Campfires, hiking, s’mores... your best summer adventure begins here.
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 inside a cozy cabin, finding the perfect camping getaway is easier than you’d think.
Pack up as much or as little as you want and be ready for the trip of a lifetime. With many provincial, national and private 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. Unroll your sleeping bag in peaceful settings away from it all, or in a full-serviced campground, then unzip your front door and you have everything you need. Go for a rugged or gentle adventure – hiking, biking, beaches and pretty scenery along the way.
- Experience cliff-top camping and the massive gorge and falls as you relax in the small and cozy Falls and Gorge Campground in Grand Falls.
- Enjoy a perfect island getaway at Herring Cove Provincial Park on Campobello Island and visit the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park.
- Put up your tent a short walk from a huge sandy beach at New River Beach Provincial Park on the Bay of Fundy, great for coastal hikes and kayak enthusiasts.
2. Tow an RV or Trailer
Bringing your own trailer or RV? Campgrounds across the province offer up beautiful scenery and all the amenities you’re looking for. On top of fully serviced sites, some parks go above and beyond with private beaches, equipment rentals, playgrounds for the kids and canteens or restaurants on site for the ultimate camping destination.
- Grab your crew and create your own home away from home at Mactaquac Provincial Park (near Fredericton).
- Camp, hike, cycle and downhill mountain bike at Sugarloaf Provincial Park near Campbellton.
- Marvel at stunning sunsets on the Chaleur Bay at Camping Youghall in Bathurst.
3. Go off-grid in the backcountry
Off the beaten path, find your own little piece of paradise in the wilderness. If you love the thrill of hitting the trails with your gear on your back, in your canoe, or on your bike, explore these unique backcountry camping spots on your next adventure.
- Stay in a teepee along the Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail, between Bathurst and Mount Carleton Provincial Park.
- Canoë/kayak to Kouchibouguac National Park’s Sipu or Pointe-à-Maxime backcountry campgrounds. Some sites are also accessible on foot or by bicycle.
- Set up camp near the peak of the tallest point in the Maritimes at Mount Carleton Provincial Park Headwaters Campground.
4. The camper van life
Explore at your own pace. When travelling in your camper van, if you’re keen on taking the scenic route or hopping on an extra ferry ride to get to your destination, we’ve got special places that are definitely worth the detour. And it’s all about the journey, not the destination, right?
- Feel like you’re on the edge of the world at Camping La Vague on Miscou Island.
- Go island exploring on the Bay of Fundy at the Anchorage Provincial Park on Grand Manan.
- Century Farm Family Campground for panoramic views of the St. Martins Sea Caves and access to the Fundy Trail Parkway.
5. Fun Family Adventure
There’s no time to waste when it’s camping season in New Brunswick! Round up the family and hit the road. Whether you’re looking to try something new, or want to stick with a classic summer experiences, we’ve got places sure to get smiling faces on kids - both big and small.
- Splash around in the Saint John River Valley at Hartt Island or Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park.
- Plan beach days and gentle adventures at Murray Beach Provincial Park.
- Cool off from the hot summer sun at Camping Colibri‘s Aquatic Park in Caraquet.
6. Try quirky camping options
What do you get when you blend the best parts of camping with the best parts of a cottage getaway? A hassle-free and comfortable vacation. These spots provide little luxuries such as a BBQ or solar powered lights, but be sure to bring a sense of adventure and all the gear you would typically need for camping (sleeping bag, cookware, and personal items).
- Try one of the Ch-A-lets or cabins by the Madawaska River at République Provincial Park in Edmundston.
- Get a birds-eye-view from your tree house at Camping Miramichi.
- Yurt, oTENTiks, rustic cabins, Ôasis… take your pick and rest your head at Fundy National Park on the Bay of Fundy.
7. 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 at many fantastic locations throughout the province, from seaside havens to sun-dappled woodlands.
- Try the exquisite seaside pearls of Cielo Glamping Maritime, in Haut-Shippagan.
- Retreat to the dream and stargazer domes at Ridgeback Lodge on the Kingston Peninsula.
- Find tranquility in one of the domes at Creekside RnR in Cocagne.
8. Camping with your furry friends
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 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!
Check out all the campgrounds New Brunswick has to offer and find a great place to lay your head in the outdoors.
Happy camping in New Brunswick!