Sleeping under the stars, roasting marshmallows, and taking a dip in some of the warmest saltwater in Canada. Sounds amazing, right? Adventure is never too far away in the picturesque province of New Brunswick. Pack up your sleeping bag and tent and get ready for an exciting adventure in your own backyard, or you can go explore somewhere new without going too far from home.
For Comfort Camping and Glamping, see: Places to Go Comfort Camping & Glamping in New Brunswick
Fundy National Park
Whether you are looking to camping in a tent, a trailer, or back county camping, Fundy National Park has it all. There are four front-country campgrounds with camping comforts, and eight back county campgrounds for those who like to rough it. If you don’t feel like setting up camp, Fundy National Park offers oTENKik, yurts, Oasis, and a rustic cabin. During the day, explore the ocean floor when the tides are out.
11 Headquarters Campground Road, Fundy National Park
Kouchibouguac National Park
If you want to camp beneath the stars in a peaceful Dark Sky Preserve, then head to Kouchibouguac National Park. You are sure to have an amazing experience exploring its warm ocean beaches with their golden sand bars filled with treasures, swim in the warm salt water, and hike in the lush mixed-wood forests. It is also the place where you can learn about the unique Mi’gmaq and Acadian cultures.
186 Route 117, Kouchibouguac
The Anchorage Provincial Park
Enjoy a true island paradise when you camp at The Anchorage Provincial Park. Spend your days hiking, cycling, walking on the ocean floor, visit the lighthouses, and exploring the other natural attractions on the island. This beautiful park has a variety of camping options available that include tent cabins, along with regular tenting and spots for campers and various-sized trailers.
Anchorage Road, Grand Manan
Mactaquac Provincial Park
Reconnect with nature while experiencing a variety of outdoor activities when you camp at the riverside playground that is Mactaquac Provincial Park. Explore the beauty of the park’s 1,300-acres strolling on one of its many walking trails or take an interpretive walk through its beaver pond nature reserve. It also has other activities and entertainment for children and adults. The campground has more than 300 campsites in both open and wooded areas, where you can relax after experiencing the wonders of this beautiful park.
1265 Route 105, Mactaquac
Murray Beach Provincial Park Campground
Some of my fondest childhood memories are of making sandcastles, finding shells, and swimming in the warm ocean water when we camped at Murray Beach Provincial Park. This beautiful seaside campground has 111 sites and 8 cabins for you to pick from. You can spend your days on the shore, enjoying the warm water and breathtaking view of the world-famous Confederation Bridge. In the evening, relax by your campfire taking in the gorgeous sunset over the Northumberland Strait.
1680 NB-955, Botsford Parish
Parlee Beach Provincial Park
Take a dip in the warmest saltwater at one of North America’s finest beaches. Camping is wonderful at Parlee Beach Provincial Park because it has 210 groomed campsites that are just a 10-minute walk to the ocean. Nearby is the town of Shediac, where you will find the World’s Large Lobster sculpture and delicious fresh local seafood.
45 Parlee Beach Rd, Pointe-du-Chêne
Mount Carleton Provincial Park
Mount Carleton Provincial Park is the largest provincial park in New Brunswick, and is home to at least 100 types of birds and 30 species of mammals. Set up camp at one of the four campgrounds in the park or skip the work by staying in one of the park’s heritage cabins. Headwaters Campground is only for those who want to have an extreme camping experience.
7612 Route 385, Saint-Quentin
Sugarloaf Provincial Park
Best known for its ski slopes, Sugarloaf Provincial Park becomes a camper’s wonderland the rest of the year. From wooded campsites to cabins, Sugarloaf offers something for every camper. Take a hike to the summit of Sugarloaf Park to see the beautiful city of Campbellton below.
596 Val-d’Amour Rd, Atholville
Herring Cove Provincial Park
Wake up to the sounds of the highest tides in the world under a lush tree canopy when you camp at Herring Cove Provincial Park. Located on gorgeous Campobello Island, this park is an island paradise in Atlantic Canada. Go for relaxing hikes past ancient spruce trees and around a small pond. The beach is the gem of the park and you can find beach glass and shells on the black sand.
136 Herring Cove Rd, Welshpool
New River Beach Provincial Park
If you love nature, then New River Beach Provincial Park is the perfect place for you to have a fantastic camping adventure. This beautiful park has 4 rustic shelters and 99 campsites to choose from. There are many fun things to do in the park, like hike the nature trails with your furry friends, wade in the warm tidal pools, go for relaxing walks on the beach, and other fun activities.
78 New River Beach Rd, New River Beach
République Provincial Park
Spend some time camping on the shores of the scenic Madawaska River. You can set up camp or stay in one of the rustic shelters or Ch-A-Lets in De la République’s campground. It is a recreational park that has hiking and cycling trails, tennis courts, a heated swimming pool, and other fun activities. You can even stop and smell the sweet scents of the New Brunswick Botanical Garden, which is on 20 acres of the park’s land.
31 Isidore-Boucher Blvd, Edmundston
North Head Campground and Park
Formerly known as Hole-in-the-Wall Park & Campground, North Head Campground and Park is located on Grand Manan and is a firm favourite among wildlife photographers and birdwatchers, famous for its seafaring puffin birds, which attract many thousands of people to its primary tourist areas of North Head and Seal Cove. Whether you want to hike to Hole-in-the-Wall or Swallowtail Lighthouse, the area will offer plenty of activities to fill your nature weekend in the coastal area of Bay of Fundy. You can choose from tents, cabins and RV sites.
42 Old Airport Rd, Grand Manan
Close by to Hopewell Rocks, Ponderosa Pines is a great option for those looking to camp close to Fundy National Park without actually staying in the park. The campground offers lots of comforts of home like Wi-Fi and a pool. There is a private lake where you can canoe, kayak and fish.
4325 NB-114, Lower Cape
Oak Bay Campground
Walk on the ocean floor and smell the salt water of the Bay of Fundy when you camp in Oak Bay Park. The campground is just a short walk to the beach and trails. The beach is broken into two areas, one is a warm tidal beach and the other is a clean sandy beach that is a salt and fresh water mix.
742 Route 170, Oak Bay
Cape Tormentine Beach Campground
A wonderful stop on the way to and from PEI, Cape Tormentine Beach Campground offers amazing views of the Confederation Bridge. The sandy beach is just a short walk from the campsites. Throughout the summer, the campground hosts a variety of events including the popular Cape Tormentine Beach Music Festival.
1 Route 955, Cape Tormentine