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8 Ways to Set Up Camp

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By Tourism New Brunswick May 3 2019 4 min

Looking for a new outdoor adventure, but not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered! Whether you want to sleep under the stars or with a roof over your head, finding the perfect camping getaway is right at your fingertips.

Pack up as much or a little as you want and be ready for the trip of a lifetime. With many parks to choose from and plenty of open spaces, you’ll have no problem exploring the New Brunswick wilderness on your terms.

1. Pitch a Tent

Time to get back to nature and enjoy the simpler things in life. Unzip your front door and witness the beauty that is all of New Brunswick’s parks.

With provincial, national, and private parks, there’s more than enough room for your entire family to enjoy the perfect getaway. Bring your tent or trailer to the North Head Campground and Park and hike the trail to the Hole in the Wall for a spectacular view of the Bay of Fundy.

Experience cliff-top camping and the massive gorge and falls as you relax with family or friends in the small and cozy Falls and Gorge Campground in Grand Falls.

2. Explore new ways to camp

What do you get when you blend the best parts of camping with the best parts of a cottage getaway? A hassle-free and convenient vacation with the new roofed ch-A-lets at Mactaquac, Sugarloaf and New River Beach provincial parks!

Looking for yet another comfortable way to camp? Stay in a yurt, an oTENTik or a rustic cabin at Fundy National Park to see the starry night sky, while still enjoying the comforts of a warm bed and solar powered lights.

Ch-A-let at Mactaquac Provincial Park

Yurt at Fundy National Park

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3. Tow an RV or Trailer

Grab your family and create your own home away from home.

Bringing your own trailer or RV? Don’t worry! Every provincial park offers spots just for you, from Mactaquac Provincial Park with its riverside beauty to Parlee Beach Provincial Park with its beaches and sports activities.

For an entirely different experience, an escape to Chez Les Maury will take you to an Acadian vineyard where you can purchase and enjoy some local wine.

4. Backcountry Living

Follow the unbeaten path and end up on your own adventure in the wilderness.

Fundy National Park and Kouchibouguac National Park offer unique backcountry camping experiences. At Fundy, hike along Goose River to your campsite and get a full view of the unspoiled wilderness around you. At Kouchibouguac, reach your primitive campsite on foot, by bicycle or by canoe/kayak. Or climb the Maritimes’ highest peak at Mount Carleton Provincial Park and experience mountainside camping.

5. Enjoy Full Service

Don’t have enough space to bring all your camping gear with you? Kouchibouguac National Park has everything you need with their equipped campsites.

With all the bicycle trails, canoe trips and outdoor theatre productions, you won’t miss a beat. Make sure to pack a swimsuit for the nearby beaches and check out the other activities available.

6. Fun Family Adventure

For the camper who’s experienced everything, Camping Miramichi lets you see things in a whole new way and get a birds-eye view. See the sights from atop your very own tree house. Explore the beautiful hiking trails with the kids (and furkids), soak up the sun on pristine beaches nearby and savour the delicious local flavours Miramichi has to offer.

After climbing around in the trees, it’s time to splash around in the Saint John River Valley at Hartt Island or Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park. Water slides and mini golf will delight kids both big and small.

7. Camp Like the Olden Days

If you’re looking to experience the wonders of camping while still having all the comforts of home, a heritage cabin at Mount Carleton Provincial Park is a great place to start. With all the luxuries of being at home, Mount Carleton also gives you the chance to explore the great outdoors. Whether it’s climbing the highest peak in the Maritimes or wondering at the stars in the Dark Sky Preserve, you’ll always find a new and exciting adventure waiting for you.

For a night under the stars that will have you waking up in the past, head to Fort Beauséjour-Fort Cumberland National Historic Site in Aulac. Here you can camp within the fort walls in an 18th century style tent like the ones used by soldiers. The site overlooks the Tantramar marshes, with amenities behind the visitor centre.

8. Glamping in style

Blend luxury camping and natural beauty in a geodesic dome with a full view of the starry night skies and pristine nature. You’ll find your perfect glamping pod in one of the exquisite pearls of Cielo Glamping Maritimes, in Haut-Shippagan, and in the dream and stargazer domes at Ridgeback Lodge in Kingston.

Check out all the campgrounds New Brunswick has to offer and find a great place to lay your head in the outdoors.


Information for Pet Owners

Don’t wanna leave Rover at home? No problem. Dogs are welcome at all campsites in our provincial parks (including rustic shelters and heritage cabins, except for the new ch-A-lets). Dogs are also welcome in our national parks at picnic areas, camping areas and trails, but please note that dogs must be on-leash at all times and are not allowed on beaches within our provincial and national parks. So go ahead and enjoy your vacation with your family’s best friend!

Happy camping in New Brunswick!


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