There’s at least one good thing about the low state of the loonie: it means that this summer is the perfect time to explore more of Canada. There are tons of ways to do this, but camping is among the best in a country with lots of unsupervised space to explore.
You’ll find plenty such space in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick, Canada’s four Atlantic provinces.
Each one of them has world-class national and provincial parks with a variety of camping options, from roughing it in sites you can’t access by car to enjoying the luxury of camping by yurt. And many of these campgrounds also include ocean views and saltwater swimming — talk about a win-win.
Here are 22 of the best spots for camping in Atlantic Canada, where you can enjoy starry night skies, ocean waves, hiking, sea kayaking, swimming, fishing, and more.