Summer is quickly approaching, and with warmer weather comes thoughts of a relaxing summer vacation!

In 2021, staying close to home will still be a good idea due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, exploring your own backyard can still be amazing when it’s as beautiful as Canada is!

From gorgeous mountain landscapes and hiking, to swimming, kayaking and much more, there is so much to do and see without having to leave the country.

Staycations are here to stay for summer 2021 and the demand for the upcoming summer months will be high this year! Don’t forget about the equal demand for campsites; booking an RV vacation early makes total sense for an amazing camping experience this summer. 

TierOne Travel and our preferred partner CanaDream have you covered! If you can book early for your summer holidays, you might even see substantial savings! Contact your TierOne Travel consultant today to discuss your next dream RV getaway.  

In no particular orderthis blog will explore what we recommend to be the best RV campsites in Canada! Whether you’re looking for destinations to enjoy the sun and outdoors this summer, or for some new, off-the-beaten-path locations to put on your bucket list, you’re sure to find an RV campsite that is perfect for you.


Bow Valley Provincial Park, Alberta RV Campground

Bow Valley Provincial Park Campsite, AB

Bow Valley is an Alberta Provincial Park within the Rockies that has truly excellent facilities. The campsite is in a great location, with close access to hiking, biking, canoeing and many other outdoor activities! It has unserviced, power/water, and walk-in sites available. 

Location: Canmore, Alberta 

Amenities: 

  • Firepit and a firewood station 
  • Picnic Table 
  • Waterfront 
  • Playground 
  • Flush Toilet 
  • Showers 
  • Sewage Disposal 

Nearby Attractions:  

  • Grassi Lakes, Barrier Lake, and Grotto Canyon are just a couple of the great hikes in the area  
  • Canmore Nordic Center  
  • Golf Courses 
  • Spas 
  • Art Galleries  
  • Canmore Ranch  
  • And much more… 

Learn more: https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/kananaskis/bow-valley-pp/  


Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park, BC
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Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park, BC

Just a short drive from the Nanaimo ferry terminals lies 53 natural acres of ocean, forest and river. The Living Forest year-round Vancouver Island Campground and RV Park is a beautiful park featuring over 300 gorgeous campsites and lots with ocean views. Fantastic, sheltered kayaking and canoeing on site means you can bring your own vessel, or rental boats are available right on site. There’s an amazing sandy beach for relaxing in the sun and a rocky beach perfect for swimming.  

Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia  

Amenities: 

  • Full-service RV sites 
  • 30-amp electricity- some 50-amp sites 
  • Sewer hookups and Sani-dump 
  • Office/store has ice, treats, and dry firewood 
  • Large laundromat, 6 dryers and 6 washers 
  • High-speed wireless internet access 
  • Washroom facilities 
  • Showers with handicap facilities 
  • Fire pits  
  • Picnic tables  

 

Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park, BC
Photo Courtesy of Living Forest Campground

Nearby Attractions:  

  • Downtown Nanaimo 5 minute drive away 
  • Shopping center  
  • Walking trails  
  • Nanaimo Harbourfront Walkway 
  • Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Park 
  • Englishman River Falls 
  • Wild Play Elements Park 
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre 
  • Horne Lake Caves 
  • Museums  
  • Beaches 
  • And so much more!  

Learn more here: https://www.livingforest.com/  


Twin Shores Camping Area, PEI
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Twin Shores Camping Area, PEI

Situated along the North Shore of Prince Edward Island is the beachfront home of Twin Shores Camping Area. With a central location, modern facilities, and spectacular scenery, this is an ideal place for your family’s Island camping getaway! Unserviced, water & electric, full service and premium sites are all available.

Location: Prince Edward Island 

Amenities: 

  • 3 Laundromats 
  • General Store 
  • Recycling Centre 
  • Off Leash Dog Park 
  • 24/7 Security 
  • Fitness Centre 
  • Showers and toilets 
  • Picnic tables 
  • Fire pit 
  • Water tap 

Nearby Attractions:  

  • Lighthouses 
  • Anne of Green Gables Museum  
  • Museums  
  • Waterparks 
  • Amusement Parks  
  • Beaches  
  • Golf Courses  

Learn more here: https://www.twinshores.com/  


Point Wolfe Campground, NB
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Point Wolfe Campground, NB

Point Wolfe Campground is one of four front-country campgrounds in Fundy National Park on the Bay of Fundy. Each campground has its own special character, and Point Wolfe is a bit more out of the way than the others. There are 154 sites, 24 of which provide electric and water for RVs and are the perfect home base for Bay of Fundy adventures. As for the rest of the sites, there’s a good mix of private, shaded sites, and a few open sites. Some of the sites are quite close together, but all of them feature firepits and picnic tables.  

One of the best perks of camping at Point Wolfe Campground is the proximity to awesome hiking trails. Several trailheads are located near the campground entrance, so if you don’t want to get in your car, you don’t have to. Notable trails include the Shiphaven Trail, Coppermine Trail, Matthews Head, and Point Wolfe Beach, which is an awesome spot to watch the famous Fundy tides, as well as the sunrise. 

Location: Fundy National ParkNew Brunswick 

Amenities: 

  • ADA accessible 
  • Family friendly 
  • Firewood for sale 
  • Flushing toilets 
  • Picnic tables 
  • Potable water 
  • Showers 
  • Covered picnic areas 
  • Near lake or river 
  • Kitchen Shelters 
  • Historically significant 
  • Wildlife 
  • Bird watching 

Nearby Attractions:  

  • Hopewell Rocks Park  
  • UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve 
  • Historic Sites  
  • Beaches  
  • Lighthouses  
  • Waterfalls  
  • Golf Course  

See more here: https://www.outdoorproject.com/canada/new-brunswick/point-wolfe-campground  


Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, SK
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Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, SK

Cypress Hills is the first interprovincial park in Canada, and the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park offers so much no matter what you’re looking forTowering hills, lush forest and rolling prairies provide plenty of breathtaking views. The park offers many different campgrounds, including an equestrian campground in the rustic West Block wilderness area. Tthe Centre Block of the park features many fun amenities including a resort, swimming pool, hiking trails, ziplining and one of the largest Dark Sky Preserves in the world. Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is the perfect year-round destination that the whole family will love! 

Location: Maple Creek, Saskatchewan 

Amenities: 

  • Firewood – free 
  • Gas station 
  • Groceries / Supplies 
  • Laundry 
  • Propane tank refill 
  • Winter camping 
  • Sewage disposal 
  • Showers 
  • Tenting sites 
  • Electric and water sites 
  • Electric sites 
  • Firepit 
  • Full hook-up sites 
  • Indoor recreation facilities 
  • Modern washroom 
  • Non-electric sites 
  • Picnic shelter 
  • Picnic tables 
  • Playground 
  • Drinking water & Ice 

Nearby Attractions:  

  • Beach 
  • Sauna  
  • Nature Trails  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Fort Walsh National Historic Site  
  • Museums  
  • Cypress Hills Dark Sky Preserve  
  • Adventure Park  
  • Ziplining  

Learn more here: https://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/provincialpark/3033/cypress-hills-interprovincial-park#sort=relevancy  


Goldstream Provincial Park, BC 
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Goldstream Provincial Park, BC 

Massive trees, majestic waterfalls, a meandering river that meets the sea, flowers, birds and fascinating fish are but a few of the attractions that draw people to Goldstream Provincial Park. Located a mere 16km from downtown Victoria on southern Vancouver Island, Goldstream Provincial Park is home to waterfalls, including the Goldstream Falls and Niagara Falls, and offers amazing opportunities for RV campers. Potential activities here include hiking for every skill levelbeautiful flora and fauna viewing, cycling, swimming, and interpretive programs. 

The park is also the site of an annual chum salmon spawning run, which draws thousands of salmon and visitors every year. Riverside trails and observation platforms provide extraordinary chances to view this natural phenomenon, which also attracts Bald eagles, who swoop down to pick up salmon out of the river. The best time for viewing is late October through November. 

Location: Victoria, British Columbia 

Amenities: 

  • Picnic area
  • Nature walks and trails  
  • The Freeman King Visitor Centre  
  • Some facilities and hiking trails in the park are wheelchair accessible.  
  • Cold water taps  
  • Pit and flush toilets available. 
  • Hot shower facilities  
  • Sani-station/dump available  
  • Campfire pits 

Nearby Attractions:  

  • Hiking  
  • Biking 
  • River swimming  
  • Fishing  
  • The city of Victoria  
  • Beaches  
  • Ziplining  
  • Museums  
  • Parks  
  • Whale Watching (seasonal) 
  • Interpretive programs in summer. Programs may include guided walks, slide shows, children’s programs, and special events. 

Learn more here: https://www.goldstreampark.com/camping.htm  


Parc national du Bic, QC

Parc national du Bic, QC

At Parc national du Bic you will find beautiful capes, bays, coves, islands, and mountains. Thousands of seabirds come to nest in the park, and rare plants bloom on rocky capes. Seals will delight as they bask in the sun near the shore, and wooded areas and meadows await you along the banks of the St. Lawrence Estuary. Enjoy a unique experience in this coastal park which offers 25 km of hiking trails, 15 km of bike trails and numerous lookouts from which you can admire breathtaking views. Other activities in the area include sea kayaking, guided hikes, wildlife observation, theatre, talks and evening activities. 

Le Parc National du Bic offers more than 238 sites, with or without services, divided into 4 campsites. The brand-new Tombolo campsite, ideal for families, the Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest campsite, the Rioux campsite, located in the heart of the park, as well as the La Coulée campsite, a very quiet place directly facing the river! You are free to pick which once best suits your adventures!

Location: Le Bic, Quebec 

Amenities: 

  • Internet access: free wireless 
  • Pets allowed 
  • Firewood 
  • Convenience store 
  • Showers 
  • Electricity 
  • Ice 
  • Washer / dryer 
  • Propane 
  • Common room 
  • Wastewater dump 
  • Public telephone 

Nearby Attractions:  

  • Golf within 10 km 
  • Kayaking  
  • Fishing 
  • Body of water 
  • Hiking 
  • Sports field 
  • Children’s playground 
  • Cycling within 10 km 

See more here: https://www.campingquebec.com/fr/bas-saint-laurent/camping-parc-national-du-bic/  


Fred Henne Territorial Park, NT
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Fred Henne Territorial Park, NT

Dreaming of exploring the Northwest Territories? This might be the best time to check it off your bucket list! Camp, picnic, canoe or enjoy the amenities and attractions of the city of Yellowknife, located just 3 km away with shopping, restaurants, several hotels, and modern amenities. Across the highway from Fred Henne Territorial Park are hiking trails that lead through the wilderness and wind around Yellowknife lakes, connecting to different parts of the city. Check out the gatehouse before you start your daily adventures for recent wildlife sightings and ask about available guided tours. This park right on the edge of the city has something for every kind of explorer, and you can choose from 75 powered sites and 40 non-powered sites. 

Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories 

Amenities: 

  • Powered sites  
  • Non-powered sites  
  • Showers 
  • Firewood 
  • Kitchen Shelters   
  • Picnic Tables  
  • Fire pits  
  • Washrooms  
  • Drinking water  
  • Boat Launch  
  • Guided Tours  

Nearby Attractions:  

  • Hiking  
  • Swimming  
  • Beaches  
  • Canoeing  
  • Close to Yellowknife  
  • Monuments  
  • Heritage & Cultural Centre 
  • Parks  
  • Museums  

See more here: https://www.nwtparks.ca/explore/frontier-trail/fred-henne  


Dinosaur Provincial Park, AB

Dinosaur Provincial Park, AB 

Dinosaur Campground is in Dinosaur Provincial Park, 48 km northeast of Brooks off Hwy 876. Whatever you like to do, camping in the badlands is an unforgettable experience! There are over 120 RV and tent-friendly sites, including unserviced, powered and pull-through options. The campground is placed in a valley by the Red Deer River and covered by cotton-wood trees. Many sites back onto a creek. Explore the beautiful, unique landscape on foot, take a guided tour and look for dinosaur fossils, or enjoy a show at the Amphitheatre! 

Location: Close to Brooks, Alberta 

Amenities: 

  • Unservices Sites 
  • Powered Sites  
  • Pull-Through Sites 
  • Amphitheatre  
  • Kitchen Shelter  
  • Firepits  
  • Firewood for sale  
  • Viewpoints  
  • Toilets  
  • Sewage Disposal  
  • Showers  
  • Tap Water  

 

Nearby Attractions:  

  • Hiking  
  • Tours  
  • Playground  
  • Fossils  
  • Visitor Centre  
  • Canoeing  

Learn more here: https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/south/dinosaur-pp/information-facilities/camping/dinosaur/  


Gros Morne National Park, NL

Gros Morne National Park, NL

With 1,805 square kilometres, nine charming small towns and one unforgettable National Park, Gros Morne is unlike any other place on Earth. A camping trip here is a must-do for any visitor to Newfoundland with a love of the great outdoors. This National Park has 5 different campsites, with only one available for RV hookup. Berry Hill campground has 25 water and electric sites.  

From the summits of Gros Morne National Parks flat-top mountains, to its winding fjords, diverse wildlife, and tall waterfalls, this World Heritage Site has something for everybody. Gros Morne is home to more than 100 km of beautiful hiking trails—ranging from quick strolls to paths that will challenge even experienced hikers. 

Location: Newfoundland 

Amenities: 

  • Firepit 
  • Kitchen shelter with wooden stoves  
  • Flush Toilets  
  • Hot water and showers  
  • Dumping station  
  • Wireless internet  
  • Water and electric sites  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Drinking water  

Nearby Attractions:  

  • Hiking  
  • Playground 
  • Lighthouses  
  • Museums  
  • Beaches  
  • Waterfalls  
  • Viewpoints  
  • Museums  
  • Swimming pool  

Learn more here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/activ/camping  

 


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