Travel tips: glamping in Canada

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What is glamping? What makes it so attractive? What are the best destinations in Canada?

Camping for the demanding: glamping

Camping with aspiration and style: glamping is the new travel trend for those individualists for whom nature experience and comfort are not a contradiction. Even the term makes it clear what the basic idea is behind this new holiday concept: “Glamping” is a neologism, a suitcase word composed of “glamourous” and “camping.” Glamping combines two-holiday dreams – on the one hand, nature-oriented recreation, far away from the stress of everyday life and the hustle and bustle of the big city, combined with the enjoyment of original landscapes and the feeling of being a little away from civilization, the “normal world.” On the other hand, glamping stands for comfort and the amenities you can expect from a first-class hotel, for luxury and exclusivity. In a double sense, glamping is just the right holiday for everyone who is looking for something special. Let’s learn more about this trend together with 

Glamping in Canada: luxury yurt with private beach

With breathtaking landscapes and a long camping tradition, Canada is one of the pioneers of the glamping trend. In Canadian national parks, wilderness and nature can be experienced up close. In addition, despite the immeasurable size of the country, the road network is well-developed. There are regular flight connections to major Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, and Ottawa. (lyrica)

Pure relaxation in the middle of fantastically beautiful nature can be enjoyed at the Wya Point Resort near Ucluelet in British Columbia. Located in the immediate vicinity of the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Rim National Park, the resort, run according to principles of ecological sustainability, welcomes its guests with a unique atmosphere between forest, wilderness, and idyllic private beaches. Here you will stay in spacious, wood-lined, weatherproof luxury tents, which are modeled on Mongolian yurts and offer a wonderful view of the ocean, a cozy terrace, and many other extras in addition to plenty of space. Alternatively, you can stay in rustic-luxurious wooden lodges, which offer, among other things, a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable bathroom, balcony, and barbecue grill. After a few minutes’ drive, you are in Pacific Rim National Park, a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Numerous trails along Long Beach and through the rainforests characterized by evergreen spruce invite you to explore the almost untouched nature. Whales can be observed off the coast.

Adventure wilderness – whirlpool included

If you are looking for peace and seclusion but do not want to give up comfort, Ridgeback Lodge in New Brunswick is the right place for you. With its unique scenic location on the Kingston Peninsula between the Saint John River and the Kennebecasis River, surrounded by dense coniferous forests, it offers its guests an authentic wilderness experience. You can choose from cozy cabins in a log cabin style, rustic and comfortably furnished with lots of wood and modern bathrooms, kitchens, terrace, and barbecues, and the so-called Dream Domes. These luxurious and spacious house tents have nothing in common with standard camping – except for the fact that nature is waiting right in front of the tent entrance. Soft beds, a modern bathroom, a kitchenette, and an outdoor whirlpool, which is fired with wood, are part of the domes.

Two national parks invite you to discover New Brunswick. The Fundy National Park extends around the bay of the same name, which is known for its extraordinary tidal range: at low tide, you can view and walk on the seabed here; at high tide, the water surface is nine meters higher. Rugged rocky coasts, waterfalls, forests, and swamps characterize the landscape. Whales and various seabirds can be observed in the Bay of Fundy. The Kouchibouguac National Park, with extensive lagoons and salt marshes, is a paradise for ornithologists who can see terns and the endangered yellow-footed plover here, among other things.

Time out from everyday life

In many regions of Canada – with the exception of the above-mentioned Pacific coast of British Columbia, which enjoys a very mild climate – heavy snowfall and sometimes icy temperatures must be expected in winter. Although most glamping accommodations are weatherproof and heated so efficiently that you can comfortably watch the falling snowflakes while sitting in the warm, longer trekking tours or a campfire are hardly possible. Ideal travel times for hikers are late spring, when nature awakens, and autumn. In midsummer, many visitors are sometimes on the road in the more well-known national parks.

The glamping adventure can be wonderfully combined with a tour of Canada, where you will get to know even more of the spectacular landscapes of North America. You can travel particularly flexibly by rental car or camper, and thanks to the excellently developed highways, the more than 40 national parks are ideal destinations for self-drive. Alternatively, a guided round trip through Canada is recommended. If you feel like urban entertainment after taking a break from everyday life, you will find a fantastic cultural offer in metropolises such as Vancouver.

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