Top 7 glamping experiences in Canada
Why go camping when you can go glamping? With wide open spaces, Canada’s glamping scene beckons discerning travellers with modern luxury amid stunning natural settings in the Canadian wilderness.
From a mountaintop yurt or forest canopy treehouse to an amenity-rich tent, glamping is a way for everyone to experience the most untamed, unique parts of the world – without needing to sacrifice comfort.
Here are the top 7 most remarkable glamping options across Canada.
Adventure Domes in British Colombia
The Adventure Domes in British Columbia invites visitors to bed down in four charming, eco-friendly cottages set in the picturesque village of New Denver, a short walk from the shores of pristine Slocan Lake. Simple, stylish and spacious interiors offer a welcome retreat after a day of paddling, rock climbing or watching the sunset behind the snowfields of the Valhalla mountain range.
Métis trapper tent, tipi or trapline cabin
At Rocky Mountain National Historic Site in Alberta, visitors can camp in comfort in a Métis trapper tent, tipi or trapline cabin. Use your Fur Trade Camp Kit (included in the camping fee) to experience the fur trade lifestyle; inside you’ll find bison hide, period cooking utensils, blow tube and flint/steel fire-starting kit, bannock mix, trapper’s tea, spices, oil and soap.
Log-framed prospector tent
At Fronterra Farm Camp and Brewery in Prince Edward County, Ontario, visitors can pick fresh vegetables and dine under the stars before retiring to a log-framed prospector tent, complete with ensuite bathrooms, heated outdoor showers, king beds and wooden floors. Plenty of culinary workshops are offered, including beer brewing, organic gardening, smoking and jamming.
Cielo Glamping Maritime in New Brunswick
Cielo Glamping Maritime in New Brunswick offers a charming getaway in pearl-like domes perched on the edge of a breathtaking maritime tableau. Perfect for romantic sojourns, the “pearls” boast luxe sheets and locally woven blankets, a skylight allowing for night-time stargazing, handcrafted soaps and private wood-heated hot tubs. In addition to lounging in their elegant home-away-from-home, guests can paddleboard, snowshoe and kayak, among other outdoor activities.
Eco-conscious, geodesic dome experience
In Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, True North Destinations offers the province’s only five-star, eco-conscious, geodesic dome experience. Situated along Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail coastline, the domes boast ocean views and rooftop skylights for stargazing, along with private decks, fully equipped kitchenettes, and private hot tubs and pergolas. The surroundings inspire each dome’s design: for example, The Sea-Spray domes boast a nautical style that evokes the Nova Scotian fishing industry, with guests able to view lobster boasts and whale-watch from their decks.
Treehouses in Mont-Tremblant
Indulge in the nostalgia of childhood at Les Refuges Perchés in Mont-Tremblant. Here, all-season treehouses hide in the leafy forest of the Laurentians, on either side of Lac du Cordon. Fully equipped for a multi-night stay, the treehouses are completely off-grid, which means visitors can unplug and focus on the tranquillity of the surrounding wilderness. The wood stove-heated treehouses feature sunny balconies and outdoor fireplaces, with outhouses a short walk away.
Tree Haven pods
With five TreePODS (geodesic domes in trees), Treetop Haven in Prince Edward Island is an all-season wellness destination offering an idyllic escape in the forest. Surrounded by ocean, beaches and trails, the TreePODS – perched nine feet from the ground – boast private wraparound decks, hot tubs and barbecues, offering the perfect home base for an all-encompassing nature retreat.