilderness
3. Cultus Lake Provincial Park – Cultus Lake, British Columbia
Why we love it: The amazing beaches and beautiful mountain views!
Activities at Cultus Lake: camping, canoeing, cycling, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, waterskiing, wildlife viewing, boating, pick-nicking
Fun fact: The park was designated to Provincial Park status in 1948
4. Roche Lake Provincial Park – Knutsford, British Columbia
Why we love it: The world class trout fishing lakes!
Activities at Roche Lake: Canoeing, cycling, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing, boating, car camping, backcountry camping and rock climbing
Fun fact: The rock climbing routes have quirky names such as “boogie Train”, and “Hard Day at the Office”
5. La Mauricie National Park – Shawinigan, Quebec
Why we love it: Swimming in the natural pools of the Cascades waterfalls is breathtaking!
Activities at La Mauricie: swimming, pick-nicking, camping, canoeing, snowshoeing, hiking, cycling, fishing
Fun fact: It contains over 150 lakes!
6. Forillon National Park – Gaspé, Quebec
Why we love it: You can get up close and personal with 7 species of whales!
Activities at Forillon: Hiking, cycling, swimming, pic-nicking, camping, fishing, whale-watching, sea kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, stand up paddling, kite surfing, cross country skiing
Fun fact: Forillon was the first national park in Quebec!
9. Gros Morne National Park – Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador
Why we love it: The diverse landscape from fjords and mountains to beaches, bogs and forests!
Activities at Gros Morne: Explore the tablelands (where the Earth’s mantle was pushed upward), boating, cruises, hiking, kayaking, pic-nicking, swimming, camping, cycling, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling
Fun fact: The rocks at Gros Morne helped lead to our understanding of plate tectonics today!
10. Terra Nova National Park – Mallorytown, Newfoundland and Labrador
Why we love it: The seaside camping!
Activities at Terra Nova: Seaside camping, backcountry camping, swimming, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and boating
Fun fact: You’re never more than 5 km from the ocean while in the park!
11. Blackstrap Provincial Park – Dundurn, Saskatchewan
Why we love it: It’s home to one of the few man-made mountains in the world!
Activities at Blackstrap: camping, swimming, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, skiing, ice fishing, boating, and cycling
Fun fact: Mount Blackstrap was created for a ski hill for the 1971 Canada Winter Games and was operational until 2007!
12. Prince Albert National Park – Central Saskatchewan
Why we love it: The great mix of activities for backcountry campers and day trippers!
Activities at Prince Albert: Canoe portages, hiking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, scenic driving, horseback riding, cross country skiing, pic-nicking, swimming, fishing, camping, cycling, bird watching, golfing, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice fishing, kite skiing, and back-country camping.
Fun fact: The park includes the only protected white pelican nesting colony in Canada!
13. Kejimkujik National Park – Maitland Bridge, Nova Scotia
Why we love it: The juxtaposition between the Inland with its aspen trees and warm water lakes and the seaside with its white sand beaches!
Activities at Kejimkujik: Camping, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, wilderness hiking, wilderness canoeing, swimming, bird watching, pic-nicking, fishing, geocaching, star gazing, and crabbing.
Fun fact: It’s the only national park whose almost entire area is a National Historic Site!
14. Cape Breton Highlands National Park – Cap Breton, Nova Scotia
Why we love it: The famed 298 km Cabot trail!
Activities at Cape Breton Highlands: Hiking, pic-nicking, fishing, swimming, cycling, ocean kayaking, camping, golfing, whale watching, and geocaching
Fun fact: It is one of the largest protected wilderness areas in Nova Scotia!
15. Birds Hill Provincial Park – St. Clements, Manitoba
Why we love it: The mixture of forest and open prairie landscape!
Activities at Birds Hill: Camping, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, bird watching, skiing, snowmobiling, and pic-nicking
Fun fact: Home to one of North America’s largest folk music events, the Winnipeg Folk Festival!
16. Fundy National Park – Alma, New Brunswick
Why we love it: Kayaking in the world’s highest tides!
Activities at Fundy: Kayaking, hiking, camping, swimming, kitchen parties, bird watching, boating, fishing, geocaching, golfing, lawn bowling, mountain biking, pic-nicking, tennis, and snowshoeing, tobogganing
Fun fact: The tides in the bay can rise to 16 meters! That’s the height of a four story building!
17. Prince Edward Island National Park - North Rustico, Prince Edward Island
Why we love it: A sand castle expert will teach you how to build your best sand castle!
Activities at Prince Edward Island: swimming, hiking, biking, visit Green Gables farm, campfire sing-alongs, camping, cycling, bird watching, fishing, geocaching, golfing, kayaking, canoeing, and skiing
Fun fact: Even though it is one of the smallest parks in Canada it is home to over 400 species of plants and over 300 species of birds!