The 11 Unforgettable RV Camp Spots on the East Coast of Canada

Once you have your RV and you’re ready to go on an adventure, Canada’s east coast is a great place to stop. The people there are nice and the fishing is excellent.

What are the most unforgettable places for a motorhome on Canada’s east coast?

Murphy’s campsite on the ocean
Cavendish Campground in Prince Edward Island National Park
Newman Sound Campground in Terra Nova National Park
Whycocomagh Provincial Park
Kouchibouguac National Park
Twin Shores Campground
Fundy National Park
Northumberland Provincial Park
Pinware River Provincial Park
New River Beach Provincial Park
Cedar Dunes Provincial Park

Murphy’s campsite on the ocean

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This motorhome is located just one hour east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds: a quiet, pleasant place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of life while making a quick detour through the store when you realize that you forgot to take your toothbrush.

Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean is a family campsite that stays true to its name by offering dozens of isolated sites by the ocean.

You can bring your RV and park it on a fully equipped lot with all the connections, or you can rough it up and reserve a bare campsite to try out your new tent.

The campground itself offers many family activities during the day. Every evening, the campsite hosts “communal campfires and boiling mussels”.

There are many possibilities for kayaking and the owners regularly offer boat trips (you can also arrange a private one). They will even drop you off at the nearest 100 closest wild islands if you ask them to.

The 100 Wild Islands Coastal Wilderness is a fairly popular attraction on Canada’s east coast, but since there are 100 of them, you need not worry that they are too crowded.

It is one of the last remaining groups of ecologically rich islands in North America, allowing you to explore and enjoy pristine, unspoiled white sand beaches and pure turquoise water.

You can even camp on the islands for one night. Since this is a wilderness area, there are no buildings or “things to do” per se, but these are great places for hiking, swimming, kayaking, or walks on the beach.

If you want to discover the 100 wild islands by yourself, watch this video, which shows the owner of Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean driving the boat to drop off the happy travelers.

Barely an hour east, you have Halifax, which also has a lot of cool things to do. The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is a hilltop ancient fort that offers daily guided tours. Visit their site here for more information.

Then there are the Halifax Public Gardens (which are exactly what they look like), Point Pleasant Park (with a historic fort and a swimming beach), Halifax Harbor (one of the largest natural harbors) and the lighthouse at Peggy’s Point (yes, the one in the iconic photo).

Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean allows you to access many fun activities nearby while providing you with the quiet motorhome you are looking for.

Visit the Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean website here to make a reservation.

Cavendish Campground in Prince Edward Island National Park

Cavendish Campground is located on the Green Gables coast (like Anne of Green Gables) of Prince Edward Island.

Because it is located right in the middle of Prince Edward Island National Park, this RV campground is nestled in a beautiful location, without the commercial noise that accompanies some campgrounds.

At the Cavendish campsite, you can camp in tents, connect your recreational vehicle to furnished campsites (electricity, water and sewers) or book one of the camping cabins.

There is Wi-Fi, toilets and space for large gear (and access to 50 amp power). Below is a table detailing prices and accommodation (all prices do not include daily parking fees for additional vehicles):

Number of
Sites Prices Operating dates
Not served $ 54 22 – $ 27 per day from June to September
2 way
Connections $ 132 26 – $ 32 per day from June to September
3 way
Connections $ 90 28 – $ 35 per day from June to September
Camping tents
(other Tiks) $ 6,120 per day from June to September
Cavendish Campground offers supervised swimming at Cavendish Beach, close to hiking, biking and walking trails, daily camping activities, a playground with constantly updated equipment and staff speaking other languages.

Once out of the campsite, there is so much to do on Prince Edward Island. There are sand dunes and a floating bridge (to better see the pretty duck that swims in line with).

You can visit the place where the Confederation of Canada was first formed (guided by actors dressed in period clothing and speaking a rich Canadian language), or you can visit the house that inspired Anne of Green Gables . When you’re bored, there are so many restaurants that cook and serve authentic dishes like they were cooked and served 150 years ago.

For more information on Cavendish Campground in Prince Edward Island National Park, visit their site here. You can make reservations or just explore a little more.

Newman Sound Campground in Terra Nova National Park
Newman Sound Campground is located in Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland, a few kilometers from the Trans-Canada Highway. It is therefore an ideal place to stop and spend the night on your adventure across Canada.

One of the main selling points of Newman Sound Campground, and indeed Terra Nova National Park as a whole, is the fact that it is quite far away. Besides the Trans-Canada Highway, the park is all around you, for miles. No big cities and no significant noise.

This campsite offers an open-air theater, a common campfire circle, an activity center and a playground for children who are tired of recreational vehicles.

There are sites designed for people who prefer prolonged use of generators and sites reserved for people who do not use generators at all, much like a smoking area and a non-smoking area in a restaurant.

When it comes to camping and hooking up your RV, you can expect Newman Sound Campground to offer you these services:

212 sites with services, 76 sites without services, plus 20 oTENTiks and 2 Oasis Units
Wheelchair accessible
Potable water
Emptying station
Electrical connection
On-site catering services
French language
Hiking and walking trails
Internet and WIFI
Interpretation programs
Laundry services
Unserved sites

Nearby there are a few historic sites that you can visit for a day trip. Signal Hill National Historic Site is an old fort that hosts military and musical performances as well as fantastic hiking trails. In Southwest Arm, a few kilometers away, you can camp by the ocean for the night (tent sites included).

At Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, you can watch whales and porpoises. You can visit the Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site, the home of Arctic explorer Captain Bob Bartlett (I don’t know why they didn’t give the cottage its name).

In addition to historic sites, Newman Sound Campground and Terra Nova National Park offer many places for kayaking, hiking trails, swimming beaches, and hiking trails.

Whycocomagh Provençal Park
Whycocomagh Provençal Park is located on one of the many protruding peninsulas of Nova Scotia, offering you a fantastic view of the Skye River valley and access to Bras d’Or Lake.

It is open from June to October each year, but it is possible to reserve a campsite as early as April.

Whycocomagh has a great Native American (although I guess in this case, they would actually be called Native Americans) and Scottish influences. Whycocomagh actually means “head of the waters” in the native language of the Mi’Kmaq First Nations people.

Mi’Kmaq First Nations still have a large community in the nearby town of Whycocomagh, called Waycobah. Their culture is still thriving and you can buy traditional crafts in their local stores as well as attend pow-wows and other cultural events.

There is also a great Scottish influence, which dates back to 1821, when the first Highlanders settled in Nova Scotia. You can attend many events, including Gaelic, songs, dances and traditional Celtic violin music.

There are many community events like these throughout the summer in and around Whycocomagh.

There are a few rules in the park, the most important of which are as follows

Leave plants, rocks and animals where and how you find them (except stones and canes, of course, use common sense and discernment)
The park is pet friendly, but keep your pet on a leash
No guns (not even for personal protection, even if you have a license and permit)
The amenities you can expect include

Car park
Park office
Toilets and showers
Arched toilets
Playground
Picnic area
Walking track
Lookoff
Campsite (62 sites)
Group camping (available by reservation)
Fire grate
Water
Firewood
Convenience (washing dishes and laundry
Emptying station
In addition to sites with connections for recreational vehicles and sites for tent camping, there are also yurts to book. Yurts cost $ 59.95 per night for four people. You can add additional people for an additional $ 10 per person per night.

Besides access to hiking, walking and swimming (Bras d’Or Lake is in fact an interior branch of the Atlantic Ocean and the site of some fantastic natural phenomena), there are quite interesting possibilities for do tourism and “tourist” things during your stay in Whycocomagh.

The Orangedale Train Station Museum is just 12 kilometers from the campsite and is one of the oldest stations in the IRC (built in 1886). It is wheelchair accessible and features railway objects, the station manager’s quarters, waiting rooms and the station manager’s office.

There is a story day in October as well as other special local events posted that you can attend (get it, “posted”).

The Orangedale Station Museum is open from July to September (as well as on odd days when it is open during the year for special local and community events).

It offers bus tours, a gift shop, ample parking, and picnic tables for the after-visit. Entrance prices are set thanks to donations from you.

The Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site is located in Baddeck, just 35 km from the campsite. It is open from May to October and offers a practical experience to explore the life of the famous inventor and his voyage of discovery.

There is a shop, a gazebo, a cafe and a picnic area as well as workshops for children. Other activities are also offered:

Visit in white gloves
Take a seat and take a ride
Alec & I
Come fly a kite!
Race with the HD-4
The Bell Family Album
Tetrahedral kite workshop
Experiences
Parks Canada’s Xplorers
Learning experiences
For more information on Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, click here on their website.

The Inverness Raceway is located just 40 kilometers from the campsite. Due to the strong Scottish influence in Nova Scotia, there are actually a number of race tracks that you can find. The races are generally organized on Sundays and Wednesdays. For more information, visit their site here.

Another proof of the intense Scottish influence is the Highland Village Museum located in Iona, 40 kilometers from the campsite. It is open seven days a week from June to October and admission for adults is $ 11.

You can take a tour of the village, book a wedding, research the history of Gaelic Nova Scotia, or take practical classes.

The Canso Causeway is located just 50 km from the campsite and allows you to cross the Strait of Canso by car to reach the peninsula of Nova Scotia.

For more information on the Whycocomagh Provençal Park and its surroundings, or to make a reservation, visit their website here. You can also consult the campsite brochure here for more information.

Kouchibouguac National Park

Kouchibouguag National Park is located on the coast of New Brunswick and offers a wilder experience than some of the other campgrounds on this list, as well as an attraction for more campers who love the rough.

This national park is a type of national park known as a black sky reserve, which means that it limits any form of light pollution and offers you the most breathtaking view of the Milky Way every night.

You will love camping here under the stars. It is also one of the few places where you can camp in winter, so if you like snow, this is the place to go.

In addition to backcountry camping, backcountry camping, sites with connections for recreational vehicles and Parks Canada oTENTik tents, you will find the following services in Kouchibouguag National Park:

Pet friendly (dog must be kept on a leash)
Lookout
Picnic shelter
Rentals
Bathroom
Access to the beach
Gift shop
Car park
Playground
Wireless
Bus parking
Picnic area
Restaurant and cafe
The fees are as follows:

Price per night
Adults $ 7.80 per night
Seniors $ 6.80 per night
Free youth
Rates for families and groups: $ 15.70 per night
At Kouchibouguag, you can paddle in a passenger canoe in the saltwater lagoon, swim in warm water, fish (for fish and clams), cycle all year round (they have wide cycle paths for also in winter), go on excursions, and go hiking and geocaching.

You can also search for the famous red chairs that are scattered throughout the region in hidden places and take a photo to upload to the website.

The presence of Native Americans is very strong in this region, you can also attend a pow-wow or events organized by Native Americans in the region and stay in wigwams.

Twin Shores camping area

The Twin Shores camping area is the most beach-oriented among the Canadian motorhome destinations on our list. This campground is located on Prince Edward Island, in Green Gables, in the same area as the Cavendish campground, which is also on our lists.

The Twin Shores Camping Area offers beachfront campsites and swimming beaches on one of the longest and best bathing beaches on the island. Rates and locations are detailed below.

Rates are for two adults and up to four children, but prices may vary depending on the size of the campsite you book as well as current prices and seasonal rates.

Number of available pitches Price per night
Not served $ 59 51
Two-way connection $ 126 53
Three-way connection 491 $ 58 – $ 70
Variable camping cabins $ 160 – 175
There are beaches of red and white sand where you can swim and where you can dig to find clams, canoe, kayak, have a beach comb and sunbathe. They are open from June to October and you can book by phone or online.

This campsite spans over 200 acres and has over 700 pitches, ranging from pitches for recreational vehicles to pitches for pitching your tent, as well as pitches for renting a chalet or cabin.

Honestly, it’s a bit more like a resort and less like a campground, because there are so many things to do and so many services available. You may not even need to leave the campsite for a good vacation. Here is a short list of available services:

General store
Coffee
Daily activities and events
Shuffleboard
Tennis
Wireless
Spa
Arcade
Playground
Fitness center
Golf field
Cottage rental
There is also 24 hour security to keep you and your equipment safe, but that also means you have to follow the rules of this campsite. This campsite is a little more public and more frequented than some of the other sites on this list, so if you are looking for a little more privacy, then this may not be the one for you.

For more information on the Twin Shores Camping Area, you can visit their official website here or you can consult the Prince Edward Island page on the Twin Shores Camping Area here for a more succinct version.

Fundy National Park
Fundy National Park is located in New Brunswick and has arguably the most famous high tides in the world. The waters rise and fall more than 12 meters twice a day.

You can experience these tides by kayaking during high tide cycles and then walk on what was covered with water at the bottom of the ocean during low tide cycles.

There are possibilities for camping in the hinterland and in the hinterland, as well as possibilities to spend the night in yurts and huts by the beach. There are four main campsites in Fundy National Park:

The head office
Cannontown
Chignecto
Point wolfe
Each site has different equipment and prices. However, here is a list of the average services available that you will find in Fundy National Park:

Wheelchair accessible
Love pets (keep dogs on a leash)
Point of view
Picnic shelter
Rental (boats and bikes)
Swim on the beach
Gift shop
Car park
Playground
Bathroom
Bus parking
Wireless

Entrance fees to Fundy National Park are on average something like this:

Qualifications Price per night
Adult 18-64 years 7.80
Person aged 65 and over 6.80
Youth 6-17 years free
Family or group of seven in a car 15.70
Commercial group
(per person) businesses 6.80
The specific charges for the most popular equipment and campgrounds are:

Price
Chignecto Nord – served by electricity, water and
sewers 35.30
Chignecto Nord – with electricity and water $ 32.30
Chignecto Nord – Not served with toilets and showers 25.50
Headquarters – with electricity, water and sewage 35.30
Headquarters – Not served by toilets and showers 25.50
Seat – with electricity 23.50
Headquarters – Not served by toilets and showers 15.70
Point Wolfe – Not served by toilets and showers 25.50
Rustic cabins $ 70.00
OTENTik tents $ 100.00
Yurts $ 115.00
Fundy Park is another park open year-round, so there are winter and summer activities to do here. You can go hiking, snowshoeing, biking (trails for fat bikes are available in winter), swimming, kayaking, golf, volunteering at community events or geocaching.

Nearby you can visit the Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site, a fort built during the War of 1812 with interactive exhibits and restored barracks.

You can also visit Fort Beauséjour at Fort Cumberland National Historic Site, reminiscent of the days when Britain and France were fighting over the right to control Acadia. Here you can hear the stories of soldiers and settlers of the time.

Northumberland Provincial Park

Northumberland Provincial Park is located on Prince Edward Island, east of Green Gables and the Wood Islands ferry, which may go to other islands.

It is open from June to September (but you can start booking campsites in April). The prices and the available camping pitches are indicated below:

Pitches Price per night Price per week
Not served $ 14 28 – $ 30 n / a
Two ways
Connection 11 $ 32 – $ 34 n / a
Three way
Connection 20 $ 35 – $ 37 n / a
Camping
Cabins 7 $ 57 (for 4
people) $ 364 (for 4 people)
The equipment and services available include:

Lifeguards on duty
Laundromat
Playground
Kitchen shelter
Emptying station
Love pets (keep dogs on a leash)
You can watch birds, swim, search for clams, comb the beach, hike, kayak or bike during your stay in Northumberland Provincial Park.

As it is very close to the Wood Islands ferry, this park is very busy and many people have chosen to spend a night or two there when they arrive in Prince Edward Island.

You can do a lot of things on Prince Edward Island near Northumberland Provincial Park, including

The Northumberland Ferry – to transport you and your vehicle between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
The Rossignol Estate Winery- that’s exactly what it seems. Treat yourself, after all, you’re on vacation. To learn more, visit their site here.
Cape Bear Lighthouse and Marconi Museum – you can take a tour and buy a little something at the gift shop. To learn more, visit their site here.
The Plow the Waves lighthouse and interpretation center – here you will find a small corner for scenic driving and a little more tourism.

Pinware River Provincial Park
Pinware River Provincial Park is located in Pinware, Newfoundland and Labrador. It is just over 168 acres of source rock more than 150 million years old, with a very varied vegetation and terrain.

Here you will find peat bogs, clean lakes and rivers, paper birches and balsam poplars, as well as a variety of berries that you can pick during your hikes.

Pinware River Provincial Park is open from early June to mid-September, which is the best camping time for the season. The amenities you will find there are:

22 campsites
25 picnic sites (all with tables, toilets and drinking water taps)
Wheelchair accessible
Sites with and without services
A comfort station
Potable water
A drain station
A fireplace and a barbecue
Laundry services
Pet friendly
Discounts for the elderly
This campsite is located on the edge of fantastic salmon and trout fishing rivers. Besides fishing, you can hike, swim, visit the viewpoint and take the ferry from St. Barbe, on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, south of Labrador.

In addition to all the activities you can do, you can also relax and try watching whales or sea birds to pass the time. You’re in a remote location, so it’s quieter and more animals will visit you for sure.

This area is a smaller campsite, so there will be fewer people to shake up your vacation. You can park your equipment in the same place for a few days without being disturbed. You can now use this time to relax, swim and have an adventure.

For more information on camping in Pinware River Provincial Park, visit the general website here or their site here to make reservations.

New River Beach Provincial Park

New River Beach Provincial Park is located in Lepreau, New Brunswick. You can watch the water from the Bay of Fundy towards Nova Scotia while swimming on the beaches of this region.

New River Beach Provincial Park has more than 99 campgrounds, including woodlands, grounds with and without services, camping cabins and comfort stations.

This park is open to the campsite from May to October, so you have several months to plan your stay.

Here is an overview of the rates you can expect when you stay in New River Beach Provincial Park (“group camping” here means religious, charitable, educational or youth training organizations):

Entrance
Fees Price per
Day Camps Price per
Day
Commercial bus $ 50 Full service (electricity,
Water, and wastewater) 36
Motercycle $ 6 Unserviced 28
All the others
Vehicles $ 10 Electricity and water 31
Kitchen rental $ 50 Group camping per tent 14
Boat storage $ 290 Seniors – 10
Wastewater discharge $ 10 Camp cabins 43
Wilderness campsites 17
Hinterland sites 11
Extra night at a campsite 6
New River Beach Provincial Park is located on the coast of the Bay of Fundy, which means you get some benefits. You have access to the Fundy Tidal Beach, where you can wade through the tide pools, comb the beach in search of crabs, periwinkles, whelks and starfish; swim in the unsupervised salt water beach, kayak and fish.

You can also hike the cliffs of Barnaby Head or explore the boardwalk through the bog.

There are a large number of interesting plant and animal species, including carnivorous plants and dwarf black spruce over the age of 90, seagulls, eiders and cormorants.

When you’re bored, you can always take the kids to the playground, participate in the annual sand sculpture competition, play volleyball, or eat at the restaurants dotted around the park. Pets are allowed in the park, but not on the beach.

If you want to leave the park, just drive north for a few hours to see the Hopewell Rocks. The Hopewell Rocks are rocks that have been sculpted into fantastic and strange shapes by the abnormal tides that occur twice a day in the Bay of Fundy.

For more information or to reserve your spot for your next adventure, visit the New River Beach Provincial Park website here. You can also view a more detailed breakdown of fees and prices by visiting this site here.

Cedar Dunes Provincial Park

Cedar Dunes Provincial Park is located west of Prince Edward Island on North Cape Coastal Drive near West Point. It is best known for its famous West Point lighthouse.

The park is open from June to September and you can start booking places as early as April. Lifeguard services for the beach last from June to September, but park recreation programs only last from June to August.

You will find the following services in Cedar Dunes Provincial Park:

Park programs
Love pets (dogs must be kept on a leash)
Nature trails
Playground
Laundromat
Kitchen shelter
Emptying station
Wireless
Details on the type of sites they have and the prices for each are shown in the table below:

Number of sites Price per night
Not served $ 11 28 – 30
Two-way connection 46 $ 32 – 34
Three-way connection 23 35 to 37
Around Cedar Dunes Provincial Park, you can swim, walk, visit the lighthouse or participate in some of the leisure activities offered by the park.

If you want to leave the park, you can also do a few things there. There are many golf courses nearby, including the Mill River Golf Course, the Dundarave Golf Course and the Andersons Creek Golf Course.

You can also visit other lighthouses in the area, take a look at the Canadian Potato Museum or go deep sea fishing.

Related questions:
How much does a motorhome cost in Canada? The average price for a caravan camping night in Canada is around $ 40, with hookups for your caravan and everything in between. The price range is around $ 25-80 a night, and the cost depends on where you camp and how much equipment you pay for.

What is a full connection in a motorhome? A campground that offers connections for your caravan offers water, electricity and wastewater. A partial connection only includes electricity and water, while a full connection also includes wastewater. The more connections you have, the more expensive the night will be.

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