Getaway from all the hustle and bustle of your hectic daily life and experience the spectacular landscape Newfoundland & Labrador has to offer. Pack your hiking and camping gear and get out there. Check out the 13 places you can set up a campsite off the grid and relax without.
Humber River Off-Grid ToursDisconnect and experience what off the grid living is like. Go on an individual or a group day or multi-day tour to explore the diversity of the Humber Basin. Just 45 minutes from Deer Lake Airport, you can explore the wilderness, try your hand at salmon angling, and enjoy a meal from farm to table.
35 Wright Roads, Deer Lake
Backcountry Camping at Terra Nova National Park
Escape daily life and experience what Canada’s most Easterly National Parkhas to offer. Camp surrounded by the island boreal forest. Disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with the earth. Stay at one of the 29 backcountry sites along the coast and on several park trails. You can bring your pets along with you, but they will need to stay on a leash.
Trans-Canada Highway, Glovertown, Traytown
Bay du Nord Wilderness Reserve
Head to one of the last large, unspoiled areas on Newfoundland to truly experience the wilderness. There are a dozen of wilderness camping sites between Smokey Falls and the mouth of the river. You will need a free entry permit to head into the park. Wildlife can be spotted around the park, so stay clear if you happened to spot moose, bears, and other dangerous animals.
Route 360, Bay du Nord Wilderness Reserve
Avalon Wilderness Reserve
Avalon Wilderness Reserve offers visitors a look into the unspoiled barrens. There are no services or built hiking trails in the park. The best places to set up camp are near the pond and along the rivers. You will need a free entry permit in order to enter the reserve and you have to take everything you took in the park out with you when you leave the park.
Route 10, Avalon Wilderness Reserve
Akami-Uapishkᵁ-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve
Breathtaking landscapes await adventurers who enter Akami-Uapishk-Kakkasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park. Since the park is in its early years, there are not many services offered around the park. Careful planning is essential when camping in this park.
National Park Reserve, Mealy Mountains
Gros Morne National ParkCampers love the OTENTiks and the Rustic Cabins that are located around Gros Morne National Park. The park also offers primitive camping sites that are located along several park trails. The sites have a wooden tent pad, bear-proof lockers or poles, and a pit toilet. Unlike the other camping sites, they cannot be reserved and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
White Horse Path
Along the White Horse Path, there is a wilderness campsite called Patch Brook Campsite. Campers can set up camp on one of the five tent platforms. The hike to the campsite is challenging at times due to steep ascent and descents. This campsite is recommended for experienced hikers and campers.
Bauline to Cape St. Francis
Torngat Mountain Base Camp & Research Station
In the far reaches of Labrador is Torngat Mountains National Park. The getaway to the park is the Torngat Mountain Base Camp. The only way to access the park is by charter flights. There is a range of tent-styles available for campers to stay in while enjoying the beautiful wilderness.
Torngat Mountain National Park
Blow Me Down Provincial Park
On the peninsula between Lark and York Harbours, Blow Me Down Provincial Park offers magnificent views of the Bay of Island and the Blow Me Down mountains. There are 28 private campsites located along the two serene forested loops. Hike to the tower and find the Governor’s Staircase for breathtaking views of the park.
Route 450, Lark Harbour
Sandbanks Provincial ParkSandbanks Provincial Park is well-known for having one of Newfoundland’s best beaches. The long flat sandy beach meets the barrens and spruce-fir forest. Take a hike along the 7km sandy beach and to the lookouts. Around the park, there are 30 unserviced campsites on a single camping loop.
Route 480, Burgeo
Pinware River Provincial Park
Trout and salmon fishing are popular activities at Pinware River Provincial Park. Stay in the park at one of the 22 unserviced campsites to continue fishing or explore the over 1km of hiking trails. Hiking boots and rubber footwear are recommended when exploring the park because the rivers, lakes, and ponds make the surrounding area wet and slippery.
Route 510, Pinware
Devil’s Bite Trail
The least known section of the International Appalachian Trail Newfoundland & Labrador, Devil’s Bite trail is a 45km loop with several great places to set up camp. There is an abundance of wildlife including moose, black bears, and caribou, so plan to camp accordingly. It is a challenging hike at times, so experienced hikers will love the trail.
Route 430, Parson’s Pond
Little Cataline Hiking Trail
Running right along the Bonavista Peninsula, the Little Catalina Hiking Trail offers amazing views of the landscape. Berries grow along the trail, which some are edible and others are not. During May and June, icebergs can be seen floating by. Mid-way along the trail is a camping platform where campers can safely set up a tent.
Little Catalina Rd, Little Catalina