Nova Scotian weather is finally warming up which means it is time for camping (aka glamping) season! Grab your tents, gear and sunscreen and head over to your family’s favourite campground. If you’re not a seasoned camper, want to “camp” but don’t want to go full “survivor mode”, or simply just don’t have camping equipment… don’t fret!
Here are five glamping spots that require zero gear. All you have to do is book and show up!
Disclaimer: These are briefly highlighted descriptions some things that are included in these accommodations. Please go on their website for more information and their full booking process.
Just 40 minutes away from Halifax, Porters Peak offers a unique camping experience with their luxurious glamping tents. You can even enjoy some lakeside adventures like free paddle board rentals, an inflatable party float, and dock access.
- Comfortable full size beds
- Outdoor Kitchen (fully equipped with cooking utensils)
- Personal fire pit
- Personal BBQ
Find them at: 2014 Myra Rd, Porters Lake, NS
Located in Margaree, Live Life In Tents offers you the “Ultimate Cape Breton Adventure” with a beautiful private view of the Highlands. Hassle free camping with all-inclusive glamping accommodations, each tent holds up to four guests with the most comfortable queen size beds!
Your spot is fully equipped with all your camping essentials like portable burners, bedding, towels, and cooking equipment. Off-grid camping does not need to be stressful here.
Looking to do more? You can book on-site tours at a discounted rate (like tubing trips, kayak tours, and guided fly fishing trips) or check out what’s going on for one of the many events happening at the campground.
- Platformed-pitched safari-style canvas tent
- Queen size bed with twin camping for extra guests
- Cooking essentials
- Communal washroom facilities with heated outdoor showers
Find them at: 8139 Cabot Trail, Margaree Forks, NS
Visit Nova Scotia’s beautiful Kejimkujik National Park for their unique teardrop-shaped “duplex.” Each unit has a convertible table/bed on the main level with a suspended hammock loft at the very top. Sleep under the stars with your dare to the sounds of the beautiful woods.
Staying at the Oasis was too much fun of an experience to not add to this list! However, in comparison to the others on here, you’ll need to bring some supplies like sleeping bags and cooking equipment.
Another tip for staying at the Oasis: Book early on the Park Canada’s website because it gets booked super fast!
- Convertible table/bed (sleeps 2 adults)
- Suspended hammock (maximum 160kg)
- Outdoor Fire Pit
Find them at: 3005 Kejimkujik Main Parkway, Caledonia, NS
These river view cabins are located along the world famous Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island! These cabins are uniquely handcrafted by their owner, and each one has their individual themes. If you’re looking for something quaint, peaceful and quiet, this is the perfect accommodation for you.
There’s even an on-site sauna and free bicycle rentals!
- Mattresses with fresh bedding and towels.
- Cozy loft
Find them at: 644 Murray Rd. Cabot Trail, North River Bridge, NS
Luxurious glamping domes located in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. These domes were made to provide a relaxing and peaceful space to help you unwind – making this the perfect rural retreat. They also offer packages that include on-site dining and has a hot tub.
- Full bathroom
- Full size mattress with bedding
- Hot Tub
- Fully equipped kitchen
Find them at: 850 Grand Pré Road Wolfville, NS
Already looking at the glamping spot you’re going to book this summer? Enjoy nature and find even more Halifax and Nova Scotia date ideas here!